The Wyatt Party

Gun Control

Party Views

Gun control is alright in small amounts. Banning guns is a violation of our rights. Reasonable gun control and safety courses can be used in order to keep peace and avoid a total ban.

Criminals carry concealed weapons regardless of their legality. Responsible citizens should have the same advantages when it comes to protecting themselves from armed attackers.

Need To Know Facts

"According to a 2000 study by John Lott, PhD, "shall-issue" laws have reduced homicides by 8.5%, aggravated assaults by 7%, rapes by 5%, and robberies by 3%. Lott argued that if states that did not permit concealed handguns in 1992 had permitted them in 1977, 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 60,000 aggravated assaults, and 12,000 robberies would have been prevented between 1977 and 1992."

In Conclusion

Guns aren't what we should be blaming for crimes. They are used for self defense and sport by most people. The select few that use them for crime are punished by the law and made unable to purchase another firearm again.

We are not an irrational party we have ways of working these things out. The government should look into tracking gun sales better rather than stopping them. Banning gun sales will destroy small businesses and the jobs they create. Another way to avoid stricter gun control is through mandatory safety courses. There is already one for hunting why shouldn't a gun owner have to take the course before purchasing any firearms.

We are just looking for solutions not rash and unjust laws that violate our rights.