In Flint, MI a first grader brought a gun to school and shot a girl in his class. His mom was out of town for welfare to work. They had just moved into his uncle’s house which is where he got the gun. Why did his uncle have a loaded gun in the house and better yet to where it was accessible to the child? Why hadn’t his mother checked the house to make sure everything was safe for her children?
Therefore, the executive, legislative, and judicial branch will enforce S.397 to protect firearm industries and our legal system from those attempting to hold them accountable for their criminal or unlawful misuse of firearms or ammunition products. Many people that are injured by firearms or use certain types of ammunition will not be able to hold makers or sellers responsible for the user’s accident or act that resulted in an injury or death. Many lawsuits that were brought to court before the PLCAA were majority criminal cases which resulted with dismissals because the courts believed that manufacturers should be held liable for the acts of criminal cases. Some difficulties or loopholes that can possibly prevent the PLCAA from being enforced is if a consumer or victim claims that the firearm product could have prevented an injury or death if it had specific safety regulations such as:
Joseph Weekley, charged with involuntary manslaughter, said he didn't immediately realize that he had shot Aiyana Stanley-Jones during the 2010 house raid. He said he unintentionally pulled the trigger when the victim's grandmother knocked his submachine gun. Weekley said he believed the shot came from someone else in the house. He said he didn't even feel recoil in the weapon.
Although the penalties for burglary are harsh, it's often possible to get the charges reduced or dismissed. Because of legal technicalities and difficulties of proof, prosecutors frequently agree to settle cases for lesser charges. And burglary cases that go to jury trial, with an effective defense, can result in a "not guilty" verdict. Just because you are accused of or prosecuted for burglary does not mean that you must be convicted of burglary. Depending on what the judges charges are against Oliver he may get charged with the burglary on top of that he may be charged with possession of a firearm and silencers are illegal so that may be another charge he will be charged with.
“On Jan. 15, 1974, Joseph Otero Jr., 38, his wife Julie, 34, and two children were found murdered in their home. Three other family members -- Charles, 15; Danny, 15; and Carmen, 13; were not home during the killing spree.”(Kari & Associates 2006). After this, Dennis Rader killed Kathryn Bright, hiding in her bedroom until she arrived home. “She was accompanied by her 19 year old brother Kevin. They were both taken by surprise when a man came out of the room with a gun.” It was a little bit of a struggle for Dennis Rader, but he eventually killed Kathryn Bright, and he left Kevin Bright with permanent damage.
Story 1 Las Vegas, NV--Vegas cop’s gun linked to robbery. Monday night, Officer Frank Fromanski shot and killed Julia Reed, a cocktail waitress during a robbery at Best Bargain Grocery according to the Las Vegas Crime Scene Investigation team. It was said that there were three gunmen at the time of the crime but according to investigator Warrick Brown, “There's no evidence of a third gunmen. The bullet that killed the cocktail waitress, it came from Fromansky's gun.” Officer Fromanski claimed that he had shot four times at a third gunman though. According to Fromanski, he was going to check on his partner when he shot at someone he claimed was a gunman.
There are definitely pros and cons for individual(s) being able to have a concealed weapon but in this case I am for people being able to carry a concealed weapon. Criminals are less likely to target a person if they know that person is armed. Second I don’t feel the government can 100 guarantees the safety of all of its citizens. Third reason why is criminals are going to carry a concealed weapon legal or not. So why shouldn’t law abiding citizens be able to do the same and be able to protect themselves.
One effect of this is an inaccurate ratio relating to self-defense. In the 43-1 statistic all but six of the deaths in their ratio were due to suicide. Including deaths due to suicide to the ratio is misleading in that the ways in which suicide may be accomplished without the use of firearms by far outweigh the presumption that these lives would have been saved had these firearms not been available to these people. In relation to the international comparison illustrated in the 43-1 statistic the authors do not account for the unfairness of the comparison based on the contrast of other countries due to the fact that consistent laws govern these nations . In the United States there are
One argument is that it “deprives a states right to protect, or at least compensate, their citizenry by imposing civil liability on those manufacturers and dealers who failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the abuse and illegal trafficking of their weapons” (Morgenthau). Conversely, those who agree with the PLCAA feel that it “codified the common-law principles that have long applied in tort claims following shooting: if an otherwise lawful firearm has performed as it was designed and intended to do, its maker and seller are not liable for its misuse” (Johnson). One example of litigation that took place after the PLCAA was established was Daniel Williams et al v. Beemiller, Inc. Mr. Williams (plaintiff) was allowed to proceed with his suit against the manufacturer, distributor and dealer of the pistol used to shoot him. In this case, the shooter who was a convicted felon was barred from legally purchasing a firearm. The shooter traveled out of state to Ohio to purchase a large number of handguns, one of which was used to shoot the plaintiff.
Is Gun Control the Answer? Gun control is an over thought topic. It has really been in the spotlight since a few recent shootings such as Sandy Hook Elementary and the movie theatre shootings. But is controlling guns going to prevent future issues? Since the beginning of this country the bearing of arms has been a right for the American people for many reasons, one of them being protection, and without them victims of shootings would never have any defense to protect themselves.