Should There Be Stricter Gun Control Essay

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Gun control is considered as how easy it is to obtain guns, (such as: eligibility, sales etc…) how strict the regulation on concealed weapons is, and how much power our government should have in terms of regulating guns. Gun control should not be considered on the levels of military and law enforcement, and it is my position that the United States should not have stricter gun control. An over exaggerated theme that is often seen about gun control is whether the strictness of gun regulations has any correlation with how much it controls/reduces crime. Stricter gun control laws would include: longer waiting times for the consumer to receive a gun, stricter eligibility for the privilege to conceal arms, as well as tougher requirements for background checks. I contest that stricter gun laws will either have little, to no impact on crime rate. Statistics and studies on gun control…show more content…
In fact, the thirty one states that follow the “shall issue” laws (the law to conceal weapons) “have on average, a twenty four percent lower violent crime rate, a nineteen percent lower murder rate, and a thirty nine percent lower robbery rate than states that forbid concealed weapons.” The nine states with the lowest violent crime rates all have right to carry laws. (http// Gun control laws do not work; it is not a theoretical statement, but a statistically proven one. Despite it being an incredibly corny line: “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” or “When guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns.” These statements are essentially true; saying that a gun kills a person is like saying that the car, not the drunk driver, drove itself into a head on collision with a school bus. It is true however, that the person yielding the gun is the killer, not the gun itself. For fucking Christ’s sake it’s an
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