Pros And Cons For Gun Control

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Arguments for Gun Control have been around for along time and frankly have not changed. Just as well a mid-late 1700s Italian political philosopher, Beccaria, once wrote, “False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils, except destruction”(Halbrook 54). Amazingly, people are arguing the same way today, but none the less have been gaining political speed in this upcoming election. There are those who support stricter laws and there are those who stand on the ground that the laws are useless. After much research there is a logical winner the arguments made against …show more content…
Gun control advocates argue that the growing of firearms in the country correspond precisely with murder rates, but it is untrue “since 1991, the total violent crime rate has declined over 40% to a 35 -year low, and the murder rate has declined by half to a 45-year low”(Gun Control Reform). Supporters also fail to realize that there are other problems than gun use that are the primary cause of these mass shootings in the United States, when in reality there are other causes other than holding a gun that cause a person to shoot another human being, such as mental illness. They also decline the idea that having an armed person would be able to defend themselves in the event of a mass shooting. Just as in the Tuscon shooting, “some of those present were, indeed, carrying weapons, and yet no one was able to prevent the massacre that ensued.”(Gun Control Reforms). That might be true but the notion that someone might be able to prevent the killer from killing, or the notion that there might be a consequence to the killers action may prevent a person from pulling the trigger, but if we take those guns away from the populace than we eliminate that shooting preventing notion. Not