Gun control has been the hot topic in the news recently, and scrolling through twitter feeds and Facebook posts there seems to be support for some sort of change to the gun policies in this country from many people. But there are still many who oppose additional gun control measures because of many reasons, including losing freedom and liberties, violations to the constitution, and historical support indicating that more gun control laws won’t keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Gun control policies have been attempted in the past but there seems to be additional support because of recent shootings that have been highly publicized. A few weeks ago, the President made a speech about how he intends to pass stricter gun control laws, urging Congress to pass stricter gun control laws.
Will it Affect the Criminals?
Controlling gun sales and gun ownership is supposed to deter criminals from owning rifles that the media portrays as “military style assault rifles” but past history indicates that it won’t have any noticeable effect on crime. New laws on the books only typically only impact law abiding citizens since criminals (by definition) don’t obey the law.
Amidst many different opinions and ideas on the subject, one thing is for sure–each individual and family needs to take responsibility for their own safety. Concealed firearms are becoming more and more common in this country and these permits give citizens a way to protect themselves inside and outside of the home. Protecting home assets and personal security are other major factors to gun ownership. Some people rely on home security systems, dogs, firearms, proper lighting, fences, and other measures to deter criminals.
Many American’s are opposed to any sort of gun control law reform because it violates the Constitution. Changes to the Second Amendment will infringe on our rights as US citizens. Firearms are tools that save lives in the right hands, and take lives in the wrong hands. The laws that we have currently should be focused on keeping guns out of the wrong hands, not law abiding citizens. Trying to take away guns like standard modern sporting rifles (e.g. AR15′s and AK47′s) will not keep them out of the wrong hands. It also is going after uncommon weapons in crime and is more political than offering a real solution. In fact, we’ve already tried this “assault weapon” ban and studies show it had little to no impact on crime. Crime has been steadily decreasing since before the assault weapon ban and is steadily declining since it expired in 2004. Each citizen must make choices to defend themselves in the best way possibly, and should contact their representatives to make their voice heard.
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