Gun Control Of The United States Essay

1089 Words Apr 20th, 2016 null Page
The safety of the public is not in the hands of the gun itself, but in those intentionally misusing them. Over the last decade, crime has been on the rise thanks to increase in drug trade and the lack of regulations on the gun owners themselves. Many believe that if we stop giving the public, as a whole, the option to purchase firearms that gun violence will decrease over time. Taking guns away from our citizens is not the answer.Gun control does not deter crime: gun ownership deters crime. A recent ban on Assault weapons did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level. States with restrictions on carrying concealed weapons had higher gun-related homicides. Yet, gun ownership in the United States doubled in the last decade, the murder rate has decreased. The government should not intensify the law to obtain and purchase guns, in order to preserve the second amendment in our constitution. 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." To gun supporters, it would be seen as infringing on the second amendment if the government would regulate which guns that citizens can purchase. The debate over gun control exploded after the shooting at an Elementary school in Newtown, CT. Adam Lanza used a so-called assault rifle to kill 20 first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook before taking his own life. From then till present, there have been…

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