Gun Control Argument Essay

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If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make people fat. Remember: Hold the person accountable for their actions, not the means they chose to utilize!!! Spoons and forks don't make people fat. Lack of exercise, poor nutrition, and the over-consumption of crappy food makes people fat. Cars don't cause car accident. Bad drivers who drive too fast with their eyes on their cell phones cause car accidents. Guns don't cause school shootings. Crazy people with emotional problems who are on Prozac and have watched one too many Rambo movies and played one too many shoot'em up video games, cause school shootings. Banning guns won't lower the amount of school shootings that happen. Criminals who don't follow the law will get the guns they want no matter what the law says. Even if there were no more guns on the planet, a crazy guy could get a sword and hack people up instead of using a gun. The problem is crazy people in a degenerate society, not gun laws. 2. Myth: More guns equals more gun crime. A comprehensive Harvard study shows that the burden of proof that "more guns equal more deaths and fewer guns equal less death" has not been observed by evidence across a wide array of nations. This can also be seen in the United States over the past two decades, as more guns have gone into circulation while both the violent crime rate and homicide rate (including those committed with firearms) have declined dramatically. 3. Myth: The UK and Australia gun bans have reduced violent crime. Both the UK and Australia instituted strict gun control legislation which basically eliminated private gun ownership in 1997. However, neither countries' legislation had an impact on lowering violent crime, and in both cases violent crime actually went up in the years following the enactment of the gun legislation. Some gun control advocates, like Piers

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