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Making the possession of guns illegal

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Making the possession of guns illegal will never reduce the number of deaths and injuries that are the result of guns. People are aware of the uses for guns and will find new, and possibilly illegal, ways to get them. No laws restricting the sale and ownership of guns will prevent those who want to purchase one from purchasing one.

Which of the following, if true, would best strengthen the above argument?

A) A recent ban on the possession of concealed weapons other than handguns has resulted in a significant reduction of deaths releated to these alternative weapons.

B) In light of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, legislating legal bans on the possession of guns will be extremely difficult.

C) Often, making a product illegal increases an individual's desure to own that product and demand actually rises.

D) Many advocats of gun control believe that it is the weapon and not the possessor of the weapon that is responsible for the violence associated with guns.

E) Legislating a ban on only the most dangerous guns is a sufficient way to cut down demand for guns.
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The conclusion of the argument is that a ban on gun won't prevent gun-related deaths. Because people will still find ways to buy guns.


A) A recent ban on the possession of concealed weapons other than handguns has resulted in a significant reduction of deaths releated to these alternative weapons. This is weakening the argument

B) In light of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, legislating legal bans on the possession of guns will be extremely difficult.This addresses the legal difficulty to pass the law, it doesn't deal with the efficiency of the law if it were to pass, out of scope

C) Often, making a product illegal increases an individual's desire to own that product and demand actually rises.This is good, once the ban is in effect, people's desire for guns will increase, they will be willing to break the law to acquire them

D) Many advocates of gun control believe that it is the weapon and not the possessor of the weapon that is responsible for the violence associated with guns. That's an opinion that could argue in favour of the ban

E) Legislating a ban on only the most dangerous guns is a sufficient way to cut down demand for guns.It's still a ban , it doesn't strengthen the argument

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Clearly C as it shows why and how the demand for guns will go up, thereby strengthening the conclusion(making gun possessing illegal is never going to decrease injuries/deaths resulting from guns).



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Don't think this should be classified as a 700-level question.

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