Some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime and the fact that guns are necessary for self-defense against crime, and that enforcing gun control is a violation against a citizen’s second amendment right to bear arms. Possession of a handgun should be strictly regulated, because they are made solely to kill, and they have even allowed children to easily kill themselves and others, and they have increased the murder rate in the U.S. The reason handguns should be outlawed from citizens is that their main purpose is to kill other human beings. Why would our country allow us to have a right of possessing a deadly weapon? For the most part, our government seems to want to
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
Obama voted for the AR band and McCain voted against it. They were also veiwing different sides when it came to the Heller vs. Columbia case. McCain wanted the ban on guns in D.C to be lifeted while Obama did not say a thing. McCain also voted on a bill that went against the government taking the citizens fire-arms in times of crises’s. So as you can see from where they stand Obama is a little more for Gun Control while McCain is almost completely Agenst it.
(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.
Following the events of all these massacres, many Democrats addressed the issue of gun control a lot harder. According to Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post in an article written about the NRA titled, “The long (and sometimes turbulent) History of the NRA and the GOP”, “The problem will not be convincing fellow Democrats to shape legislation for appropriate gun control, but rather the Republican party to whom almost 90% of their candidates received contributions from the National Rifle
However, controlling the distribution and sales of registered guns and owners is necessary because of the criminals that use for them for violence and the homicide rates we have in this nation today. The purchasing and owning of guns and the purpose they are used for should be under control to prevent crimes of passion, reduce accidental deaths that involve handguns, and minimize gun related suicide. There are many sound reasons firearms should be controlled in the United States (Gun Control Facts 2013) Benefits of Gun Control One of the more important reasons guns should be controlled in the United States would be to reduce the number of crimes of passion. A crime of passion usually involves last minutes hasty decisions involving gun fire. Many people are shot following or in the result of verbal confrontations.
For instance, the government has banned certain types of guns from the country. Another gun control law makes a five day wait on the purchase of a handgun so a check can be run on the person’s history. Despite these laws the amount of felonious gun activity has not decreased. Many people are demanding that the government issue stricter gun control laws. One idea being considered is that gun manufacturers should be held responsible
Running head: Week 8 A Problem That Needs To Be Solved. An issue that seems to be on the rise more and more as time goes by is gun control. A lot of people believe that guns kill people. But I believe that careless people with guns kill people. No one ever said that guns killed Osama Bin Laden.
When a tragedy such as Columbine strikes much of society puts the blame on guns and finds solution in making gun laws even tighter as if taking the weapon away would stop the crime. The United States has and enforces much needed gun laws, but should focus on the root of the problem with regard to violent crime: the person committing the crime and why, not the weapon of choice. It seems in the past 15 years there has been a dramatic rise in school and public occupancy shootings. Again, many
Multiple petitions are fighting for amending the second amendment, creating stricter gun control laws, and much more. Signing a petition only takes at most one minute out of your day. Signing one of these petitions can make the greatest impact on American society. These measures will ensure the proper use of guns through restriction. If we cannot completely stop shootings, we have to prevent large storage for ammunition, and then, I think, we Americans will also be able to prevent these violent massacres from