Most people may be surprised to learn that gun control has been around in some form or another for nearly a century. Since first being installed in places like New York City decades ago, gun control has evolved to take on many different forms. Despite the wide variety of gun control statistics, people still cannot seem to agree on what level is acceptable. Finding an appropriate level of control for firearms that saves lives, but does not infringe on the 2nd Amendment is tricky. Some people believe that any time a new measure of gun control is instituted, it is a blatant attempt to take away the right to bear arms. Those on the other side of the fence try and argue that here in the 21st century, it is nearly impossible to know what the Founding Fathers meant when they included the 2nd Amendment into the bill of rights. When two groups approach each other from such opposite sizes of the spectrum, it sometimes may feel as if it is impossible to find common ground. Gun control has tended to vary from state to state. While some states like Illinois and New York have incredibly tough laws on the books, they still are plagued by gang violence and murders within their inner cities. Other states, such as Texas and Florida, have looser laws, and enjoy a slightly lower crime rate. Gun control is typically one of those subjects that is so touchy it even scares most lifelong politicians. No one wants to be seen as the person who allows crime to continue, and no one wants to be perceived as the one person who wants to infringe on one of the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. All things considered, practical and effective gun control measures will probably not come to pass until both sides are able to compromise.
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