Pros And Cons Of Stricter Gun Control Laws

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When thinking about guns, the next word that automatically pops into my head, is crime. Crime and guns seem to go hand in hand and there is a strong association between the two. Changing the gun laws in the United States is a simple directive to combat the dangerous crimes in which guns are misused. Guns are powerful weapons. They can be used to defend and protect, but also be used to cause harm, destruction, and death, by those who abuse the right to use them. So why is it that gun control laws are so lenient, putting all individuals of our society at risk? The answer is simple, they should not be lenient. There should be, in terms of stricter gun control law reform, bans on assault weapons and stricter background checks on individuals who …show more content…
As a result of a study of gun availability and crime rates, it is shown that areas with a high gun availability rate also have a high gun-related crime rates, through the seizure of twenty-nine guns by police during a six-month forceful regulation in Kansas City. This resulted in the reduction of its gun-related crimes by forty-nine percent (D’alessio, J, and Stolzenberg). Amending the gun control laws in the Unites States, federally, to include stricter background checks on gun purchasers and banning assault weapons lowers the number of guns that are on the street and may also lower the high rate of violent gun-related crime that our country is currently suffering …show more content…
Guns are powerful tools that need to be manually activated by individuals in order to become dangerous, and their one, true purpose is to kill. However, in a nation where gun control laws are lenient, all individuals, including convicted felons, underage children, and mentally ill individuals, are able to easily obtain these weapons. Stricter gun control laws that include extensive background checks have the ability to prevent damage that these individuals may

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