Gun Control

Essay by mangojaijaiCollege, UndergraduateA-, September 2006

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Drug legalization abortion and capital punishment are all controversial

issues in today's society. Just as important of an issue to many people is gun

control. A good definition of gun control is needed to understand the sides and issues. Gun control is an effort to stop the rise in violent crime by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. Persons in the group against gun control believe that gun control is wrong, and that it is a violation of constitutional rights. Those in favor of gun control believe that gun control is good, that the Second Amendment does not apply to regular citizens, and that guns should be taken out of the hands of criminals.

("A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.") Second Amendment

Many people are killed or seriously injured by firearms which are improperly stored;(some statistics show that assaults with firearms have been progressively lowered since 1975,) but most people believe that there should be more gun control over firearms in the future.

The reasons with gun control are reduce crimes, injuries murder rates and death.

The biggest problem I see in the society is to have adolescents who have access to firearms. For example, sixteen years old boy from South America has died after being shot in the head while playing with a friend in a house. In what was being described as a "tragic accident" he was shot with a hand gun. Another boy from California has admitted a charge of unlawful wounding after an incident in which a fifteen-year-old girl was shot with a loaded air pistol. The pellet entered her face close to her eye. The boy was clearer of deliberate shooting as the jury...