Argument Against Gun Control

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Since the birth of the United States, Americans have been seen as a people fond of their freedoms. This is made evident when looking to documents such as the Declaration of Independence. Though, when we look to the bill of rights; one of the original ten amendments forces much controversy to rise. This would specifically be in reference to the second amendment: the right to bear arms. Some see it as a scourge running rampant throughout the nation; causing death and destruction. As a result, these people may argue that gun control should be severely tightened, and in some cases, completely abolished. After looking past the surface; however, I cannot agree. There are near innumerable reasons for why inhibiting gun control would be a terrible decision. The fact that - statistically speaking - more good than harm comes from the second amendment, that irresponsibility of certain gun holders …show more content…
Quoting that of two criminologists, Prof. Don Kates and Prof. Gary Mauser: “Nations with stringent anti-gun laws generally have substantially higher murder rates than those that do not. The study found that the nine European nations with the lowest rates of gun ownership (5,000 or fewer guns per 100,000 population) have a combined murder rate three times higher than that of the nine nations with the highest rates of gun ownership (at least 15,000 guns per 100,000 population)” (Harvard Study: Gun Control is Counterproductive. It should also be noted that Norway has the highest Gun per capita in the world, and yet has the lowest murder rate in the world as of the late 2000s. This then proves that gun control laws are merely a band-aid solution for a dilemma that has nothing to do with the frequency of gun usage or availability. Rather, solutions should be found for those who use firearms without