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Gun Control Gun control is an issue that many are faced with daily. Parents are concerned about the safety of their children more now than before. Some want gun control and some do not. I am against gun control because I believe if properly educated about a gun, anyone can use it to a certain extent. I know gun control laws would help cut back on the store robberies, bank robberies, gang shootings, etc. Gun laws that restrict the sale of handguns would help keep handguns out of criminals’ hands. I understand the beliefs of some who feel that by banning guns the streets and communities would be a much safer place. Gun control laws are not the cure-all for all of society’s problems. Yes, they would cut back on many crimes, but they will not completely “cure” all of them. People who are for gun control commonly base their decision on myths. Here are just a few of the many myths about gun control: ¥ Gun Control Saves Lives ¥ Guns Should be Banned Because They Kill Thousands of People Each Year ¥ Gun Control Reduces Crime Above are just three of the many myths of gun control. Let’s take a closer look at each one of these. Gun Control Saves Lives “The truth is gun control costs lives, as evidenced by cities which enforce near total bans on firearms ownership. That’s because criminals don’t obey gun control or any other kind of laws. This means that citizens who do are effectively rendered defenseless.” (“Saves Lives”) How can a waiting period help an innocent person that is being stalked or threatened? Does prohibiting a person from carrying a gun keep them safe from rapists or attackers? How do any of the gun control laws keep you safe? Which one would save your life if you were being attacked ri... ... middle of paper ... ...ral to the ‘Gun Control’ Movement.” Educational. 5 March 2001 http://spot.colorado.edu/~tiemann/guns.html “Dr. Tim Wheeler Interview.” Online Posting of Interview. 5 March 2001 http://www.guntruths.com/Resource/dr_tim_wheeler_interview.htm “Gun Control Saves Lives.” Online Posting. 5 March 2001 http://www.guntruths.com/Myths/gun_control_saves_lives_the_trut.htm “Guns Kill Thousands Every Year.” Online Posting. 5 March 2001 http://www.guntruths.com/Myths/50,000.htm Madden, Russell. “The Myth of Gun Violence.” The Laissez Faire City Times, Vol. 4, No 9, February 28, 2000. Polsby, Daniel D., and Dennis Brennen. “Taking Aim at Gun Control.” The Heartland Institute Web page. 5 March 2001 http://teapot.usask.ca/cdn-firearms/Polsby/gcsumm.html “Ten Myths about Gun Control.” Homepage. 5 March 2001 http://www.arachne-web.com/shooting/10myths.htm
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