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Gun Control and its Controversies The arguments on gun control have been a very controversial and ongoing debate between many well respected individuals Doctors Lawyers Media Criminologists and many others have all been debating on whether or not the government should pass stricter laws on gun control Government individuals among others have supported independent studies to prove their point on the issues of gun control Numerous laws have been passed in regard to these studies on gun control over the years In the essay Just Take Away Their Guns James Q Wilson stated that guns should be taken away from the criminals and not the law abiding citizens In Wilsons essay he includes a household survey by Gary Kleck which estimates that there are more people who defend themselves with a gun than people arrested to violent crimes and burglaries Wilson then supports the Second Amendment which allows people the right to bear arms Therefore he thinks taking guns away from individuals would not be the most effective way to reduce illegal guns from being used He states all individuals with handguns should have a permit and the law officers should take away all others Wilson then states that a person that gives reasonable suspicion should be able to be frisked or have a gun detector used on them In Wilsons opinion letting the proper authorities fulfill their duties allowing individuals to have handguns for self-defense and controlling the criminals use of the handguns is the only way to control guns Another essay entitled Concealed Carry Prevents Violent Crimes by Sarah Thompson states that gun control should definitely not be taken from the law abiding citizens instead steps should be taken to keep guns away from criminals She agrees that the Second Amendment saying the individual has the right to have guns The studies included in her essay gave both sides of the gun control argument In her
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