Essay on Gun Control Laws Should Be Legal

1043 Words Apr 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Over the past few decades, people across the United States have been debating about gun control laws. Debates ranging from restrictions to background checks, have been heavily discussed by both civilians and people on Capitol Hill. Many nations have abolished the private ownership of guns all together, others have made it nearly impossible to own a firearm. America has been reported to have the highest gun violence in the world, as well as the most lacks gun laws. Many Americans believe that adding more gun restrictions is against the countries Second Amendment rights. Are more gun restrictions and gun laws the right way to go? Will more restrictions lower gun violence? My intent is to prove that tougher gun restriction laws, or lack of restrictions, have little to do with gun violence, but that America’s amount of high poverty are the cause of higher gun violence. Many Americans believe that this country needs tougher gun restrictions to lower gun related violence. Many states have already begun to write tougher laws to make it more difficult to purchase firearms, sometimes stricter regulations don’t help. The state of California has some of the nation’s toughest gun regulations, yet “Twenty-three states had lower firearm homicide rates” (Samaha, 2013). The United States Government, to help with the climbing gun violence, implemented the Brady Act in 1984. The Brady Act made background checks a requirement for gun purchases from licensed dealers. Eighteen…

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