Politics

Why Gun Control Won’t Work

Gun control versus the right to bear arms is a common topic amongst Republicans and Democrats. There are many reasons why gun control won’t work. Gun control is illegal. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Around 52% of Americans own guns, according to the NRA. Too many Americans have guns, and they won’t simply just hand them over.

If there are fewer guns on the street, the incidence of terrorism, mass shootings, and violent crime decrease, right?

Wrong.

The Violence will increase. Take a look at New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. These cities have very strict gun laws but the shootings haven’t decreased. People will follow gun free zone laws. Criminals won’t. When there are stricter laws, the criminal thrives.

Most of the Democratic party says that gun control will reduce mass shootings. If someone has to desire to commit mass murder, they will find a way. “When our government banned alcohol, people found a way. When our government cracked down on illegal gun use, people found a way. By banning guns, you do not stop individuals who are intending to cause harm to law-abiding individuals.” Said College Republican Brady Moore. Drugs are illegal and people still find a way to abuse them.

Getting a gun is difficult. You have to fill out an application, have a background check ran, go through sheriff offices and more. For criminals, they will find any way. They buy them from others, steal, and get them through other countries. The criminal will find the way to get it.

In conclusion, Republicans and Democrats will always be against each other on this topic. Too many Americans own guns and gun laws won’t stop criminals. We have banned alcohol before, and people found a way. Guns aren’t different. They will always find a way.

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.

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