It will end up as the same problem as drug trafficking or maybe become worse and even more dangerous. Importing handguns may be a lengthy process, but the criminals will still be able to get their firearms and the law abiding citizens would be left with little to no protection. The second amendment of the US constitution states that as a citizen from the U.S., we own the right to bear arms. There are more than 20,000 laws that control citizens to buy and use firearms (LaPierre 308). 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.
The authors' main argument, is against individuals that are not trained to carry arms, nor do these individual carry arms to maintain a free state. But they believe it's their right. People who claim to believe in the "Right to Bear Arms," doctrine think that it refers to individuals. However there are a lot of people that misinterpret this document, they believe this document gives the individual the right to keep and carry arms. In today's society guns are not necessary unlike the uncertainties people had of the new frontier, there are no longer hostile forces to contend with, nor are there any fierce animals, therefore unrestricted gun laws are becoming a disaster, in this society.
Controversy with the Second Amendment As law abiding American citizens, we have the right to bear arms as stated by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. This Amendment was enacted to ensure that our founding fathers and their descendants had the means to protect themselves, their family and their property. Although this is a legal right, there is heated controversy as to whether it is an ethical right. Typically, the gun debate inflates shortly after a mass shooting like the recent incidents in Aurora and Newtown. The argument is usually the same: one side insists that if officials eradicated guns, thus abolishing the Second Amendment, gun violence will somehow go away.
Gun control is a controversial issue in United States. Gun control concerns with the government regulation of the use of guns and ownership by private citizens (Aitkens, 1992). People who think the United States needs gun control are mainly democrats; they believe that gun control would reduce the number of accidents related to the guns as well as the violences. However, some people oppose to gun control, and these people are mainly republicans, believe that gun control will not take guns away from the criminals or gangsters and in addition, it is against the law which gives the right of residents to bear arms. Gun is a very controversial issue in United States, because there are numerous reasons to support both sides on the issue.
Therefore, guns cannot be singled out and blamed for all of gun control. Instead of taking guns away from law-abiding citizens, we should take them away from the criminals; and deal with the root of it all that causes crime and violence, such as poverty, discrimination, unemployment, etc. Guns are not the real cause of the problem, the people are. So now we need to find a solution to the problem and let’s figure out what we could do to control gun violence. One solution about the problem may be to speak up about the problem.
Fact: Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Granted guns make it easier but no different than a car, a knife, or some other means that is the conscious choice by the decision maker. The key issues for consideration are the legal precedence, the evolution of firearms, society’s perspective and their application in today’s modern American culture. The United States of America was founded on the principal of being a sovereign nation with the ability to protect itself from others and also from within. In order to understand the implications of instituting a nationwide ban on firearms, one must understand the past, consider the actions of the present and predict the outcomes of the future.
2 Info The right to bear arms is presented in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The amendment 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." Many argue that the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to own guns, and that the government should honor this right. Others say that the amendment was meant to apply only to states' rights, instead of individual rights. They argue that gun ownership contributes to high levels of crime and say that the founders of the Constitution did not intend to make
Steven De Lavalla Gun control is an effort to stop the rise of violent crimes by strengthening the laws on the ownership of firearms. Regulating guns is a necessary action that needs to be taken in order to saves lives. A general misconception within the debate regarding the issue of gun control is that by having gun control laws the government is in essence making the lives of United states citizens more complicated and more restricted. This is an over generalized misconception that is used by anti-gun control groups. Gun control has two sole purposes, to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and to help save lives.
Arguments on Gun Control A lot of people feel that some forms of gun laws are needed to lower the level of gun related violence and crimes in the US. The opponents of gun control feel that it would be an infringement on their second amendment rights. The outcome of gun control has strong political implications because it determines the present day meaning of the Second Amendment. Each side has strong points to their arguments but I feel it should be the right of every person to make their mind up for their self. In the1800s the supreme court made the decision that the “right of bearing arms for a lawful purpose is not a right granted by the Constitution” followed up with a decision that states are “free to regulate the rights of citizens to bear arms”.
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.