Argumentative Essay On Gun Control

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In the United States the right to keep and bear arms is a right for Americans protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. This Amendment has accounted for many spirited debates over the nature of its content. This has caused gun control to become an extremely controversial area of American politics. Primarily, the debate is carried on by two different groups, those supporting gun control and those supporting gun rights. Often times, these groups disagree on the interpretation of these laws and court cases related to firearms. Even more specifically, they disagree about the effects of gun control on crime and the overall safety of the public. It is clearly in the interests, of all Americans, to reduce gun violence in the country.…show more content…
It has often been the idea of many individuals more guns signify more deaths and therefore, fewer guns would equate to fewer deaths. Unfortunately, these thoughts are all too often afflicted by misconceptions and factual error. No practicable study, has been found, of a gun law’s effectiveness resulting in a positive reduction of crime. Instead, such studies have shown a negative effect. That is, in areas having the greatest restrictions on private firearm ownership, crime rates were typically…show more content…
In the five years after the ban took place, it, began to rise (Beck, 2013). The same year Chicago enacted their ban, the Kennesaw City Council in Georgia unanimously passed a law requiring heads of households to own at least one firearm with ammunition (Ludwig, 2003). The ordinance stated the gun law was needed to "protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants ( Many people believed there would be shootings in the street and violence in homes, however this was not the case. Instead, the crime rate in the city plunged 89 percent compared to the reticent 10 percent drop statewide. It has stayed low even in the years after it

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