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The Right To Carry 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 them I feel that because of the black market violent criminals 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 There are many violent crimes in which guns are used but most of these guns are obtained illegally Therefore if guns were obtained illegally why would the people obtaining the guns use them legally The only way to control crime is to allow citizens the right to carry guns In the past over 20000 gun control bills have been passed through Congress McCarthy According to Jack Andersons book Inside the NRA Armed and Dangerous The National Firearms Act of 1934 was the first federal gun law to be passed This act imposed a two hundred-dollar excise tax on the sale of fully automatic weapons The act also prohibited transport of fully automatic weapons and shotguns having barrels less than eighteen inches long or sawed-off shotguns The Gun Control Act of 1968 made it a requirement for all gun dealers to have a federal license This same act also banned the sale of guns through the mail and the sale of guns to all people who have formerly been convicted of violent felonies It also prohibited dealers from selling handguns out of state and out-of-state residents from buying handguns 57 With the growing gun-related crime rate in the United States today many recent bills have been proposed to control guns Jack Anderson explains one of the most popular bills The Brady Bill This bill focuses on semi-automatic handguns People wishing to buy a handgun will have
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