The Importance Of Gun Control

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Gun control is not an effective way to reduce crime, many studies have proven that more gun control increases the crime rate.

“In 1976 D.C. implemented a law that banned citizens from owning guns, as only police were allowed to carry firearms. Those who already owned guns were allowed to keep them only if they were disassembled or trigger-locked. Trigger locks could only be removed if the owner received permission from the D.C. police, which was rare.” D.C. still has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and consequently is one of the most dangerous places in the county to live, but the facts clearly show that the homicides in D.C. rese after the ban was implemented and then subsequently declined after the Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional.

In D.C. homicides rose from 188 in 1976 to 364 in 1988, and increased even further to 454 in 1993. The ban was struck down by the Supreme Court in D.C. vs. Heller, and homicides have steadily declined since then to 88 yearly murders in 2012. While Shapiro admits that there were other factors involved with the decline in homicides, lifting the gun ban clearly did not result in a rise in murders.

The vast majority of mass shootings occur in gun free zones. The Crime Research Prevention center determined that since 1950, nearly 99 percent of mass public shootings have occured in gun-free zones. The reason is obvious: deranged murders want to be in a position to murder as many as possible, so they target areas where

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