Gun Laws Pros And Cons

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The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Whether or whether not the United States should implement stricter gun laws has been a controversial issue for a long time. “Gun control" is the popular name for laws that aspire to restrict or regulate guns by choosing who the government deems most suitable to sell, buy, and possess certain firearms in order to reduce the crime rate. Supporters of gun control most oftenly call for laws that restrict law-abiding people, the only people who will obey them. Many pro gun control advocates believe that gun control does not go against the Constitution,…show more content…
Over the past century, all types of gun control laws have been enacted in different parts of the United States. Everything from purchase restrictions to complete gun bans has been tried. The gun restriction laws have not worked, and in some cases have had the opposite effect from what was intended. There is still murder in the places where guns are not allowed. A vast majority of mass shootings occur in gun-free zones (Bandler, 2016). Also, it is statistically proven that most places with strict gun laws increased in homicide rate after the laws were…show more content…
Knives and other cutting instruments are dangerous too. Knives and other cutting instruments were used to kill 280 people in California, 175 people in Texas, and 130 people in New York (FBI: UCR, 2016). So, should we also ban knives? Getting rid of guns will not get rid of Crime.
So, if we did away with all guns and knives there should be no Murder in the United States. Right? Actually that is incorrect. Numerous of people were also murdered with weapons other than guns and knives. Other weapons were used to kill 193 people in California, 136 people in Texas, and 99 people in New York (FBI: UCR, 2016). Guns are dangerous, but so is every weapon.
Even if we outlawed every weapon in the United States, there would still be Murder. There was 89 murders in California, 82 murders in Texas, and 32 murders in New York, caused by a person using only their bare hands (FBI: UCR, 2016). We are willing to discuss banning guns for “killing people”. So, should we also discuss banning hands, because they also kill people? People have been killing since the dawn of time. It’s awful and sad, but getting rid of guns is not going to fix that problem. what we really want to ban is violence, murder, and
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