Amongst all the stories swirling around in the media following the Sandy Hook tragedy it may surprise one to discover that handguns, not assault weapons, are used in most of the gun murders in the United States. Despite this many in Congress are pushing to bring back the Clinton-era ban with some extra restrictions and requirements. Although I can understand how frustration and grief following such horrific events can push people to call for action, I do not think that banning certain types of semi-automatic rifles or limiting their magazine capacity will do anything to stem the tide of death. The first hurdle that politicians seeking a new assault weapon ban will have to face is defining what exactly an assault weapon is. Most of the time
Government officials keep creating laws that tend to slow down the process of owning a handgun, but it doesn’t solve the issue that crime still exists in this country. In order to commit a crime, owning a handgun isn’t truly necessary; anyone can commit it with any blunt object. The issue regarding crime will never be resolved no matter how many laws the government throws at it. Banning handguns will be almost like banning
The new laws have provided an avenue to get back to our roots and protect our rights. Gun laws only limit the good guys and the bad guys don’t get their guns from a store, they come from the street and many people will die in the street if they can’t defend themselves.
XXXX XXXXXX Dr. Faust English 1010-52 10 December 2012 Guns Do Not Kill People The Constitution states that we have the right to keep and bare arms, but some people have decided that is not an American right. They will do whatever it takes to change Amendment 2. There is an anonymous quote that is used by the NRA (national rifle association) to this day: “if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.” No more gun laws should be passed because: laws do not keep guns away from criminals, guns are an effective way of self-defense, and guns are safe if taught how to used properly. Gun laws do not keep guns out of the hands of criminals. All they do is leave law abiding citizens completely defenseless against robberies burglaries and any random shooting of a mad man.
One of the major points against gun control is the violation of your second amendment rights, you have the right to keep and bear arms for personal protection. This paper will show there is no common sense in banning all firearms as a means gun control and it leaves law abiding citizens increasingly vulnerable to violent crimes. No Common Sense in Gun Control Over the past forty years, legislators have spent a lot of time, effort and revenue on legislation regarding gun control. Gun control advocates insist that increased gun control will lower the soaring crime rates of the early 70's. However, “recent research on the prevalence of defensive gun use has prompted growing concern that government efforts to regulate gun ownership and use may be counterproductive” (Ludwig, 2000, p. 363).
What if that was one of your family member, wouldn’t you want them to be able to protect themselves? I would think so. Many people don’t think of gun violence this way but, it is very true. “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” It’s the person behind the gun that causes the death and deviation known with gun violence. So gun control is not the answer to the problem.
Private Citizens should have handguns and not military weapons. It cannot be denied that if more people are allowed to own and carry guns, deaths and injuries from the weapons will also subsequently increase. However, the solution does not exist alone in any one law. Americans should restore the ban on military style assault weapons and a 10-round limit for magazines and enforce existent gun laws because weapons of war have no place on our streets. No law or set of laws can
The reason why Gun Control is Insignificant in America In the past several years, the topic of gun control has not been brought up since there was nothing to be afraid of in America. Now, due to school shootings and an increase of crime due to guns, the president alongside the government are trying to ban and control guns. The reason why gun control is insignificant in America is that even if guns are taken away from law abiding citizens, others who own guns illegally will still own them, regardless of what the government says. Therefore, here are some reasons as to why taking away guns of US citizens is not the right way in dealing with problems in America. The most respected amendment of the constitution in the United States is the second amendment.
The new bill proposed by President Obama was shot down by Congress and not voted into effect. One persistent argument of those who advocate for the Second Amendment is that guns are inanimate objects and therefore cannot kill people by themselves. They believe that it takes a person behind the gun to pull the trigger, and therefore the real cause of these mass shootings are society and its lack of restraints on the “madmen” who live among us. There is a simple rebuttal to that banal argument. We have limited control on people’s medical diagnoses, lifestyles, or events that “trigger” said behaviors.
A certain type of gun should only be allowed to a certain person. Such as if your job is in the government or any other trusted position then you can be trusted. The sales representative or manger can also check for criminal back ground or anything suspicious about them. If this becomes a law then people who have committed crimes know not to come to a store and buy a gun or else they could be sent to jail. Less people will have an access to a gun causing fewer deaths to happen by gun violence conflicts.