Nowadays, it is a popular topic that whether people are allowed to carry guns or not, which can use in self-defense or in protecting their family. In my opinion, I would argue that the government should not make owning a gun as a legal behavior.
First of all, it is difficult to control how people use their guns, and this difficulty causes a number of tragedies in the society. Take America for example, there are about 18 school shootings every year, killing a lot of children and teachers, and those tragedies cause the depth of trauma which is hard to convey. Additionally, parents need to prevent their children from getting guns since they don’t know how to use the guns, sometime resulting in discharging. Hence, it is hazardous for people to have their own guns since we cannot guarantee that everyone knows how to use their guns.
Furthermore, people will feel unsafe if they see other people walk on the street with their gun. This distrustful feeling may strengthen the opposition to the society, such as different races or gender.
An argument supports owning their guns is that people can protect themselves and their family, if any accident happens, such as robbery or terror attacks. However, I would argue that this is a matter of why the public security in our country is so weak. The government should put more effect into improving the public security and also decreasing the crime rate. The government should set a completed police system and enhance the number of routine patrols in order to give citizens a sense of security; therefore, they do not need to carry a gun to protect themselves or their family.
In conclusion, I disagree with the idea that people should have their own guns since it is so difficult to control how people use guns that cause plenty of tragedies. Furthermore, it can make people distrust their neighbors and feel insecure.