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Persuasive Essay: Gun Control is Bad

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The government has placed many gun control laws, but some of the laws

were made to make the general public feel safer. For instance the government

banned a handful of assault riffles when they are not even used for most gun

related crimes. The government also administered another law called the Bradey

Law.

The Bradey Law makes a five day wait on the purchase of a handgun so a

check can be run on the persons background. None of these laws have decreased

the amount of deaths caused by hand guns. The media also plays a part in more

laws being passed against guns and ammo. The media helped have a bullet that

pierces bullet- proof armor get banned, but the bullets were made specially

for law enforcement and licensed dealers. All of these laws should be

considered unconstitutional because it goes against the right to bare arms. So

these gun control laws should be stopped. They should find other ways to deal

with gun related crimes and violence.

This country was founded on the people of the country owning guns to

protect what they think is right. The constitution gives the people the right

to bare arms and protect themselves. Any law against guns should be

unconstitutional but the laws were made because it is what some people want.

The ban on assault riffles took effect in the may of 1994. “Nineteen

assault-style weapons and broad categories encompassing many more semiautomatic

firearms...” were among the many weapons that were banned. The guns that were

banned were only used for three percent of all gun related crimes in 1993. Most

of the crimes and murders were committed with handguns. So the only reason for

making this law was to make the people feel good and safe.

In 1993 the Bradey Bill became a law. It placed a five day waiting

period on the purchase of a handgun. The reason for the wait is to make sure

no criminals or mentally disturbed people purchase handguns. Did that really

solve any of the problems? I don't think so. The law only prevented 45,000

people from getting guns. That number doesn't even compare to the number of

deaths caused by handguns. If they want to stop the amount of killings enforce

gun education and enforce stricter punishment on murders.

The media also plays a part in gun control. If the news says something

is bad or wrong people take their side and views. Rhino Bullets were banned

that way. What the bullets were capable of is being able to pierce bullet-
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