Guns Control Rights In The US Gun Control
Most current gun control policies and ideas aimed at protecting people actually do the opposite of their intention. These laws are put in place to limit the amount of weapons on the streets. The idea is that it will decrease the amount of gun deaths. Less guns, less shootings in theory. This, however, is majorly flawed. It only limits the amount and type of weapons purchased legally. The law has no control over the weapons smuggled across borders and sold under the table. “The laws we have are written not with the aim of preventing crime so much as defining what is criminal.” (Domenech). In general, a criminal is a person who disobeys a law. If the law says you can not own a firearm, by definition, a criminal will own a firearm. Therefore, with all legal firearms removed from the streets, the only firearms out there will be illegal guns in the hands of criminals. With more firepower, the criminals now have the upper hand.