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The argument on gun control has been a big discussion for many years including recently with the florida shooting. On one side of the argument, we have people in favor placing restrictions on guns, while on the opposite end of the argument, we have people fighting the regulation of guns. People in favor gun restrictions believe gun control can reduce crime while the people against gun control believe having the right to bear arms is an effective crime stopper. I believe that every law following citizen should be able to carry a gun and defend themselves against people who intend to harm them. Gun control laws are simply ineffective and they have an opposite effect on crime. Instead of reducing crime, gun control laws just simply take guns out the hands of good people and puts the guns into the hands of the bad guys.
Gun control laws do not stop criminals from possessing guns. Whether or not there’s a law restricting gun use, criminals will always find a way to get a gun because criminals are less likely to obey laws. That’s why they are called “criminals”. Also there’s no law that can stop the supply and demand of the illegal arms trade. If there’s money to be made in the black market, someone will profit from it. Criminals can easily get a gun through the black market. An unnamed felon was quoted, “There’s guns everywhere. If you got the money you can get a gun.” If a criminal wanted to get a gun, they are not likely to walk into a store to buy one. Therefore, they could care less whether they had a background check or not. No law can stop criminals from arming themselves to protect themselves. Most criminals have lots of enemies and they rather get caught with a gun than get caught without one. (Stossel).
The more gun control rules and regulations there are, the happier the criminals will be because they know the more gun laws there are the less chance they have of having a victim defend themselves with a lawfully owned firearm. In many right to carry states, crime statistics are lower than the states with gun laws. The reason why is because guns are used more defensively than criminally. Criminals are usually rolling the dice when they are targeting law following citizens in right to carry states. (Polsby) Criminals do not fear the police or other authorities. What they fear most is the citizens who might be potentially armed. It makes it harder for criminals because they do not know what to expect from them if they’re planning to rob them. They’re either fortunate to have an unarmed victim or they become a victim with a citizen that is ready to shoot and defend their families. (Stossel).
Most criminals are opportunist and having a strict gun law only gives them the opportunity to commit more crime with less worry about that person being armed. I believe that there is other ways to fight crime, however, I don’t believe gun control is the answer to making our world a safer place.


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