10 Arguments For and Against Gun Control


7) Gun Control Won’t Stop The “Bad Guys” From Getting Guns

Gun Rights Position:
The only people who are affected by gun control laws are people who are inclined to obey laws in the first place. People who commit violent crimes or knowingly break the law in other ways have no reason to obey laws that restrict the acquisition of firearms. People who want to break the law will continue to do so, acquiring the firearms they want by illegal means.

Gun Control Position:
Regardless of the likelihood that some will go to extravagant means to break the law, it is our responsibility to put common-sense laws in place. Most mass shootings in the United States are perpetrated using legal weapons. Criminalizing certain types of weapons and tightening regulations on others will make it much more difficult for guns to get into the wrong hands.