The Stricter Gun Control Laws

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Over the years, one of the more pressing issues that has been discussed in our government branches has been that of gun control; to increase, decrease, or simply leave it as it is. Gun control is the arrangement of policies and laws that regulate the dealing, manufacturing, and ownership of guns by citizens. “The city of Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. The murder rate in Chicago was about 17 percent higher in 2012 than it was in 2011, and Chicago is now considered to be “the deadliest global city”’ (Snyder, np). All over the nation there are gun regulations made to protect citizens, however increasing gun regulations is not the correct path to guarantee the safety of citizens. Having stricter gun control regulations …show more content…
For some people this sounds like something that should be done but it can result in the complete opposite. “The Second Amendment is one of the most important rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The operative text states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms…shall not be infringed.”’ (Gosar, np). Some people want to get rid of handguns and military weapons, not knowing that this would be violating the 2nd Amendment. Also, on January 17, 1920, the 18th amendment came into effect. This amendment was made to stop the production, sale, and transportation of alcohol across the U.S. Although this amendment sounded like a good idea to some people, it ended up being worse than expected. People across the U.S. who had been manufacturing beer continued to do so regardless of the law. Most other people ignored the law, and alcohol become more popular than ever, and created career criminals like Al Capone who imported alcohol into cities. By replacing every reference to alcohol in the 18th amendment with a reference to firearms, there could be a similar aftermath. “In other words, crime would thrive due to a monopoly on firearms. Just as the …show more content…
“Gun ownership was a significant predictor of male firearm suicide rates. In fact, firearm suicides among men increased by 3.3 per 100,000 for each 10 percent uptick in gun ownership. Firearm suicides among women increased 0.5 per 100,000 for every 10 percent jump in gun ownership” (Caba, np). Suicide is one of the highest leading causes of death in the U.S., and firearm suicides are costly and reducing numbers of firearms may seem vital. While reducing the numbers of guns in the U.S. may play a huge factor in reducing the number of suicides that happen with firearms, it still may not change the number of suicides that happen. Anyone individual who is determined to commit suicide can do so, with or without a gun. keeping in mind firearms may make it easier for someone, it cannot be the decision that is

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