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Guns Essay

1721 words - 7 pages

Travis miller
Itt-technical institute.
2-27-2013

The second amendment states that we as citizens have the legal right to bear arms and protect our families .Our current gun laws should not be made more strict because ,gun control laws only keeps ‘the good guys from purchasing firearms, bad guys will always have ways of getting weapons , whether it be from the black market , across borders or even on the street; new gun laws won’t do much in stopping them; and no legitimate study in the us has ever shown that gun control has any positive impact on crimeThree robbers entered a Commerce City, Colo., residence, one of them pulled a knife, according to officials. The two men and a woman ...view middle of the document...

So, in other words many of the police officers in the world will now be breaking the law when the switch guns with other officers. For instance, there are four officers standing around at the police station, and a couple of them decided to try out each others gun for a day or two. Under this new law, the officers have now broken the law. Many gun owners say there is no need for this new law. The NRA and many other pro-gun groups did everything they could try and make sense of it to people. Even after spending almost 2 million dollars, they still failed. (Kleck). Sarah Brady, Chair of Handgun Control, Inc, was quoted when she said, " These two overwhelming victories clearly demonstrate that all Americans, including gun owners, support responsible gun laws which keep criminals from buying guns." This statement which was publicized in a news release, is a complete Hasty Generalization. Just because this law was passed, doesn't mean that every person, even gun owners want more laws. That could not be further from the truth. A ban on handguns will just cause more deaths. (Kleck). Just because handguns are going to be harder for the normal person to obtain, doesn't mean that it will be harder for criminals to get them. A report done by COPS, the true stories of police officers, says that no matter what is done with gun laws, it doesn't stop criminals. One of the men that was arrested said that it would only take him 20 minutes to go out and by a gun off the streets. So, by saying that the new law on gun show loophole will stop criminals from getting guns could not be farther from the truth.One of the main topics on gun control, is whether or not they are a effective way of self-defense.Who is to say whether or not a gun is a good mean of self defense or not. Well some ofthose questions are answered by the report done by a criminologist working at Florida State University. A criminologist by the name of Gary Kleck researched data from the Department of Justice while at Florida State University. He learned that victims which have defended themselves with a handgun during a robbery or an assault, have the least chance of being injured, or the crime being finished out. Anti-gun people say you don't need a gun to help save your life. You can just try and escape, reason with the offender, or use physical resistance (other than a handgun), and that will work. Moorhouse, J. C., & Wanner, B. (2006). DOES GUN CONTROL REDUCE CRIME OR DOES CRIME INCREASE GUN CONTROL?. CATO Journal, 26(1), 103-124.
That is not true. Gary Kleck discovered by doing all of those things, there is actually a larger chance of injury and the crime being completed. (Kleck). These statistics are the same when it comes to burglaries. Most of the time when the victims resisted with a handgun, there was a less chance of the crime being committed or the victim being hurt. In Kleck's study only 33 percent of the surviving robbery victims were hurt, about 25 percent did not resist, and 17...

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