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No More Gun Control Laws

No More Gun Control Laws

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There is no doubt that United States is the most heavily armed nation in the globe and Reuters approximates that there are ninety guns in every one hundred US citizens. The average gun possession figures also approximate that a firearm is possessed in every seven people. However, this level of gun possession would significantly reduce if US was excluded and Reuters posits that the drop would see only one gun being possessed in every ten people around the globe. Besides the United states India is ranked second where its civilian population possesses the second largest gun arsenal (Reuters). The possession of India again according to Reuters is approximated at four guns per every 100 people with China being ranked third with 3 guns per every 100 people. Jokingly, James Madison commenting on the level of gun possession asserted that the federal army in the country would not even think of staging a coup owing to the stiff resistance they are likely to face from the Americans (Joyce 92). Indeed Thomas Jefferson also reiterated this fact in 1787 and observed that the right of Americans to possess guns was vital and like Madison also humorously commented that it would serve as constant reminder to the rulers that the Americans possessed the spirit of resistance (Joyce 93). Indeed, the opponents of gun control have also joined the queue but unlike Madison and Jefferson have argued that with Americans having more guns, there is likely to be less crime.