Gun Control Thesis

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CANADA'S STANCE ON GUN CONTROL 2008 Outline : A) General overview. B) Laws of Canada. C) For and against gun control. D) Conclusion. Foreword: This paper discusses the topic of gun control policy in Canada. It also considers the question whether the laws should be changed. Thesis: “All guns are capable of being used in crime. All guns pose a threat to public safety”. I would like to start my paper with the words that to my mind represent the truth: “All guns are capable of being used in crime. All guns pose a threat to public safety.” (Killias, p.17) I completely agree with this statement, though the problem of gun control is a very controversial…show more content…
On the one hand, you have those who believe gun control is an essential thing for security. Others believe it is unfair to abstract a person's liberty to have guns. Those people also believe that firearms control will not aid to prevent offenses either. In any case, firearms have become one of the major reasons of death in many countries. The best example I think is the USA where guns are initial among young Afro-Americans. This turns firearms control into the question that must be thoroughly considered. The argument that is often set by those who are for gun control is the security of children who find firearms. The children are likely automatically to shoot themselves or others. But if children know what gun is and how to handle it they will do no harm to anybody. In a study done by an ABC News Station, the children who shot the guns were the ones who never saw guns. The kids who were around guns knew what to do and how to handle the gun (Thompson, p.…show more content…
A more recent study suggests that changes to Canada’s gun control law have had an effect on accidental firearm death rates, particularly in males. (Boyd, p. 35) Criminologists are sure that gun control must exist and be rather strict to avoid countless victims. Certainly, rate of crime must be regulated through many tools : penalties, fines, confiscation but gun control plays the supreme role. I deem Canadian gun control system should not be changed, for its work is an effecient one. I think that several amendments should be addopted. Such as : stricter penalty for firearms smugglers, for parents, who do not keep a proper eye on their children and so on. Another way of supporting gun control policy is making people know about the threat that firearms are. Here should be revealed the satatistics, giving some examples from the USA
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