Research Paper On Gun Control

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Gun Control Imagine a situation where a family is enjoying a movie at their house and someone breaks in with a gun. The family should not have to worry because they have the right to own a gun. However, if those guns were taken away, the family would have no option except be scared. In many cities where gun control laws have been put into place, crime rates went through the roof. Criminals know that they can get guns, however, the citizens cannot. These laws infringe upon the second amendment, which 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’’ (Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, Taft-Hartley Act). If gun control laws were put into place across the nation, Americans would no longer have a militia if it was ever needed. By examining the issues surrounding gun control it is clear that prohibiting guns is not the answer to stopping violent crimes from happening; it only restricts law abiding citizens from protecting themselves. “Of 62 mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and 2012, 49 of the shooters used legally obtained guns. Collectively, 143 guns were possessed by the killers with about 75% obtained legally” (Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?). Even if the whole nation was under strict gun control laws, shooters would have many other ways to obtain guns. There are many people that can acquire guns through the black
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