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 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
Gun control laws are put into place to protect the American people. Everyday crimes are committed with guns, but everyday guns are also used for protection against crimes, such as home invasions. The NRA is against gun control laws, because it violates some second amendment rights. (Reassessing, 1991.) Then are those who hate guns, are terrified of guns, and think guns should all be illegal.
The second amendment says “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.” (Bill of Rights). But how could we interpret this amendment? Does this mean that we have the right to have only one gun, or we have the right to have as many guns as we want? Every right has its limitations and this right is not the exception. The first amendment says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…” (Bill of Rights).
One of the most recent and predominantly exhibited problems of today is the abuse of firearms within the American culture. Since the effects of Illegal use of firearms have been currently rampant in the United States, our government has implemented laws to regulate offenders and format a solution in attempts to eliminate the accidents, misuse, and crime on the rise. Although it seems as if these laws would quickly diminish this problem, they have many repercussions. The rights of Americans, specifically the second amendment, are being questioned by the members of society who obey gun laws and safety regulations. This is creating an enormous debate and concern for many people, not only within our government.
However this right has been abused when guns fall in the hands of senseless murders, robbers, mentally unstable individuals, etc. which generates issues of the debate about gun control in recent years. Republicans and Democrats both stand behind our right protected by the Second Amendment nevertheless we need control over the gun laws. Republicans fully stands behind citizens right to guns, just the same as democrats they believe in regulation to keep down violence levels but philosophy they go against anything that inconveniences constitutional right of gun owners. Democrats in no way wish to undermine the right to the second amendment but do wish to establish strong laws to who can and cannot bear a gun for example restricting guns to be issued in the hands of previous criminals, stalkers, person going under mental services, background checks for gun sales, etc.
Just a few of the laws that Dianne is proposing is: Ban on certain more dangerous firearms, ban on importation of assault weapons and large capacity magazines, and no magazines more than ten rounds. this laws are intended to stop unnecessary use of firearms. although these laws may be able to stop the majority of criminals from getting weapons, its impossible to rid all weapons from the hands of criminals. These laws may represent the wrong balance, and could hurt America rather than helping it. Other
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 laws have become such a huge controversy in the United States due to the fact that citizens believe their Second Amendment right is being taken away from them. In my eyes, I believe that extended gun control measures should be taken to ensure that access to assault weapons should be limited to certain people. I believe one deserve a well rounded background check to see if any mental health issues are visible. I also believe you have the right to own a weapon and the government is not trying to take away your hunting rifles, personal permitted handguns, etc. They government is emphasizing more on the fully automatic weapons, explosives, armor and other things that only the military should have access to.