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The '''firearms debate''' in the United States is sharply divided between two poles:
 
The '''firearms debate''' in the United States is sharply divided between two poles:
* [[Gun control]] ([[big government]] [[Nanny state]] "gun grabbing", anti-rights, anti-[[self-defense]], anti-[[Second Amendment]]) position of the [[left]] (and of all [[communists]] and [[dictators]])
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* [[Gun control]] advocates
* The pro-rights ([[unalienable rights]] of the [[Bill of Rights]] and the [[Second Amendment]], pro-self-defense, [[Gun rights]], pro-[[liberty]]) position of [[conservative]]s and [[libertarians]].
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* The people advocating greater gun rights.
  
[[Liberal]]s favor [[Nanny state]]/[[Police state]] laws restricting private ownership and possession of guns and weapons, arguing that fewer guns will lead to less [[gun violence]].  
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[[Liberal]]s favor laws restricting private ownership and possession of guns and weapons, arguing that fewer guns will lead to less [[gun violence]].  
  
 
Conservatives favor laws that promote private ownership and possession of guns, arguing that guns help people to defend themselves against [[criminal]]s (who will never follow gun laws anyway) and that [[concealed carry]] has helped to decrease crime since before the 1990's when concealed carry was illegal in most states.
 
Conservatives favor laws that promote private ownership and possession of guns, arguing that guns help people to defend themselves against [[criminal]]s (who will never follow gun laws anyway) and that [[concealed carry]] has helped to decrease crime since before the 1990's when concealed carry was illegal in most states.
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#"the only use for a gun is to kill people"
 
#"the only use for a gun is to kill people"
 
#"guns don't kill people; people do"
 
#"guns don't kill people; people do"
#"[[Molon labe]]!"
 
 
==See Also==
 
{{Template:Second Amendment groups}}
 
  
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==See also==
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* [[Debate:Is the right to bear arms unalienable?]]
 
[[Category : Second Amendment]]
 
[[Category : Second Amendment]]
 
[[Category : Firearms]]
 
[[Category : Firearms]]

Revision as of 09:39, 5 April 2016

The firearms debate in the United States is sharply divided between two poles:

  • Gun control advocates
  • The people advocating greater gun rights.

Liberals favor laws restricting private ownership and possession of guns and weapons, arguing that fewer guns will lead to less gun violence.

Conservatives favor laws that promote private ownership and possession of guns, arguing that guns help people to defend themselves against criminals (who will never follow gun laws anyway) and that concealed carry has helped to decrease crime since before the 1990's when concealed carry was illegal in most states.

Slogans

  1. "the only use for a gun is to kill people"
  2. "guns don't kill people; people do"

See also