In the story “They Each Had a Gun,” Hannah LaMarca was robbed and assaulted with no way to defend herself. Had she been armed and trained in the use of a firearm, it is likely the outcome would have been different. We also can’t ignore the usefulness of a firearm as a deterrent to a criminal. Gun control advocates are so quick to cite statistics of gun deaths from any source they latch on to. It’s a shame that we don’t have much statistics for crimes that have been adverted because a robber or rapist changed his mind about attacking an armed person.
Gun Control Does gun control decrease crime, or does it change anything at all. Criminals will have guns regardless of if they’re legal. If we make guns illegal, only the criminals will have guns. Law abiding citizens will have no way of defending themselves against said criminals. No matter what kind of gun control we have, criminals will always be able to obtain guns through the black market.
I feel some crimes that have taken place in this country could have been stopped or lessened to a degree with a concealed firearm. The government can not ensure the 100 percent safety and wellbeing of all its citizens. For example the school shootings and workplace instances etc that happened in this country. But if there were more responsible law abiding people that had a concealed weapon on them some of these tragedies could have been avoided or at least minimized the damage that those criminals caused saving the lives of others is always a good thing. Criminals are not known for following the rules so all law abiding citizens have the right to defend themselves by any means needed.
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose." (James Earl Jones, Online). Banning all or some weapons is not the solution to decreasing the increased gun related violence in the United States.
According to an article titled “We need lawmakers to enact the people’s will on gun control” by Monte Frank states, “Currently, under federal law, a person on our terrorist watch list can buy the Bushmaster AR-15 - the weapon used at both the Sandy Hook elementary school and at the Aurora movie theater - in a private transaction, without any questions asked.” Making people undergo background checks will make sure that dangerous people will not acquire a deadly weapon. Right now, potential terrorists can buy assault rifles without being asked anything. Obtaining a gun is too easy, especially when criminals or potential terrorists can just go to a gun store and purchase them. Who knows if they are going to attempt a mass shooting the next day? More gun control laws will fix this and make it significantly harder for bad people to obtain guns.
The world as man-kind knows it will be a better place due to the fact that not having possession of a gun can leave people vulnerable to this world of violence. In 2011 close to 33,000 Americans were victims to gun-related deaths. This is a prime example on why people should purchase a gun to protect their households, and make a safe living for their family. Control what can be controlled, which someone is holding a person at gun point. What are they going to do wish that there was gun control?
Thus, the problem of criminal gun violence is concentrated within a very small subset of gun owners, indicating that gun control aimed at the general population faces a serious needle-in-the-haystack problem.” The vast majority of citizens buying firearms are only doing it merely for their own protection. Criminals are always going to have access to firearms may it be legally or illegally. So the worst thing we could possibly do is to outlaw guns for the whole population. That would leave crime victims utterly defenseless. Gun ownership plays a big role in personal safety.
His research says that possession of firearms shows no evidence of “more guns less crime”. Research on firearm possession and risk of violent death is reviewed. Also that having guns in the home can also facilitate suicides or homicides and the increased risk of violent deaths. Since guns do not have the ability to load themselves and find a target, every person has to make a conscious decision to commit a crime using a gun. With the new concealed weapons law passed in Illinois, criminals must think about if wonder if their next victim will be carrying a concealed weapon or not.
In a perfect world this would be true. However, there are many other factors that must be taken into consideration before agreeing with this statement. For example, in a 1996 study Professor Gary Kleck (University of Florida) states that more than a million crimes are thwarted due to the homeowner being in possession of a firearm, with only a very small percentage of these incidents ending up in death or injury of either party. With guns being banned, it would simply take a group of criminals to march into a home with no fear of being shot, to overpower someone and do as they please. This is assuming that the criminal who is breaking countless laws as it is has decided to abide by the gun control law.
Gun Laws “Freeze, hands up!” Those are the words thought to be heard most when guns are around. But in reality those are just the words used toward criminals after their crimes are committed. What about the words associated with guns used to save lives in home invasion situations where the man of the house tells the thief their armed? Anti-gun activists believe that concealed carry of guns by normal citizens will end up with blood in the streets. The activists believe people will have gun fights over things as simple as parking spaces.