The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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“Gun are designed to kill. They have no other function” (Bowman and Newton). Today, there is a major debate whether or not guns should be legalized or stay legal. The Second Amendment allows people to right to bear arms, but many people disagree with that and to express their opinions, both sides protest. Guns have a long history in the United States. They were made for military purposes and are now used for anything a individual wants to use it for, like for example hunting. Stricter gun control laws should be enacted because they will cause fewer deaths, save money, and for increased public safety. More gun control laws should be enacted because by the enactment of more gun control laws there will be cause fewer gun deaths. The article, “Counterpoint: Gun Control Saves Lives” by Beverly Ballaro and Laura Finley, gives a statistical comparison of gun homicides;

“England and Japan, which have some of the tightest gun control measures in the world, also feature some of the world’s lowest gun homicide rates (per 100,000 people, 0.04 killings and 0.03, respectively). The United States, by contrast, has a rate of 3.42 gun murders per 100,000 people-100 times greater than in England or Japan” (Ballaro and Finley).
More gun control laws can decrease the rate of death as shown in England and Japan. Because England and Japan had stricter gun control laws, they had lower gun homicides rates than in the United States. By enforcing stricter gun control laws, it

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