The Issue Of Gun Control Essay

1463 Words Dec 7th, 2016 6 Pages
Gun control remains to be one of the most popular debates along with abortion, animal testing, and climate change. What makes gun control so controversial? Well, many people have different views on the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which reads as “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.” Advocates for gun control believe this applies only to police and military, but will gun control actually help reduce crime. I chose to believe that stricter gun laws will not be of help, since countries and states who already have done so have seen little to no difference in crime, criminals will not be affected and still get their hands on weapons, and limits your second amendment rights. Gun control will only disarm citizens and put them at a disadvantage against criminals. To begin with, some states and popular cities in the U.S. already have strict gun laws, which is not helping reduce the crime violence. For example, one of the most popular city in the U.S. Chicago, IL, despite having some of the strictest gun laws, the city is still over run by shootings and illegal firearms. According to thefreethoughtproject, “Inside the city limits of Chicago, not a single gun shop can be found — they’ve been outlawed”. “Gun laws were so strict, in fact, that in 2010, the US Supreme Court intervened saying the law was going to far” (thefreethoughtproject). Yet the gun laws didn’t…

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