Aggressive Gun Control
Are gun control laws and acts necessary?
We should have looser gun control because it promotes a decrease in crime rate and an overall decrease in death rate, provides more and more guns, this guarantee’s more hunting for food, and provides a sport that has competition in it. Since 1991, the total crime rate has declined over forty percent to a 35-year low (“Gun Control: Update”) because we had looser gun control. If people want stricter gun control , they are tearing away the right to, “bear arms,” freely. They are making a United States citizen fill out paperwork and show valid identification to the gun dealer who wants to sell a specific type of firearm, ranging from handguns to rifles. The gun dealer then submits the information to either state or federal authorities. The authorities run the information through a national database to check for attributes that would disqualify the individual from owning the gun, such as a criminal history or serious mental illness. The check is completed in a few hours and in the vast majority of cases, the person is cleared to go ahead with the purchase. This is how long it takes for a citizen just to buy a gun(“Gun Background Checks”). We should let people protect themselves from dangers and let them go into the competitive sport, hunting.
My evidence supports my claim of why we should have a looser gun control and be able to protect ourselves and other people in any way. Like a vast majority of people in the United States who use or buy guns are law-abiding citizens. Or how studies show that a gun in the home decreases the risk of firearm related death or injury to a household member from a criminal(“Gun Control-Follow Up”). In 1991, how the total crime rate has declined over forty percent to a 35-year low (“Gun Control: Update”). And Guns are used to kill more than thirty-thousand Americans each year and injure approximately seventy-thousand("Gun Control-Follow Up"). So, we should stand together and take on the opponents who argue that people have no right to protect themselves and carry out their own choice to carry firearms.
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