As of late, gun control has been the most controversial and heavily debated argument. Policy-makers across the country have been fighting for the restriction of firearms. They often cite tragedies such as the Colorado theater and Sandy Hook shootings. The highly publicized tragedies make for a prime example of just how dangerous firearms can be.
The claim is that by banning guns, crime rates would be drastically reduced and communities as a whole would be far safer. In reality, gun control does exactly the opposite.
In 1982, the city of Chicago established a ban of handguns. This did not correlate with a decrease in violence. Murders actually jumped approximately 40 percent over the next decade which was double the increase for the rest of the United States. In 2010 there was a revision to the gun law. This revision allowed the possession of guns in homes if residents pass several background checks, take a training class, acquire a firearm owner's identification card (FOID) and register for a permit with police. Unfortunately, due to the complications involved, only 6% of FOID holders have successfully acquired a permit. It may come as no surprise that Chicago had the most murders in America (506) in 2012.
In 1997, the United Kingdom placed a ban on handguns. In the following decade the UK experienced a 77% increase in violent crime. Violent crime occurs around 4 times as often as the United States. 2034 instances per 100,000 in the UK; 466 instances per 100,000 in the United States.
It is clear that this type of gun control only harms the general population. The type of gun control that works with incredible effectiveness is what was implemented in Kennesaw, Georgia.
In the same year Chicago banned guns, Kennesaw enacted a law requiring the head of each household to keep at least one firearm with ammunition. The result was an incredible reduction in crime. Burglaries decreased 89% and saw a 50% decrease in overall crime. The violent crime rate in Kennesaw is 85% lower than the national average.
It is very clear that restriction of firearms does not and will not work. This is simple common sense. What law is going to deter a criminal? Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
If this is the case, then why are there still attempts to ban guns? It simply does not make sense. Statistics do not lie. Tougher gun laws = more violent crime. The second amendment was not enacted to allow individuals to hunt. It was put in place as a personal defense against tyranny. The founding fathers realized that without a right to bear arms, they would still have been under the rule of the British government.
Gun ownership is one of the most crucial elements of personal freedom. Many Americans realize this; but many do not. Why would our incredibly intelligent government want to ban guns? What would happen the day after a country-wide ban on guns? Stay keen, and watch out for false flags.
"To conquer a nation, first disarm it's citizens." -- Adolf Hitler
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