Victimless Crime Paper

Mar 29th, 2015
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Please write in a 1-2 page paper whether or not possession and carrying of firearms, or the illegal purchase of a firearm are "victimless" crimes? Why are such offenses not usually listed as victimless crimes?

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Victimless Crimes PaperNameClassDateProfessorVictimless Crimes When it comes to the possession and carrying of firearms or the illegal purchase of a firearm whether or not it is a victimless crime is dependent on the person. Some people find it is the firearm not the person that kills while others believe if criminals did not have access to firearms, legal or illegal; they could not kill with these weapons. People who support the Second Amendment and disagree with gun control legislation find any intrusion on their right to bear arms is a hardship causing them to be victims of an oppressive government. The possession of a legal gun is not a crime but a right. A victimless crime is a crime which causes no actual person harm. Possessing a firearm illegally is a crime because the law requires citizens to register the guns they own. If an illegal gun is used in a crime it is not the fault of the gun but the criminal who choose to use the weapon in the crime. This opinion is not supported by everyone especially gun control advocates. Intelligent policymaking requires that the negative effects of Gun control be weighed against the potential benefits (H

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