The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control In The United States

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According to the Unites States Constitution, “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.”. Gun control is a hotly debated issue that has been roaring for over half a century. The first major gun control act was the 1934 National Firearms Act. This attempt was to control the growing amount of mafia related crimes of the 30 's. Ever since then both federal and state governments have been cracking down on guns through gun control. Gun control is a failure because it does not work, firearms are not the problem and guns stop crime. There are numerous examples of gun control not working in the United States. One major example is the great city (or …show more content…

Even though gun control has been proved not to work some people still believe there is another way to stop guns but the issue with that is that guns aren 't the problem. The problem? Well, the problem is that in these inner-cities there is a gang culture going around that affects mostly young African-Americans who make up a disproportionate amount of homicide deaths. In a press conference earlier this year, the Chicago police superintendent noted: “90 percent of the 12 who were killed during the deadly Christmas weekend had gang ties, criminal histories, or were on the department 's “strategic subject” list” (Hoilman). And this is not special in Chicago guns are not making up a majority of murders across the board in the U.S. If you take the number of deaths per year by gun violence 11,680 (Key Gun Violence Statistics) divided by the total deaths per year in U.S. , 2,626,718 (CDC) times a hundred you get .44%. Only .44%! Only .44% of deaths in the U.S. are caused by gun homicide. A majority of Americans think this number is 5% or even 10%. Nope, only .44%. The CDC doesn 't even list homicide (all forms not just guns; knifes, poison, etc) on it’s top ten leading causes of deaths in the U.S. So clearly guns are not the problem if only .44% of deaths in the entire United States are gun homicides and keep in mind most of these deaths are linked to gangs, not your

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