Gun Control Essay

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Bobby Wrench National Government September 18, 2012 Gun control The definition of gun control is any law, policy, practice, or proposal designed to restrict or limit the possession, production, importation, shipment, sale, and use of guns or other firearms by private citizens. Most commonly the guns in question are personal firearms, typically handguns and long guns. I am for gun control because I feel that guns are not for everyone. Certain people cannot handle firearms and certain individuals tend to misuse them. Firearms are not something to be played with. They should be used wisely and kept out of harm way. People die every day because others are not responsible and misuse their firearms. I do believe that there should be rules to have or own a firearm such as not having a felony or must be law abiding etc. Firearms are dangerous in the wrong hands and people who own them should be recommended to take firearm trainings. In today’s society there is an excessive amount of crime rate. In the year of 2008, about 16,272 murders were committed in the United States and 10,886 were committed with firearms. Firearms are generally classified into three broad types. They are known to be handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Rifles and shotguns are both considered “long guns”. Based on production data from firearm manufacturers in 2010, there were about 300 million firearms owned by civilians in the United State. Of all these guns about 100 million were hand guns (Agresti). People have different aspects on gun control. Some individuals are for gun control and some think that gun control does not make a difference. These are some pros for gun control. Knowing that people who cannot easily obtain a firearm allows people to feel safer. Most violent crimes are committed with firearms and restricting gun ownership will most likely reduce a tremendous amount of crimes.

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