Gun Control Is An Effective Method Of Reducing Crime Essay

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Gun control generally refers to laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms. The actual definition of gun control varies greatly around the world, however, this is the most Americanized and generalized definition that I’ll stick with. Even though illegal gun trafficking is undoubtedly tied to juvenile gun violence and other crimes like drug dealing and gang crime, Our unalienable second amendment right states, "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” (Second Amendment). Most everyone whom obtains a gun legally or illegally claim it is for self-defense, and legally obtaining a gun is not difficult at all. In the state of Virginia, there is no permit to purchase, firearm registration, or owner license required for long guns or handguns. As long as one is eighteen years or older, and shows proof of citizenship, you can purchase a gun. Gun control activists want to get rid of all guns, and gun rights activists want to give everyone a gun, and because of thorough research and statistics, I conclude that both sides are flat out wrong. There seems to be a battle of extreme absolutes that clash, so I believe similarly to Aristotle’s golden mean concept of virtue that there needs to be a desirable middle ground mean between strictly…

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