Over the past few months, people across the nation have been debating about gun control. Topics ranging from firearm restrictions to background checks have been heavily discussed by both emotion and logic, by both gun supporters and gun control activists, and it seems like there is no middle ground for both parties to agree on. Crime rates influence guns demanded for self-protection, and guns demanded by criminals depend upon guns held by law-abiding citizens. Comparative-static analysis is used to investigate the effects of crime and gun control policies. The results show that increases in crime control policies may reduce crime by less than one would expect because of the indirect negative effect on guns owned by the law-abiding public. Gun control policies reduce the demand for guns, but the effect on premeditated crime is ambiguous because of the negative effect on guns owned for self-protection and recreation.
Statement of the purpose
Gun Control is law designed to impose legal measures to license, control, or restrict the ownership of firearms by members of the public. That means the governments only responsibility is to control to the best of their ability, which citizens are able to get a permit to own and/or carry a firearm. They should do background checks for any mental illnesses, past criminal activity including petty crime, and whether or not they contribute to the community; i.e., having a job, presenting financial income or being a legal United States citizen etc. Government should not be able to dictate that a normal law abiding citizen who owns a gun for personal protection of home and property is responsible for all the crime. We should have stricter gun control laws because it will lead to less crime.
Gun control is a big issue in America, firearms are common in United States in 2009 40 percent Americans