However, other people see them in a completely different light. To some people a gun has meant the difference between life and death. There have been several instances where homeowners have had to protect themselves from home intruders with their guns. If, these individuals hadn’t have had a gun many of them would have never survived, they would have been killed by their intruders. What if that was one of your family member, wouldn’t you want them to be able to protect themselves?
Gun control laws have become such a huge controversy in the United States due to the fact that citizens believe their Second Amendment right is being taken away from them. In my eyes, I believe that extended gun control measures should be taken to ensure that access to assault weapons should be limited to certain people. I believe one deserve a well rounded background check to see if any mental health issues are visible. I also believe you have the right to own a weapon and the government is not trying to take away your hunting rifles, personal permitted handguns, etc. They government is emphasizing more on the fully automatic weapons, explosives, armor and other things that only the military should have access to.
Gun casualties and incidents throughout the country have woken the public up from its ignorance and shown them the danger guns can pose to society (Martinez, 2013). While some people want a complete blanket ban on the ownership of guns, others wants an easier access to guns so that every person may look after their own security. Part of what makes the term gun control a very controversial topic is that it’s used in a ambiguous way that does not explain the details of the issue and the demands, apart from literally controlling guns. The two prominent sides of the debate are the groups who ask for liberal gun laws that make it easier for a person to procure guns and conversely, there are groups who want to repeal the second amendment. I personally am a strong believer that an “ideal society” should have no guns; nevertheless crime is a big problem to the citizens of our society and guns are necessary.
Guns are used for protecting the citizens by police officers and the military, as well as, for many personal reasons like hunting, and self-defense. There are times that guns are used for the wrong reasons like murder, or put in the wrong hands which lead to accidental deaths. Choosing a stand on gun control can be hard, but hearing both sides can help a person make a decision. Two strong organizations in the U.S. have opposing views on gun control; each of which have great politicians. The National Rifle Association (NRA) is against gun control, as The Brady Center is fighting for gun control.
However, “recent research on the prevalence of defensive gun use has prompted growing concern that government efforts to regulate gun ownership and use may be counterproductive” (Ludwig, 2000, p. 363). Gun violence is a big problem in the United States and should be reduced. However, despite the claims of gun control activists, I argue that by banning all firearms as a means gun control does not reduce crime; it leaves law abiding citizens increasingly vulnerable to violent crime. It is late afternoon one day, and you're in heavy rush hour traffic going home. You double checked to make a lane change for your upcoming exit when all of a sudden another driver in a Ford Mustang speeds
Weak gun law states have not seen the same decline.” It’s obvious that the strong gun law states are doing something right if they see a decline in violence, they must be enforcing gun laws and controlling the gun distribution in their states. Weak gun law states on the other hand need to step up their gun enforcement laws and start enforcing them if they want to see declines in violence like the other states. As a result of the strong law
However this right has been abused when guns fall in the hands of senseless murders, robbers, mentally unstable individuals, etc. which generates issues of the debate about gun control in recent years. Republicans and Democrats both stand behind our right protected by the Second Amendment nevertheless we need control over the gun laws. Republicans fully stands behind citizens right to guns, just the same as democrats they believe in regulation to keep down violence levels but philosophy they go against anything that inconveniences constitutional right of gun owners. Democrats in no way wish to undermine the right to the second amendment but do wish to establish strong laws to who can and cannot bear a gun for example restricting guns to be issued in the hands of previous criminals, stalkers, person going under mental services, background checks for gun sales, etc.
What does this mean? What it means is that guns balance the power between the strong and the defenseless, making it more difficult for the strong to overcome the susceptible. III. Getting rid of guns does not get rid of violence. Some people think that if we just get rid of guns, violence will lower dramatically.
The new laws have provided an avenue to get back to our roots and protect our rights. Gun laws only limit the good guys and the bad guys don’t get their guns from a store, they come from the street and many people will die in the street if they can’t defend themselves.
Both sides have very interesting arguments that make them seem more attractive than the technique the other side uses to solve the issue. For example, gun control supporter believe that removing guns or limiting them even more than now, they could stop tragic events from happening. However, gun supporters, also have a persuading arguement. they say that if more of the right people had guns, then if something like this were to ever happen again then people would be prepared and ready to take action. While these issues become more and more a problem, people are beginning to speak up on each sides.