In America, guns are still legal and many people present arguments to campaign for their continued legalisation, however some people believe that this should be the case in the UK. In Britain, it is illegal to own a gun without a license, which only stands for 5 years, however some people think that guns should be legal in the Uk, and give some reasons for this opinion. However, a majority of the people in Britain believe that this would be a bad decision, who also present many good reasons why.
Those encouraging the legalisation of guns in the UK argue that guns are not just used for bad things. For example, many shooting and hunting clubs use guns to do what their club was created for, and have to go through a lot of hassle with applying for licenses, paperwork and other work needed to acquire a license. They argue that making guns legal would save both the government/police and the clubs a lot of time and money. They also campaign by saying that some people only feel safe if they have a way to protect themselves if attacked and a weapon to defend themselves with. They say that a gun would be the best weapon to defend themselves with if they felt threatened, but they are not able to buy one due to gun restrictions. The people campaigning for the legalisation of gun laws state that it would also have the government/police lots of time and money as those applying for guns have to go through lots of training, which would not have to happen if guns were legalised.
However, if we legalised guns, I think that the rate of violent crime, especially gun crime, would increase because it would be easier for people to access the guns to use as weapons, so there would be more crimes with them. This would be very bad as we already have a rising rate of violent cime, and many people's lives are being taken away from them, or people are getting injured. If it was easier to access guns then many more of these deaths and harmings would take place and it would ruin more and more people's lives, which is not a acceptable. It is not fair that people's lives would be ruined because a few pepole want to play a sport which is bad for animals and because they want to protect themselves by carrying a weapon. If you carry a weapon you are more likely to be harmed by that weapon or another than if you don't, so it is not a good reason to legalise guns as it would increase the rate of harm inflicted by them. As well as this, it is worth the time and money to train those using guns (such as police and military personnel), if it ensures the safety of many people.
Overall, I believe that guns should not be legalised in the UK as the pleasure of a few clubs and the money saved could never, in my opinion, make up for the loss of life and amount of harm that it could cause.