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Why Imposing More Gun Control Measures is Not the Solution

First, I would like to express my condolences to those who have died from gun violence. According to the statistics, in 2021, approximately 20,000 people died from gun violence in the United States. Yes, 20,000, and this number is on the rise in 2022. However, these numbers did not shock me. Because in 2021, 39,000 people died in car accidents in the United States, while over 71,000 people died from overdosing on synthetic opioid drugs, mainly fentanyl, and the main source of fentanyl is China. In January 2023, the United States also experienced four shooting incidents in 4 days, resulting in 22 deaths from gun violence. At that time, I was already considering whether the government should pass more gun control measures, and my answer was no, because, as the Second Amendment states, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Therefore, when the Second Amendment was written, the right to bear arms was seen as a means to defend the nation's freedom, and the well-regulated militia mentioned in the Second Amendment was seen as a crucial factor in defeating the British Empire. The right to bear arms was enshrined in the Constitution to resist tyranny and defend the nation. I have also been thinking about why in the 240 years since its founding, the United States has not experienced the same kind of police abuse of power and unconditional intrusion into people's homes by any public officials as I have witnessed in communist China. Is the reason related to the right to bear arms? The answer is yes because it has helped law enforcement agencies in the United States to uphold the law.

Gun violence is a problem, but it is not the vast problem or disaster that the US is currently facing compared to deaths caused by fentanyl and the Covid-19 virus. However, the impact of gun violence on public opinion is strong, and some are using it to amplify the issue and bring it to the attention of the majority.

So, the US cannot impose more legal restrictions on firearms. If strict bans or more restrictions are imposed to control guns, the more significant result would be that good people will not be able to get guns, while bad people will always find ways to get more guns. If we want to defend national freedom and stop bad guys or tyranny, this is the price we must pay. We don't have to focus on guns because guns won't kill people unless someone pulls the trigger. Banning guns won't solve the problem of people, and if people are bad, they will kill more people with knives or cars. We must improve people's morality and faith, and American values. This is the fundamental solution.


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