A Study On Pro Gun Control Essay

1111 Words Dec 9th, 2016 5 Pages
As this year’s disturbing presidential race unfolds, one of the issues that has been brought up—the cause of multiple deaths of civilians and police officers—is that of gun possession. The Democratic, pseudo-progressive view is pro-gun control, while the Trumpian view supports deregulation and is aligned with the views of the NRA. Both sides invoke academic studies to support in their respective attempts to support and promote their views.
There are several, contradicting, studies on the issue. According to The Washington Post, “The United States has the highest gun ownership rate in the world and the highest per capita rate of firearm-related murders of all developed countries.” A study carried out by Harvard Law School concludes that there is no immediate correlation between gun control and reduction in homicides and suicides “when a large number of nations are compared across the world.” On the contrary, Harvard School of Public Health finds that both across high-income nations and American states, more guns result in higher homicide rates, and for the United States, more guns result in more police homicides. Even from a limited sample of studies, it is evident that results are mixed. There are many factors in play, hence study results are not consistent and do not provide concrete evidence as to whether we should allow firearms, control their distribution, or ban them altogether. Therefore, although such studies are substantial aids in understanding the problem, in this…

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