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Should the general population be allowed to have guns?
In many parts of the world, citizens are allowed to have personal weapons/guns and in many parts they don't. What do you think about the legalization to keep a gun under current circumstances/incidents/events all around the world? Is it now necessary for the personal safety?
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I am going to sound idiotic and utopian, but the problem of safety is not that there aren’t enough people with guns to protect themselves and their families (as it has been argued in the USA after every school shooting—“if only the teachers or some students had had weapons”), the problems is weapons themselves. What societies/governments/scientists/politicians/religious leaders around the world should be doing is thinking about ways to end the causes of social inequality (once and for all), which generate crime and violence, so that weapons would be deemed useless and unnecessary.

Some countries have even managed without armies (mostly tiny islands, yes, but also Panamá, Iceland, Costa Rica, and Monaco). The existence of weapons already condemns humanity to a violent existence. The assumption that we can need them any time precludes any attempt to even live a life without violence. Now, if we assume that that is human nature (as it was suggested in several answers to a question I recently posed), that we are diverse and that it would be impossible to agree on everything, etc. then, why is it that we think so highly of ourselves? Why is it that we conceive so elevated projects and ideas of development and achievements?

If we are doomed to disaster, and that our conviction, then we should not waste our times building stuff because we are going to destroy them sooner or later, right?

I’m being cynical here. I think we can do better than that and the elimination of weapons, rather than making them more available to the average citizen, along with political and social measures to cancel the causes of crime and violence, should be our goal.

Whether that goal can be reached globally is a different issues, but I don’t think there is nothing wrong with looking like one those paradisiacal insular nations with no armies and lots of beautiful things to offer to visitors. They may not be crime/violence free, but they may very well be on the right path.   

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I don't think that is a good idea. On a personal opinion, the truth is, many people are not skilled to use a gun. So unless a qualifications check and strict tests are conducted and implemented, it is not a good idea.

Is it not fascinating that in countries where the population is allowed to osn guns due to insecurity, that has only promoted violence and crime waves has only seen an increase. Thus the aim of improving on the security of the individuals of the society has not been realized. It has only worsened security concerns and everytime, we hear on the news of public shootouts for no good reason. People shooting others for no good reason.

Guns are like toys and you don't give a child a toy and expects him/her not to play with it. If the population is allowed to possess guns, then even our kids and young teens will play around with them and it will become like any other play thing.

That is pretty dangerous for society.

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 This depends on education in general that can be given to a community, and also of the security systems that may have, of as police work, for some populations of the United States is possible this with some controls should be , but if possible, for other areas or countries, where there are very low levels of security and where the security forces cannot guarantee the control and education by the use of weapons, this will not be possible. ultimately, each community must meet certain requirements so that anarchy is not presented by suo free of weapons, while these difficulties not be overcome, this will not be a reality

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Not everyone should be allowed to own a gun,below are some examples of people that should not be allowed to own a gun...

1..a person that was actually convicted of a crime which is totally punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year;

2...A person who has been confirmed to be a fugitive from justice;

3...A person who is an abused/unlawful user of substance or a person who has really become addicted to a controlled substance;

4...A person who is known to be suffering from mental problems and has really been admitted to a mental institution;

5...An individual that has been actually discharged from the Armed Forces under a dishonorable conditions...

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