Pro Gun Control Research Paper

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In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves had their lives taken away. [1] Could this outcome have changed if the Jews were armed with guns? Could thirteen million innocent lives have been saved? Does taking away firearms help someone in a situation like this? Many pro gun-control citizens believe that banning firearms will make them safer and some even protest. For reasons of self-defense, to assist the police, and because violence will always be present, the United States’ law regarding the legality of firearms should stay in place. One of the many uses of firearms is self-defence. “Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals…show more content…
Without a firearm, a criminal will just move to other means, for example a baseball bat, a knife or even their own hands. If a country were to ban firearms, it would just take them out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. Criminals could simply illegally smuggle a gun and use it to rob a house. Unless the victim of a crime also carries an illegal firearm, it will be simple for the criminal to commit that crime. Murder rates can also increase with less firearms. During the late 1990’s and early 2000’s murder rate was considerably increased with stricter laws regarding firearms. In central Russia, where handguns were banned, the murder rate was about 10 times more than Finland, where handguns were legal. Not only was the murder rate 10 times more than in Finland, but it was about 25 times more than Norway, where handguns were legal [3]. This is just one example of how guns can reduce murder rate. Another example is “Vermont: one of the safest five states in the country. In Vermont, citizens can carry a firearm without getting permission... without paying a fee... or without going through any kind of government-imposed waiting period. And yet for ten years in a row, Vermont has remained one of the top-five, safest states in the union -- having three times received the "Safest State Award." [2]. Yet another example is Chicago. Chicago has one of the highest murder rates in the United States [4]. Recently, Chicago allowed citizens to carry a concealed firearm. After that event, Chicago has experienced it’s lowest crime rate since 1958. [5]. These are just 3 examples of how without guns, there will still be violence and without guns, even more violence can

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