Should America Ban Guns?In the United States every year 200,000 women use guns to protect themselves against sexual crime(Concealed Guns ProCon). If you take away America’s guns then you are taking away a self defense weapon. In the United States guns are 80 times more often to prevent crimes than they are to take them(Concealed Guns ProCon). America shouldn’t ban guns because we have the 2nd Amendment, they’re also used for self defense, and they are actually not the main source of deaths in the US. In fact, the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights which was written hundreds of years ago states that we have the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed(Alpers, Philip). Close to every mass shooting in the US that happened since the 1950s has happened in a state with strict gun laws(Concealed Guns ProCon). The Supreme Court in 2010 ruled that the 2nd Amendment applies to state and local level. In Chicago, that ruling on a strict gun ban was lifted(Gun Control And Gun Rights). Also, In Chicago they have one of the strictest gun laws and that actually makes the crime levels worse(Concealed Guns ProCon). Additionally, In Canada you must be at least 18 years old, agree to a background check, and take a public safety course, in order to be able to own a gun(Masters, Jonathan). Canada’s gun control is more strict than the United States because of prior gun violence(Masters, Jonathan). In Israel and Australia you must have a genuine need for a gun such as for self defense or hunting(Masters, Jonathan). Israel requires you to speak Hebrew before you can buy/own a gun, in the united states that would be racist if we required to speak english before selling you a gun(Masters, Jonathan. Japan only allows you to own either a shotgun, an air gun, guns that have research or for competitions(Masters, Jonathan). They have very strict gun laws like you have to tell the government if you own a gun, where and how the ammunition and gun are stored and provide the gun for annual inspection(Masters, Jonathan). Furthermore, Guns are used a lot of the time for self defense. People are also less likely to attack and harm you if they know you have on you(Concealed Guns ProCon). Also carrying a gun with you in a public place could help stop a public shooting spree(Concealed Guns ProCon). Usually, if an adult has a concealed weapon they know how to use it correctly and responsibly. The US is number 1 in the world in gun ownership and is only 28th in the world in murders by gun per 100,000 people(Concealed Guns ProCon). In the United States guns are used 80 times more often to prevent crime than they are to take lives(Concealed Guns ProCon). To sum up, Although some think America should ban guns, Americans keeping their guns would be safer. And it inflicts with the Second Amendment, no other country has completely banned guns, and it would take a way a self defense mechanism. Think about your family, would you like it if they took away for you to protect them and if they were in danger you would not have a good way to protect them from danger.