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Lisa Gerarday
English 101
July 28, 14

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Lisa Gerarday
English 101
July 28, 14
Adding More Gun Control?
You wake up in the middle of the night and discover your are not alone in your house, there are three men burglarizing your home right now. What are you to do, what if they find you? Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have something to defend yourself incase your life is in danger, possibly the best thing to have would be a gun? Gun control limits what types of guns and ammunition a person can legally posses; it could also limit how you could defend yourself and your family in a similar situation. Gun control is ineffective in lowering crime rates due to the fact that criminals do not follow the law and law abiding gun owners are being targeted.

Gun control targets law-abiding citizens by infringing on their second amendment right. While it is a good idea to regulate what type of weapons a person can own (I.E. fully automatic machine guns & nuclear bombs) it is not a good idea to target people that already conform to the laws in place. Gun control laws only target people that try to own, purchase, and handle guns in a safe and responsible manner. Enacting more restrictive laws against law-abiding citizens only makes them into criminals. For example the issue if a person can own an assault rifle (AR-15) or not. Assault rifles are the same rifle that the military (M-4) uses the only difference between the military version and the civilian version is that the military version is capable of firing three rounds with one trigger pull and the civilian version is one pull to one round. If new laws are enacted that make current firearms and their components illegal, thousands of Americans that follow the law would be turned into criminals. The argument that more gun control laws lowers the amount of violent crime is the main basis for passing more gun control legislation. It seems that for every mass shooting that occurs, there is an outcry from politicians to pass more gun legislation. According to a study on weather gun control has an affect on crime rates the findings of this study that “gun control is ineffective in reducing crime rates are consistent with the vast majority of other studies that use state data” (Moorhouse and...
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