Against Gun Control misc Essay

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Against Gun Control misc



Some people are for new gun control laws, but I am one of the many that are against them.
Now, it is impossible to pick up a newspaper or watch the evening news without being
bombarded with the details of another mass shooting, or another child that was killed
while playing with a gun. Unfortunately, there are many people who take the easy way out
when it comes to a solution to this problem, they choose gun control. There are many facts
that support my position in which I will explain.

First of all, numerous studies have proven that there are many protective uses of
firearms, but most are masked by the few larger negative gun stories in the news. Mark
Johnson, a journalist for Media General News, reports that despite scholarly studies
indicating that law-abiding citizens use firearms from 764,000 to 3.6 million times each
year to thwart crime, most defensive gun use incidents go unreported to the authorities.
A survey done by Florida State University criminologist, Gary Kleck, suggests that there
are 2.2-2.5 million protective uses of guns each year. John R. Lott, a graduate of
University of Chicago Law school, has found with his studies that allowing citizens to
carry concealed weapons deters violent crimes and it appears to produce no increase in
accidental deaths. Also, National attention has been given recently to the notion that
foreign countries that harshly restrict gun ownership have crime rates much lower than
that of the U.S. . In fact the lowest gun crime rates in Japan, Great Britain, and in
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