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Should the US adopt stricter gun controls?
The US should adopt stricter gun control legislation, in the form of the policy defined in the discussion info (click top left menu => Info).
Having fewer guns in circulation means society is generally safer.
Polls suggest most American citizens
stricter gun control legislation.
People would feel safer if they knew there were fewer guns around.
Other forms of licensing have proven to be effective. Gun control could work in the same way.
Stricter gun control will decrease
in the long term.
People only have rights to things they need for survival, not things they merely want.
Guns are needed by potential resistance movements in the case of the government becoming authoritarian, and they can be a useful deterrent against authoritarianism.
People like playing with guns (eg FPSRussia or similar) and they should not have to be limited to the particular uses of the gun as per the proposed restrictions.
Gun owners need guns to protect their family and loved ones.
The occupation/hobby related gun use declaration restrictions proposed are unnecessarily onerous and unlikely to be well implemented.
Attempting to control dangerous activities through legislation can actually make the problem worse.
Implementing strict gun control measures is likely to create backlash.
Guns will always be a feature of US society so we should aim at protecting against them rather than regulating them.
This policy would do significant harm to weapons manufacturers and sellers.
The policy fails to address the root of the issue with gun violence in the US which is cultural.
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