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The Gun Control issue has sparked major controversy in America today People who support gun control feel that guns are the reason for the soaring crime rate in our country I disagree with the supporters of gun control I feel that because of the black market violent criminals being released from prison early and the need to ensure personal safety stricter gun control will have very little impact on violent crime in America I believe that gun control works in theory but not in real life Sure there are many violent crimes where guns are used but most of these guns are obtained illegally because the gun control laws enfroced are not enough With the growing gun-related crime rate in the United States today many bills have been proposed to control guns The most popular of these bans is The Brady Bill The bill focuses on semi-automatic handguns People wishing to buy a handgun will have to answer a federal questionnaire The persons background will be checked thoroughly for criminal records or records of past mental illness The process should only take five days This five day waiting period or the cooling off period is supposed to allow a persons temper to cool down The Brady Bill claims that people act on impulse A persons temper can interfere with hisher ability to think clearly heshe is angry so a gun is bought to get revenge I have no problem with the Brady Bill because it has stopped crime but not enough A bill was passed by former US President George Bush which banned the production of nine types of assault weapons and the importation of forty-three types of assault weapons Bush felt that assault weapons were responsible for majority of the violent crimes committed in the United States Field Stream writer David E Petzal agreed with Bush stating that Assault weapons are designed to put out a high volume of fire with a
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