gun control research essay
ProCon.org recently featured an article that studied gun control. “Stricter state gun laws associated with fewer gun deaths, study finds.” The article discussed gun control laws in states with stricter laws tend to have lower rates of gun related homicides, and a suicide (ProCon para. 1) Gun control in the United States is becoming a wide spread issue and is becoming a problem everywhere. Although I am living in a city with uprising crime that has been skyrocketing over the years, I wasn’t aware of this being an issue all over the United States. I decided to do some research to find out whether I am in favor of Gun control laws or not. After reviewing many articles for and against gun control, I found out that I do in fact agree with
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1). Mr. Baldwin then proceeds to talk about people basically abusing gun control laws and that they are useless because people are still using guns in “gun free” zones. Mr. Baldwin argued, “I thought gun-control laws and “gun-free” zones were supposed to protect people from gun violence” (Baldwin para. 1). Mr. Baldwin proceeded to argue that “Gun-Free” zones are actually “Free Killing” zones (Baldwin para. 1). He then went on to explain how “This is the second time in recent memory when some wacko shoots up a military installation” (Baldwin para. 2). I feel like Mr. Baldwin’s logic behind gun control laws is kind of persuasive because even though there are gun control laws, and “gun free” zones, doesn’t mean that people are going to stop committing gun related crimes in places where there are laws in place. I expected that I might be swayed by Mr. Baldwin’s information, but I was not. I am definitely in favor of gun control laws. I also think that Mr. Baldwin’s argument was kind of true and he had a lot of good reasoning, but I still think that by enforcing gun control laws helps a lot of states to lower their gun related crimes. However, I did not see anything on Chuck Baldwin’s article that proved gun control laws were good or bad.
The final article that convinced me of my position came from the Congressional Digest. The article, “Prevalence of Gun Use and the Regulatory