Gun Control And The United States Essay

1477 Words Dec 7th, 2016 6 Pages
Over the years, one of the more pressing issues that has been discussed in our government branches has been that of gun control; to increase, decrease, or simply leave it as it is. Gun control is the arrangement of policies and laws that regulate the dealing, manufacturing, and ownership of guns by citizens. “The city of Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. The murder rate in Chicago was about 17 percent higher in 2012 than it was in 2011, and Chicago is now considered to be “the deadliest global city”’ (Snyder, np). All over the nation there are gun regulations made to protect citizens, however increasing gun regulations is not the correct path to guarantee the safety of citizens. Having stricter gun control regulations has been proven before that it does not work and may make things worse. Also, murders still occur in other places where hand guns are banned. It has been shown before that armed civilians have helped law enforcement take out criminals. To begin with, many people believe that having strict gun regulations will reduce the amount of crimes and make areas safer. For some people this sounds like something that should be done but it can result in the complete opposite. “The Second Amendment is one of the most important rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The operative text states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms…shall not be infringed.”’ (Gosar, np). Some people want to get rid of handguns and military weapons,…

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