What I Learnt From A Gun Control Essay

Written by What Is Gun Control on March 10, 2013. Posted in Gun control article, Gun control debate, Gun death

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Recently,I read a gun control essay published in a journal. The essay was replete with gun control facts that threw light on the extent to which gun ownership had been contributing to gun crime. I am sharing a few points that I came across in this gun control article.

This gun control essay had a mix of gun crime statistics and some of the arguments advanced by both sides. Though some of these points have often been mentioned in the gun control debate, the way these points were presented in this essay was somewhat different. This essay dealt with the gun control pros and guns objectively. While this gun control essay did not take any side, it had no hesitation in exposing the fallacies of the arguments for either side.

From the gun death statistics presented in this essay, I learnt that there are about 30,000 gun deaths every year in the United States. This cannot be dismissed as a normal occurrence. With stricter gun control laws, it should be possible to bring down gun crime and save thousands of people from becoming victims of gun violence. Another information contained in this gun control essay gives credence to this conclusion. This essay quoted confirmed statistics to show that the number of murders was less in countries that have fewer guns. Thus it is possible to bring down gun crime through effective gun control.

As I have mentioned earlier, this gun control essay also considered some of the arguments commonly presented. For example, the National Rifles Association (NRA) has openly said that it will not accept any compromise on its opposition to gun control. This gun control essay pointed out that this was not a reasonable position to take and only showed the unwillingness of the NRA to listen to reason. The essay also took upon the NRA’s threat to the legislators that it would defeat them in the primaries if thy did not support the stand taken by the NRA. This is in conformity with the recalcitrant position taken by the NRA, the essay pointed out.

Another argument considered by the gun control essay was about the very idea of gun control being antithetical to the concept of democracy. This essay put the record straight by clarifying that gun control laws were not aimed at curbing ownership of guns but at preventing anarchy, which would be a threat to the very survival of democracy.

New Gun Control Articles

Written by What Is Gun Control on March 6, 2013. Posted in Gun control, Gun control article

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Some new gun control articles have come up recently. These articles have a refreshing approach to the subject of gun control. They do not stop with listing gun control pros and cons and leaving it to the readers to draw their own conclusions. These gun control articles make a threadbare analysis of the issue of gun control. They do deal with gun control facts like other articles on the subject do. But they also go into the attitude of the people interested in the issue and examine their actions objectively. This is what I find refreshing about these gun control articles.

I would like to share some of what I have read in these gun control articles. These articles carried some shocking gun death statistics relating to the number of deaths from gun crime in the United States. Every year, about 30,000 people have been dying of gun deaths in the United States. Another disturbing fact relating to gun crime statistics I came across in these gun control articles was that nearly 40 percent of the children are aware of the whereabouts of the guns in their houses. I find it disturbing because the prospect of some children getting hold of guns owned by their parents is so real that we need to consider the consequences of such a situation.

This was not the only disturbing news. Another piece of gun crime statistics I found in these gun control articles was that in areas that had a high proportion of gun owning population, the likelihood of women and children becoming victims of gun violence was found to be quite high. With so much of evidence showing that allowing people to own guns with no restrictions can only cause grief to many people including the family members of the gun owners, one would expect the pro gun ownership groups to relent. But these groups continue to maintain that guns will give protection to the owners and thus will indirectly bring down crime, despite the fact that there is no evidence to support this theory. In fact, all evidence shows only the opposite to be true.

Whatever gun control articles may say, organizations like the NRA (National Rifles Association) continue to maintain their opposition to gun control. Given this kind of an attitude, the NRA can only be considered a highly paid lobby, though it may claim to be an association of sportsmen.