The Issue Of Gun Control

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We live in a world of people infatuated with the idea that every theory has to be proven in order to be deemed valid or credible. That is what I will do in the span of this paper, restate the proven facts and integrate them in a way that will trigger a new viewpoint on the subject. Gun control is something that should be enforced across the world in order to save lives. In the United States there is a ratio of 88.8 guns per one hundred persons (GunPolicy.org). Those numbers award us with the highest total per capita number in the world. With that amount of firepower there needs to be an efficient way to regulate who exactly can purchase a gun. Since 1791 when the second amendment was ratified there have been many advancements in general technology especially in firearms. The main controversy associated with the gun control debate revolve around the different interpretations of the constitution. The 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.” Keeping in mind that the guns in that time period were single-shot, made by a gunsmith, and fire by the means of a flintlock. One argument is that gun control is ultimately ineffective because criminals are already planning on breaking the law. This is a valid point, criminals or anyone for that matter with the pure intention of killing, will find a way. However, criminals aren’t the only ones responsible for the

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