America Doesn 't Need Striker Gun Control Laws Essay

797 Words Jan 16th, 2016 4 Pages
America doesn’t need striker gun control laws because gun control laws don’t work they keep law abiding citizens from protecting their families and infringe on our constitutional rights.
Gun control laws don’t work and in fact or counterproductive. According to a Harvard study
Done by – Prof. Don Kates and Prof. Gary Mauser – “in their exhaustive study of American and European gun laws and violence rates, are telling: The study found that the nine European nations with the lowest rates of gun ownership (5,000 or fewer guns per 100,000 population) have a combined murder rate three times higher than that of the nine nations with the highest rates of gun ownership (at least 15,000 guns per 100,000 population”). Another example of Gun laws not working is the Brady Law, according to Yale law professor John Lott’s report in More Guns, Less Crime, "No statistically significant evidence has appeared that the Brady law has reduced crime. Instead, the Brady Act caused a
3.6% rise in rape, and a 2.5% rise in aggravated assaults against women.” Something else to consider is there are more than 20,000 gun laws in place in America that are currently not being enforced According to the Empire.com even though it is a crime to by a hand gun if you’re a felon “fewer than a dozen people have been prosecuted since the Brady law went into effect in
1993.” The idea is to enforce the laws that are already in place.
Another reason America doesn’t need stricter gun control laws is…

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