SHOULD GUN MAKERS PAY THE COST OF GUN VIOLENCE? By: Brandon Fox INTRODUCTION The question is should gun makers pay the cost of gun violence? Some people say yes, others say no. Gun makers should not be forced to pay the cost of gun violence. Do guns cause violence? Are guns dangerous? Do gun makers have anything to do with gun violence? DO GUNS CAUSE VIOLENCE? Do guns cause violence or do people? FACTS Not everyone who owns a gun causes violence or is violent. Another key point is you can`t blame a gun for someone`s actions. Law inforcement agencies use guns and don`t cause violence and crimes, but prevent them. It is important to remember you can`t blame everyone who owns a gun of the actions of some people. DO GUNS CAUSE VIOLENCE? Guns don`t cause violence; violent people cause violence. ARE GUNS REALLY DANGEROUS? Guns can be safe if the person with the gun can be safe. FACTS Gun makers have to put a safety lock on all the guns they make. To point out, gun makers can`t sell guns that aren`t safe to use. Knives can be just as dangerous as guns and be found in kitchens. In fact, almost any household object can be dangerous or even kill you if not used properly. ARE GUNS REALLY DANGEROUS? Guns are only dangerous if they are used in dangerous ways or not used in a responsible way. DOES MAKING GUN MAKERS PAY THE COST GUN VIOLENCE FIX ANYTHING? Do gun makers even have anything to do with gun violence? FACTS Forcing gun makers to pay wouldn`t stop gun violence. For this reason, making gun makers pay doesn`t fix the problem. It would punish gun makers for something they didn`t cause. With this in mind, making gun makers pay isn`t a good solution. DOES MAKING GUN MAKERS PAY THE COST OF GUN VIOLENCE FIX ANYTHING? Gun makers don`t know how someone will use guns, they just make the guns. CONCLUSION I think gun makers shouldn`t be forced to pay the cost of gun violence. What about you? CONCLUSION If gun makers are forced to pay the cost of gun violence, gun violence still won`t stop.