A Rebuttal of "Disarming Law-Abiding Citizens Doesn't Make Them Any Safer"

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A Rebuttal of “Disarming Law-abiding Citizens Doesn't Make Them Any Safer"
Larry N. Farmer
BCOM 275
August 5, 2013
Steve Boylan

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A Rebuttal of “Disarming Law-abiding Citizens Doesn't Make Them Any Safer"
In the article, “Disarming law-abiding citizens doesn’t make them any safer”, (Spartanburg Harold-Journal, 2012) the Spartanburg Harold talks about the ban on guns will leave law-abiding citizens vulnerable to criminals, terrorists and homicidal lunatics. In this paper I will discuss some of the laws that will refute this claim.
In the quote “The media is largely made up of people who don’t understand guns.” (Spartanburg Harold-Journal, 2012) the Harold makes a fallacious statement due to the fact that the media uses several different sources which includes gun manufacturers, experts on guns and law enforcement agencies. The Harold also makes the statement that the gun control lobbyists are too quick to assume that the problem is the weapons that are used. Instead they know it is not the guns. They are just trying to make it harder for that type of person or persons from getting the guns or that type of gun.
Let us look at the Brady Handgun Control Act of 1993. (Library of Congress, 1993) It does not take away handguns. Instead it just adds a five day waiting period for a background check to be performed. This way those with criminal backgrounds will not be getting their hands on handguns or any gun. It also made it where state and local police were notified when multiple firearms was purchased.
The Harold makes reference to the National Firearms Act of 1934. (ATF, 1934) Stating the average American cannot obtain an automatic weapon. According to the Act, it imposed a tax on the making and transfer of firearms defined by the Act. It included shotguns and rifles having a barrel less than 18 inches in length and any other weapon, machinegun,…...

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