Not only did this study state that the weapons banned were only used in a small percent of crimes even before the ban, but also "found no statistical evidence of post-ban decreases in either the number of victims per gun-homicide incident, the number of gunshot wounds per victim, or the proportion of gunshot victims with multiple wounds. "(Koper, Roth 67) So even if Congress bans these vaguely named assault weapons it will most likely be as ineffective as the last time they did so. Some take issue with the ban not because of its’ functionality problems, but because they feel it violates their rights as
One very strong one is that fear drives people to be against gun control. Just like in the play, when people get afraid that they will be hurt or torn from their families, they blame others out of fear. One strong counterpoint that the argument has is that due to the second amendment,” nobody will take your guns away.” Just like in “The Crucible,” families do not want to be torn apart because of false accusations and safety precautions. People with the most knowledge about guns make up the highest percentage of people that own guns. Unlike in the play where kids start the blame-fest and everybody believes
Most gun activists stand by the 2nd amendment but does it really make sense to do that lets just think for a second why was the 2nd amendment made? It was made so Americans can protect themselves from danger but do guns really protect us when we are using them to kill other each other and using them to commit acts of terror? The obvious answer is no but lets pause for a moment and just say that people need guns such as hunting rifles to hunt and handguns to protect themselves given certain situations, even with these exceptions there is no need for assault weaponry
So gun control is not the answer to the problem. Law Enforcement needs to crack down on criminals and the illegal sales of firearms to help elevate the problems with the death or homicide rate. The normal everyday work class people do not need to be punished for the acts of criminals and drug dealers. If gun control were to take effect and guns were outlawed it would still not solve the problem at hand. It wouldn’t solve the problems because only the outlaws
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
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.
(Jost 907) However, in the recent years, the laws become loose because of too many ammunition smuggling. Such as Mexico, if the gun control is strict enough for it, it won’t available to spread out to others countries. Beside, according to Kenneth Jost, there are many different sounds from the society that talks about this issue for thirty years after the firearms law have set up. (1107) The upholders of gun controls denounce gun abuse and too many gun accidents and self-killed. They think the laws and licensing are loose.
The Great Debate Have you ever thought a gun was just going to shoot someone? Even, if no one is around? Well, that is how the majority of people who want gun control think; whether they know it or not. The problem with their argument is it’s all emotion and not enough fact. I will explain why more gun control is bad, and some that we already have are bad, for the United States of America; based on answers of why people think we need gun control.
But if we as Americans have no way of protecting ourselves and the ones we love, then what is going to happen if the fight comes to our front door? What I mean is what if another country wants to come over here and take our freedoms away? There is a reason that there is an Amendment to give us the right to carry a gun. Everyone who opposes it, in my opinion isn’t thinking outside the box. Let’s look at the crime rate in our Nation’s Capital as opposed to a state that really has no control laws.
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