How Can We Really Prevent Crime?

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Crime is not a good thing, but it exists and it cannot be ignored. Crime lurks in many places. In metropolises, cites towns, and even villages. In my essay, you will learn ways to prevent crime and I am going to tell you what leads these people up to committing these crimes. The main factor is that we have to start controlling is guns. Then we have to decide what we want to do with all our drug offenders. To live in a safe community we must start sometime and somewhere and there is no better time then now.

Gun control is a controversial topic like all others on the subject crime. There is many people for gun control and against it. The thing people have to start realizing is that they have to sacrifice something in order to get some kind of results. Sad but true, but how bad do we want to stop crime in our community.

Gun control is one of our largest problems our country has. Guns are deadly weapons that can change a person?s life physically and emotionally, mostly when there not used properly. Many people possess at least one handgun either in purses or in homes for protection, while others own guns for their own pleasure. Despite the fact that a gun can protect a person during self-defense, it can also be dangerous because it can hurt or kill someone. If guns are kept at home, the chance of a person harming a family member or friend other than an intruder is about five times higher. Although it may serve as a protection to an individual, it can also be misused. That is why it should only be limited to the use of authorities such as the government, military and the police.

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