Gun Violence: The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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When most people think about gun violence, they tend to have one of two conflicting views. _____ found, in a survey done in _____ that when asked about what needs to be done in the wake of gun violence, about 50% of the people want there to be some form of a gun regulation to curb the access of criminals to guns, while the other half tend to prefer there to no restrictions on what guns are available for purchase. Both sides, when looked at from a neutral perspective, have sound and thorough arguments with regard to reaching the same end result, reducing gun violence. After considerable thought, these were the central questions that I had, and around which I based my research: what do pro-gun advocates argue for? What do gun control advocates…show more content…
This, they argue, would reduce the pool of guns that criminals can get their hands on, thereby reducing gun violence. One of the articles that entailed this line of thinking was Jonathan Masters’ “Gun Control Around the World: A Primer.” This article, published by the Atlantic in 2016, strikes as a trustworthy news source because it uses facts about what is happening in our world today to communicate why is regulating guns heavily a viable option, all while keeping an objective tone, free from personal…show more content…
One could also argue that it is futile to keep debating over even some moderate changes to how things are running today. Even though they could be right, there is a much higher likelihood that holding-off on this issue would be worse than dealing with it right now because it might be too late for us to have many options left. Guns in America are at an all-time high and continue to rise year-after-year (Lane 12). If we wait too long, there might just be enough guns that even a moderate gun regulation, such as controlling who can or cannot own comparatively less lethal weapons like semi-automatic guns, would not be feasible due to the tens of millions of guns that are unaccounted for, and thus unregulated, in America. This would not be feasible even if every building is searched (considering such a massive-scale search was possible, that is). It would, therefore, be in our best interests to devise a solution now, considering everyone’s viewpoints, than wait to the dismay of millions. For us to do that, we need to ask ourselves what we think is the best path of action and act on it by assisting like-minded organizations in making it completely, or in part, a
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