When put in a situation or a place where we do not belong, fear takes a hold of us. Did you know that the Columbine bullets were freely sold to the teenage killers by Kmart, at 17 cents apiece? “Bowling for Columbine” was a documentary film by Michael Moore which I found to be interesting, humorous, and an eye opener. “Bowling for Columbine” reminds us that this is a society where more than 11, 000 people die every year from guns, where TV news and entertainment programs produce violent images, where banks give away rifles to customers, and where the public lives in fear of being robbed and killed. It shows us how easy it is to get a hand on a gun.
How Many Deaths Are Enough? The number of shootings every year is unbelievably high, and even more shocking is the number of people killed by guns. Carrying guns in the US is a very bad idea, especially with reference to this article. Having a gun for protection of oneself might make you feel safe in a dangerous area but unfortunately far too many people abuse the property of a gun. This way, the number of shootings every year will continually increase and keep making the US a less safe place to live.
“Gun Control: Understanding the Misunderstood” It can be overwhelming to turn on the local news station or flip idly into your Sunday morning paper only to be bombarded with, “So-and-so killed this many with this weapon.” Oh, what a travesty America, how could this have happened? When a sadistic sociopath makes their big break in the world of disinformation usually, they bring about the most discussed question of the past few decades with them. Should guns be controlled? This question is interesting for the fact that in every sense of it, all it takes to get the answer you want is a very local interaction involving a firearm. Craig R. Whitney does a fantastic job in looking into the homeland patrol of guns and ammunition but fails to look at the entirety of the situation.
Gun control has been a controversial issue in America for many decades, especially the debate concerning the most effective ways to reduce gun violence. We hear stories everyday of homicides, suicides, firearm accidents, and mass shootings resulting in more than 100,000 people being injured or killed per year. In the political arena, there are opposing views on the laws needed to reduce this gun violence epidemic. There is too much political arguing that causes Congressional gridlock, when what is important is to stop fighting each other and start fighting for the common good of the people. Many concerned citizens just want the political arguing to stop and to work together, not for political gain, but for the crucial purpose of saving lives.
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
Buck Maples Government April 18, 2013 Constitutional Right……or Wrong The newspaper headlines read: “26 Dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School”, “Shooter Opens Fire in Colorado Theater. 16 Dead, 58 Wounded”, “U.S. Representative Giffords Shot in Safeway Parking Lot”, Columbine, Virginia Tech…….the list could go on and on. There is no doubt that gun violence is prevalent in society today, which is why the topic of guns and gun control is being argued across the nation. There are compelling arguments for both sides of this debate, but the ultimate principal of gun ownership is written within our Bill of Rights in the form of the Second Amendment stating an individual’s right to bear arms.
Javier Hernandez Informative Essay Gun control has been under fire since incidents like Sandy Hook and Columbine and many Americans feel our laws on gun control are missing the target. In light of this, the Second Amendment, specifically the right to bear Arms is a very controversial topic. With the increase in crimes involving guns, “32000 gun deaths a year” (Beauchamp 2) and the mass production of automatic weapons the discussion over what the right to bear arms actually means is at the for front of many political and everyday discussions. With this in mind my paper will serve to clarify and educate the reader on what is entailed in the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment protects the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms with or without being a member of any militia.
This can be seen through the laws that followed after the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, John F. Kennedy assassination and the killing of Martin Luther King Junior which were meant for the government to control the type of guns that citizens could carry and use. I would highly recommend that leaders and citizens to take part in the gun control measures and laws in order to improve their safety and that of their family from crime. I decided as I said in the beginning to pick this topic because a majority of individuals have been affected by gun violence and it has become a menace to society. I will end with “Guns do not kill people. People kill people” at the end of the day gun lobbyists, owners a like and the general public should advocate for laws that encourage buyers and owners to demonstrate that they can possess a firearm lawfully and responsibly.
Obama’s Administration and NRA on Gun Control Debate in America Guni K. Bal PR 336 by Jack Saunders Golden Gate University - Spring 2013 White House Chief of staff Denis McDonough said in an appearance on CNN that, “Obama is not giving up on assault weapons ban being added to an amendment. We are going to work on this. We are going to find the votes. It deserves a vote.”1 It’s easy to get a gun in this country. Hence America has the highest rate in gun violence in the world.2 One big enabler is the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Obama’s administration says that guns are weapons of crimes and the NRA says that guns are for safety and protection.
This lobbyist group considers the right to acquire and possess guns as a freedom issue among the civilians. It has been evident that GOA is against compromising and accepting the status quo. GOA has committed itself in building a network of attorneys, who will help in challenging the strict gun control laws in courts. Furthermore, the lobbyist group has frozen senators, who support bills to strengthen background checks and enhance penalties for those individuals purchasing guns illegally. GOA empowers those individuals with a strong background of gun rights.