Top 5 Ways Gun Control Laws Make Us Less Safe

Top 5 Ways Gun Control Laws Make Us Less Safe

by Darnyell Wint

1. Good Reason

This year, in the month of May, a federal judge ruled that a key provision of the Washington D.C new gun law is most likely unconstitutional, ordering D.C. police to stop requiring individuals to show “good reason” to obtain a permit to carry a firearm on the Capitol’s streets. Many D.C residents rely on the Metro to commute in and out of the District. Restricting handgun possessions to homes and vehicles would render many defenseless. Opponents of D.C gun reform argue that there’s no correlation between the violent crime reports and the District’s 1976 handgun ban. Others, such as Senator Marco Rubio disagree stating “violence skyrocketed.” Attorney Jeffrey Scott Shapiro shared similar feelings, saying, “The gun ban had an unintended effect: It emboldened criminals because they knew that law-abiding District residents were unarmed and powerless to defend themselves.”

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