Monday, April 28, 2014

TODAY'S TOPIC: DOES GUN CONTROL REALLY WORK?

Whenever there’s a mass shooting the call for increased gun control is renewed. The argument: Fewer guns in the hands of the wrong people will reduce this carnage in the United States.
The counterargument: When you control guns only outlaws will have them.
Obviously there is a problem in the United States with the proliferation of guns and the amount of gun violence. But can new laws really make a difference.
One only needs to look at Chicago for a case to illustrate when discussing this issue. A total of 40 people were shot, five fatally, this past weekend in Chicago:

Clipped from http://www.bet.com/news/national/2014/04/28/chicago-gun-violence-40-shot-5-killed-this-past-weekend.html
The problem is so bad, that the feds are pledging to step in and help:

Clipped from http://time.com/71446/chicago-gun-violence-easter-weekend-45-people-shot/
But Chicago has the some of the toughest gun laws on the books. You can’t even buy a gun – legally that is – in the Windy City:

Clipped from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/us/strict-chicago-gun-laws-cant-stem-fatal-shots.html?pagewanted=all
There are those who argue that Chicago isn’t proof that gun laws don’t work:

Clipped from http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/15/1599631/no-chicago-isnt-proof-that-gun-regulation-doesnt-work/
But others argue that’s EXACTLY what it means:

Clipped from http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2014/04/22/killings-in-chicago-defy-anti-gun-gimmicks/
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