The Argument For More Gun Control

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“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (Google.com). This is the Second Amendment, which has captured a lot of people 's attention. This is because of the argument over whether there should be stricter gun control laws to protect civilians, or if there should be less. The argument for more gun restrictions say that if less people are able to get guns, or if it is harder to obtain them, then there will be less mass shootings. The argument for less control is that if more people have concealed weapons then they can stop shootings from getting worse, and will deter criminals because of the higher percentage of retaliation there will be. …show more content…
One of these arguments is that there are lower gun homicide rates in states without stand your ground laws. It is shown that states without the stand your ground laws, there was a 1.52 (per 100,000) lower gun homicide rate than in states with them. Another thing is that people think that by having more background checks then that will reduce the amount of guns that make it to criminals. In reality, criminals will find a way, and already do. About 40% of gun sales are made by unlicensed sellers (nationaljournal.com), so if someone is unable to get a gun, all they have to do is go to one of these people to get one. On the pro control side, people say that if there are more restrictions then there will be a lower rate of gun homicides, this is not the case in many of the places where there is more gun control. When the U.K. enacted a handgun ban, their gun homicide rates rose from 10.9 (per million) to 18. Ireland also banned guns in 1972, before the ban their gun homicide rate was between 0.1 and 0.6 (per 100,000). After the ban the rate rose to 1.6 (mintpressnews.com). This shows that more gun restrictions does not, in fact, reduce gun homicide rates. To go with this, places that have lower gun ownership rates actually have higher murder rates. The 9 European nations with the lowest gun ownership rates have murder rates that are 9 times …show more content…
should impose more gun laws and regulations. I believe this for several reasons, the first being because 40% of gun sales are made by illegal sellers. This makes me think this because if people are getting so many guns illegally, then nothing will stop the people who want the guns from getting them. They will just find a way to illegally get them and then nobody will be able to defend themselves from them. Another reason is because what happened with the U.K. and Ireland when they banned guns. I think that based on this, the result will be no different in the U.S.. I believe that by taking or restricting guns, people will become angry and more people will want to kill. The final big reason as to why I think there should not be more control is because in the states that allow concealed carry, there is less crime. Those states have a 24% lower crime rate, 19% lower murder rate, and a 39% lower robbery rate. I think that if this is how it is with all of those states, then this will hold true if all states do it. I believe that this will discourage people from committing

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