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  • Date Submitted: 05/07/2013 04:17 AM
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Crime in modern society
In modern society, crime is considered to be a grave problem. In today’s world full of cruelty, the attempts to reduce the crime rate to the possible lowest minimum are quite explicable. Crimes have taken roots in our society and unfortunately have become an essential part of our life; in the effort to fight against the increase of the quantity of crimes, first of all it is necessary to analyze the roots of present-day crimes. Free carrying of guns is one of the basic reasons of this issue. The gun control problem is of high importance nowadays in America and it causes hot disputes both in the society and among politicians. There are several main questions concerning this problem: on what level gun control should be carried out, whether it helps to decrease the rate of crime and at last what particular regulations should be adopted to exercise the control effectively.
As any disputable question, the issue has its supporters and opponents. Those who keep to the opinion that gun control is unnecessary assert that the more people are armed, the less crimes there are in society. This movement is leaded by the National Rifle Association that claims ordinary citizens have to carry handguns in order to protect themselves. Besides, culprits, being aware of it, are more cautious in committing crimes. The opponents of gun control are guided by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution that says: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. (Wayment, 15)
On the other hand, the supporters of gun control affirm that the fewer guns are available to citizens the lower is opportunity to commit a crime using firearms. “They point to incidents such as the Columbine high school massacre in April 1999, which resulted in the deaths of 14 students (including the two gunmen) and a teacher, in support of banning assault weapons. They also support...

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