In the article, “Gun Control Overview: Prevalence of Gun Use and the Regulatory Response” included in Congressional Digest the author has a fairly compelling argument supporting the Gun Control laws. According to the article, the general trend of violent crimes involving guns has been decreasing overall. For example, the rate of gun related homicides per 100,000 people decreased from 3.6 in 2000 to 3.2 in 2010 (Gun Control, 2). Although this statistic may be true, many people still protest the gun laws for many reasons that are quite compelling. Anywhere from being based on Constitutional Rights to the ideological and social values of the American people.