Deductive and Inductive Reasoning on Gun control

Deductiveand Inductive Reasoning on Gun control

Deductiveand Inductive Reasoning on Gun control

Oneindispensable part of rational decision judgment is obtaining thebest possible proof on the current subject because there are twofundamental elements to having a good contention. In this regards, itis imperative to cultivate a comprehensive facet on deductive andinductive reasoning to the control of firearms. The discourse on guncontrol, denoted as the regulation of production, sale, possession,transfer, and utilization of firearms requires a rational decisionjudgment. Gun control policies are formulated with the intention toreduce killing, but in some areas this is not the case. There hasbeen an increase in killing people despite these laws. The (NRA)National Rifle Association would have everyone think that gunscontrol cease killing. Also, proponents of gun control advocate thatgun control minimizes killing in fact, the two reasoning areovertly. In this regards, the reasoning provided in this discourserefer to the advocacy of gun control proponents as a logical fallacythus, the discourse offer an opposing view on gun control.

Premisesand conclusion

Premise:Gun control is not designed to prevent individuals from killing eachanother.

Premise:There has been an increase in gun murders across the world despitegun control enactment. From 1990s, the right to own a gun has risenin the United States. In fact, Jena, Sun, &amp Prasad (2014) reportthat the CDC reports show that between 2000 and 2014, Americans were21.5 times, 2.4 times, and 2.3 times more likely to die ofcardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and malignant tumor respectivelythan to die from a gun.

Conclusion:Gun control does not prevent people from killing one anotherespecially since lower gun ownership does not result to decreasedsuicides and murders.

Theprovided rational is a form of deductive reasoning as the profferedpremises sustain the conclusion. Hardy, Foster, &amp Postigo (2015)assert that in a deductive reasoning, the provided premise mustencompass and sustain a right conclusion thus, the offered rationaleis the right one to take. Proponents of gun control assert that atight law would reduce gun deaths since firearms accounted for 66.6%of all homicides between 1999 and 2013 (Jena et al., 2014). However,reports show that gun control regulations do not discourage crimegun ownership or possession deters crime. In fact, American stateswith limitations on carrying concealed firearms and other weapons hadhigher firearm-related killings than states without theserestrictions between 1999 and 2013. On the other hand, Jena et al.(2014) report that states with the highest increase in gun possessionhave the highest decrease in violent wrongdoings and murders. In thisregards, the notion that gun control leads to fewer murders andcrimes does not hold thus, the reasoning remains a logical fallacy.

Theissue of banning guns continually has the same consequence once putinto practice. They do not minimize the degree of homicide. Thepro-gun group is claiming that guns ban leads to fewer crimes. In anyevent, this is grounded in veracity. Commonly, there is a spike inkillings quickly after a ban, yet it is fleeting. As such, a ban or agun control regulation will reduce crimes, but only briefly.

Supportingthe argument

TheUK allowed small arms ban in 1996. Starting from 1990 until the banwas implemented, the murder rate vacillated somewhere around 10.9 and13 murders for every 1 million individuals (Squires, 2012). After theban had been instituted, manslaughters slanted up until they came toa peak of 18 in the year 2003. Since then, which, of course, wasabout the time the British government overflowed the nation with20,000 additional cops the manslaughter rate tumbled to 11.1 in theyear 2010 (Kopel, 2012). As such, the 15-year test in a handgun banaccomplished literally nothing. These statistics from UK illustratethe fallacy that proponents of gun control have always profferedthat gun control leads to fewer crimes and murders. On the otherhand, Australia instituted her gun ban in 1996 (Gross, 2009). Fromthen on, homicides have fundamentally run level, seeing just a littlespike after the ban and afterward returning to the standard figures.It is at present slanting down nonetheless, other regulationsrelating to crimes have played an imperative role in this decrease.

