GUN CONTROL POLICIES 4
control guns but this has not stopped it from doing its job. There are consequences if any citizen,
resident or an alien is found doing contrary to the set policies. To make the move effective, the
policies have been implemented by the government to ensure that they reduce the number of
deaths witnessed every year due to gun violence. This has yielded good results as last year’s
number of people murdered using firearms had reduced to 9369 compared to other years where
the number has been high (Pederson et al, 2015).
The gun control policies are clear on the steps to be followed for one to own, sale,
transfer, use or manufacture any firearm. For one to own and keep a gun, he/she must go through
training on how to use a gun and to know how to protect the society using the gun. Also one has
to learn the rules and regulations governing the keeping and bearing of firearms. An individual is
required to sign a contract showing the time he/she will be keeping the gun and how long should
one renew it (Vizzard, 2015). Through this, United States has been able to reduce several cases
of gun violence like frequent shootings and robbery using dangerous firearms to scare the
victims. During the training, citizens are taught how to carry guns in public and when to use
them. They also learn how to keep the firearms safe to avoid lawbreakers from accessing them
and stealing hence destroying lives and property in the area. Every bullet used is accounted for.
Gun owners have to explain how bullets were used if any is missing. Keeping a close watch over
the guns sold, transferred, manufactured and being used by the owners proves gun control
policies effective (Singh, 1998).
In addition, gun control policies have led to a drastic decrease in homicide rates. This
shows that gun control can work well if it is wisely designed and effectively put in place.
Countries which have not been able to keep gun control policies working is because of their poor
implementation and adoption strategies of the policies. The ban on guns which blocked more