The Issue Of Gun Control

Since the days of the pioneers of the United States, firearms have been
part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or
sport. As we near the end of the 20th century the use of guns has changed
significantly. Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight
for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun
control, to try to reduce the crime in the United States, has been a hotly
debated issue in recent years. Although many people feel that gun control
violates the right of the people, given in the second amendment "the right
to bear arms", controlling distribution and sales and the registration of
guns and gun owners is necessary ...

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criminal use of
handguns. It is also argued that by making it difficult for guns to be
bought and registered for the American public there is a threat to the
personal safety of American families everywhere. However controlling the
sale and distribution of firearms is necessary because of the homicide rate
involving guns. In 1988 there were 9000 handgun related murders in America.
Metropolitan centers and some suburban communities of America are setting
new records for homicides by handguns. Larger Metropolitan centers have ten
times the murder rate of all Western Europe. For example in Washington,D.C.
there was an estimated 400 homicides including guns. In addition, gun
control has been seen as necessary because of the violence by criminals
using guns. Gun control is wrapped in a series of social issues such as
crime and drugs. Guns have become closely linked to drugs and murder in the
public mind. Drug dealing and high tech weaponry have escalated the warfare
in cities ...

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