Why Is Gun Control A Problem In America?

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It was Christmas day in the year 2003, in cold Chicago, Illinois. A man robbed a local home. As a result, the victim of the house took a gun and shot the burglar. The criminal was taken to a hospital to be taken care of, while the owner faced charges and prosecutions since the town had a gun ordinance ban. If it was not for the law abiding citizen, this man would have gotten away with theft and possibly assault (Wheeler 20). Gun control will altogether cause more problems in America than it will produce solutions. Yes there are cons; there are cons to every controversial subject. But the fact of the matter is, that even with those cons, there are more positives that come out of the use of correctly using and not abusing the power of a gun. …show more content…
It’s proven that the available body of research doesn’t support claims that conceal and carry laws have a measurable impact on crime (Hargarten 30). Crime is dramatically reduced through the use of guns. Firstly, burglars are scared of getting shot. Burglars rely on the stealth to be successful. Only 13% of residential burglaries occur when the homes were occupied and 73% of convicts in state prisons that were convicted of a burglary or violent crime stated that they avoided occupied homes due to the fear of being shot (Kopel 14). Armed robbers say they are more likely to hit up chain link stores where the manager would have an antigun policy and not “mom and pop” stores where the owner is more likely to own and possess a gun (Kopel 14). Since these robbers are scared of guns, a gun in a home will drive away these criminals. Since they are scared of getting shot, they usually only steal and victimize houses that aren’t occupied. Also, women who are prepared with knowledge of guns and how to use them will stop crime. After a rape epidemic in Orlando, Florida, police responded by initializing a publicized program training women to use firearms. As a result, in Florida, rape rates fell 88% and burglary rates dropped 22% (Kopel 15). Likewise, a women was attacked by a man with a knife and a lady nearby, with her legal handgun, shot and severely wounded the attacker and saved the victim at a Wal-Mart (Margolis 43). Guns in the hands of a person who …show more content…
In 2002 there were 30,242 deaths by a gun (Elder 38). Two brothers playing stick up shot each other since they didn’t know the gun was loaded (Fagan 16). This was their own fault and stupidity and there is no one to blame but themselves and their parents. In efforts to stop this, laws are passed. There were a drop in murder rates and robbery rates in states that didn’t allow citizens to carry and conceal weapons (Gold 114). There are other ways to stop crime without taking away our rights. If the government did their job there would not be that much

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