They are rare and hard to get access to, having very strict licensing laws. The pro-arming argument is that the Police would be a deterrent and would protect the officers. People who say that arming the Police would be a deterrent use other armed countries as an example of why we should have it; I don't believe this is an accurate view of the matter. Worldwide 2011 crime statistics show that in the USA there were 12, 664 murders, and 8,583 were caused by firearms. Compared to the UK where 648 murders where only 58 were caused by firearms.
Gun Control is Not the Answer For many years now gun control has been a major issue. Many, individuals believe that if guns were strictly controlled that it would greatly reduce the amount of crime in the U.S. Although, this may be true it is not the answer to the problem. Stricter control of firearms is an infringement on all individuals Second Amendment rights. Not, only is it an infringement on peoples Second Amendment rights, it will also punish hunters and sportsman whom us firearms to hunt for enjoyment.
GUN POSSESSION Name Course GUN POSSESSION Gun Possession is and has been a thorny issue especially considering it’s correlation to crime and murder rates. Gun violence is costly and causes ripples in every segment of society. In my view, an approach that would involve some dull accounting exercise of suming up medical expenditures and earnings lost due to gun related injury, narrowly misses the point. The strain on the healthcare system or a reduction in labor size have little to do with public concern on gun violence. One is driven more by the thought of safety than anything else.
Without this gun, a dangerous or mentally insane criminal would likely injure or kill the victim with an illegally obtained gun or other weapon. If one focuses on the fact that criminals are obtaining their weapons illegally the large majority of the time, another hole can be seen in the argument of gun control advocates; criminals certainly do not obey the law, so if guns are very hard or impossible to obtain legally, this will not stop a criminal. So what if one was to look at a crime taking place in a society where guns are illegal? The scene would play out something like: a law abiding citizen would have their home invaded by a criminal with a gun, obtained illegally, and could do nothing as the criminal violated their safety, stole from them, and possibly injured or even killed the helpless victim who could not defend themselves without a gun. Criminals with guns would run amok robbing and murdering with no citizen
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.
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.
The word infringed means to inflict upon a right or privilege. I see it clear that to control what guns we can own and the features they posses is clearly an infringement of our right to own a firearm. Gun control laws in the United States vary from state to state; places like New York and California are notorious for having the tightest grip on gun owners and what they are allowed to do with their guns. These laws have hurt the areas by taking away guns for
Grifin M. Price Kendra Gallos English III H 3/21/18 Gun Control Will Not Solve Anything Guns are given a bad reputation because of the terrors that can be committed by people who want to cause harm. Those who are gun control advocates wish to ban certain weapons without basis, ban certain weapon attachments, and restrict the rights of the second amendment. Gun control supporters base their opinion on statistics about gun violence that use a portion of data that is not about gun violence just to boost the value of the number. Supporters of gun control dismiss the saying “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” because they are misinformed about the number of defensive gun uses (DGU) which far outnumbers the
Given that the gun control laws will limit the number of people who have guns, but at the same time just like drugs the guns will still find its way into the hands of the criminals. This shows that the people championing for the establishment of a tougher law to control the flow of guns are protecting the criminals while exposing the citizens who law are abiding to danger. . (William eta’l’ 1990 Page 221- 297) The perception that the many people have about violence and guns is not the correct perception. Firearms do not contribute to the increased rates of violence and crime.
Opposition to Gun Control The topic I am going to speak on today is a very controversial topic, especially as of late. It is not about abortion, gay marriage or immigration but of gun control. It’s no doubt in my mind that the terrible tragedies that have taken place are nothing less than horrific. So of course it is natural to point the finger at someone at fault, but one must be sure that they are pointing it at the right person. A lot of people state that gun control would be the obvious solution and many would agree with this.