Gun Control Should Be Banned

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“You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you do not enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It 's not the law-abiding citizens. It 's not the person who uses it as a hobby” (Steele). Gun control laws are made to keep people safe, but that does not necessarily mean that they are one-hundred percent effective. Although there are many gun restrictions in place in the united states, many people either do not understand them or do not do their research about gun laws.
Between 1938 and 1994, gun control has been a common issue. In 1938 Roosevelt established a law that states gun sellers need a license and must record their
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With any number of murders committed with guns, nine times more murders have been caused with knives, hands, feet, bats, and other such objects. (Ten Reasons Why States Should Reject ‘Assault Weapon’ and ‘Large’ Magazine Bans) In crime, guns have the least amount of involvement. Because almost anything can be used as a weapon, banning firearms will only take care of a fraction of the problem. “So-called ‘assault weapons’ are much less powerful than many rifles used to hunt deer and other large game. Most guns that are traced have not been used to commit violent crimes, and most guns used to commit violent crimes are never traced” (Ten Reasons Why States Should Reject ‘Assault Weapon’ and ‘Large’ Magazine Bans) Just because someone buys a gun, that does not mean that person will use it in crime. Also, some guns used in crimes have a chance to be bought from unofficial sources. Banning guns will not stop…show more content…
People with emotional issues can get angry at people that did not do anything to them. There are some cases of mental instability where people can get mad with seemingly no reason other than they are mad. A stable person with bad intentions is bad enough but an unstable person with bad intentions is worse. “Over the years, most states have cut back to only providing emergency and crisis care for mental illnesses” (Rapoport). If mentally ill people are only helped during emergencies, they are free to do whatever they want if they give a ‘normal’ disposition, such as buying weapons to inflict harm upon others. While a mentally ill person can buy a gun, it will be very hard to pass a background check, considering the gun control act of 1968. In summary, three reasons why increased gun control is not likely to happen is gun laws are rarely made, current laws are effective, and banning guns will not stop crime. In order to prevent trying to enforce harsher gun laws, people should learn about gun laws instead of using news stories to fuel disgust towards civillian owned weaponry. People want the banning of guns because they do not know about the laws for guns and think that anybody can own a gun when in reality there are certain restrictions. The criminals are not the law abiding citizens, nor the gun hobbyists, but bad people with bad
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