Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Imagine sitting at home watching television late at night and someone tries to break and enter the house. There is a self defence handgun in a bedroom close by. Once the criminal sees the gun they flee the scene and everyone is safe. Protecting the home and family is a main reason for continuing to implement the Constitution's right to bare arms. Preserving the second amendment will prevent crime, make people feel safer, and provide home defence; however gun control does not prevent homicides, accidental death, or other violent crimes.

Gun control does not help prevent homicides. A relatively small amount of people are killed by guns more are killed by traffic accidents, heart disease, and even influenza (CDC). From 1980 to 2009 a ban on assault rifles did not affect the homicide rate at a state level in the United States. "States with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes... The effect on 'shall-issue' [concealed gun] laws on these crimes [where two or more people were killed] has been dramatic. When states passed these laws, the number of multiple-victim shootings declined by 84 percent. Deaths from these shootings plummeted on average by 90 percent and injuries by 82 percent," was commented by Phd author, John R. Lott, Jr., in his book More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws. In fact, Mexico, one of the strictest countries on gun control, has a rate of 9.97 gun related homicides per 100,000 people

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