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Kelsey Jans Prof.Korey Political Science Public Opinion and Gun Rights Many polls have been conducted regarding gun rights in America. It is apparent that guns do not have much of a threat to our society from looking at reports and current events. Every American reserves the right to own a gun for their own protection against crimes and every American should have the right to own a gun for hunting. Many people object to the idea of owning a gun for protection purposes or for hunting. It is time for the public opinion to take control in enabling the public to own a gun. A man by the name of Kevin Went was in his home in Sharpsburg, GA. He was with his girlfriend when her ex-boyfriend had broken into the house by kicking in the door. The ex-boyfriend started shooting and had wounded Went. Although Went was wounded, he was able to retrieve a gun. Went had returned fire and killed the assailant. This event occurred recently on the 8 th of February of 2007. This shows us that violence does exist in America and the public should be able to own a gun in the case of a shooting to be able to defend themselves. The right to self defense is even a fundamental
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