Taking a Stand

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Gun control is a complex and divisive issue in America. People who are in favor of gun control foresee no violence whatsoever if guns were banned. But is that a realistic thought? I will carefully analyze details discussing how an actual gun ban would result.
Would a gun ban make the world safer to live in? Would it make the world more dangerous?

Prompted by horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration with creating concrete proposals to reduce gun violence that has plagued the country. The President includes both legislative proposals that would need to be acted on by Congress and executive actions he can perform on his own. Many of the executive actions involve the president directing agencies to do a better job of sharing information. Proposed congressional actions include, but are not limited to: (1) Requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales, including those by private sellers that currently are exempt; (2) Reinstating and strengthening the ban on assault weapons that was in place from 1994 to 2004; (3) Limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds; (4) Financing programs to train more police officers, first responders and school officials on how to respond to active armed attacks; and (5) Providing financing to expand mental health programs for young people.

A national survey of police officers show overwhelming support for the Second Amendment and the country’s strong tradition of gun ownership, while opposing many federal gun control proposals they say would do little, if anything to stop crime.
Greg Sowinski reports that the gun control legislation proposed at the federal level, 71 % of officers said a ban on “assault weapons” would not reduce violent crimes and 96 % of officers said banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would not reduce violent crime. (Sowinski 2013)

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