Essay on Gun Control Laws And The United States

1458 Words Nov 9th, 2015 6 Pages
Despite the United States wanting to introduce condemning gun policies, by implementing gun control laws, it will not show a decrease in violent crime because it has been proven in other nations around the world as well as in cities with restrictive gun ownership laws and gun bans in the United States. In the United States, 79% of men and 80% of women feel that possessing a firearm makes them feel like they are less likely to become a victim of violent crime (“The Truth About Mass Shootings and Gun Control”). By introducing these restrictive gun control laws, the average law-abiding, American citizen will become vulnerable. Annually 1,500 criminals are killed each year by armed citizens (“How are Guns Being Used by Americans Each Year”). These numbers show that many Americans today have no other choice but to defend themselves with a firearm when presented with a threat of robbery or death. By restricting gun ownership, the government will allow the citizens to be left without the ability to protect themselves from becoming a victim of a violent crime. These reasons are why the United States government should not adopt the gun policies. The United States is at an all time low when it comes to the amount of homicides and violent crimes that are committed each year. From 1991 to 2012 violent crime has declined 49%, with one of the main contributing factors to this decline being that the United States has high, legally-obtained gun ownership (“11 Facts About Guns”).…

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