The Debate On Gun Control Laws

915 WordsOct 21, 20154 Pages
The second amendment in the constitution has given American citizens the “right to bare arms”. Laws have been placed to restrict firearm ownership and rules have been set if you do own a firearm. Does placing these laws of ownership stop the crime or protect the citizens? These questions have been asked by many citizens and lawmakers when creating laws regarding gun control. However, the debate on gun control is nothing new. In 1924, Presidential candidate, Robert La Follete said, “Our choice is not merely to support or oppose gun control but to decide who can own which guns under what conditions.” This debate has been brought up multiple times still in modern day due to no one settling on laws regarding ownership of a firearm. Statistic rates show gun control laws in fact do work, so why haven’t law officials put these into act? School shootings are happening more; fear is being driven into citizens as they go about their daily life. Gun control laws need to be enforced by law officials in order to control the harm guns can bring to citizens. Do gun control laws work? Statistics have proven they do. Nationwide basic gun control laws are now in effect. Laws vary state to state, restricting sale, purchase and use of guns. Some other laws include, no person convicted of a crime can own a gun, and a person must be 21 or older to purchase a handgun. Also a person who engages in the business of buying or selling a firearm must be licensed. One law that has the most profound
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