The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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When it comes to the controversial subject of gun ownership, almost everyone has an opinion on where they stand. Many people that oppose the ownership of a firearm or are pushing for stricter gun control laws argue that guns are responsible for many deaths and tragedies that have taken place in the United States in recent years. Individuals that are in full support of their second amendment right are arguing that guns do not kill people, but people kill people. A recent study has shown that due to an increase in sexual assault, that women are the fastest growing gun owners. Stronger laws need to be passed to control who can get their hands on a gun, however the peaceful gun owners who strictly use their firearms for self defense should be allowed to keep them. In a recent study, a self defense method called Rape Aggression Defense was taught to many women who were survivors of sexual assault. The purpose of this was to measure emotional change. The article states, “The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has estimated that each hour 30 women experience sexual assault, with approximately 207,745 women being sexually assaulted each year. (2011)” (Munsey). The twenty nine participants were recruited from a Texas crisis center for victims of sexual assault. The objective of the Rape Aggression Defense was to enhance and develop the options for defending theirselves. The study was named “Body-Centered Self Defense for Survivors of Sexual Assault” and it was conducted by Beck (Rebecca) A. Munsey, Adrian S. Warren, and H. Ray Wooten. After the study was over, they saw a significant change in each victim’s happiness, competence, self esteem. Although there is still a lack of research of body-centered self-defense, this data can help prove that the subject itself has positive effects. An article from Consumer’s Research Magazine was named “Will More Guns Mean Less Crime?”. The article focuses on both the statistics and effects that guns have on crime. A survey given to American Felons showed that they were more afraid of their victim having a gun than the police. The author, John R. Lott, says that “just as grocery shoppers switch to cheaper produce, felons switch to more vulnerable victims.”(Lott). When a woman is

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