Essay on Gun Control Of The United States

1450 Words Nov 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Fighting Fire with Fire Gun violence in the United States is climbing at a tremendous rate and we are constantly reminded of that each time we turn on the news and see that there was another shooting where there were multiple deaths or a murder-suicide occurred. Over the last couple of decades, law makers and gun control activists have been on a frenzy trying to enact dozens and dozens of aggressive gun control laws in an effort to try and reduce the number of crimes associated with gun violence. In their efforts of trying to prevent those crimes and make a safer country, they have only put an undue burden on the law abiding citizen and come dangerously close to stepping on the Constitution of the United States of America. So in contrast to all the aggressive gun control laws, we need a universal concealed handgun carry reciprocity and allow citizens all across our nation an ample form of protection. A lot of critics are concerned about the standards if there would be a universal reciprocity of concealed weapons permits. In the article Gun Violence Prevention Groups Make United Stand Against Universal Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill in Virginia by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, they insist that by allowing individuals with concealed carry permits from other states that have lower standards than the state of Virginia, there would be a potential for individuals with violent misdemeanors to carry weapons in Virginia (N.P.). While that seems like a valid concern,…

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