The Importance Of Stricter Gun Control Laws

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The 2nd amendment states that we as citizens have the right to bare arms and to protect ourselves. Gun control only keeps the 'good guys' from obtaining firearms. Bad guys will always have ways of getting weapons, whether it is from the black market, cross borders, or illegal street sales. New gun laws won't do much in stopping them. As the saying goes where there's a will there’s a way. No legitimate study in the US has ever shown that gun control has any positive impact on crime. There are many people who believe that a handgun can save your life, but there are also people who believe that they are just used for bad guys to kill. The Constitution states that we have the right to keep and bare arms, but there are some groups that have decided…show more content…
Even though, since 1968, more than three hundred thousand Americans have been murdered by guns. Today, only cars cause more fatal injury. Recently, the average number of people killed by a handgun per year is twenty-four thousand. The U.S. Congress and state legislatures have debated restrictions on gun ownership for some time. Efforts to fight crime are best served by focusing on the criminal element and not with gun control legislation. Criminals should know that when they break the law there will be swift apprehension, prosecution, and punishment. Research is beginning to prove laws do not reduce the amount of violent crime in our society. Gun laws have only succeeded in disarming the law-abiding and making the criminal's work environment safer (Unfocused 1). Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Neal Knox told the subcommittee on criminal law of the United States Senate, "Gun laws fail because they do not address the issue. The Issue is not possession of firearms, but misuse of firearms. We cannot expect criminals to abide by gun laws when they have already shown a disregard for law and order by their criminal activity. The only people ever affected by gun laws are peaceful, law-abiding citizens, who never abuse their firearm right (Gottleib…show more content…
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