“If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns”. This argument has been tried throughout the years, as tragedies from assassinations to school shootings have become the focal point of national concern. The Constitution grants American’s the right to bear arms, but over the years these rights have become infringed as new laws are passed in response to specific acts that call for new safety measures. But at this point in time, because of the already instated acts, enough measures have been taken to legally prevent criminals from obtaining guns. Further laws being enacted by the states are simply making it more difficult for law abiding citizens to purchase guns for legitimate reasons. Guns rights are a constitutional privilege that
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Alternatively, studies revealed that in reality assault weapons are used in only 1 percent of homicides both before and after the Assault Weapons Ban was enacted in 1994 through 1998 . Conclusively, the types of weapons permitted by states do not allow fair grounds for a citizen military, and are not only proven ineffective for having an impact on crime like it was intended, but also in excessive jail times if violated by otherwise outstanding citizens.
Americans tend to believe that guns are easily obtained, when in reality federals laws already passed make it impossible for criminals to legally obtain a weapon. Because of this misconception, Americans are still supporting stricter regulations believing many gun-control campaigns about loopholes. Firstly, when surveying state prison inmates, only 2 percent admitted to having got their weapon at a flea market or gun show, 12 percent from a store, and the 80 percent had been obtained illegally or through friends . Secondly, an instant background check automatically scans the potential buyer’s criminal and mental health history and denies them from purchasing the weapon. However, it could be possible for the criminal to go into the store with a friend whom has a clean background and legally purchase the weapon. Regardless, it’s common sense to understand that criminals who wish to intentionally commit a crime will find the means