NEW ProCon.org Website – “Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?” – The tragic shooting event in Charleston has reignited the national debate over gun control. After several months of research, ProCon.org announces its new website exploring the pros and cons of gun control from a nonpartisan perspective.
The 53rd website from ProCon.org examines the core question “Should more gun control laws be enacted in the United States?”
Proponents of more gun control laws state that the Second Amendment was intended for militias; that deadly, senseless, and costly gun violence would be reduced; and that a majority of Americans, including gun owners, support new gun restrictions. Opponents say that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns; that guns are needed for self-defense from threats ranging from local criminals to foreign invaders; and that gun ownership deters crime rather than causes more crime.