Essay On Gun Control Pros And Cons

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Gun Control Written By: Antonio Randle Professor Joseph Gredler DeVry University, Composition The debate over gun control in the United States has grown and diminished over the years. Recently this discussion has resurfaced, mainly triggered by a series of incidents involving mass killings by gunmen in non-combatant situations. The situation that initiated the most recent national probe was the killing of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Ct. in December 2012. It is safe to assume that the citizens of this country, or even internationally, sympathize with this tragic event, in addition to others. However, modifying the existing Second Amendment rights and principles will only jeopardize the…show more content…
One of the factors that deserves to be considered above all is: will the decision make the United States a safer or more vulnerable country in regards to citizen safety? The most recent incident that resulted in resurfacing the gun control discussion of this country was the felonious and fateful act committed in Newton, Connecticut. The State of Connecticut has the fifth toughest gun laws in the country, according to the Brady Campaign. They [State of Connecticut] have many gun restrictions, which include a ban on guns in schools and semi-automatic weapons. All of these restrictions were broken by the shooter in Newtown. In this case, there was a law for gun control and despite its “toughness,” the law did not make a difference when faced with the combination of penal consequences for violations and the best interest of citizen safety. According to the 2011 FBI crime report, there were 8,583 homicides by firearms in 2011, out of 12,664 homicides total. In addition, the statistics show that more than two-thirds of homicides involved a firearm. These statistics reveal the prevalence of gun violence and can support a citizen’s claim for gun control reform. However, there are examples of citizens who are only protecting their household and/or person. One citizens who has…show more content…
The answers to the questions that stand out vary depending on how that person understands the information coming from the many different sides of the gun issue. The solution to gun control in this country is not to initially infringe the right of its citizens who are seeking only to protect themselves from possible public and domestic dangers. The government must first develop regulations that will control how guns are procured by individuals who are subject to use it in an act of unprovoked public violence. Once citizens feel safe and crime has reasonable dropped, then the topic of gun control reform can be discussed and

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