Some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime and the fact that guns are necessary for self-defense against crime, and that enforcing gun control is a violation against a citizen’s second amendment right to bear arms. Possession of a handgun should be strictly regulated, because they are made solely to kill, and they have even allowed children to easily kill themselves and others, and they have increased the murder rate in the U.S. The reason handguns should be outlawed from citizens is that their main purpose is to kill other human beings. Why would our country allow us to have a right of possessing a deadly weapon? For the most part, our government seems to want to
Just a few of the laws that Dianne is proposing is: Ban on certain more dangerous firearms, ban on importation of assault weapons and large capacity magazines, and no magazines more than ten rounds. this laws are intended to stop unnecessary use of firearms. although these laws may be able to stop the majority of criminals from getting weapons, its impossible to rid all weapons from the hands of criminals. These laws may represent the wrong balance, and could hurt America rather than helping it. Other
Kimberly Torres Mr. Harrer ERWC 20 November 2014 Gun Violence in Our Nation The history of gun violence has long been a very big issue, Since guns were first introduced to civilians there have been countless homicides from guns and centuries later the issue is still being resolved. According to the article Gun Violence In America: The 13 Key Questions (With 13 Concise Answers), “there are 30,000 deaths per year from gun violence; many of those deaths could’ve been prevented.” (Jonathon Stray). “Homicide is the second leading cause of death for people 15-24 years old and innocent kids are losing their lives because of gun violence.”(Stray). Law enforcements are supposed to ensure the safety of the citizens but with so many guns on the streets it is impossible to keep guns from getting into the wrong hands. However, there are many strategies that can be used to prevent gun violence like: passing gun laws and enforcing them, spreading information about gun violence, and performing thorough background checks.
Politicians have stated thy will introduce new laws wanting tougher background checks, forced registration, and outright banning of military looking firearms. All these types of new laws will cut down on crime and make this country a safer place. But I believe the way to protect against a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun. First of all on the issue of it will cut down on violent crime, who are they kidding criminals rarely obey laws; studies show most criminals acquire guns through friends or theft. Adam Lanza the shooter at Newtown stole the guns he used from his mother.
Gun control laws have become such a huge controversy in the United States due to the fact that citizens believe their Second Amendment right is being taken away from them. In my eyes, I believe that extended gun control measures should be taken to ensure that access to assault weapons should be limited to certain people. I believe one deserve a well rounded background check to see if any mental health issues are visible. I also believe you have the right to own a weapon and the government is not trying to take away your hunting rifles, personal permitted handguns, etc. They government is emphasizing more on the fully automatic weapons, explosives, armor and other things that only the military should have access to.
In conclusion, I am currently against gun control because I want to make sure that innocent citizens can have access to guns and be able to protect themselves against criminals when they need to. Until the government can find more effective ways to control criminals’ access to guns, I will be against gun
There are hundreds of millions of guns in America. So, eliminating the ability of people obtaining some either illegally is impossible. A black market is likely to occur if guns were made illegal(Farago). It is already evident that illegal guns are being used in far more gun crimes than legally bought ones. Seventy-nine percent of all gun crimes in Pittsburgh for example were committed by gun owners who obtained their guns illegally(ingraham).
Gun casualties and incidents throughout the country have woken the public up from its ignorance and shown them the danger guns can pose to society (Martinez, 2013). While some people want a complete blanket ban on the ownership of guns, others wants an easier access to guns so that every person may look after their own security. Part of what makes the term gun control a very controversial topic is that it’s used in a ambiguous way that does not explain the details of the issue and the demands, apart from literally controlling guns. The two prominent sides of the debate are the groups who ask for liberal gun laws that make it easier for a person to procure guns and conversely, there are groups who want to repeal the second amendment. I personally am a strong believer that an “ideal society” should have no guns; nevertheless crime is a big problem to the citizens of our society and guns are necessary.
The answers to the questions that stand out vary depending on how that person understands the information coming from the many different sides of the gun issue. The solution to gun control in this country is not to initially infringe the right of its citizens who are seeking only to protect themselves from possible public and domestic dangers. The government must first develop regulations that will control how guns are procured by individuals who are subject to use it in an act of unprovoked public violence. Once citizens feel safe and crime has reasonable dropped, then the topic of gun control reform can be discussed and
The Second Amendment is a law that was formulated to give the citizens of The United States of America the right to own and bear firearms. More gun control laws have been set in place as a deterrent for criminals to purchase firearms. Gun control laws are not the only way to avoid and protect criminals from purchasing firearms. Even with the gun control laws, debates, the Second Amendment and the Tiahrt Amendment, there is a lack of enforcement of these laws which has caused more violence. There also has not been a reduction in the number of criminals with guns.