The Benefits Of Stricter Gun Control Laws

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It’s 1:30 a.m., awakened by the sound of glass breaking, she immediately dials 911. She rushes to get her .38 caliber revolver from the drawer of her nightstand to protect herself. She frantically searches inside the drawer, but she cannot find it. Gun control laws no longer allow her to own one; leaving her fate to the criminal. The 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution adopted on December 15, 1791, protects the right of people to keep and bear arms (Brooks, Chad. "The Second Amendment & the Right to Bear Arms." LiveScience. TechMedia). Stricter gun laws do not prevent criminals from being in possession of guns, but instead, removes guns from law-abiding citizens thereby inhibiting their ability of self-protection. “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people” (Sub tropic Productions LLC). Gun control laws will not prevent evil people from committing homicidal acts upon the innocent. Subsequently, restrictive gun control …show more content…
Gun bans remove weapons from citizens, placing them at risk for victimization. Stricter gun control laws will favor the criminal as there is an increased chance that the citizens will be unable to defend themselves making them vulnerable to attacks. Criminals will become increasingly brazen, no longer committing crimes in the dead of the night. Citizens will have to sit idly by, no longer able to thwart crimes in progress.
Contrary to opponents for gun control, pro-gun control supporters do not believe the Second Amendment is an unlimited right to carry guns and therefore, does not infringed upon their rights (ProCon.org). They are of the opinion that laws supporting background checks will prevent guns from reaching the hands of criminals, ultimately saving lives. Pro-gun control supporters believe strong gun restrictions are necessary to keep weapons away from dangerous people whose intentions are to inflict

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