Arguments Against Gun Control Laws

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Although guns have been used to harm, injure, and kill our fellow brothers and sisters, gun control laws should not be enacted. Gun laws are the regulation of the selling, owning, and use of guns. We as a nation are built on the freedom of not being controlled by the government. When more and more gun laws are enacted, more and more of our freedom is taken away. Slowly our nation will crumble and fall beneath us. Gun ownership doesn’t increase crime. “While gun ownership doubled in the twentieth century, the murder rate decreased.” (Thomas Sowell, Paragraph 3) Time and time again, different countries and states increase in gun ownership and crime seems to deteriorate. To those who say that it is just a coincidence, the facts say otherwise. Gun control laws infringe upon the right to self-defense and deny people a sense of safety. Pew Research Center, a research laboratory that designs and improves guns, states “68% of people who have been attacked were able to protect themselves by using a gun” (Pew Research Center, Paragraph 8). Protection it the one thing that keeps us alive. When we are unable to protect ourselves, we give up not only our rights but our lives. Gun laws prevent us from the ability to protect our freedom and to protects the ones we love. When we give up our rights we no longer …show more content…

“In 83% of burglaries and 85% of other property crimes that involved a stolen firearm, none of the stolen guns had been recovered” (Lynn Langton, BJS Statistician, Paragraph 18) This shows why gun laws should be enacted to stop burglaries from stealing guns. However, will gun laws protect from black market sells from stolen guns? “A study in Texas found that criminals use guns either stolen or guns sold on the black market” (Jazz Shaw, Paragraph 7). So, if gun laws don’t protect from black market sells, burglary’s, and all-around crimes, then what is the need for

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