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.
If there were stricter gun laws in place how are people suppose to feel safe in their homes. Criminals are called criminals for a reason they do not live their life with respect to laws, they always find a loop hole to get what they want. “Gun free zones do little to protect law-abiding citizens, law abiding citizens do not carry guns in these areas, but criminals do; this will only make soft targets for criminals and increase the chance of violent crimes” (2010). Everyone has a constitutional right to bear arms, and legislation will only be taking away the rights of people to protect themselves. Everything can be posed as a threat not just gun, “In 2013 there have been killing sprees with knives and bombs at the Boston Marathon; three people were killed and 264 were injured when the Tsarnaev brothers set two bombs and a student in Houston
If you do the research, Adam Lanza, (the shooter) was not legally permitted to use the Bushmaster XM15-E2S, Glock 20SF and a Sig Sauer P226. Since the guns were stolen, Senator Joe Manchin's failed gun control bill would have done nothing to prevent the crime at Sandy Hook Elementary. That will fall under the category if guns being illegally obtained and used to conduct heinous crimes. The United States government should not just quickly pass absurd laws strictly out of fear. The same day as the Sandy Hook shooting, in Central China, a man wielding a knife stabbed 22 children and 1 adult, which shows guns are not needed to conduct a mass murder and banning guns will not solve anything.
The facts against adapting stronger gun control laws are compelling. Disarming and adding further limitations to the law abiding citizens of America will only give the criminals the upper hand when they take advantage of us as opposed to allowing us to protect ourselves. What is the natural response to prohibitions and restrictions? The answer…CREATIVITY. Criminals will not stop illegally obtaining guns, they will not stop stealing them from people’s homes, robbing gun shops, or simply buying them on the black market.
Why is it that no one in a high position like our President or even the government taken a stand and done something about these gun crimes? Maybe no one thinks it is as big of a deal as it is. Therefore, I have come up with a proposal on how we can even out this gun crime problem. How about we start selling guns to every and anyone. Maybe we should start giving guns to kids.
Taking Stand for Gun Control The issue of guns and gun control is largely debated topic. Gun crimes are a major issue, yet no one has a solution to the problem. As for me taking stand for gun control is something I believe in. Guns can fall in the wrong hand if the government is not enforcing stricter laws. What I believe is who can have guns which should only be for military and law enforcement.
But the ban is not the answer. It’s not the assault weapons fault. The Bushmaster .223-caliber model XM15 rifle did not walk onto the property of Sandy Hook and kill those innocent children and people, the person did. There are other logical ways to prevent and stop violence. Gun control may be an issue on streets with minors, or people with criminal backgrounds, but it starts with people.
Craig R. Whitney does a fantastic job in looking into the homeland patrol of guns and ammunition but fails to look at the entirety of the situation. If you boil out the fat of the question you are left with one simple question, “What is your definition of protection?” I believe that the idea of gun control is a myth, unlike Mr. Whitney, because even if you take away the gun there are still many other means as to which a person could create such an impact using the death of others. He states, “… with 30,000 firearms deaths a year
Kenneth Swygert Mrs. Stewart Lit IV-1 April 5, 2014 The Right to Bear Arms Statistically, out of the top ten causes of death in the world, deaths caused by firearms does not even make the list. In fact, the only cause to make the list that did not involve natural deaths was automobile related accidents. There are roughly 32,000 deaths caused by firearms each year in the United States. This may seem like a large number, but take a moment to look at the percentages. Out of these 32,000, suicide accounts for 60% of all gun related deaths in the U.S. About 3% of gun related deaths are accidental.
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