Gun Control This is an issue that I would like to address because majority of the people I know and whom I may consider friends and family have been affected by gun violence in one way or the other either directly or indirectly. I would like to propose tougher laws to be put in place for those who would like to get a gun, to those who have violated gun laws and those who are found guilty of using guns to partake in criminal activities. In deciding to deal with this law I understood that firearms cannot be out rightly be banned therefore to encourage fairness, justice and to protect the peoples right, the best option or way forward was to amend and make proposal to the current laws. It should be noted that my recommendations are for federal
If you analyze the photo you will notice that gun violence is not the subject of just one area in Philadelphia, it has taken over the whole city As you see below it is a recurring issue, one hand to the other. From the easy access of guns which gun laws provide; that leads to the death of innocent people which results in even more guns. The reason more guns is the final result is because people the innocent lives lost’ family members result to gun violence also. I lived right next door to the mother of a police officer who died in the
In a perfect world this would be true. However, there are many other factors that must be taken into consideration before agreeing with this statement. For example, in a 1996 study Professor Gary Kleck (University of Florida) states that more than a million crimes are thwarted due to the homeowner being in possession of a firearm, with only a very small percentage of these incidents ending up in death or injury of either party. With guns being banned, it would simply take a group of criminals to march into a home with no fear of being shot, to overpower someone and do as they please. This is assuming that the criminal who is breaking countless laws as it is has decided to abide by the gun control law.
The possibility of being able to wield the gun at a time of attack, may or may not overcome the risk of owning one in the first place. The right to own a gun to defend one’s self, or family, may not outweigh the risk The mass murders committed in the past few years, have been in very public areas, where one does not normally carry a weapon, for self-defense or otherwise. Therein defeats the main purpose of owning one. The school shootings, such as one of the most recent, Sandy Hook Elementary School puts the second most blame, on the fact that such an unstable person was able to purchase not only multiple, but also such powerful weapons, legally(Gun Control, 2013). There will never be a time that a civilian will need the use of an automatic weapon.
The reduction of the crime rates following the reduction of gun-related violence can be used to justify gun control. However, the official statistics does not support this assumption. The reasoning that guns cause crimes arises numerous disputations, as it does not consider that guns are just another mean of committing a crime. Pro-gun advocates usually assert, “Guns do not kill people; people kill people.” The Vice President, Wayne Lapierre argued that the best solution to the Newton Massacre was to allow citizens to own guns. He stated”The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” (Spitzer,
So why shouldn’t law abiding citizens be able to do the same and be able to protect themselves. The deterrent effect of a concealed weapon would benefit the person and the general public that is doing the same. Because the criminals out there wouldn’t know who is armed and who is not. That would in turn get some criminals to think twice about going after someone who is also potentially armed and knowing that their life would also be in danger. I feel some crimes that have taken place in this country could have been stopped or lessened to a degree with a concealed firearm.
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. Stricter gun control laws would also limit the ability for individuals with bad intentions from obtaining weapons, but it would allow responsible individuals from obtaining these weapons that others want to
More gun control laws will fix this and make it significantly harder for bad people to obtain guns. Others may think that it is an invasion of privacy to make people undergo background checks before obtaining a gun. Indeed, for a few people, background checks will be considered an invasion of privacy. However, it is very necessary. If there were not any background checks before owning a gun, it is possible for a terrorist or criminal to acquire a gun, like they can now.
A Series of Unfortunate Events It has been almost a year since a mentally ill youth took the life of twenty innocent children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Last week, the latest news reported a military man, who went on a shooting rampage in Texas at Fort Hood. Other memorable tragedies such as the murders at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises movie in Aurora, the Columbine high school massacre, or even the Virginia Tech massacre bring back to light a highly debated issue, guns and who should possess them. Despite these tragedies, deep division has kept new gun safety laws from passing in congress. A stricter mental and criminal background check system should be put in place before gun purchase to
Since law enforcers are not enough to ensure safety for every citizens, citizens should be allowed to protect themselves. Opponents of gun control like NRA also argue that gun control policies are for authoritarian models of government like the Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy (Rogers, 2013). These are governments that disarm the population due to the fear of being overthrown due to their bad governance and violation of human rights. Therefore, democrats should not be afraid of being overthrown by disarming citizens if they respect human