The Consequences Of Gun Control

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The issue with implanting strict gun control regulations in our society is that people will become vulnerable targets for criminals. Criminals will continue to conduct harmful crimes, despite the laws, and law-abiding citizens won’t have the necessary weapons needed to successfully defend themselves. For instance, “59% of the burglaries in Britain, which has tough gun control laws, are ‘hot burglaries’ which are burglaries committed while the home is occupied by the owner/renter. By contrast, the U.S., with more lenient gun control laws, has a ‘hot burglary’ rate of only 13%” (“Crimes and Guns”). The implementation of gun control laws will thus increase crime rates as people will become vulnerable targets for criminals. Even though gun control advocates overlook the “good guy theory” or the situation in which a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun, there have been many cases where a good person has stopped gunmen from causing more gun violence. In the Texas Church Shooting, “The former National Rifle Association instructor [Stephen Wilford] who lives next door to the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Spring, Texas, grabbed his AR-15-style rifle…Confronting the shooter, Devin Kelley, Willeford shot him in the leg and torso before Kelley dropped his weapon and fled the scene in his SUV” (O’Reilly). In another Church shooting scenario, a church member/volunteer security guard shot gunmen Mathew Murray, who had shot and killed 4 other church members (O’Reilly).

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