The pro gun control side in the American debate over the degree to which the government should have the ability to block American citizens from purchasing or otherwise securing access to and using firearms is typically, though not automatically, associated with the “left-liberal” spectrum of the U.S. political landscape.
Gun control essays can accordingly be located most readily by reference to publications, websites, and other sources more closely associated with Democratic Party positions or the general strain of progressivism in American life, with notable examples of magazines which represent, to varying degrees, the left-liberal “side,” being those of The Nation and The New Republic, as may thus offer gun control articles as part of their backlog accessible to subscribers or on their Internet accessible archive of articles readable for free.
Pro gun control positions may take various forms, proposing differing degrees of repressiveness in regard to rights of gun ownership and use, and may also turn on different rhetorical points. In this regard, gun control articles or gun control essays may propose that permissive gun ownership laws allow for less benefits in the form of crime control than is frequently proposed by gun enthusiasts.
Pro gun control positions promulgated through gun control articles may also take the perspective that gun usage can pose greater dangers to the owner than to any possible intruder or other threat from the criminal world, in the forms of the danger of accidents or the increased rate of suicides. Gun control articles generally favor narrower Second Amendment rights.