Gun Control for Concealed Weapons Abstract Gun violence is all over the world not just in the state of Illinois. The gun violence in Chicago has already passed last year’s total. Now that all fifty states have passed concealed weapons, citizens must go through background checks, so many hours of gun safety classes and also have to pay a hefty amount for the permit to carry. Allowing citizens to have concealed weapons can deter criminals from randomly selecting victims to commit crime on. Does allowing concealed weapons stop the violence?
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In our country nearly one half of households own a gun and nearly thirty thousand people die each year from gun shot related wounds (Smock 151). It is because of statistics like these that gun control has become one of the most heated issues that our country is currently facing. While it is obvious that guns are dangerous weapons that must be used responsibly, many people are debating whether or not stricter laws should be put in to place in an attempt to lower the harms caused by guns. Many states and cities across the nation have already established laws that have made it harder for people to get their hands on guns. Many extremists have even asked for guns to be completely taken out of the hands of everyday citizens.
Stanford Law Review, 64(1), 1-54.Not to Keep or Bear Arms, Blocher, an Assistant Professor for Duke Law School, discusses the Second Amendment vs. the First Amendment. Although the Second Amendment gives one the right to bear arms the First Amendment protects individuals rights from being harmed or guns being carried in such place as schools. The FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/violent-crime/murdermain The FBI’s mission is to help protect you, your children,
Even with the current gun restrictions according to a study at John Hopkins research center “More than a quarter of all guns connected with the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, and Firearms investigations (crimes) of illegal gun trafficking.” There is no way that a ban of assault rifles is going stop the purchasing of such rifles. If there was such a ban in America that rivaled the U.K. than it could be assumed or projected that it would American prohibition all over again, and the law of prohibition was the most ignored law in American
She is of the perception that high rates of injury and gun mortality are on the increase due to lenient gun control policies. She argues that the increased possession of firearms, especially illegal guns, has increased gun violence and organized criminal activities. According to (Peterson & Stebner, 2013) Kelly also argues that on average up to 32,000 people lose their lives while 69,000 people are injured in the whole of America due to guns. Gun mortality and injury not only reduce the country’s productivity and performance but also cost the U.S over $100 billion to especially law enforcement agencies in fighting
For example: more people are killed in Chicago than in Kentucky in any given month due to the improper use of a firearm, accidental or otherwise. It would seem, given the crime rate, that the people of Chicago would be more in need of a handgun for self-defense than those of other cities nationwide. Chicago city lawyers think that states and cities should be able to work out their own solutions to gun crime. There is irony in the fact that when the ban on handguns was lifted in Chicago, the burglary rate dropped from 881 in 2007 to 170 in 2008. The burglary rate from 2008 has also remained steady to present day (Joan, 2010, p.
‘“Good intentions without thought make for bad laws and I think we have a risk of that,’ said J. Reid Meloy, a forensic psychologist and clinical professor at the University of California San Diego, who has studied rampage killers’’’ (Goode). “This point-of-view article discusses how the decades of case law interpreting and applying the other provisions of the Bill of Rights point to the troublesome approach to gun control and constitutional analysis” (Rivkin). “But you wouldn’t know from the current gun-control debate. Several states, for example are considering gun-insurance mandates modeled after those for automobile insurance. There is no conceivable public-safety benefit: insurance policies cover accidents, not intentional crimes, and criminals with illegal guns will just evade the requirement.
The war on marijuana in black and white. Retrieved from http://www.aclu.org Bond, M. B, Caulkins, P. J, & Kilmer, B (2010) Reducing drug trafficking revenues and violence in Mexico. Retrieved from Rand Corporation International programs and drug policy research center website: http://www.rand.org Cox, T. (2011, September 21) 14 Kinds of jobs sustained by marijuana. Retrieved from http://www.alternet.org Miron J. & Waldock.
Guns do not kill people, people kill people. Drunk drivers and texting are one of the most causes of car wrecks but yet we do not outlaw these items. All the shootings and stuff that has happened is not because the gun wanted to do it but the person controlling the gun. Fertilizer killed people in Oklahoma on April 19, 1995 but you can still buy it and rent a van for less than buying a gun. It is not the guns fault for people wanting to kill people.