In the following viewpoint, Sheldon Richman argues that gun control is ineffective at preventing crime. Richman asserts that even if criminals are prevented from buying guns at gun shops, they may obtain them through burglary or the black market. Furthermore, if law-abiding citizens are prevented from acquiring or keeping their guns due to gun control laws, they will be unable to protect themselves and others against criminals who still have their firearms, he maintains. Therefore, Richman concludes, gun control does not make the world safer. Richman is the editor of Freeman...
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