Gun Control leads to Lowered Crime rates Argumentative Essay

Gun Control leads to Lowered Crime rates
An argumentative essay in support of gun control as a means of lowering crime rates.
# 147544 | 1,352 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | KE
Published on May 12, 2011 in Hot Topics (Gun Control) , Political Science (General) , Criminology (General)


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Description:

In this article, the writer looks at the relationship between gun control and crime rates. The writer discusses both arguments by supporters and critics of gun control as a means of lowering crime rates. The writer argues that it is evident that gun control leads to lowered crime rates. The writer concludes that solutions to this controversial issue include allowing gun ownership with a compromised amount of control, better stipulations on gun purchasing and more accurate record keeping of known abusers.

Outline:
Introduction
Arguments by Supporters
Arguments by Critics
Brady Bill
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The modern debate over gun control first surfaced in the 1960s and 1970s, when the USA experienced a significant jump in its crime rate; a rate that has held relatively steady since then. Following the 1960s assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and civil-rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., Congress passed the Gun Control Act of 1968. The act prohibited the sale of guns to minors (children under the age of 18) and limited the mail-order sale of firearms across state lines. It also required dealers to keep records of gun sales, an especially troubling requirement for Second Amendment advocates since it would allow the government to know who in the country has a gun. Some believe that a list of this kind could facilitate federal attempts to confiscate firearms, precisely the kind of action they believe the Second Amendment forbids."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brady, Sarah. Gun Control. 15 September 1995. 19 June 2010 <The modern debate over gun control first surfaced in the 1960s and 1970s, when the country experienced a significant jump in its crime rate--a rate that has held relatively steady since then. Following the 1960s assassinations of President John F. Kennedy>.
  • Eagle, Jeremy. The Second Amendment. 14 December 2006. 19 June 2010 <http://www.2facts.com/icof_story.aspx?PIN=i0701470&term=Gun+Control+and+the+Right+to+bear+arms>.
  • Swensen, Jeff. Assault Weapons. 17 November 2008. 19 June 2010 <http://www.2facts.com/icof_story.aspx?PIN=i0902320&term=Guns+kill+people>.

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