Why Do Gun Control Laws Decrease Violent Crime?

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Despite the United States wanting to introduce condemning gun policies, by implementing gun control laws, it will not show a decrease in violent crime because it has been proven in other nations around the world as well as in cities with restrictive gun ownership laws and gun bans in the United States. In the United States, 79% of men and 80% of women feel that possessing a firearm makes them feel like they are less likely to become a victim of violent crime (“The Truth About Mass Shootings and Gun Control”). By introducing these restrictive gun control laws, the average law-abiding, American citizen will become vulnerable. Annually 1,500 criminals are killed each year by armed citizens (“How are Guns Being Used by Americans Each Year”). …show more content…
Although with this staggering number of guns, the United States has shown that gun violence does not directly correlate with the amount of firearms the citizens have in their possession with 1.3% of all deaths in the united states occurring from the use of a gun (“How Are Guns Being Used by Americans Each Year”). These facts prove that gun violence is not caused by the gun in question, but however the people who commit the crime. In the nine European nations with the lowest gun ownership, in total they had a combined murder rate three times more than the nine European nations with the highest gun ownership (“How Are Guns Being Used by Americans Each Year”). This being just one of many examples, represents that the fewer gun owners there are does not relate to a decreased number of homicides and suicides. For example, in the nation of Lithuania, which has a very low number of privately owned firearms, has a suicide rate of 45.06 people per every 100,000 people being one of the nations with the highest amount of suicides annually. On the contrary, the United States, which has a very high number of privately owned firearms compared to the rest of the world, has a suicide rate of 12.1 people per every 100,000 people (“How Are Guns Being Used by Americans Each Year”). These statistics prove that although gun control laws may restrict the number of gun owners, it does not prevent a …show more content…
Although many may say that restricting gun ownership is necessary for the protection of these citizens, most who were surveyed disagree. A study was performed that showed that 57% of law-abiding American citizens say taking away this promised right will create a tyrannical government by allowing them to abuse their authority as a leader of the United States (“The Truth About Mass Shootings and Gun Control”). By limiting the ability for a citizen to purchase a firearm , it will be suppressing this right promised to the citizens by the founding fathers of the United States to be able to purchase and wield a firearm when it becomes necessary for them to protect themselves and their family. Not only will limiting or restricting the purchase of a firearm suppress a law-abiding citizens second amendment right, it will also fail to reach the desired outcome of decreasing the amount of violent crimes committed with a gun for which it was implemented. In the town of Kennesaw, Georgia, the local government enacted a law which required all citizens of Kennesaw to have a firearm in their household. This controversial law showed an 89% drop in burglaries in Kennesaw and an 85% drop in crime throughout all of Georgia (“How Are Guns Being Used by Americans Each Year”). The statistics of this

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