Gun Control Argumentative Essay by Research Group

Gun Control
This paper presents three major arguments against the legislation of gun control.
# 26566 | 1,206 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 09, 2003 in Law (Constitution) , Hot Topics (Gun Control)

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This paper explains how gun control is one of the most controversial topics in America, and this discussion is even spreading to other parts of the world. This paper summarizes one part of this international debate; specifically, it deals with the arguments against gun control. The paper presents three main arguments: The right to bear arms as guaranteed by the Constitution; There is little empirical evidence that gun control is an effective deterrent against crime; There is much empirical evidence that suggests that owning a gun can be a valid and efficient method of self-defense.

From the Paper:

"The primary basis for many of the arguments against gun control is found in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which states that "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" (Encarta, 1999). However, the courts have never struck down a gun control law because of this provision. The federal government and all U.S. states have some gun control laws. These laws are based on several strategies: forbidding people who are considered to be unreliable from obtaining any firearms; prohibiting anyone other than the police, the military, and persons with special needs from acquiring high-risk guns (those that are particularly likely to be misused); and requiring waiting periods before purchasing a gun or gun license."

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