Gun Control

A persuasive essay on the need for stricter gun control.

By looking at how guns continue to cause increased incidents of homicide, suicide and injury to children, this paper argues for the need to strengthen, not weaken, current gun control laws. Presents classic arguments such as children’s exposure to violence, increased crime statistics and family accidental shootings.
Gun advocates generally play down the link between firearm access and violence. As the NRA likes to say, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. They view the laws restricting gun ownership through the lens of self-defense and civil rights. This position, however, fails to address a very real link between the ownership of guns and violence. Even with measures such as the Brady Law and the five-day waiting period in place, firearms continue to play a major role in instances of both criminal and accidental violence.