Argumentative Essay On Gun Control

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Through out the history of the United States, most, if not all households owned a gun. Used for protection, hunting, hobbies etc. In the second amendment it guaranteed the right to bear arms. The 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”. The liberals are trying to amend the constitution in whatever way. Either stop the sales of firearms or restrict the sales so much that minimal amount of people can buy them. Most studies show that controlling firearms have not stop people from committing crimes.

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Medicare has paid out over fourteen-billion dollars in a year for injuries with firearms. Sixty percent of murder victims have been killed by firearms, and another seventy-thousand are injured per year (Lindermann 1). A study conducted by University of Wisconsin shows that gun control laws have had no individual or collective effect in reducing crime rates. Congressman Bill Goodling says that the criminal is the cause of crimes, not the gun (Gottlieb 18). If a firearm ban was issued then the citizens would have to follow with that…show more content…
Gun laws don’t address the issue so they tend to fail. The problem is the misuse not possesion of guns. Criminals won’t obey the gun laws if they don’t even comply to other laws already established. The only people ever affected by gun laws are peaceful, law-abiding citizens, who never abuse their firearm rights (Wright 12). In general, gun control advocates appear to be reflecting the mood of the American public (Bijlefeld 2). Congressman Jack R. Kingston of Georgia wants these people to take a careful look at Jamaica in 1974. In 1974, Jamaica enacted very strict gun control laws, which include house-to-house searches randomly, mandatory life sentences for possession of a single bullet, very strict gun control laws. Within six months violent crime dropped significantly. After a year, it went back up to the level it was before the gun control laws, and it has been increasing ever since (Bijlefeld

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