Argumentative Essay: Does Gun Control Decrease Crime

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Gun Control Does gun control decrease crime, or does it change anything at all. Criminals will have guns regardless of if they’re legal. If we make guns illegal, only the criminals will have guns. Law abiding citizens will have no way of defending themselves against said criminals. No matter what kind of gun control we have, criminals will always be able to obtain guns through the black market. It’s up to us to defend ourselves against these criminals. As United States citizens, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” A well-regulated militia composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state. The Second Amendment is about as clear as the First Amendment’s prohibiting Congress from infringing the right to freedom of speech, press, and religious expression. There is no logical…show more content…
To undergo a background check, prospective gun buyers are required by federal regulations to present, “photo identification issued by a government entity.” It is illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in prison to sell or transfer any firearm or ammunition to someone while “knowing” or having “reasonable cause to believe” that the person is convicted of a felony offense. Background checks have blocked more than 1.6 million prohibited purchasers from buying guns. Background checks only do so much, because criminals don’t go to stores to buy guns, but go through the black market were they obtain basically what they want. Besides the black market, criminals also obtain weapons through loop holes such as family and friends, private sellers, and gun shows, where they do not need to go through any background

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