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The reduction of the crime rates following the reduction of gun-related violence can be used to justify gun control. However, the official statistics does not support this assumption. The reasoning that guns cause crimes arises numerous disputations, as it does not consider that guns are just another mean of committing a crime. Pro-gun advocates usually assert, “Guns do not kill people; people kill people.” The Vice President, Wayne Lapierre argued that the best solution to the Newton Massacre was to allow citizens to own guns. He stated”The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” (Spitzer,
According to certain articles the issue of gun control can be traced to Roman Empire whereby during times when peace was prevailing there should not be any standing armies and this was also incorporated in the British and American constitution. Throughout many years there have been widespread discussions and arguments regarding gun control, there are three main themes: ethics – to balance the right of an individual to carry a firearm for safety purposes and to the safety of the general public, interpretations of the second amendment which protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms which was adopted in 1791 and finally does gun ownership increase or reduce
Many will argue that it is a person’s constitutional right under the second amendment, the right to bear arms. Many will argue this amendment is no longer needed and others will base an entire argument on this amendment alone. The need for citizen to own and possess firearms should be a preference of the city or county of residence. The issue of crime reduction is an area that is discussed when the rights of possession of firearms is argued, the data consistently shows that crime increases when there is no presence of firearms from
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Banning or restricting guns does not necessarily mean there would be less crime. There are more factors to increased gun violence than simply accessibility. Furthermore, although outlawing guns could possibly decrease firearm related casualties. One must realize that it is highly probable that this would increase injuries connected to crimes. I absolutely agree with the current laws prohibiting felons from possessing a firearm as well as making sure guns are out of a child’s reach.
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When the government begins to regulate which guns we can use, how many bullets we can load, the procedure used to purchase a gun, with background checks and waiting periods, it is only a matter of time before they take guns away entirely. However, the opponents don’t seem to argue this point, s that the intended purpose of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is to empower U.S. residents to resist governmental tyranny. The controversy is whether that empowerment is intended to be on an
The second amendment states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (U.S. Const., amend. II.). Opponents of gun laws say that any laws that are used by the government to control or regulate gun control is infringing on their second amendment right (Issues & Controversies, Online). A gun control initiative to be focused on would be stricter gun control laws and measures which would help crack down on gun crimes while encouraging responsible gun ownership and the use among civilians.