Essay on Laws And Regulations For Gun Owners

977 Words Feb 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
“Preliminary figures indicate ... an overall increase of 1.7 percent in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for the first 6 months of 2015 when compared with figures reported for the same time in 2014”(FBI, Uniform Crime Reports). Privately owned prisons are sprouting up all across the nation, such as the Corrections Corporation of America with 71 different locations in 18 states (CCA). Immigration is a problem in the United States, and the question is what to do with the large population of illegal immigrants residing in the US. They should either be sent back to their home country or grant them a chance of gaining citizenship rather than be detained or imprisoned. Also, taking preventive measures through making more laws and regulations for gun owners will decrease the crime rate. To stop the increasing crime rate in America the government should take preventative measures such as closing privately owned prisons, stopping the imprisonment of immigrants, and applying stricter gun laws and regulations. Prisons, whose goal is to gain a profit from imprisoning people, are not moral nor fair to the prisoners. These prisons, such as the CCA, have contracts with the local government which state the government will fill the prison to at least 80 percent capacity. The CCA alone was reported to have made a sizable 3.3 billion dollar profit over the past year (Michael Cohen). By closing these prisons, it would stop the government from arresting citizens on minor…

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