Gun Control: More Or Less?


There are over ten thousand people in the United States killed by guns each year. But what the statistics don't show are the thousands of lives that are saved by guns each year in the hands of law enforcement officers and responsible citizens protecting themselves and their families. That introduces an intricate dilemma: Should we increase the laws on gun control simply because we are not enforcing the current laws?
So what are we to do? People say that simply adding more laws will help solve the problem. I doubt that. The individuals who murder with guns do not care about the law. That is why we call them criminals. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had two illegal assault weapons in their ...

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firearms corporation is like filing a lawsuit against the Toyota and Jack Daniels Corporations when someone becomes intoxicated and kills another in a drunk driving accident. Why not sue McDonalds when somebody eats too many Big Macs and becomes extremely overweight?
Still some extremists call for an outright ban on all firearms. Not only is it extreme, it is also a step in the wrong direction. Criminals would still find ways to purchase firearms. It is similar to the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s. People still found ways to drink, and the consumption of alcohol actually rose when prohibition was enacted.
One logical solution with actual evidence that proves effectiveness is the right to carry a concealed weapon at all times. Certain states have passed laws enabling citizens with no criminal record to carry a firearm at all times. Murder rates have dropped drastically in all states with similar laws. What intimidates a killer is not the threat of being imprisoned, but the ...

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Added: 6/1/2006 10:31:00 AM
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