Gun Control Essays

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Gun Control

Gun control is an issue that many are faced with daily. Parents are concerned about the safety of their children more now than before. Some want gun control and some do not. I am against gun control because I believe if properly educated about a gun, anyone can use it to a certain extent.

I know gun control laws would help cut back on the store robberies, bank robberies, gang shootings, etc. Gun laws that restrict the sale of handguns would help keep handguns out of criminals’ hands. I understand the beliefs of some who feel that by banning guns the streets and communities would be a much safer place.

Gun control laws are not the cure-all for all of society’s problems. Yes, they would cut back on many crimes,
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Or that we should ban doctors because millions die each year at the hands of inept doctors.” (“Kill Thousands”)

Recent studies show that owning guns reduce crime. Criminals usually attack those that appear vulnerable. Thus having a gun will ward of criminals,
“A study by Prof. John Lott of the University of Chicago, showed that by adopting “shall issue” concealed carry handgun laws, 31 states have reduced murders, on average, by 7.7%, rapes by 5%, aggravated assaults by 7% and robbery by 3%.” (“Kills Thousands”
Gun Control Reduces Crime Gun control laws have not had a positive effect on crime, if anything; they have had a negative effect. Places that have strict laws on guns generally have a higher crime rate than areas that have moderate or light laws concerning guns. A criminal does not obey the law so putting restrictions on guns is not going to keep them from getting them, it is only going to give them more people to make victims because the innocent can’t get the guns they need (Ten Myths).

Myths are everywhere and many of the people who support gun control support it because of a myth. Decisions on gun control need to be based on facts not myths so make sure you know whether or not your evidence is a fact or a myth when you decide. People who are for gun control base all their arguments on myths and the negative

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