Gun Control: Federal In The United States

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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…show more content…
According to certain articles the issue of gun control can be traced to Roman Empire whereby during times when peace was prevailing there should not be any standing armies and this was also incorporated in the British and American constitution. Throughout many years there have been widespread discussions and arguments regarding gun control, there are three main themes: ethics – to balance the right of an individual to carry a firearm for safety purposes and to the safety of the general public, interpretations of the second amendment which protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms which was adopted in 1791 and finally does gun ownership increase or reduce…show more content…
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. It is also wise for the general public to vote for leaders who will put their safety and needs first and not his or her political or other agendas in
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