Should Guns Be Banned? Essay

1439 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Columbine, Newtown, San Bernardino, and Charleston are all examples of the horrors of mankind and the actions they carried out. People pointed to guns as the culprit of those horrors, however the truth remains that people don’t take guns to court, but the person who shot the gun. And there is a reason for that. Although banning guns would make it more difficult to get ahold of them, guns shouldn’t be banned because it may not lower the crime rate and because of our Constitutional right to keep them. The statement heard all of the time now is that guns kill people, that guns are the leading cause of death in the US, and that guns MUST be banned in order to decrease the murder rate. Guns don 't kill people, people kill people. Evidence has shown that doing this will not help decrease the murder rate. In fact, the murder rate has actually been going down without a gun control plan in place. According to criminologists James Jacobs, “we need to remember that we have had a remarkable decrease in violent crime and gun crime in the U.S. since the early 1990s, even though the number of firearms has increased by about 10 million every year” (A Criminologists). It is a known fact that the rate of gun ownership actually has a negative relation to gun crimes. As the gun ownerships increased, gun crimes and violent crimes have been decreasing dramatically. What most people don’t know or understand is that, “most gun-related deaths are suicides, not murders. Over and over…

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