Gun Control And Gun Laws Essay

2376 Words Oct 19th, 2016 10 Pages
Guns are used all around the world, but here in the United States, we need to keep our gun usage limited with gun laws. Gun laws are put into action to make sure firearms are used responsibly; however, people will always find a way to break these laws no matter how many are made. Our Second Amendment, "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”, gives U.S. citizens the right to own a weapon and use it for the right reasons.
Gun laws will not reduce the amount of gun deaths in the U.S. because gun laws do not determine crime; gun ownership determines crime numbers. There were 460,000 gun deaths in the U.S. between 1999-2013 and this was the 12th leading cause of death. Our government has passed more laws in the past years and the gun deaths have barely decreased. The best way to decrease gun deaths in the U.S. is to do background checks on every gun buyer before the individual purchases the weapon. Background checks are the best method because they determine whether the buyer will be able to buy the gun, or if their background has any type of criminal record. The bad part about this is if a person needs a weapon and they can not buy it legally, they can receive a weapon illegally from unlicensed gun sellers and others. Therefore, there is no reason to keep adding restrictions. Our government needs to find the illegal gun sellers and lock them up. Our government can…

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