The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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"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." This simple statement is causing much unrest in the United States today. This unrest is sprouting many debates on the topic of gun control. These debates are becoming more heated by the minute. There are two sides to every argument, and gun control is no different than the rest. Although gun control is a very popular and controversial topic, many people still do not know what it is. The basic idea of gun control is that the more gun control there is, the harder it is to acquire guns. The basic perception of gun control is as follows, the proponents of gun control, the liberals, say that it will make us feel safe again. The opponents, or conservatives, however believe that gun control is making lawful citizens less safe, while making criminals more safe. Every topic may have its perceptions, but when it comes down to it, gun control is the regulating of gun trafficking and ownership. Gun control is a very confusing topic that thwarts the thinking of most anyone at one time or another. There is already gun control in the United States …show more content…

Their main example of this is when Florida became a right to carry state. This means that you can carry a concealed handgun if you have a CCW and be 21 or 18 year old veteran and have a clean record and passed a proficiency test. After Florida instated this law, their murder rates went down by a whopping 36%. Texas also instituted this law, and in the process dropped their murder rates by a large 30%.many more states, like Michigan, have also put laws like this into action and lowered their murder rates. In this case, Michigan only lowered its murder rates by 4%, but any improvement is improvement. The conservative side of the gun control debate points out that people very well may be safer with

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