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The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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In the US, recently there have been a lot of crimes that included some type of firearm. The violence in the US will not be stopped by gun regulations. Gun regulations will make it harder for people to obtain guns, but that won’t matter with criminals. Criminals don’t follow the law so regulations will not affect them. The most gun regulations can do is slow down a criminal, everyone is driven by something and criminals are after something and some won’t stop unless they have what they need. There are many arguments that can be made from both sides about how gun regulations will or will not decrease crime. There are three groups of people that look at this, those who are not for gun regulations and those who are for it and then there are…show more content…
“The right of the people to keep and bear Arms” is misunderstood by many people. Those who believe anyone can have a gun and those who believe only certain individuals can own a gun. “Scholars of the Second Amendment are embroiled in a heated debate over the meaning of that single, ambiguous sentence. The wording is very much a product of the eighteenth century: "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."” (Bellesiles). Those who oppose gun regulations use the Second Amendment to protect them and those who want more gun regulations blame the poor clarification of the Second Amendment. A law abiding citizen is at risk when all these new gun regulations are put in place because it could prevent them from being able to defend themselves. A good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. A good guy without a gun can not stop a bad guy with a gun. “while guns make criminal violence more lethal, guns may also have the beneficial effect of enabling private citizens to defend themselves against criminal attack.“ (Ludwig). With more and more gun regulations being put it, it is putting more people at harm than doing actual good. A good guy could stop any bad guy if they had a gun. Criminals usually target an audience that is least likely to have a
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