Gun Control And Gun Laws Essay

2122 Words Mar 30th, 2016 9 Pages
There’s always been a large dispute over gun control and gun laws in America. However, beneath that, there’s another battle that goes on. It’s a more specific battle, revolving around the right to carry a concealed handgun. Concealed carry laws throughout the United States have sparked controversy in both sides of this battle. Whether it would be the people who support concealed carry arguing over one state’s laws, or the people who are against it trying to prevent the laws from spreading. Although many people argue and say that the concealed carry laws have caused more crimes than prevented them, the right to carry a concealed handgun is protected by the Second Amendment, and has not actually increased the rates of aggravated assault, while statistically decreasing the amount of crime.
Carrying concealed weapons has always been thought of as the actions of a criminal. As a result, states started to ban carrying concealed weapons in public, while still allowing open carry. However, some states, specifically Vermont, have never had any laws surrounding the control of guns. States first started to ban the carrying of concealed guns in 1813. They later started to be legalized again in 1923, when New Hampshire passed the first shall-issue concealed carry laws. Shall-issue laws are one of the four types of concealed carry laws. There are shall-issue, may-issue, no-issue and unrestricted. No-issue means that the state does not give out permits for concealed carry, it is just…

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