Argumentative Essay: Should Gun Control Be Legalized?

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Reasonable gun control & education steps can be put in place, so an outright ban is unnecessary. It takes brains to live the life of a criminal; many of them most likely have weaseled their way out of the database and would therefore be able to buy a gun anyway. idea, the only individuals it would affect are the law-abiding citizens. Criminals tend to ignore laws; hence they are called criminals, and inflicting “excessive waiting periods, registration fees and the like” on law-abiding citizens who are already following the law would only tell you that everyone buying a gun is an upstanding individual (Rivkin & Grossman). In essence, law-abiding citizens will be jumping through hoops in order to get a gun to protect themselves with…show more content…
There are instances where owning a gun may dissolve a conflict before the police or anyone who could even remotely help would be able to arrive. Showing those criminals how they are viewed by pointing a gun back at them causes them to quaver in their choice to wreak havoc. As gun control is such a controversial topic that leads to arguments of whether it should be legalized or not, the idea that we would not be able to defend ourselves, should the need arise, is a horrific nightmare and almost a terrible reality. Legalizing gun control will only further the pain caused to our county through the many instances that have occurred in the past and recently. 6. Lower murder rates in foreign countries prove that gun control…show more content…
This is one of the favorite arguments of gun control proponents, and yet the facts show that there is simply no correlation between gun control laws and murder or suicide rates across a wide spectrum of nations and cultures. In Israel and Switzerland, for example, a license to possess guns is available on demand to every law-abiding adult, and guns are easily obtainable in both nations. Both countries also allow widespread carrying of concealed firearms, and yet, admits Dr. Arthur Kellerman, one of the foremost medical advocates of gun control, Switzerland and Israel “have rates of homicide that are low despite rates of home firearm ownership that are at least as high as those in the United States.” A comparison of crime rates within Europe reveals no correlation between access to guns and

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