Gun Control Essay

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The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights gives people the right to keep and bear arms. The ideas of setting strict laws that allow only hunting rifle use, and laws that allow more freedom has been argued over for many years. The best argument protecting the Second Amendment is that people have more security when possessing a gun. Although this is possibly true, gun control provides much more than comfort for the people. The second amendment has some benefits, but many dangers also come with having the right to own a gun. One of these dangers includes violence and death with our youth. If Gun Control laws are put into action, they will help prevent deaths of innocent people who carry guns. Gun Control will also help prevent terrorism …show more content…
Evidence of multiple handgun trades between the Irish Republican and three sources in the United States also shows how easily attainable firearms are for terrorist organizations (Brady). However, Gun Rights activists still do not want Gun Control.
Gun rights activists argue that the Second Amendment gives people the protection of carrying a gun. The argument has a very strong point, but if one pauses to view the Gun Control side of the argument, one will clearly see gun control gives much more protection to the future victims of gun attacks. If guns are strictly controlled in the first place, then there will be no reason for fear, because it is almost impossible to conceal a rifle in one’s clothing. When looking at the State-by-State Gun Control Laws one would see that in states where gun control laws are enabled firearm death goes down drastically (CNN). For example, Wisconsin, with sparse gun control laws, in the beginning of the year 2000 had four hundred thirty-two firearm deaths per 100,000 people (CNN). In comparison, New Jersey, with a fair amount of gun control laws, had only three hundred forty-one deaths per 100,000 people (CNN). Ninety-one deaths may not seem like a huge difference, but if each state has exactly 1,000,000 people, then the firearm death difference would be nine hundred ten people. Given these facts, one can clearly see gun control noticeably prevents

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