They point to a correlation between gun ownership and crimes, and they believe that if laws were stricter or guns were taken away then crime would decrease. This argument, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. Banning guns or making more gun laws would just infuriate the general public. A 2009 Gallup Opinion Poll showed that an all time low of 44% of people believe that there need to be newer, stricter laws applying to gun control (Gallup.com). This number in 1990 was 78%, so as time goes on people are leaning more and more away from stricter gun laws.
(Jordan).This means that the people of the United States have the right to own firearms and that this right shall not be taken away. We must defend our right to bear arms, or we will go defenseless. Those who support gun control say that taking guns away from the public will lower crime rates. In 1996 Australia past laws banning most guns and made it a crime to use a gun in self-defense. After those laws were passed the number of armed robberies rose by 51%, unarmed robberies rose by 37%, assaults rose by 24%, kidnapping rose by 43%, murders may have fallen by 3%, but manslaughter rose by 16% (“Section 7: Three Common Gun Control Myths”).
At times I feel as if I am incarcerated, even though I am a free citizen. I think the solution to ridding gun violence is to get rid of all the guns. Since that'll never happen, we need to make guns less accessible by creating federal legislation, applying it uniformly throughout every state. Easy gun accessibility is the reason why there are so many homicides because it is easier to pull a trigger than by attacking with a knife or other foreign object. I feel that handguns and assault weapons should be outlawed altogether because too many people misuse them.
Most agree that gun-related injury or death of innocent citizens should never be tolerated, but there are opinions on the course to take in an effort to discover a solution. This paper will offer problems and solutions associated with past and present efforts to manage the issue of gun-related injuries/death. This paper will also render the discoveries and opinions of the above-mentioned group members as it relates to this controversial topic. Stricter gun-control laws do not help prevent gun-related injuries/deaths One method to prevent gun-related injuries/deaths is to make serious efforts to treat depression, mental health issues, and drug abuse in society. A large number of gun-related injuries/deaths are committed by members of society that have untreated disorders and others that simply neglect firearm safety rules and existing gun-control laws.
Since the capital punishment is still carry on, many opponents and defenders of the death penalty appeal to the sanctity of life. However, the death penalty is not justified. This is because death penalty is not an effective crime deterrent, executed innocent people and it needs a higher cost to carry on. First of all, some opponents argue that death penalty can help deter crime and protect public. For instance, the criminal will think twice before killing for fear of receive the strongest punishment.
In 1994, Clinton enforced his version of gun control by banning assault rifles. After revisiting the constitution and realizing the effects of gun control from American history, I believe a better solution in preventing mass murders is not gun control but rather enhancing public safety and refining background checks. A majority of Americans are not ready to give up their Second Amendment right. Although other people believe that by removing this constitutional right, gun
Gun control Gun restriction legislation is currently in progress to stop the sale of automatic rifles, and clip size. These new proposed legislations would not stop the mass killings that caused this new kind of fear. While nothing is going to happen like the gun laws in England, where private ownership of a assault rifle is non existent, the government is trying to stop these killings that have struck fear into the American public, alternatively no one is proposing the laws in Switzerland that state it is not right for guns laws to be restricted in any way. The current gun restrictions on a nation-wide basis differs from state to state, however, one law is clear throughout the whole nation “the right of the people to keep and
The reason is the perceived view that it is the lack of gun control that has resulted in the number of firearms-related deaths in the country. In fact, this is one of the most stated, but wrong, arguments for gun control. The fact of the matter is that if gun control is put into place there are more chances that law-abiding citizens will be victims. Gun control laws to a large extent can have no effect on criminals, as there will always be a thriving black market for trade of guns and firearms. (Nair,
But in all reality, if guns weren’t around, people would still find a way to do crazy messed up things to kill people. Yes with stricter laws on gun control there will be less shootings, but what will replace guns? President Obama’s attempt to make owning guns harder doesn’t invade your rights. Having rules to protect people is all that should matter. While some worry that they cant do what they want, the United States
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