Why Gun Control Won’t Work

Gun violence has plagued our country for years now, here’s a look into why gun control won’t work.

By Josh Manus, Staff Writer

On the right side of politics, Conservatives, often say that it is fairly clear how we should treat guns and gun control. The Constitution is clear on this issue in saying that “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”. This should be a slam dunk for pro-gun supporters, however, it is more complicated than one may think.

…no matter how many guns were confiscated or bought back, crime increased”

— Josh Manus

The left, Liberals, has made it clear that they would rather have guns in the hands of authoritarian establishments, like the police or the military. The main argument for this is that, if you get hands out of all law-abiding citizens than crime and gun violence will decrease. We have seen this take place in countries like Australia and New Zealand, and in many cases no matter how many guns were confiscated or bought back, crime has increased.

And oftentimes, the argument against taking guns away from law-abiding citizens is that the only guns left are the ones that belong to non-law-abiding citizens. In this country, we specifically have the Second Amendment right to bear arms. It just so happens that the most effective way to defend yourself currently is with a gun of some sort.

There is a simple reason for the Second Amendment, it is not the right of a person to kill another person. Rather it is the right to protect one’s self and their family against a hostile intruder, or a tyrannical government. This issue is often brought up to show that the age of when people needed guns is over when it is still the most viable and effective way to defend yourself and the ones you love.

So the next argument that the press or lawmakers try to make is that there is no need for a “Military style” weapon like an AR-15 or an AK-47. The simple fact is that these weapon systems provide a more effective and accurate way of delivering a lethal punch.

Not only is the punch of such weapons feared, but the sight of them is extremely distressing to any would be Home-Invader or burglar. The protection and the fear to criminals that they offer is too great to have taken away, and this is why so many people fight to have their Second Amendment protected.