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GUN CONTROL LAWS: Should the United States Adopt Stronger Gun Control Laws?
The widespread availability of firearms has made it easier for criminals and people with mental illnesses to perpetrate tragic mass shootings. The government can reduce shooting deaths by imposing common-sense restrictions on gun access that do not violate the Second Amendment. Arming more people will not reduce gun violence.
The vast majority of gun owners in the United States are law-abiding citizens who buy guns for sport or for protection. Curtailing Americans’ rights to bear arms violates the Second Amendment. Placing strict regulations on gun ownership will only benefit criminals by disarming those who could otherwise defend themselves and save others.
Let your students review the facts and decide for themselves: Should the United States adopt stronger gun control laws? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies’ complete and unbiased coverage of this timely issue. Enhance the debate with the discussion questions, “By the Numbers” data, primary sources, media, infographics, editorials, and newsfeed that are linked to the article.
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