Gun Laws And Gun Control Essay

1036 Words Feb 24th, 2016 5 Pages
Although Obama’s intentions may be pure, the gun laws that he and his administration have gotten enacted fail to consider the long term effect that they will have. These laws are created on the faulty premise that the amount of gun crimes and gun violence can be drastically decreased by restricting legally obtained firearms. The fallacy of this premise can be easily established by looking at California which has the strictest gun laws in the country and is still home to one of the U.S.’s top 5 most dangerous cities. Making it tougher to legally obtain a firearm does not promote gun safety or deter gun violence but makes it harder for law abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms. These new laws main purpose is to strengthen the gun purchasing process on both the gun customer and the gun dealer. They will do this by requiring a dealer of any sort to have a license to be legally able to sell a weapon as stated here “These laws are just like any other, breaking them has consequences, Failure to obtain a license to sell will carry criminal penalties of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000”(Frederick n.p.).This goes to show how these new laws will be enforced and reduce the number of people willing to break them. They will also strengthen the background checks that customers have to undergo as well. Though background checks and licenses at some places were never used, “Briscoe says he sometimes sets up a table at gun shows to…

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