The Policy Of Gun Control Essay

1799 Words May 12th, 2016 null Page
I chose to review the policy of gun control. Years ago, shootings were not a worry in American’s lives. Now, it can be a fear to drop your children off at school. Safety should be taken very seriously, and putting more importance on gun control laws is a major first step. It is a big controversy whether gun laws should be strengthened or weakened. Should concealed consent to carry be taken away all together, or should the process to receiving a permit be more in depth? Should be police officers and security personnel be the only ones to carry firearms? These are all questions in the discussion of gun policies in the United States. Right now, 47% of Americans say yes, there should be more restrictions on firearm purchasing while 53% of Americans believe no, there should not be any more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun. It is a very even dispute. Of those who said yes, 6% of those agreed to require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training before purchasing a firearm. 1% of participants wanted guns completely banned. On the other hand, 6% of those who were not for more severe laws on gun control said only test those with a criminal past or the mentally ill before a firearm can be purchased. 2% said only for assault weapons, another 2% said only to increase the consequences for violent gun use, and 1% of those who disagreed would like to see the government pass a national “Stand Your Ground” law. This law removes the duty to retreat…

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