The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control Laws

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Criminals don’t follow laws.

Gun control laws are more oppressive on citizens than criminals, which is literally someone who has broken, or is breaking, a law. Why are some gun control laws and rulings so heavily pushed? Especially considering that the majority of these laws have very little actual basis aside from the “guns are scary and bad” train of thought. This is going to be going into why most of these laws, current, and proposed, make no sense such as the Magazine Capacity bans that some states are putting in place, the entirety of the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA), and the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban(AWB). There isn’t a clear definition for so-called “Assault Weapons”, magazine bans aren’t going to stop a criminal, and for what reason is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) enforcing, and still modifying a document from the 30s?
A large portion of gun control laws are completely nonsensical and aren’t going to impact someone trying to harm. If the definition of a criminal is that they are breaking the law, why do they think one will follow these laws? One of the terms that are commonly thrown around by anti-gun advocates is the term …show more content…

One of the major acts that the BATFE passed was the National Firearm Act of 1934 (NFA). It was passed due to the large number of violent criminals in the United States during, and following, the prohibition era in the United States. Even though the NFA was made to stop criminals from getting these firearms, you can still pay the ATF $200 tax stamp and get it anyway. Within the NFA there are a few classifications for what is considered an NFA item, but the major ones are Short Barrelled Rifles (SBR), Automatic Firearms, Suppressors, and Any Other Weapons

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