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.