Essay on Gun Control Laws Should Be Abolished

1285 Words Dec 15th, 2015 6 Pages
Several high-profile shootings in recent years have led to a raging debate about gun-control laws and their place in our society. Advocates of gun control feel that these laws are necessary to prevent future shootings, and believe that they should be made even more restricting. Others, who believe that owning a gun is a right Americans should take pride in, understand that gun control laws need to be eliminated. Gun control laws restrict our right to bear arms and have a negative impact on society and the safety of the public. They should be removed, for the good of the country.
Contrary to popular belief, strict gun-control laws do little to prevent gun-related crime. While they may help in a few cases, they are generally ineffective. According to a 2000 report of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the waiting periods and background checks did not reduce the overall rates of homicide or suicide in the states where they were implemented. Despite the gun control laws, criminals were able to legally obtain guns. Columnist Thomas Sowell said it best when he stated “The key fallacy of so-called gun-control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available”.
Perhaps the most argued point both for and against gun-control is the Second Constitutional Amendment. This reads "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the…

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