The Detriments of a Nationwide Gun Ban
Gun control is not one issue, but many. Gun control laws are needed to an extent. If new laws were implemented, they may suffer from too much or too little regulation. Depending on the amount of regulation, concerned citizens may choose to argue either for or against. With the recent rise of shootings in populated areas, many would choose to argue for gun control laws, almost to the extent of gun bans; however, completely banning guns may not be the answer.
If a nationwide gun ban were to be implemented, the amount of personal required for a nationwide search and seizure would be immeasurable. Local law enforcement agencies would have their hands tied searching for the people in the local handgun registry, and may not be able to act on actual crimes in a timely matter. The government may choose to mobilize the National Guard, military reserves, or the actual military itself to seize firearms, at the risk of straining our military presence in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran.
Criminals will always find a way to obtain firearms, leaving the rest of us helpless. The need for more law enforcement officers would rise to counter-act the increasing number of crimes that could possibly be committed due to criminals knowing that law-abiding citizens have no means of self-defense. Thinking that someone may have a gun for protection either at home or in their vehicle is a large deterrent in preventing crimes, but by taking away that deterrent we are opening up our homes and vehicles for possible robberies. Some people would see the increase of peace officers as the beginning of government tyranny, and may form rebel groups or militias to oppose the “increasing government threat.” If this were to happen, normal law-abiding citizens would turn to alternative means of procuring firearms, effectively creating more criminals and doing more harm than good.
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