Gun Control There are Gun laws in the United States that regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition. These laws vary by state and are independent of federal firearms laws. There are just as many arguments for gun control as there are against gun control. In an ideal world where gun control was working, only people who will use guns for good will be allowed to possess and carry guns. However, the reality is that criminals will find a way to break gun laws and get guns illegally.
Anyone can obtain a gun by going to a state with less restrictive laws or by getting a friend who lives in the state to buy the guns for them. A national system would prevent this by scaring those "friends" into not buying the guns legally and selling them illegally, then if the guns are used in an illegal crime, that person can be held accountable. Secondly, a national system would be more helpful in tracking crimes after they have happened, to bring the perpetrators to justice. Instant background checks, on people attempting to buy guns or ammunition, are the next step in gun control. Brady system is still limited, and does have its flaws in tracking felons.
When someone thinks of the word “handgun” their minds will automatically think of something small, concealable, and deadly. What some people do not realize is that it is not handguns that commit the crime, but the hands and actions of the criminal. Allowing handguns to remain legal will allow individuals to feel safer and secure in their homes and it also protects our constitutional right to bear arms. Banning handguns will not only increase crime, but it will create a new situation that is similar to drug trafficking. With rising crime rates, law abiding citizens should be buying handguns to protect themselves.
If the adults cannot buy a gun legally there is always the other option, to get them from selling them illegally When responsible adults buy a gun, they most likely will not use it to murder people. They would use it so they can help themselves. A lot of people are in danger every day and most of them don’t have any protection. Guns aren’t the best way to solve a problem but if you are in need for some help and protection, then a gun can help a lot. 67% of Americans own a gun for protection from crime.
The Second Amendment is a law that was formulated to give the citizens of The United States of America the right to own and bear firearms. More gun control laws have been set in place as a deterrent for criminals to purchase firearms. Gun control laws are not the only way to avoid and protect criminals from purchasing firearms. Even with the gun control laws, debates, the Second Amendment and the Tiahrt Amendment, there is a lack of enforcement of these laws which has caused more violence. There also has not been a reduction in the number of criminals with guns.
Our right to carry concealed handguns is guaranteed by The Second Amendment of The US Constitution, it states “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.” The right to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun is permitted in all states, excluding Washington D.C. As long as The Second Amendment is in place we will continue to have the right to bear arms. 2 Even though there are several pros to carrying a concealed weapon, with anything comes the cons and someone who’s against it. In “Accident, Analysis and Prevention” (2001), several peers with PhD’s conducted a study and concluded “Approximately 50 people are unintentionally shot each day in America and a child under 15 years of age dies every other day from unintended gunfire”. It is also argued
On average it takes 15-30 minutes for police officers to get to a crime scene. Taking away the Second Amendment is like taking away the right for citizens to protect themselves. Did you know that currently there are almost 1,700 citizens per police officer? So it’s concluded that the police might not always be there to protect you; that’s why citizens need guns. The Virginia Tech shooting would never have happened if those students were armed as indicated in Document 3.
If a criminal needs a gun, he purchases it on the street or he can acquire it through black marketing and obtain any firearm he need. So,when the criminal breaks into the citizen's home or business, bearing a superior firearm the citizen must defend himself, his belongings, and his loved ones, with an inferior, legal weapon. Gun control in this scenario serves only the criminal giving him an advantage over any law-abiding, un-armed citizen. Many It is believed that in this scenario people should wait for the police . But for some reason criminals are always in a hurry, they won’t wait for you to use the phone to dial just those three necessary numbers.
Politicians have stated thy will introduce new laws wanting tougher background checks, forced registration, and outright banning of military looking firearms. All these types of new laws will cut down on crime and make this country a safer place. But I believe the way to protect against a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun. First of all on the issue of it will cut down on violent crime, who are they kidding criminals rarely obey laws; studies show most criminals acquire guns through friends or theft. Adam Lanza the shooter at Newtown stole the guns he used from his mother.
Also if the background history of a person who has a mental or criminal history that has a gun registration then they should be revoked and never be allowed to carry a weapon. In my opinion there are too many people in today’s society that have guns and are either mentally impaired, angry or holding grudges against other people that could snap one day and start a shooting out of anger. Gang members are a fine example of shooting others to protect their gang. Finally if a registered gun is used in any form of crime, then the law enforcement should be allowed to arrest or fine the registered owner of the weapon depending on the circumstance of the crime.