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Gun Control

            As long ago as 1789, the creators of the Constitution realized the importance of guns in American society. The Second Amendment states," A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The Founding Fathers allow for no restriction of the private ownership of firearms. Yet, in recent years anti-gun politicians have attempted to control guns in the name of crime prevention. Gun control makes no effort to control criminals, does not reduce crime, takes guns from responsible sportsmen and recreational shooters, and allows criminals to possess firearms superior to those of the public. People that support the cause of control claim that controlling firearms will lesson criminal action. Gun control does nothing to control criminals. The flaw in the thinking of anti-gun politicians is that guns don't kill people. People kill people. People accept gun control, but if a politician would suggest, "controlling" fast food restaurants because the fatty food causes heart problems and deaths, the public would disapprove his insane proposal. Ultimately, people's choices lead them to drive recklessly, overindulge in unhealthy food, and use firearms to commit violent crimes. So, criminals should be controlled, not the guns which they share with millions of law-abiding citizens. .
             Gun control supporters claim that gun control lowers crime rate. Gun control does nothing to reduce crime. A study conducted by the Urban Institute regarding The Clinton Gun Ban Law of 1995, finds that "because the banned guns and magazines were never used in more than a fraction of all gun murders, even the maximum theoretically achievable preventive effect of the ban on gun murders is almost certainly too small to detect statistically." Joseph Constance, the Deputy Police Chief of Trenton, New Jersey, states: "Assault weapons are used in an under whelming .

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