Argumentative Essay: Gun Laws In The United States

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Gun Laws There have been many cases of murder, robbery, and rape that could have been stopped if more places allowed carrying of guns. If carriers could take a gun to more places themselves there would be less crimes in those areas due to trained carriers being able to protect others. If the laws were to be greatly increased, fewer areas would allow carriers; giving criminals, who do not abide by gun laws and would acquire them illegally, more opportunities to commit crimes knowing the people are defenseless. With more, strict laws in place most people would be unable to get a gun to defend their homes and families, while criminals are still able to get guns through illegal activities. There would be no reason in making a stricter access to guns for the public, criminals would not abide to the laws of ownership if they are going to commit a …show more content…

Within the time frame of a person getting a gun to defend their home, there could be a break in or a homicide where only the denial of the gun is to blame. As indicated in, A Factual Look at Guns in America, “Georgia passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw, compared to just 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole.” Which shows that without a weapon to defend themselves there are a much higher amount of burglaries than with a weapon. On the contrary with stricter access people with mental illnesses would be unable to get a gun. When they cannot get a gun the cannot inflict harm onto others or themselves. As shown in the article, 9 Principle Pros and Cons of Gun Control, “The big majority of suicides that occur in the United States are done with a gun. These guns are legally bought and owned.” Most mental illnesses like depression often lead to suicide which is mostly performed using a

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