No Reason for Strict Gun Control Laws Essay

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------------------------------------------------- Opinion Essay No Reason For Strict Gun Control Laws Guns have been an important part of the United States of America’s history. This right is part of the Second Amendment which was inserted into the United States Constitution on December 15,1791 with the purpose of giving the people the right to bear arms. Currently gun control is a controversial topic in the United States, and a great part of the population demand more gun control laws; people believe that guns are the cause for crimes and schools tragedies like Columbine. I believe and I will demonstrate that guns are not the problem, and that guns also save vulnerable people, so creating stricter laws does not reduce…show more content…
The criminals who really want to commit murder, rape, robbery, or sell drugs, are not going to throw out their intentions just for gun control laws. Therefore, states that allow registered citizens to carry concealed weapons have lower crime rates than those that do not. The third point, but no less important, is strict gun control laws do not stop criminals who want a gun. Even in countries that have an almost total ban on ownership of guns, criminals will smuggle in guns, just like drugs. For instance, since Australia's 1996 laws banning most guns and making it a crime to use a gun defensively, armed robberies rose by fifty one percent, unarmed robberies by thirty- seven percent, assaults by twenty four percent and kidnappings by forty-three percent. While murders fell by three percent, manslaughter rose by sixteen percent. People who are pro gun control think the gun shows are where criminals get their guns, but the reality is that only two percent of guns used by criminals are purchased at gun shows. And people who passed background checks, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, purchased most of those legally. Criminals usually look for guns on the black market or ask someone who is allowed to purchase them. A perfect example is the tragedy at Columbine High School. When in the months prior to the attacks Harris and Klebold acquired two 9 mm firearms and two
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