Amongst all the stories swirling around in the media following the Sandy Hook tragedy it may surprise one to discover that handguns, not assault weapons, are used in most of the gun murders in the United States. Despite this many in Congress are pushing to bring back the Clinton-era ban with some extra restrictions and requirements. Although I can understand how frustration and grief following such horrific events can push people to call for action, I do not think that banning certain types of semi-automatic rifles or limiting their magazine capacity will do anything to stem the tide of death. The first hurdle that politicians seeking a new assault weapon ban will have to face is defining what exactly an assault weapon is. Most of the time
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 Control Laws in America Firearms should not be restricted, nor should their accessories or capabilities. Placing laws that take away from our right to bear arms would only give negative effect on the safety of the general public and the amount of crimes committed. People need guns to protect themselves from the people who want to corrupt their lives by using guns, regardless of the law. Gun control laws vary from state to state. In the republic of California, some would say we have some of the worst laws and restrictions in the country.
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.
Both of these events sparked many debates on the topic of guns and how to stop these events from happening. Gun control in America is a very controversial topic with advocates pushing for more restrictions and anti gun control supporters pushing for fewer laws on gun control. With no straight forward answer
The new bill proposed by President Obama was shot down by Congress and not voted into effect. One persistent argument of those who advocate for the Second Amendment is that guns are inanimate objects and therefore cannot kill people by themselves. They believe that it takes a person behind the gun to pull the trigger, and therefore the real cause of these mass shootings are society and its lack of restraints on the “madmen” who live among us. There is a simple rebuttal to that banal argument. We have limited control on people’s medical diagnoses, lifestyles, or events that “trigger” said behaviors.
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.
In conclusion, I am currently against gun control because I want to make sure that innocent citizens can have access to guns and be able to protect themselves against criminals when they need to. Until the government can find more effective ways to control criminals’ access to guns, I will be against gun
Gun control ENG/102 8/11/10 Brian Kevin Gun control 1 Introduction: Gun control advocates have cried foul, because of the Supreme Court 2010 ruling they believe will damage the chances gun control laws to reduce crime. While many people consider gun control to be too restrictive, advocates are of the mind that we should remove all the guns, at all cost. The Supreme Court ruling has mandated that state and city governments have no choice but to respect the Second Amendment of their citizens. While the ruling does not completely abolish current gun restrictions, it does weaken the ability of the local government to
If one was to choose to advocate for gun rights, they would not be advocating that everyone own a gun and run around shooting this very dangerous weapon, they would be advocating for safe gun use and possession. This definition is one that silences one of the few prominent arguments gun control advocates have left, this being that with more guns, comes many more accidental gun deaths and other non-attack related crimes such as suicide, the percentage of suicide with guns is very highly correlated with household gun ownership rates. These are issues that arise because of the lack of gun safety. If guns were to become more readily available, gun safety would obviously have to be very heavily enforced. Multiple courses would be required to be taken before one purchases a gun, safes or cases with heavy locks should also be required to be purchased with the gun, the list of options can continue on for a long time.