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Gun control does reduce crime

Gun control does reduce crime - there would be less violent...

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Gun control does reduce crime Gun-control advocates advance several arguments to support their position that the government  should restrict the availability of guns to reduce violence. 1. More handguns in circulation equals more violent crime. 2. Owning a handgun increases a person's risk of being killed. 3. Keeping guns out of the hands of criminals prevents violent crime. 4. Taking guns away from criminals reduces violent crime. Gun control does not reduce crime The National Rifle Association (NRA) criticizes pro-gun-control arguments and offers an alternative  proposal for reducing violence. Guns don't kill—only people kill. If more people carried guns to protect themselves, 
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Unformatted text preview: there would be less violent crime. • Gun-control laws are unconstitutional because they violate the Second Amendment “right of the people to keep and bear arms.” • Waiting period laws such as the Brady Bill are the first step on the road to a police state. • Gun control laws don't reduce violent crime. • An alternative to gun control—mandatory sentences for persons who commit crimes with firearms—will produce greater reductions in crime and require less sacrifice on the part of gun owners than gun-control laws....
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