In1972, Ireland banned guns (Gross, 2009). Ireland`s crime rate wasgenuinely inert going back to 1945. During that period, it variedsomewhere around 0.5 and 0.1 for every 100,000 individuals. However,after the ban, the homicide rate shot up to 1.6 for every 100,000individuals in 1975. It then went down to 0.4. In 2007, it slantedup, coming to 1.4 (Goss, 2009). These statistics show that guncontrol regulations do not diminish or deter crimes. In cases, wheregun control regulations have worked, the regulations have beencoupled and collaborated with other laws such as gun ownership laws.

Asthe highlighted data has illustrated, firearm control does not have aforemost implication on homicides rates. Relinquishing guns does notusually result to fewer crimes and neither does it result to fewerhomicides. However, the issue remains debatable due to the increasedshooting and use of guns in homicides. Yet, the discourse profferedsupports the view of the opponents that poverty has a bigger relationto crime than access to guns. Poverty and education are forthrightconnected since most homicides, for example, in USA have occurred inpoor neighborhoods and among uneducated people. In short, the presentproblem is a cultural issue rather than a gun problem. The publicponders to the basest goals and senses such as brutality andaggression and lack the adapting attitudes and capacities to managethe reality thus, increased crimes. The culture issue relating tocrimes has thus, provided guns as the Pandora`s Box of the US.


Guncontrol is an agenda of the government constraints on the ownershipand purchase of firearms to minimize violence and deter crimes. Guncontrol advocates think that if firearms are eradicated, violence andcrime will decline. Most criminal activities are perpetrated withguns in this regard, limiting gun proprietorship will probablyminimize the number of such violence. However, a violent victim whois armed is exposed to more peril than unarmed individual is sincecriminal might kill in a view of self-defense. Crimes and suicidesof passion are higher with firearm accessibility, as it is muchsimpler to act instantly when a weapon is accessible.

Itis evaluated that there are around 70,000 firearms injuries and30,000 gun deaths in the US every year (Jena et al., 2014 Kopel,2012). These firearms are as dangerous as vehicles. There is adeficiency of information on these injuries and deaths. This is notbecause of an absence of concern, but instead, it is because of theway that NRB’s campaigning activities effectively restrictexploration into firearms violence. Studies indicate thatunintentional gun shootings are sometimes as regular as theoccurrence of a firearm in lawful home defense circumstance (Squires,2012). Keeping a gun in a house increases the chances of becoming avictim of gun-related murder or suicide. Researchers show that thisremains true paying little respect to the sort of the gun anindividual own, how it is kept and the type of firearms one possess(Squires, 2012). For example, the US media has provided instanceswhere children have taken their parents’ guns and then used theguns to shoot at people. This concludes that gun control protectsfamilies and children.


Thedevotion of gun control advocates might bode well if they hadevidence confirming that more prohibitive gun control laws lessencrimes. However, in most cases they offer issues and solutions basedon observational evidence. Saving lives of people is a solemnbusiness. In any case, claiming to be saving lives and failing todeal with facts turns to be farce. If there is evidence that guncontrol laws minimize murders, then existing laws should be revoked.Constitution changes are there to serve the general population butindividuals do not exist to be relinquished to constitutionalchanges thus, any law should adhere to the Second Amendment.

Guncontrol does not and will not keep criminals from acquiring guns. Infact, with restrictive laws, most criminals will have a field daysince it will be difficult for the police to identify the owner of agun used to commit a crime. For every six crimes, committed only onegun is specifically obtained via the typical retail shop. Mostculprits acquire guns through casual off the records swaps, exchangewith relatives, street, and other illegal sources. Spending inpolicies for checking framework and confirmation on gun ownershipwill allow the government to identify all points of sale for guns. Inthis regards, the solution to controlling and deterring crimes isproviding enhanced laws for gun ownership rather than implementingrestrictive gun control regulations.


Normally,if the government decided to implement restrictive gun controlregulations, more crimes would occur and people wishing to acquireguns illegally would do so in fact, in a more resilient manner.Innocent victims would also lack the where withal to protectthemselves thus, it is essential to point out that gun control isnot the appropriate action to take. In this regards, the governmentshould understand that culture issues rather than a lacking guncontrol regulation lead to increased crimes. Therefore, gun controldoes not reduce crime and murder.


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