Essay about Is It Right For The U.s.?

1196 Words Mar 1st, 2016 5 Pages

Over the years there have been many debates whether or not gun control is a good policy for the United States. As a result, two very distinct sides have formed: one for politics that regulates the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms in order to control crime and reduce the harmful effects of violence (Gun Control) and one against the politics idea of having gun control (against Gun Control). Recently, the pro gun control side has argued that the many school shootings were partly a result of our country’s minimal gun control. To many, this may seem like a reasonable argument, but it is an over-generalization; there are many other factors that play a part in horrific events like school shootings. Those against gun control have argued that gun laws are a violation of citizen’s constitutional rights often saying things like, “to take away the right to have guns is no different from the attempt of the British to “disarm” the colonists during the Revolutionary War” (Hanson 68). Many would say that neither side is completely correct, but when the facts are presented it is obvious that gun control is not a good solution.
According to Zimring, a law professor “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” (par. 13). Self-defense is the number one reason for owning a gun because it can reduce crime rate. Criminals are dangerous humans, and it is human nature to be afraid of something that could potentially…

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