Gun law Regulations
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Gun control laws are needed to protect women from domestic abusers and stalkers. It is said that five women are murdered with guns every day in the United States a women's risk for being murdered increases by 500% if a gun is present during a dispute. Gun control can also lead to fewer suicides being that there were 270,237 gun suicides in the US for about 52% of all suicides. A recent study found that when gun ownership went down in the US, the overall suicide rates decreased.
- There are way too many accidents involving children playing with guns or accidental discharges due to careless or inexperienced adults and if guns are readily accessible, they can more easily fall into the hands of children.
Too many criminals purchase guns legally and use them to commit crimes such as the incident in Newtown, Connecticut which killed 20 children and eight adults (including the shooter himself).
Even President Obama said that after the Newton incident, his administration would take action towards more gun control. In his speech at Newtown, he asked, "Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?"
Lawmakers have also said it is time for the nation to take a look at its gun control laws.
In disagreement with your statement of "people doing what they can in order to get what they want," basically means that in order to stop the trafficking of guns from states with looser gun laws into states with tougher gun laws something major has to be done. However, with these laws, it WILL be harder to attain a gun.
Even President Obama said If gun control laws are in effect then a set up of a strong background check system including having the FBI hire a couple hundred more people to help process background checks because their big numbers since talking about 20 million checks are getting done every year. Hiring 200 more ATF agents to be able to go after unscrupulous gun dealers. Then that will apply across the country and so, you know, some states may have laws that allow for conceal and carry. Some states may not. There"s still going to be differences, but what will at least be consistent across the country is that it"s much harder to get a firearm.
There is no guarantee that criminals especially ones like the modern say Al Capone are not going to have ways of getting guns, but it may be a little more difficult and a little more expensive, and the laws of supply and demand mean that if something is harder to get and a little more expensive to get, fewer people get them and that can make a difference.
Having a gun will not help all the time but being defenseless will never help..
When seconds matter calling 911 and asking the bad guy to wait is not a viable option.
Better to have a gun and not need it than to need it and not have it!!!
**Police do not protect you from crime, they just investigate the crime after it happens.** With enforcing strict gun laws are we protecting the people or the criminals?
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