Pros and Cons of Gun Control Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Pros and Cons of Gun Control
A discussion on the pros and cons of gun control.
# 35839 | 650 words | 3 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 22, 2003 in Hot Topics (Gun Control)

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This paper briefly outlines the pros and cons of gun control. The paper shows how the issue is not a clear cut one: Does gun control limit crime or merely hurt the law abiding citizen? The paper shows how the issue goes beyond the right to bear arms issue we all associate with gun control arguments. The paper argues that real research, by independent, non-partisan, objective people needs to be done in order to give accurate results to the effects guns and their laws have on our society.

Pros of Gun Control
Cons of Gun Control

From the Paper:

"Most people who advocate guns control want to use the background check as their preferred method. A background check help keep known felons from purchasing guns from legitimate dealers; the only loophole being the gun show, but factions are working to close that loophole. The major concerns about background checks are: Will background checks put gun shows out of business? Will they inhibit the rights of legitimate gun owners? Will they really deter criminals?
"According to the Americans for Gun Safety (AGS) organization (2001), three of the five top gun show states have required background checks for years. These states have apparently not felt an adverse effect while requiring gun show sales to be precluded with background checks. As for inhibiting legitimate purchases, 95% of all background checks take only two hours. Of the rest, most take less than two days. It is the longer ones that usually uncover a convicted felon and are refused. Thus, a legitimate gun purchaser would be inconvenienced for an afternoon."

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