Essay on Gun Control Of The United States

1090 Words Jan 29th, 2016 5 Pages
We, as citizens of the United States, have the right to bare arms - given to us in the second Amendment of the United States Constitution. This country has a rich history regarding guns. People have used them and continue to use them for hunting, sports or recreation, and protection. However, when a mass murder or a domestic terror attack occurs, the right to bare arms is put under discretion as people cause an uproar over the violent acts. Creating more gun control laws would not stop the crimes related to guns, but rather, ownership and people being educated does, as criminals would still find a way to have access to a gun and commit a crime.
When a state puts restrictions on the ownership of guns, they tend to have more gun-related murders. It has been proven that although gun ownership has greatly increased over the years, murder rates have decreased. This directly shows how the ownership of guns do not result in a higher rate of violent crimes. As stated in the article, the gun control fallacy by Thomas Sowell,
“Places and times with the strongest gun control laws have often been places and times with high murder rates… When it comes to the rate of gun ownership, that is higher in rural areas than in urban areas, but the murder rate is higher in urban areas...For the country as a whole, handgun ownership doubled in the late 20th century, while the murder rates went down” (Sowell).
Thomas Sowell really hits on the fact that when stricter restrictions are put on gun…

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