Why should pit bulls not be banned?

Because pit bulls have a bad reputation from the media sensationalizing pit bull attacks when in reality most of these dogs are stereotyped as "pit bull type" dogs. Pit bulls have been seen negatively because of dog fighting and the false "lock jaw" accusation. Obviously, a large dog is going to cause more trauma from a dog bite then say a small dog, which is why pit bulls are in the press so much. Pit bulls have been known as great dogs in the past, Petey from Little Rascals, Helen Keller's dog, and are also used as therapy dogs. It does take a dedicated owner to raise any dog, but especially pit bulls because of their large size.