A Shot at Gun Control In 1776, our Constitution was written by our forefathers. The 2nd Amendment, “The Right to Bear Arms”, was constructed deliberately so that all citizens had the right to carry weapons and protect themselves against a government that could become to powerful or tyrannical. In the years that followed, the creation of the Constitution, the 2nd amendment was essential and fundamental to the growth of our country as a whole, but now over 200 years later the 2nd amendment has become fundamentally flawed in current modern society. Most citizens nowadays don’t carry firearms for protection and for the use of sustenance. Citizens today use firearms for more devious actions.
The first one is that our rights are not well enough protected. If we had a written constitution with a proper Bill of Rights, as they have in America, we would feel safer and more sure that we would be protected from governments that wish to take too much power. We have lost many of our rights in the UK and this is because we do not have a written Bill of Rights and because government and Parliament have too much uncontrolled power. Another argument is that the people of the UK would feel more patriotic and identify more with politics if there was a written and codified constitution as they have in the USA. Every American citizen knows about their constitution and they are proud of it.
Every night American family saw graphic pictures of Zippo raids, bombings and killings. Almost every town and village in the America faced the problem of their young men being either killed or wounded in Vietnam * Others faced physiological problems such as post-traumatic stress * President Johnson ordered heavy air force bombing raids which led to deaths of thousands of Vietnamese civilians including women and children * More than 11 000 died in 1967 a further 16 500 died in 1968 ( American soldiers) * The My Lai massacre resulted in the murder of 397-504 civilians mainly women, children and the elderly. Many of the victims were raped and tortured * The horror of death maiming, burning, terror and unthinkable destruction of a small country on the evening news, coupled with the threat of the draft made it feel like nothing
The Kent State shooting was one of the major shootings and many people were hurt. This shooting occurred on May 4th, 1970 in Kent, Ohio. Involved in the shooting were unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard. The students fired sixty seven rounds in thirteen seconds, killing four students, wounding nine, and permanently paralyzing one (Jerry M. Lewis). Many of the students were only doing meaningless things and got shot for small things such as throwing rocks.
Famous American novelist, William Gaddis once said, “Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.” This quote states that it’s humanity that is corrupting the value of power and not the other way around. This quote shows what happened with the leaders in the dystopian novels “Examination Day”, The Giver, and “Harrison Bergeron” who were and are normal people, like every other person, until they got a truckload of influence and power and they realized they could do whatever they want and use it against humanity and take control. They don’t know what to do with their power so they use it to create a society that is equal but as time passes the idea becomes more extreme and this results in oppressive societies that do not value and appreciate
Democratic Republicans all in all wanted things to remain the same in the U.S government because they felt that giving more power to the national government by way of national bank or tax would slowly get rid of the people’s voice in politics creating a rerun of the previous outcome with Great Britain. Both party’s with opposite beliefs going back and forth has followed the U.S since this time in history it is safe to say that the First Party System left behind a legacy of feuding in government politics. When it comes to decision
Matt Rivera Mrs. Watjen English 1102 6 May, 2015 Research Assignment In the United States all fifty states allow citizens to carry concealed weapons, but what about having teachers carry a concealed weapon on school grounds in campuses and universities? This is an issue that continues to create many policies and restrictions throughout every state. Teachers should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon just like they can outside of the campus and universities. Especially due to all of the terrible tragedies that continue to happen in our society today with killings on school grounds. Teachers are not only getting paid to educate the student body, but also to be a half day parent.
This is the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights which states; “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (1791). Throughout various political systems, the one constant of a tyrannical government has been the disarming of citizens. Thomas Jefferson once famously said: “No man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny in government.” The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1791, as a direct result of the Revolutionary War; without access to weapons, the colonists would not have been able to defeat the British troops (Lunger). When the government begins to regulate which guns we can use, how many bullets we can load, the procedure used to purchase a gun, with background checks and waiting periods, it is only a matter of time before they take guns away entirely.
In a country full of violent crime, the United States continues to embody the gun as integral to it's protection and culture. While the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution grants the people the right to bear arms, the people must on the contrary protect themselves from those who bear them. In my view, guns give people a false sense of security and are more of a nuisance than a benefit. Guns are a threat to the peace and safety of society. Therefore, since it is unlikely that all guns will disappear in the United States, legislation must be enacted to ban and cease the further manufacture of the types of firearms involved in more violent crime than all others; handguns and assault-weapons.
Gun Violence Solutions for America The recent tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary school once again brought to the forefront of public debate the role of firearms in our culture. The American culture of gun ownership is one of the most distinguishing features of this nation as the United States has almost as many firearms as people. Enshrined into our national fabric with the 2nd Amendment, the debate on guns and their restrictions is every bit as emotionally charged and hotly debated as immigration or abortion. While law-abiding citizens should continue to be allowed to own guns, a re-evaluation who is allowed to purchase them combined common-sense restrictions would go a long ways to preventing tragedies. Firearm ownership is a long American tradition, dating back to before the Revolutionary War when the forefathers of our nation needed guns on a daily basis for hunting or personal protection.