Self Protection And Gun Control Essay

1271 Words Nov 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Self - protection and gun control are still a big topic of discussion. There are those who are against self-protection and want strict laws set for gun usage and there are others who don’t want to have strict restrictions for guns and who are for self-protection or their rights to bear arms. Without researching the topic, I would believe it could be beneficial to carry a concealed weapon around in case someone was in trouble. I could also see it being a terrible mistake if it got into the wrong hands, too. Therefore, I will research if carrying concealed weapons such as guns, or if gun control would be a good or bad option for the U.S.
First, to put it simply carrying concealed weapons could help save somebodies life. In Gius article he uses a source from Lott and Mustard that says that states with ‘shall issue’ concealed weapons laws had lower crime rates than states with more restrictive gun laws. They also found that it resulted in a 7.65% drop in murders and a 5% drop in rapes. (266). In the Newton, Connecticut incident Wayne LaPierre, the president of the National Rifle Association said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” The NRA made a plan that would arm the nation’s teachers to better protect the classrooms. (Lanza 902). The U.S. Congress thought about considering the 1994 federal assault ban, which was a firearm ban that was part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, and it outlawed semi – automatic…

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