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  1. Because the human right to a gun in the United States is a natural right, just like the right to freedom of speech and action. Actually, these are the First and Second Amendments to the US Constitution, which establish the basic rights of American citizens.

    Free possession of weapons among the civilian population, contrary to popular myths, only reduces crime in the country. This is due to the fact that a potential attacker will think ten times before committing a crime, because he has a serious risk of getting a gunshot wound in armed self-defense from the intended victim.


    An example of positive possession of firearms by civilians, Brazil.

    As an example, you can also cite small Switzerland, which ranks fourth in terms of the number of firearms on hand. Despite this, Switzerland is one of the safest countries in the world. For example, the number of premeditated murders in the Alpine Confederation is only 0.7 per 100 thousand people, second only to Norway, where this figure is 0.6 murders per 100 thousand.

    For comparison, it is also necessary to cite Russia, in which this figure is six murders per 100 thousand people, and in the United States 4.9 murders. At the same time, it is worth emphasizing that most crimes in the United States are committed by Latin American migrants, as well as blacks from the so-called “ghettos”.

    Race-related crime Statistics 2014, State Police Department
    New York, USA.

    It is also worth mentioning that in the Russian Empire, like the United States, the free possession of firearms was allowed. But after the Bolsheviks came to power, who were afraid of peasant uprisings, firearms gradually began to be withdrawn from the population, legally prohibiting the possession of them. However, uprisings
    will soon pass through the country of Soviets due to collectivization, but civilians will no longer be able to defend their property.

    Russian “Wild West” — Russian Empire, Chelyabinsk, late 19th century.

  2. The natural state of man is armed. Here were people almost apes, they took sticks and stones in their hands. Why not? Who could forbid it? Sophisticated weapons were invented? Well, they traded freely. People also defended themselves from outsiders initially all together. Everyone needed a gun.

    People can agree to hand over their weapons and leave them only to special people. But more often it happens – the state takes away weapons so that they can not resist.

    In Russia, weapons were taken away by the Bolsheviks to reduce civil resistance.

    Yes, it is dangerous in the US, just as it is dangerous in our country.

  3. Declaration of Independence of the United States.
    “We hold it to be self-evident truths that all men are created equal, that they are given by their Creator certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the right to happiness, that governments have been established by men to secure these rights, exercising their power with the consent of the governed, and that if any Government impedes the achievement of these ends, the people have the

    “Change or destroy it” – this requires a weapon.
    For this reason, weapons in the United States are a sacred cow.
    Everything else is a cost. No one will cancel cars, although the death rate from them is off the scale.

  4. No, it's not that dangerous in the US, don't worry. Weapons are more of a cult than a necessity for some Americans. My family, for example, doesn't have a gun. But others have, and these people are willing to fight desperately not to lose it. �I can name the following reasons:

    1. The Constitution. �Our constitution says that US citizens have the right to a gun for self-defense. It mentions exactly “militia”, and it is not entirely clear what, but the part of Americans who love guns suggests that the founding fathers wanted weapons for every single US citizen, even outside the framework of organized militia.

    2. Simple illogical fear. People are afraid, firstly, of robbers, rapists, etc., and secondly, of tyrants in power. I don't think there are tyrants in power in the United States (except now . . . ), but people are afraid of it. That is why they accumulate weapons in order to defend themselves in the event of a fascist putsch.

    3. Propaganda. The NRA Association, which earns money by selling weapons, publishes a lot of propaganda: books, brochures, broadcasts. This propaganda reinforces the aforementioned feelings, because it says that
      a. the right to a gun is one of the most important civil rights in the United States.
      b. there is a lot of crime in the United States, and you can only defend yourself with a firearm.
      lawmakers want to restrict the right to guns and become tyrants.

    There are, of course, people who have guns simply because they live in the wilderness among wolves and bears, or because they practice shooting as a sport. But I'm not talking about them . . .

  5. If a burglar wants to go into the mansion block of wealthy white people, he will think three times before doing so…Because from every house, from every window, at a general alarm, a man with a gun can appear. Not sure what it looks like, but it might look like it. And will have the right to open fire.

    And this, in my opinion, is the main task of allowing everyone to have weapons in the United States. If someone uses their right to bear arms for illegal actions, then all other citizens should have the right to bear arms to protect themselves from such actions. It turns out to be a universal deterrent to crime.�

    And only in the post-fight, the state prohibits a law-abiding citizen from owning a weapon, leaving him alone with a bandit without the right to protection. After all, the state is more afraid of its citizens than of criminal elements.

    Crime lives and milks the defenseless population, and security forces milk crime … �

    And the top skims the cream.

  6. My friend was beaten up in his own apartment at night, robbed , took out all the most valuable things and left, from this his son lost his university education , the money they collected was stolen. If the owner of the house was armed in self-defense in the US, he would have the right to kill them. By the way, the robbers were never found. On the other hand, constant armed attacks in the United States are also a big problem.

  7. The ideology of building an American society is rooted in a non-European understanding of freedom. This came from the time of the first colonists, when European settlers were few and far between.�

    When faced with an unfriendly external environment (of course, the Inndeans were waiting for them with open arms! And the colonists of the first wave themselves were either adventurers or exiled convicts) in order to preserve life and freedom, it was necessary to defend both life and freedom with weapons in their hands.

    Since then, the concept of “a free man is an armed man”has been established.

    In the Old World, too, there was this understanding, but here the state is too strong (the biggest organized crime group – according to Charles Tilly) and the person is too small. It is enough to recall that serfdom was abolished in Russia only in 1861.

  8. Americans mostly see the point not in carrying a gun, but in the right to own (and carry) a gun. This is a very important nuance.

    I may never need the right to bear arms again in my entire life, and God forbid. But the right to take up arms and defend yourself if necessary is an absolutely natural right of any normal person.

    There is no one who can decide what you can have and what you can't have, the police, the army and the state are not above you and do not stand above you.

    There is no one more interested in protecting you than yourself. The police are a useful and necessary institution, but crimes are committed suddenly, and usually when the police officer is not around.

    Weapons are a great way to relax. Sports shooting is a great way to pass the time, instead of getting drunk.

    Weapons are, as the Americans say, a piece of history. Such samples as the 1911 Garant, the Henry rifle – these are in the truest sense of the word things that made American history. And isn't it a shame that an American can easily buy a Luger, a Revolver, a PPSH, a Mosin rifle or a TT, but a Russian can't? I would very much like to have a World War II weapon at home just out of interest, but you can't.


    Well, yes, the right to rise up against tyrants is an inalienable right of the people. Some say that there are no tyrants in the United States. Well, partly because it is not (yet) because there are people who live there for whom rights (including to weapons) are not an empty phrase.

  9. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.

    *”But when a long series of abuses and outrages, invariably directed to the same end, attest to the insidious design of forcing the people to submit to an unlimited despotism, the overthrow of such a Government and the creation of new guarantees of security for the future becomes the right and duty of the people.”

    Getting involved in the military takes time and practice. It's not a matter of days or weeks. It is necessary to involve the broad masses of farmers and other classes of citizens in military training, which should take place as often as necessary to achieve the required degree of perfection necessary to be described as a well-organized militia.”**

    Simply put, Americans were given the right to keep and carry weapons for two things – Self-defense, and the ability to resist the authorities when they are in the extreme, because, as the old but correct quote says: “It is not the people who are afraid of power, but the power of the people.

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