Gun Control Solutions

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Gun control has been a widely debated topic for long time, all over the world. This year, gun control is one of the many important, controversial issues of the United States presidential election. Many seemingly simple solutions exist to conquer this issue, though under intense scrutiny, no solution stands firm as the most logical answer. These solutions seek to lower the amount of people murdered each year by firearms, as the United States ranks as the 11th deadliest country in the world in terms of deaths by firearms. However, one so-called “solution” sticks out: the taking away and banning of all firearms in the United States. This path would take the United States down an even darker path, a well-worn path also trodden by countries such as England and Russia. This darker path would increase the amount of murders in the United States. There are solutions, however, …show more content…
This is easily explained, as criminals often procur firearms in illegal manners. Criminals receive firearms, and will continue to receive, no matter the legalities. Therefore, gun control would be rendered 99.99676% useless. Not only would gun control be almost entirely useless, it is also unconstitutional under current Supreme Court ruling. Current ruling maintains that self-defense by firearm is a constitutional right that cannot be infringed upon. This constitutional right, however, has been edged around by some cities in the country. In his article, “Gun Control: What Cannot be Done and What Ought to be Done”, author Gary Kleck mentions what the city of Chicago has done to edge this right. He writes, “the city of Chicago implemented a revised ordinance that forbade keeping more than one handgun assembled and operable in the home” (1386). Again, though, this has yet to solve the problem of gun violence in

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