Gun Possession

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GUN POSSESSION Name Course GUN POSSESSION Gun Possession is and has been a thorny issue especially considering it’s correlation to crime and murder rates. Gun violence is costly and causes ripples in every segment of society. In my view, an approach that would involve some dull accounting exercise of suming up medical expenditures and earnings lost due to gun related injury, narrowly misses the point. The strain on the healthcare system or a reduction in labor size have little to do with public concern on gun violence. One is driven more by the thought of safety than anything else. For this reason, people would be to pay more, to lessen the risk of gun violence. In essence, the cost of gun violence in this case would be flipside to the…show more content…
The key findings showed a moderate impact of policies on gun violence. It ws noted that gun buybacks are among the least effective ways to reduce gun violence. This is because guns collected are insignificant when compared to the arsenal still in the hands of ordinary citizens. Violent criminals also tend to steer clear of buyback programmes leaving such programmes for people least likely to commit crimes with the guns. Increased police, probation officers and social workers contact proved most effective at gun control. Research has shown law enforcement programs to be more effective than gun laws. In this case, the most efficient programs combined both supportive and punitive strategies to reduce gun violence. Buyback programs have been shown to be even less effective than laws. This clearly shows that the most effective methods involve ‘old-school’ police work where the police department, probation officers and social workers join efforts at identifying and targeting the biggest threats. Sanctions and Rehabilitation are quite effective but due to their large scale nature as compared to the more hands-on approach of police monitoring. The best approach would be to find a balance between the
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