Those who believe new laws for gun control are not the answer argue the following cons:
1. “Self-defense is a fundamental right,” says the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. The group points out that the right to bear arms for self-defense is protected in all states as well as the Constitution.
2. Violent crime goes down when more people legally carry guns: Right-to-carry laws have been on the rise . since the early 1990s. At the same time, violent crime rates have decreased. The number of privately owned guns has risen by about 100 million. According to the NRA, “Through 2010, the nation’s murder rate has decreased 52 percent to a 47-year low, and the total violent crime rate has decreased 48 percent to a 37-year low.”
3. Widely supported gun bans don’t deter crime: