Essay on The Effect Of Gun Control

777 Words Oct 7th, 2015 4 Pages
The effects of gun control I feel could be very dangerous. Taking away the right to bear arms could endanger defenseless families when an armed criminal breaks into their house. Taking firearms off of the legal market doesn’t mean that they still won’t be bought and sold illegally. An example of something that is illegal but widely bought and sold would be drugs. They are highly illegal but the demand for them is through the roof. So then, when the common law abiding citizen cannot buy a firearm for self and home defense, a criminal/murderer can just buy a black-market gun and barge into any house without a worry in the world. I feel the effects of banning guns could leave innocent citizens defenseless against armed criminals. I can see the good intention that goes along with the want to ban guns but realistically they just aren’t going to completely disappear. I don’t think that taking away guns from the people with good intentions, leaving them defenseless, and giving the people with the intent to kill the tools to do so. Somebody with the intent to kill isn’t going to think twice about purchasing a firearm illegally. In Australia, they made their citizens give up their personal firearms to the government to be destroyed. Since then, homicides went up 3.2 percent, assaults 8.6 percent, armed robberies went up 44 percent, and in the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are up 300 percent. Obviously by the statistics, taking guns away from citizens doesn’t…

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