He informs his readers of the studies to determine whether gun ownership rates have any effect on criminal activity being that firearms are the leading cause of murders; and if by making gun control laws stricter will it lower the violent crime rates, and overall homicide rates. Johnson, Fawn. "The Silver Lining in the Gun-Control Defeat." National Journal. (2013): Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.
John Lott and David Mustard had researched into the law that al... ... middle of paper ... ...to pass bans on the selling of weapons, which had been proven to have an affect on the crime rate in some states and cities. In conclusion, the phrase that would best explain the gun problem would be “Guns don’t kill people, criminals kill people”. Works Cited Page http://www.i2i.org/S.../Assault_Weapon_Ban_Wouldn’t_Have_Sto pped_Texas_Massacre.ht Assault weapon’ ban wouldn’t have stopped Texas massacre, David Kopel, Assault Weapons.. http://www.funsupply.com/political/carry.html concealed carry http://www.jointogether.org/gv/issues/response/laws/strlaws2 .jtml Gun Violence - the Issues - The Response - Stronger Gun Laws http://infosys.jhsph.edu/centers/gunpolicy/ Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research http://infosys.jhsph.edu/center/gunpolicy/factsheets.cfm Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research http://www.health.su.oz.au/cgc/websum.htm That Claims that Right-to-Carry Laws http://www.joycefdn.org/programs/gunviolence/gunintro.html The Joyce Foundation: About Our Gun Violence Programs http://members.zdial.com/~tysk/Depts/2nd_Amend/gun_facts.htm Thought You Should Know - Gun Facts
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. ." in an article titled "The Case for Firearms" (Cassidy 275). James B. Jacobs and Kimberly A. Potter wrote in an article called "Keeping guns out of the "wrong" hands: the Brady law and limits of regulations" that "US law enforcement should concentrate on stiff sentences for crimes committed with guns and recognize that gun control laws do not keep guns from the wrong people" (Jacobs and Potter 1 of 27). Daniel B. Polsby, author of "The false promise: gun control and crime," simply states, "Gun control laws don't work" (Polsby 1 of 11).
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For the purposes of this paper "Gun Control" is defined as policies enacted by the government that limit the legal rights of gun owners to own, carry, or use firearms, with the intent of reducing gun crimes such as murder, armed robbery, aggravated rape, and the like. So defined, gun control understandably brings favorable responses from some, and angry objections from others. The gun control debate is generally publicized because of the efforts of the Pro-Gun Lobby or the Anti-Gun Lobby. The best known of the Pro-Gun Lobby is the NRA, headed by Charlton Heston and Wayne LaPierre. The Anti-Gun Lobby includes such organizations as Handgun Control, Inc., The Violence Policy Center, and the ACLU, and is commonly associated with such figures as Sarah Brady.
Gun control advocates suggest that confining gun ownership would reduce the number of violent gun-related crimes, suicides, and deaths; rigorous background checks and mandatory waiting periods would help to deter criminals and possible tragedies; and that assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines should be banned from public use, as police officers and military personnel are the only officials who actually need them. Adversaries argue that criminals will always find a way to get their guns, consequently leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless; crimes are often prevented by the prophylactic effect of the possibility of victim gun possession; and that the Second Amendment to the Constitution protects individuals’ right to gun ownership. Gun control is a considerable system that galvanizes Americans apropos several quandaries; therefore is it vital to be conscious of the pure facts associated with gun restriction, and even more crucial to comprehend the advantages and disadvantages. The firearms concerning gun control policies are typically classified into three extensive categorie... ... middle of paper ... ... dependent upon the government for safety and fortification depicts a nightmare. Works Cited Cook, Philip J., and Jens Ludwig.
Is our crime rate increasing because we do not have enough gun laws or are the gun laws that are currently in place not strict enough? These questions in addition to pertinent topics on gun control will be discussed and answered in the following report. Gun control, an extremely controversial topic, impacts all of us living in the United States. Purpose and scope Gun control is any law, policy, practice, or proposal designed to restrict or limit the possession, production, importation, shipment, sale and or use of firearms. Gun control laws and policies vary greatly around the world.
Critique of Scholarly Article on Guns and Crime Focus and Findings In their article Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor For Homicide in The Home, Arthur Kellerman and his colleagues state that gun ownership increases the risk of violent crimes in the home instead of conferring protection. However, after reviewing their claims a number of flaws in their research and data collection methods are evident. There are a series of inappropriate conclusions and validity concerns throughout the article – having realized that these exist – it is impossible to sustain that gun ownership leads to higher homicide rates. Further research is needed to determine if a casual relationship is at all present and then to ascertain the true nature of the potential link. Kellermann, et al.