One of the biggest problems going on in America today is gun crime. There is probably a thousand murders that happen in America every year. Some people believe that there is nothing wrong with having guns as long as they have a permit for them. That sounds pretty logical, right? If that is so, then why are there so many sensless murders happening every day in this wonderful country we so proudly defend called America.
Other firearms such as short-barreled shotguns and rifles, parts of guns like silencers, as well as other "gadget-type" firearms hidden in canes and such were also targeted. All gun sales and gun manufacturers were slapped with a $200 tax (no small amount for Americans mired in the Great Depression; that would be like a tax of $2,525 today) on each firearm, and all buyers were required to fill out paperwork subject to Treasury Dept. approval.” This law came about as a result of increase in violent crime involving guns and was meant to try and curb the trend at that time. 30 years later came the Gun control Act that came into effect after the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, assassinations of Martin Luther King and presidential candidate Robert
“Moreover, this procedure should include medical checks, full criminal history, and a police interview to prove they actually need a gun.” (Ceperkovic January 3, 2013) As said in this article, people should actually need a real reason to have a gun, not just for self-defense against any one. Police usually are only in possession of a 9-millimeter semi automatic gun with them, so I do not see why a civilian could have more for no reason. In a study from Harvard in 1999 people in their community begin to feel less safe if people begin to carry guns. Also 90% of Americans believe that civilians should not be able to take guns into public
Gun Control: Constitutional? Amendment II: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. In the United States Bill of Rights, the second amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms. This amendment has created one of our country’s most debated topics over the past decade. In recent years, the number of deaths caused by firearms has increased which has caused some citizens having the need to push for gun control laws.
Gun control essay Have you ever felt so insecure that you are afraid to leave the home unarmed? You’re not the only one. In fact, about 90% of the American citizens feel this way. Not only this, but the number of deaths related to gun crimes in the United States are almost 5 times more than any other country in the world. America also has hunting as part of their culture and created the National Rifle Association.
Gun Control: the Pros and Cons of Our Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms It seems that every time you turn on the television in the past few years, gun violence is one of the most reported topics. With the tragedies of the theatre shooting at the Batman movie opening, Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, MIT, and Sandy Hook Elementary fresh on the minds of the public it is easy for the media to blame guns. There is very little said about the actual assailant and more focus put on the type of gun they used. The media wants the public to think that “people don’t kill people, guns kill people”. This paper will show that gun control is not the answer to stopping gun violence, rather more armed personnel and tighter security would
Everyone from the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting to President Obama has their views on this topic. Since many mass murders have taken place in the United States of America, the citizens of the country have asked for stricter gun control laws. However, they are looking at this problem the wrong way. Making stricter gun control laws are not what we need to do; what we need to do is to find a way to protect and assist the people of the U.S.A. at the same time. What is a black market?
Gun control advocates have several arguments that they feel will support their cry for gun control. First, they feel more handguns that are being bought without stricter background checks enables these guns to get into circulation that will cause violent crimes. It’s stated in the Cliff Notes that each day, on an average, 13 children under the age of 19 are killed by gunfire or injured by a gun. Most youth homicides are committed with firearms. In 2010 handguns comprised 68.5% of all gun murders in the United States (FBI 2010).
Craig R. Whitney does a fantastic job in looking into the homeland patrol of guns and ammunition but fails to look at the entirety of the situation. If you boil out the fat of the question you are left with one simple question, “What is your definition of protection?” I believe that the idea of gun control is a myth, unlike Mr. Whitney, because even if you take away the gun there are still many other means as to which a person could create such an impact using the death of others. He states, “… with 30,000 firearms deaths a year
Haydn Collyer Topic: Gun Control Writing 122 9/25/12 The topic of gun control is a highly disputed one. I believe that America has more important matters to attend to rather than getting into a dispute over something that has been argued since its creation, firearms. To the average American a “gun” is something that is only made for killing and is only found in the hands of villains, criminals and law enforcement/military. I am here to tell you that that is not the case at all. Millions of honest Americans own guns.