Why Do We Need Stricter Gun Control?

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The push for stricter gun control, whether it be gun bans, ammunition bans, background check reforms, or the reformation of laws pertaining to firearms, is something that has been growing over the past decade. The many acts of violence committed using firearms has led many people to believe that these actions will prove beneficial to America. Many American citizens and politicians possess the “less guns equals less violence” line of thought. As simple and straight an answer this may sound, it is far from it. Reforms on gun laws and regulations could cause an imbalance of power within America; it would strip guns from the law abiding citizens and place them only in the hands of criminals. Stricter gun would only prove to be detrimental to this country and such thoughts towards implementing such regulations should be abandoned. One aspect of gun regulation that many wish to revise is the practice of administering a background check upon the purchase of a firearm. Many argue that background checks will prevent criminals from obtaining firearms. In 1998 the FBI formed NICS (The National Instant Criminal Background Check System). With this system, …show more content…
Any sort of ban placed on firearms would only serve to remove guns from the hands of law abiding citizens. Criminals will disregard these bans and remain in possession of their firearms. This will leave those who obey the law without proper means of protection. The employment of a gun ban could also create a volatile 1920’s scenario. In the 1920’s prohibition was in effect. This did nothing to stop the use of alcohol it only made it illegal and done underground, in the dark. Thousands of speakeasies arose throughout the nation creating a massive illegal industry; a black market on alcohol. The prohibition of certain firearms could lead thousands of black market gun shops across the

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