The Pros And Cons Of A Concealed Carry Of Handguns

analytical Essay
551 words
551 words

A Heat-Packed Debate
Carrying a concealed weapon enables persons to be able to defend themselves and others in bad situations, so it should be nationally legal in the United States. Victims of assault and violent crime who use guns to resist have fewer injuries. A 1997 study of National Crime Victimization Survey data stated that, “Robbery and assault victims who used a gun to resist were less likely to be attacked or to suffer an injury than those who used any other methods of self-protection, or those who did not resist at all” (Should Adults...). Continuing to allow the concealed carry of handguns would save the lives of millions of citizens in the future. In a time period when violent crime such as burglary, mugging, and rape happens every day, it is important that people are able to protect themselves …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that concealed carry should be legal in the united states to prevent violent crimes.
  • Argues that the concealed carry of handguns should not be legal in the united states.

In addition to handguns being a method of resistance, they can also be used as a productive method of prevention of an attack. Most of the time, carrying and drawing a concealed handgun can prevent an attack altogether, without anybody getting injured. A fall 1995 peer-reviewed study by Gary Kleck, PhD, published in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, found that “When someone draws a concealed gun in self-defense, the criminal simply retreats 55.5% of the time” (Should Adults...). In these cases, the potential victims are able to protect themselves and those around them without any actual physical conflict taking place. As soon as the assailant sees that their target is armed, he/she backs off without anybody getting injured, because they are

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