How Does Gun Illegalization Reduce Crime

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Gun Illegalization; Will it reduce crime? time. The American people has been subject to massive gun control experiments for over 30 years. Since the passage of the 1968 gun control act the federal government, in one form or another, has been in a position to regulate every retail sale of firearms in the country. The people on the anti-gun control side believe that gun ownership is a constitutional right backed by the second amendment. The anti-gun control side also believes that gun control only restricts law abiding citizens. The pro-gun control side believe that guns are the back-bone of our crime problems today. They also believe that gun laws help keep guns off the street and reduce crime. The second amendment…show more content…
That is one of the reasons they felt that registration was necessary. Dr. Patricia Wright did a study that showed that gun owners are better educated, have more prestigious jobs and have a better chance of being a victim than non-owners. The latest in gun-control is the law that says that you must have a license to carry a gun and must be twenty-one years of age or older to receive along with a backround check. The waiting periode for this is five-to-thirty days. Regulations to help keep this rule organized is fine, but the problem with these bills are that none of them do anything to reduce the crime rate and svae lives. Criminals will not registar their guns because most likely they are stolen and they have no license do to the fact that they are criminals. Ultimately, the only thing that these bill do is keep the honest people honest. John R. Lott did a short survey of 847 criminals that said that they are more concerned robbing a citizen with who is armed with a gun than running into the police. One felon quoted “ If you scare some innocent body with a gun you might not survive, if you get caught and arrested by a cop in America you are sure to survive”. Point being that if they really want to reduce crime by big numbers, they should allow people the right to conceal and carry there own
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