Gun Laws And Gun Control

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Bang, Bang There are many different opinions on guns. Some people believe that we should take away all guns and other people believe that everyone should have the ability to gain a gun. Gun laws do not affect the criminals that it was intended for. In America the Constitution 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” (James Madison). This gives every American Citizen the right to keep a gun. Recently there has been an attempt to make it harder to gain a gun. They are trying to take away all of the guns that people have and trying to make it harder to get any guns. In America it is a law to register any firearm, however only law abiding citizens register their guns. Criminals try to avoid detection by not registering any firearms that they are in possession of. Laws are meant to affect everyone, however only law abiding citizens follow these laws. Gun control is by definition “regulation of the selling, owning, and use of guns” (www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gun%20control). These laws are trying to slow and regulate the ability that an …show more content…
According to Smartgunlaws.org, the Brady Bill which was enacted in 1993 helped lower the homicide rate. The site states that, “after Brady background checks were required, however, gun murders began to steadily decline and ultimately fell by 32% by 1993 to 2006” (Brady campaign to prevent gun violence). This shows that people can use statistics to further their agenda for stricter gun laws. However, what this particular statistic fails to show is the homicide rate as a whole. When our second amendment rights are taken away and a waiting period is imposed, people simply choose other weapons to commit evil and mayhem. Furthermore, research shows that the homicide rate in other countries without gus is substantially higher than the United

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