Essay on An Argument Against Gun Control

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Argument Against Gun Control

An Argument Against Gun Control As long ago as 1789, the creators of the
Constitution realized the importance of guns in American society. The Second
Amendment states,"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." No loopholes, or legal caches exist in this statement. The Founding
Fathers allow for no restriction of the private ownership of firearms. Yet, in
recent years anti-gun politicians have attempted to control guns in the name of
crime prevention. Gun control makes no effort to control criminals, does not
reduce crime, takes guns from responsible sportsmen and
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people's choices lead them to drive recklessly, overindulge in unhealthy food,
and use firearms to commit violent crimes. So, criminals should be controlled,
not the guns which they share with millions of law-abiding citizens. Gun
control supporters claim that gun control lowers crime rate. Gun control does
nothing to reduce crime. A study conducted by the Urban Institute regarding
The Clinton Gun Ban Law of 1995, finds that "because the banned guns and
magazines were never used in more than a fraction of all gun murders, even
the maximum theoretically achievable preventive effect of the ban on gun
murders is almost certainly too small to detect statistically..." Joseph
Constance, the Deputy Police Chief of Trenton, New Jersey, states: "Assault
weapons are used in an underwhelming .026 of 1% of crimes in New Jersey.
This means that my officers are more likely to confront an escaped tiger from
the local zoo, than to confront an assault rifle in the hands of a drug-crazed
killer on the streets." West Virginia stands as an example of the inaccurate
thinking of gun control advocates. This state has the highest number of guns
per person in the nation, yet it has the lowest number of crimes per person in
the nation.

Gun control has little or no effect on crime. Gun control advocates
believe that…