Gun control is not one issue, but many. To some people gun control falls under a crime issue, and to others it is a rights issue. Gun control is a safety, educational, racial, and a political issue, among others. Each issue will attract a variety of people who are for gun control legislation and those who want less of it. Dealing with such a hot topic like gun control, you are going to find opinion ranges from moderate to extreme. Many people belive that keeping guns out of the hands of citizens will reduce the amount of violent crimes. Others belive that gun control will do nothing to stop this type of crime. There is no legitimate reason for engorcement of gun control to precent crime. Gun control does not keep guns out of the hands of criminials. Controlling the number of citizens who own guns does nothing to impact the number of citizens who are murdered. It simply means that more gun owners doesn't equal more murders. African- Americans suffer from a higher murder rate then white citizens, when African-Americans have a lower gun ownership rate than whites. So technically there is no correlation between gun ownership rate and murder rates. Legitimate gun owners are not the ones going out and committing a homicide, because if the were, then the white community would have a much higher murder rate. While the African-American community would be at a lower murder rate. So looking at this topic through deductive reasoning would say that African-Americans own fewer guns than whites, and that whites have a lower murder rate than African-Americans. Therefor the gun ownership rate does not reflect the murder rate of white or African-Americans. The people who commit life-threatening violence are not ordinary non-criminal citizens who, because of the availability of a gun, become violent people. Almost all law-ab citizens will not commit life-threatening violence. Then on the other hand all people who commit life-threatening crimes, such as murder or...
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