Gun Control

By: Cevon Torres

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, firearms are displayed at a gun shop in Salem, Ore. The first legal test of whether a wave of U.S. counties can legally declare themselves "Second Amendment Sanctuaries," and refuse to enforce certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon logging county. The measure Columbia County voters narrowly approved last year bans local officials from enforcing most federal and state gun laws, which includes things like universal background checks or any prohibition on carrying guns. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

With the upcoming election, gun violence and gun control are going to be a hot topic of conversation. Gun control (also known as firearms regulation) is the set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians. This has been a controversial talking point ever since the Gun Control Act was passed in 1968; which prevented underaged, felons, or those who are mentally ill from possessing or acquiring firearms. While Gun Control has “Gun” in its name, in a broader historical sense, the term also refers to legal limits on the possession or use of other weapons, even those that predate the invention of gunpowder. Most countries have a restrictive firearm guiding policy, with various levels of restriction, with only a few legislations being categorized as permissive. People argue whether Gun Control reduces gun crimes by preventing criminals from acquiring guns or creating more issues by preventing law abiding citizens from protecting themselves. “Gun Control does not prevent lawbreakers from carrying guns, it prevents law abiders from carrying guns, criminals do not care what laws get passed they will just find new illegal ways to get firearms.”

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