Gun control is a major topic that almost any given American has an opinion on due to the different events that have happened in the last decade and even prior to that. Many are for removing the right for average citizens to own a gun. I believe though that the implementation of gun control could not only be catastrophic for the economy, but also could have a negative effect on the number of casualties and massacres that are believed to be caused by our right to bear arms.
Many people propose that civilians having access to firearms is the cause of so many massacres and casualties. Gun control activist believe that the most efficient way to cut these numbers would be to ban firearms altogether or make obtaining firearms a very difficult process. Though most criminals do not go through the process of registering and purchasing a firearm as a legal transaction, most firearms that are used in crime are bought off of the street. Therefore, I see making the process to obtain firearms legally more strenuous as being a complete waste of time and effort.
The ban of firearms altogether I believe could be a huge mistake. The article "Firearm Safety in America 2013" by NRA-IRA suggests that "The number of privately owned guns in the U.S. is at an all-time high, upwards of 300 million, and now rises by 10 million per year." If there were a law put into place removing the right for the average citizen to own a firearm then only the law abiding citizens will listen and respond to that law, Leaving millions of firearms in criminals hands, and nothing in the hands of the people with respect of the law. As Jeffrey Goldberg suggests in "The Case for More Guns (and More Gun Control)" there is no practical way for the United States to find and take over 300 million guns from people who do not want their guns taken. I propose Jeffrey Goldberg's idea, "an effective way to combat guns is with more guns." He goes onto say that "Today, more than 8 million vetted and...
Cited: "Firearm Safety in America 2013" NRA-ILA Institute for Legislative Action. National Rifle Association of America. Institute for Legislative Action. 17 Jan. 2013. Web. 25 Nov. 2013
Flotteron, Nicole. "New gun laws could mean economic woes for booming gun industry" The Daily Caller. Mar. 2013. Web. 2 Dec. 2013
Goldberg, Jeffery. "THE CASE FOR MORE Guns (AND MORE GUN CONTROL)." Atlantic Monthly 310.5 (2012): 68. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 21 Nov. 2013
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