Gun Control: Why Do We Need Licenses To Own Guns?


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Automobiles must only be licensed for use upon public roads, and
licenses are not required for the purchase of cars. There are no waiting
periods or background checks on the purchase of cars. People who misuse their
cars are punished for their own actions, and particular types of cars aren't
banned or taken away from those who use them safely. Unlike driving on public
roads, which is a privilege, owning a gun is a right explicitly protected by the
U.S. Constitution . The right of self -defense is fundamental and inalienable,
but requiring a license to own the means of self defense gives government the
power to deny that right, for whatever reason. Licensing of law-abiding
citizens ...

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own and use firearms on their own
property, and in defense of their homes and families, punishes them before they
have even done anything wrong.
In 1990, guns, which gun control supporters claim are "designed only to
kill," were involved in about 1,400 accidental deaths, 18,800 suicides, and
13,600 murders, for a total of 33,800 firearm-related deaths. There are more
than 200,000,000 firearms in private hands in the United States. Also in 1990,
motor vehicles, which are not "designed to kill" were involved in about 46,000
accidental deaths and 1,900 people decided to suck on an exhaust pipe to end
their lives, for a total of 47,900 motor-vehicle related deaths. There are
about 143,000,000 passenger cars in use in the United States. From looking at
the numbers, these licensed and registered vehicles routinely kill more people
than the unlicensed and unregistered deadly weapons do. This isn't because
these devices "designed only to kill" aren't used a lot; U.S. gun owners ...

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