The people on the anti-gun control side believe that gun ownership is a constitutional right backed by the second amendment. The anti-gun control side also believes that gun control only restricts law abiding citizens. The pro-gun control side believe that guns are the back-bone of our crime problems today. They also believe that gun laws help keep guns off the street and reduce crime. The second amendment
The second amendment 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.” (U.S. Const., amend. II.). Opponents of gun laws say that any laws that are used by the government to control or regulate gun control is infringing on their second amendment right (Issues & Controversies, Online). A gun control initiative to be focused on would be stricter gun control laws and measures which would help crack down on gun crimes while encouraging responsible gun ownership and the use among civilians.
In addition, Shaffer effectively defends her idea that banning handguns will have no effect on reduction of violent crime, but may actually increase instances of gun crimes. This is due to the fact that civilians would no longer be able to defend themselves effectively. The second article, “Gun control standoff” both sides remain unsolved in bitter debate. Gun control continues to bring out the worst in public opinions. Jost states: “Gun control supporters blame the high rate of violent crime and the large number of gun accidents and suicides on the easy availability of firearms and
But the ban is not the answer. It’s not the assault weapons fault. The Bushmaster .223-caliber model XM15 rifle did not walk onto the property of Sandy Hook and kill those innocent children and people, the person did. There are other logical ways to prevent and stop violence. Gun control may be an issue on streets with minors, or people with criminal backgrounds, but it starts with people.
The Second Amendment interpretation is flawed by In Molly Ivins's article, "Ban the Things. Ban Them All." She supports the Second Amendment, and she points out the main objective of signing this document is the authorization of a group of individuals that's trained to carry fire arms, even though they are not part of government. They may carry arms for security purposes in order to maintain a free state, and that this group of individuals have the right to keep and carry arms. The authors' main argument, is against individuals that are not trained to carry arms, nor do these individual carry arms to maintain a free state.
They are concerned that each step toward greater gun control will lead to the eventual confiscation of all firearms. Gun control opponent groups spend far more than gun control supporters on campaign contributions. Opponents of gun control, including the National Rifle Association, better known as the NRA, argue that the "right to bear arms" is guaranteed in the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and licensing restrictions penalize law-abiding citizens while in no way preventing criminal use of handguns. As the National Rifle Association puts it, “Guns Don’t kill People—People Do.” It is also argued that by making it difficult for guns to be bought and registered for the American public there is a threat to the personal safety of American families
“The assumption that college campuses are safer because students are not allowed to carry concealed weapons is flawed;” argues the SCCC (Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, 2008) "Current school policies and state laws against concealed carry on campus serve only to stack the odds in favor of dangerous criminals." (Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, 2008) By allowing concealed weapons on campuses, not only would criminals be deterred from attempting to commit a gun-related crime, but students would feel safer knowing they have the means to defend themselves in a worst-case
On the other hand, some people believe carrying guns is a not a civilian’s duty; therefore, only military, police-officers and other law enforcement entities should possess them. In his journal article “The Media Campaign Against Gun Ownership: Gun Control Will Not Reduce Gun Violence,” author Phyllis Schlafly states: Despite the claims made by its advocates, gun control will not reduce firearms violence. Supporters of gun controls propagate lies, including inaccurate statistics [that 12 children a day die from guns] on the number of children killed each day by guns and the assertion that access to guns at home leads to an increase in violence…The only way to reduce gun violence is to pass laws that give citizens the right to carry firearms. Criminals are less likely to commit violent acts if they believe their victims could be armed (Schlafly, P. 2001). Thus, the restrictions placed on citizens to not carry guns affect them considerably; when citizens lose the right to own guns, they automatically become
Analysis Republicans don’t agree with the assault weapon bans. They are suggesting other ways to prevent mass shooting. They believe assault weapons ban is going to encourage more crimes. Instead of banning assault weapons republics are suggesting to find out who has the access to those guns, especially people who are mentally ill. This is a serious concern because it would be impossible to track each and every person who is mentally
In a country full of violent crime, the United States continues to embody the gun as integral to it's protection and culture. While the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution grants the people the right to bear arms, the people must on the contrary protect themselves from those who bear them. In my view, guns give people a false sense of security and are more of a nuisance than a benefit. Guns are a threat to the peace and safety of society. Therefore, since it is unlikely that all guns will disappear in the United States, legislation must be enacted to ban and cease the further manufacture of the types of firearms involved in more violent crime than all others; handguns and assault-weapons.