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.
One: to own firearm without being connected to the militia. Two: the use of firearm for self-defense within the home. Citizens have the right to protect themselves, but the rights to have guns can and have lead to more fatal crimes. "With guns, unlike knives or hands, rage and recklessness are likely to be translated cleanly and quickly into death" (Isaacson, 162). Guns are not made for anything else but to kill.
However, controlling the distribution and sales of registered guns and owners is necessary because of the criminals that use for them for violence and the homicide rates we have in this nation today. The purchasing and owning of guns and the purpose they are used for should be under control to prevent crimes of passion, reduce accidental deaths that involve handguns, and minimize gun related suicide. There are many sound reasons firearms should be controlled in the United States (Gun Control Facts 2013) Benefits of Gun Control One of the more important reasons guns should be controlled in the United States would be to reduce the number of crimes of passion. A crime of passion usually involves last minutes hasty decisions involving gun fire. Many people are shot following or in the result of verbal confrontations.
In conclusion, People in America with legal guns can protect themselves from many criminals that happened in this big country, and they live in a safe place. Private guns ownership should continue to be legal because they intensely reduce crimes. Furthermore, handgun lows reduce the number of attempted crimes because criminals are uncertain which victoms can defend themselves. For instance, when guns are banned, the criminal know that they are the only ones who are armed. Thus, the rates of criminals increase.
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.
Gun control does not work for many reasons such as ; it gives criminals more confidence (Smith) , limits the the civilians ability to protect themselves, and in the end is a direct cause of an increase in violent crime. With this being said, gun control is ineffective in England due to a large increase in violent crime since the laws have been implemented. There are many types of guns. They are classified by how they look and operate. There are three main types: handguns, shotguns, and rifles (Agresti).
302-303) It has become a drastic debate—should gun laws in the United States be stricter? The advocates of gun control attribute the high rate of homicide in the United States to loose gun restrictions, while the opponents always use the Second Amendment which protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Even though the United States already has diverse gun laws through different states, gun laws should be stricter to reduce the high rate of homicide and accidental deaths related to guns and to prevent legal loopholes. It is a fact that America has ranked high both in the rate of homicide and the ownership of gun among the world. Meanwhile, the crime rate is also higher than other countries.
Joe Freyer Mrs. Lowery Debate 9/12/14 Gun Control Debate Brief I. Introduction Because of the rising number of crimes commited-involving firearms the Government must expand Gun Control regulation II. Two Key terms for this topic are: Guns, Gun Control. A. Webster’s defines Guns as a weapon incorporating a metal tube from which bullets, shells, or other missiles are propelled by explosive force, typically making a characteristic loud, sharp noise. B.
This law was formulated as a guarantee to the law-abiding citizens the right to bear a firearm for the sole purpose of self-defense. Although this law seemed to give more freedoms to the citizens of The United States of America, it has become a law over-ridden by criminals. The Institute for Legislative Action was developed by The National Rifle Association in 1975 as a means of defense against any gun control laws. The National Rifle Association’s mission statement was written with the intention of preserving and defending the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment was designed to guarantee the ability of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms for legal purposes (The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, 2010).
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.