Should a country allow its citizens to possess guns

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Should a country allow its citizens to possess guns? One of the major debates in today’s world is one involving gun politics, that is, whether civilians should be allowed to bear, or for that matter purchase arms and ammunition. Like any other debate, this one too has two sides to it, each side presenting its own set of arguments and justifications. First let us look at the side that opposes the motion. Many people believe that as gun possession has been left relatively unchecked as well as the fact that guns are readily available, there has been a sharp rise in criminal activity. As guns and ammunition are easily available, crimes such as armed robbery, murder, grand theft auto, rape and even arson are at a rise. Therefore people with such a frame of mind believe that the government must take strict action in relation to possession of weaponry, and that it should enforce harsh gun control laws. According to the WGW (The Working Group for Weapons Reduction) gun incidents in Cambodia are rising at an exponential rate. Almost 206 gun incidents were reported in the first quarter of 2005 (1rst January 2005 to 31rst March 2005), which is an average of 69 cases a month. An example of criminal activity
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