Gun Control

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Gun Control

Gun Control has been a controversial topic for decades. Due to recent school shootings where children have become victims, guns are now the focus among our congressional leaders. The President wants to enforce stricter laws, calling for background checks, and making certain guns obsolete, dividing our country. Established in 1791, the Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, giving the people the right to keep and bear arms. I feel the Second Amendment will eventually alter into a compromised issue, and my opinion, along with others will not matter. Individuals on the other side of the argument believe that new laws will keep their children safer, guarding criminals from accessing weapons. How can people be naïve to think this will help? We live in a world where people will use violence to get what they want. How can we have a compromise? There are pros and cons to both sides; can there be a solution to keep everyone happy? There are too many people resulting to gun violence, but restricting laws will not make a difference. People have to come together to figure out a solution for the devastation created at the hands of man. If we do not figure out the gun control issues, more problems could arise. People kill people, not guns, and gun control will not reduce crime in our country. Burglars are most likely to target homes and business of those with a low rate of gun ownership, making them more vulnerable and susceptible to the crime. There are about six hundred thousand to one million reports of people defending themselves with guns, and the same number of gun related crimes each year. Gary Kleck, a Florida State University criminology professor has studied gun control laws since 1976 (Tucci, Peter (2012). Why I’m against Gun Control). He was once a supporter of gun-control laws, and has found that gun control laws have no benefit to the crime statistics, because the ownership of guns is so great that it...
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