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Does gun control reduce crime rate?


Over the past few months, people across the nation have been debating about gun control. Topics ranging from firearm restrictions to background checks have been heavily discussed by both emotion and logic, by both gun supporters and gun control activists, and it seems like there is no middle ground for both parties to agree on. Crime rates influence guns demanded for self-protection, and guns demanded by criminals depend upon guns held by law-abiding citizens. Comparative-static analysis is used to investigate the effects of crime and gun control policies. The results show that increases in crime control policies may …show more content…

This showed that the backgrounds checks that were conducted at the local leave had less suicide and homicide rates. The local agencies have access to more detailed criminal reports than the federal government (Guse, Layde & Sumner, 2008).
Firearm has been a major issue in United States since founding of the country; however in December 15, 1971 a bill was passed which integrated the second Amendment to the constitution. That second Amendment give people the right to bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Ever since the law was passed America has been the nation of gun owner, it has been a problem for both the owners and the gun control advocate ( Annas & Glantz, 2009).
It is obvious why people support gun control, because they want to reduce crime and gun control will help achieve their goals. In the poll that was conducted in 1978, regarding gun control laws 41 percent of Americans believe even if there were more gun control law that crime would still stay the same while 16 percent believes that crime will increase. After the shooting at Columbine school, respondents were asked who was to be blamed for the murders, only a few recognized weak gun control rules. Many Americans support gun control because they believe gun control is an effective way to reduce crime and violence. “When it comes to gun control, Americans have very weak viewpoints on the topic”. (Bartton & Gertz, Kleck, 2009).

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