Gun Control Is A Good Solution For The United States Essay

2290 Words Apr 26th, 2016 10 Pages
Over the years there have been many debates about whether or not gun control is a good solution for the United States. As a result, two very distinct sides have formed: one for gun control and one against it. Recently, the pro gun control side has argued that the many school shootings were partly a result of our country’s minimal gun control. To many this may seem like a reasonable argument, but in reality it is an over-generalization; there are many other factors that play a part in horrific events like school shootings. Those against gun control have argued that gun control laws are a violation of citizen’s constitutional rights often saying things like, “to take away the right to have guns is no different from the attempt of the British to “disarm” the colonists during the Revolutionary War” (Hanson 68). But which side is right? Many would say that neither side is completely correct, but when the facts are presented it is obvious that gun control is not a good solution because “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”, self-defense is the number one reason for owning a gun, and because the gun control laws that are being instituted do not work (Zimring 13).

It has been said that “unless we solve the problem of interpersonal hatred it may not matter very much what we do about guns” (20). The fact of the matter is, that is the truth. Those supporting gun control argue that if we restrict guns then murder and crime rates will drop. However, until…

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