Across the globe, in these days many individuals own
for self-defence and recreational purposes.
-related mortalities in households –
– throw the ethics of
forms of private
ownership into sharp relief. In
essay, I shall appeal to crime statistics to argue that a person is at a far greater risk being shot if there is a
, it is intuitively obvious that having a
endangers children and teenagers.
, it is because minors do not have the requisite knowledge or maturity to handle
, the US Department of Justice recently revealed statistics showing that 150 American children and teenagers die each year because of accidents relating to
it is incontrovertible that
lead to additional shootings.
became especially dangerous when spouses have violent arguments.
, it is because male sexual rage often results in deadly aggression.
, The International Crime Bureau recently produced statistical evidence that – if there is a
– a man is twice as likely (if he discovers his wife having an affair) to kill her in a fit of jealous rage.
, once again,
correlate positively with additional shootings.
In conclusion, there is undeniable evidence that having a
in a house leads to
shootings. Given the strength of the aforementioned evidence, in the future, more legislature needs to be put in place to limit private