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Our ability to make decisions can be influenced by psychological concepts that may or may not help. It can be particularly difficult to remain objective when dealing with a controversial issue where people often have strong beliefs and feelings about one side only. For example, consider the case of gun control laws. Apply the science of decision making to analyze how the gun control debate is presented by opposing sides. In your answer, include how the availability heuristic, framing, and confirmation bias would each influence the debate. The Second Amendment is not an unlimited right to own guns. The Second Amendment of the US Constitution protects individual gun ownership. More gun control laws would reduce gun deaths. Gun control laws do not deter crime; gun ownership deters crime. High-capacity magazines should be banned because they too often turn murder into mass murder. Gun control laws infringe upon the right to self-defense and deny people a sense of safety.
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