Essay about Gun Control Laws Should Be Changed

1144 Words Dec 9th, 2015 5 Pages
One of the most controversial issues in our country politically and socially is whether or not the present day gun control laws should be changed. The laws on gun control are being questioned from the recent years of terrible gun attacks, such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut, the Oregon shooting at Umpqua Community College, the movie theater shooting in Colorado, etc. These horrible acts are done by disturbing people and changing gun control will not solve the problem or reduce the violence. The Second Amendment 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,” and, for this reason, there should be criminal control, and moderate gun control. Total gun control fails to protect people, and in fact, it puts people in greater danger because they prevent people from using guns as a way of self-defense. Ben Garrett, a Civil Liberties Expert from Aboutnews.com, talked about guns in self-defense in his article. He stated that “Dr. Gary Kleck, a Florida State University Criminologist, released a study in 1993 showing that guns are used in defense of crime 2.5 million times each year, an average of once every 13 seconds. Kleck’s survey concluded that guns are used in defense of crime three-to-four times more often than they’re used in the commission of a crime.” Guns are used for the protection of the people who would be defenseless otherwise. They give a…

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