The Controversial Argument For Gun Control In The United States

The controversial argument concerning gun control has become a nationwide issue in the United States due to numerous amounts of shootings and incidents that have inflicted activist to finally step up in 2012 for and against gun control. Many believe gun control has pulled the nation apart and that’s exactly what it has done. Activist for gun control have fought to disband citizens’ rights to have arms, to try and lessen the amounts of shootings and protect the nation. While others, who refute gun control activists’ views, believe this will only infuriate criminals and that it is also taking away the rights of citizens and the right to bear arms. Gun control is a cover up where people have become scared and they believe that the best way …show more content…
will never stop crimes from happening, or will it shootings, if a criminal were to have the mind set and the determination to pursue his goal then he will find a way to get possession of a gun. Gun control has only raised conflict in the United States, in Washington D.C. where the government has enforced some gun laws 80.6 people per 100,000 have been murdered in comparison to Arlington, Virginia where the murder ratio is 1.6 people per 100,000 where they have enforced no gun laws at all (Williamson). With guns a majority of citizens in the United States feel more secure; they would rather have a gun in their house to ward off any intruders trying to break into their homes (Why Own a Gun). In America the controversial event concerning gun control has affected the lives of many people, if the laws for gun control were to be passed businesses will be closed men and women will lose their job and our poverty level will increase. Gun control activist claim that it is the gun that causes the problem but the problem is the people behind the gun. The gun can’t make a decision for someone the actor is the one responsible and if he wants a gun he will do whatever is in his capability to get a gun whether it be off the black market or smuggling it over the border. The only way to keep shootings and crimes from happening in the U.S. is an increase in protection, the addition of SRO’s at schools and higher security entering and exiting buildings such as …show more content…
Activist in favor of gun control believe that with gun control being enacted that the United States would not only be better off but safer as well. The other party who disbelieve in the need for gun control believe that with it the country will only grow more corrupt considering the facts that the states that have had gun constraints have grown more violent prove their point. Gun control would keep guns out of the United States for a short period after it would be enacted, but as soon as they are smuggled into the United States all of the citizens who had previously given up their arms now have no guns to defend themselves against robbers, muggers, or whoever it might be that threatens their lives. In order to keep guns better under control without taking away guns from citizens is by enforcing security in places like schools and for the government to keep track of who is mentally unstable and to make sure that there is no chance what so ever for them to get in reach of a

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