Why Is Gun Control Bad

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Gun Control
“If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun”-Dalai Lama, 2001. “To conquer a nation, first disarm it’s citizens” -Adolf Hitler, 1933. These two quotes show the different opinions on gun control in the world and show that it is not a lopsided case! Gun control has been a main topic in the world in the past decade and it has been most prominent in America. There are a wide variety of answers to gun control from american citizens from some wanting it and some not wanting it. So what are the causes and effects of why people would want gun control, well get ready to find out.
Let's start with why people would or wouldn't want gun control. One reason why people want gun control comes from an article by Justin King stating and i quote “firearms are the Pandora's Box of the United States”. (King 10) This shows that he thinks that firearms ruin America because in the story of Pandora’s Box A woman opens the box and brings all things bad into the world. Another reason comes from the same article stating that after “a lunatic shot up a church” (King 1) people wanted to bring gun control to their community to keep themselves and others safe from people of that nature.
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Some effects of gun control have shown positive and negative sides. One effect that has been shown is from Ireland in which after a gun control law was passed, murder rates shot up to 1.6 per 10,000 people in 1975 (King 5), this showed that gun control had a negative impact on murder rates which is the exact opposite of what people want. Another effect comes from an article by Justin King which states the following “ in the United Kingdom after a gun control law was passed, homicide rates trended up until they reached a peak of 18.0 in 2003” (King 4)This also shows that gun control laws did not help in murder rates but made them