Gun Control in the United States English 102 “The fact that we can’t prevent every act of violence doesn’t mean we can’t gradually decrease the violence.” These are the words from President Obama as he speaks on all the tragedies that have taken place in the U.S such as; the mass shooting that killed twenty-six people in Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the mentally ill soldier from Fort Hood, Texas that killed himself after killing three and wounding sixteen. It is definitely time for people to come to an agreement on what need to be done about all this violence. Stricter gun laws will reduce criminals and the wrong people from having it easy to get a gun. The second amendment can still be respected while keeping people
It will also cut down on gun violence and mass shootings in America and keep weapons of war out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill and to limit the amount of rounds in a magazine. The bill, if passed, shall go into effect 60 days after signing into law because of the need for safety. From the mid 1970’s to the mid 1990’s Australia had several mass shootings, ending with the 1996 massacre where a mentally ill man opened fire with a AR-10 semi-automatic rifle, killing 35 and wounding 23. This was the event that led Australia to pass a gun control law. It has worked, even though violent crime has not completely stopped, murders are down dramatically.
Yes, true but if we gun owners are responsible gun owner, and we do the right thing we can stop guns from reaching the streets. In the end, a sensible approach to gun violence would include prohibitions of all assault type weapons, more regulation of handguns, and working to make sure federal, state, and local have the tools to enforce the laws relating to firearms. I don’t know if gun control would have prevented the tragedies that took place in our nation, but I do believe that a fear of gun control will prevent us from understanding them. Gun ownership is a type of culture, and talking about whether gun control is right or wrong requires us to acknowledge this. We have to first admit that gun ownership changes a person.
The Gun Control Debate America’s debate on issues of gun control reached a new fervor spurred on by the mass-shooting tragedies of the last few years including the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting that left 32 dead and many wounded and reached a fever pitch after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. The pledge by President Obama for the United States Congress to take action is the focus of his current speeches and remarks. Family members of those lost in recent shootings stood with and behind the president at the White House on March 28th as he told America “…the entire country pledged we would do something about it and that this time would be different. Shame on us if we've forgotten…” (Obama, B. Remarks, 2013).
Gun Control 1 2012 Gun Control Essay Guns Do Not Kill People Tameka Ferrell Composition II Gun Control 2 Gun Control One of the main topics on gun control is whether or not they are an effective way of self-defense. Who is to say whether or not a gun is a good means of self defense or not? Well some of those questions are answered by the report done by a criminology working at Florida State University. Criminology by the name of Gary Kleck researched data from the Department of Justice while at Florida State University. He learned that those victims which have defended themselves with a handgun during a robbery or an assault, have the least chance of being injured, or the crime being finished out.
The say that what is a good idea is not the blanket ban of guns, which is unconstitutional because of new meaning of the second amendment, but rather a continuation of the current limits of guns and gun owners. It may not be “constitutional” for the government to put a complete ban on weapons, but it is proper for it to enact stronger restrictions to keep the rather terrifying weapons away from the people who cannot be trusted with a knife, much less than that of a
Do they think that the criminals are going to give up their firearms just because it’s “illegal” to possess them? If current gun control laws put forth by this administration were enacted, law abiding citizens would be the only unarmed population in this country. This would work out well for the criminals who want to take our wallet of rob your home. We as a people need to stand up and let our politicians know that we are more protected when we are allowed to protect ourselves. If the aim of our government is to protect our schools, then why not post an armed serviceman at ever school.
National gun control will work if given a chance BYLINE: ARTHUR C. HAYHOE SECTION: BRANDON TIMES; GUEST COLUMN; Pg. 2 LENGTH: 941 words According to the National Rifle Association (NRA) gun control has been tried and failed, and the passage of any fur-ther gun control legislation is a waste of time and just further diminishes the rights of law abiding citizens. The most frequent argument offered by the NRA about the failure of gun control is the skyrocketing crime rate in exactly those places that have the most strict gun control, New York City and Washington, D.C., to name but two. The issue is not whether gun control works, but whether it ever has been tried. The idea that this country has had a set of uniform
Nation’s Safety Gun control has remained an issue for several decades in U.S. It is legal for U.S citizens to possess weapons for their safety. People can protect themselves from robbers or killers if they are attacked, but the same weapons can also be used for assault instead of defense. Twenty-six U.S citizens died in Newton, Connecticut, because of a lack of gun control. Even though the U.S constitution in the second amendment has given the right to citizens to possess weapons, gun control laws should be strengthened to stop the supply of weapons to the wrong hands such as feral criminals, mentally ill people or children to avoid violent incidents, bloodshed and loss of several precious lives.
I believe that gun control laws are unconstitutional. Gun Control laws are only taking away our rights given to us in the second Amendment of the Constitution which are protected by the fourteenth Amendment. Forcing people to have background checks before purchasing a gun or making assault weapons illegal will not lower the level of crime that is caused by guns. These laws will only affect law abiding citizens of the United States. Why would a criminal follow gun control laws if he or she is already going to break the law to commit a crime?