Private Ownership Of Guns Essay

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Michael Duffy said, “The gun control lobby does not have the Ammunition.” While proponents claim that private ownership of guns should be banned, it would appear that the opposite is true. Gun control is one of those things, like motherhood, that most people agree with. Most people believe that if you reduce the number of guns in a society, the amount of armed crime will shrink. This is a truly beautiful idea. Unfortunately, it is wrong. I agree with the private ownership of guns because, black markets will arise with gun control, and security of innocent people will be compromised.
First, gun control assumes some fundamental things to hold true.   It assumes that all people are law abiding, responsible, and well intended; we know this is not the case or there would not be a gun debate.   Since the above does not hold true, we have markets that will work against gun control, called “Black Markets”.   Gun control works for the normal market, where there is a series of checks and balances to keep guns out of the hands of known criminals and people with mental disorders, through background checks and waiting periods.   What happens with the people that are not allowed to buy a gun because of their background?   They all turn to the “Black Market”.   The “Black Market” has only one check and balance, risk vs. reward. How much can be charged for a gun vs. the legal problems that can be caused for the seller and buyer.   If the risk is worth the reward we have a “Black Market”, where people can buy and sell guns without the controls of the normal market, but are under pressure of legal action if caught.   The stronger the laws are restricting gun ownership in our “Normal Market” the more demand for “Black Market” guns will grow.   The probation of alcohol and the resulting “Black Markets” for production and distribution of the contraband is the example that demonstrates the need of private ownership of guns.
Second, the right to carry handguns reduces the general level of...

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