Gun Control Essay

972 Words Dec 12th, 2015 4 Pages
Gun Control A school is attacked by a madman and 26 people are shot and killed. A gunman enters a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and opens fire killing 12 and injuring 70 others. The obvious answer to prevent instances like this from happening is to tighten gun laws and restrict people from being able to get them easily-or is it? Over recent years several mass shootings have occurred across the country. Every time this happens, more restrictions and bans are placed on owners and sellers of firearms. Why is this the immediate reaction every single time an event like this occurs? Gun control is “The government regulation of the manufacture, sale and possession of firearms.” (thefreedictionary.com) This includes banning certain types …show more content…
You might think that the right to bear weapons is no longer necessary and that we don’t need to worry about tyranny or invasion. However the reason that the USA is not a tyrannical country is because the 2nd Amendment has prevented the government from taking over in all these years. The people have the right to own firearms to protect their homes, families and country. I’ve told you what I believe, but how about some evidence. In the United Kingdom all handguns are banned. You would think not having any guns would cause crime to drop, but this is just not true. There are about 2,034 violent crimes per every 100,000 people in the UK, but in the USA there are only about 466 violent crime per 100,000 people. The United Kingdom has more than four times the number of crimes for the same amount of people, ostensibly because nobody has weapons except the police and the criminals. The problems with this are that the police cannot always get to a crime scene in time to save the victims, and that no one else can stop the criminals without weapons. Another more immediately relevant statistic is from Chicago. On July 9, 2013 a bill was passed that recognized gun owners right to concealed carry firearms. In the year since that bill was passed all crime in Chicago has dropped by an enormous twenty-five percent and the city experienced its lowest murder rate

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