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Surname 3controls. In the year 1996, the Justice Department of the United States gave estimation that about310,000 gang members possessed guns even though laws of gun control have already been imposed in several regions of the United States. This number was almost half of the total numberof gang members who were estimated to be 665,000. Gun control is also not necessary because criminals can still find ways to access the guns in the black market, involving the illegal making and sale of guns. Several people purchase guns for self-defense and protection due to the ruling made in the year 1856 by the Supreme Court that said that the government did not have a specific duty of protecting individuals. Another reason there should be no gun controls is that violent crimes that are approximately 10 million are committed each year in the United States. Out of these crimes, approximately 3.9 million victims acquire self-defense by using guns (Hemenway 266). This shows that guns possessed by good people are used for protection and self-defense. Therefore, it is good to have criminal control rather than gun control because criminals can easily find the guns in the black market while good people cannot get them. It would be unfair for criminals to have guns and good people to lack guns to protect themselves against the criminals. Therefore, it is necessary for everyone to own a gun for protection and self-defense and gun control should not be there.The United States led in gun deaths all over the world with approximately 34,000 deaths in the year 1996. These deaths occurred despite the endorsement of gun control laws, showing that gun control was not effective. Several of the gun deaths are accidents and suicides while few