Garrett Overley Gun Control As a simple understanding of economics invariably predicts, “Regulation of a legal black market is bound to fail when a healthy black market exists for the same product” (Levitt and Dubner 131). This point, made in “Freakonomics”, explains why tougher gun control laws have little impact on deterring crime. The debate over gun control has always been a riveting and controversial issue; but, with the realization that stricter gun control laws have little impact on lowering murder rates when such a healthy black market exists, the “pro gun” advocates have gained the upper hand. While there are several arguments in favor of gun control, the three main reasons are the inability of gun control to reduce crime, the
Requiring "heroic honesty" on the part of the government, this will take enormous effort to admit that marijuana is neither addictive nor dangerous, unlike speed, which kills most unpleasantly, or heroin, which is addictive and difficult to kick. Vidal's direct and straightforward proposal can be very daunting but the idea of legalizing drugs is not a new concept. In some countries marijuana can be purchased over the country. These are also sold for its medicinal properties. Vidal's essay , admittedly is a good piece of writing but it does not provide for the reader a clear outline of why drugs should be legalized, aside from the notion that people's right to choice whether to be addicts or not.
Nadelman wrote an excerpt indicating his own opinion about the current drug legislation. He gives three reasons for why we need a change in legislation. The first is because “the current drug policies have failed, are failing and will continue to fail, because they are flawed.” (Not failed done a fantastic job by not allowing more of the population to be hooked.. Give support from WILSON “HAVE WE LOST in methodology Prgrf) The second reason focuses on the costs of the drug control efforts, and the third addresses the idea that repealing drug laws would not lead to a dramatic rise in drug abuse. Nadelman says the price of drugs if they remained illegal would be greater than if they were not. The drugs would also be more potent and less contaminated.
The proponents for banning guns, and the defensive use of a gun, cannot show any proof of taking banning guns will slow the crime rate with tighter gun laws. I’m all for strict and tough enforcement of gun laws that prohibit criminals from using them in the commission of a crime (cite, Blanks 1990) Because if they (criminals) feel they can take advantage of individuals or families who are consider unarmed. These are individual and families are easy prey for them. The criminals will not hesitate to harm or
Efforts to fight crime are best served by focusing on the criminal element and not with gun control legislation. Criminals should know that when they break the law there will be swift apprehension, prosecution, and punishment. Research is beginning to prove laws do not reduce the amount of violent crime in our society. Gun laws have only succeeded in disarming the law-abiding and making the criminal's work environment safer (Unfocused 1). Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Neal Knox told the subcommittee on criminal law of the United States Senate, "Gun laws fail because they do not address the issue.
However a weakness of the upbringing approach is that it can be considered a reductionist because it ignores biological causes of crime. This can be seen in Sutherland’s theories as he presents one theory, ‘criminal behaviour is learnt’, and Sutherland believes that criminals’ behaviour isn’t inherited or as a result of any other biological condition, ‘without prior influence people are incapable of inventing behaviour’. This theory provides a good explanation for certain types of violent crime, but it cannot be applied to crimes
The say that what is a good idea is not the blanket ban of guns, which is unconstitutional because of new meaning of the second amendment, but rather a continuation of the current limits of guns and gun owners. It may not be “constitutional” for the government to put a complete ban on weapons, but it is proper for it to enact stronger restrictions to keep the rather terrifying weapons away from the people who cannot be trusted with a knife, much less than that of a
I believe this ancient remedy holds a lot of value and is not given the attention it deserves just like many other mind manifesting and cosmic substances. Our society needs to reevaluate the way we view our ‘most harmful’ drug class because it is absolutely warped and fallacious.” On a less consequential note, Professor Paul Babbitt believes that, “Unless a student has an illness that can be treated with medical marijuana, the passage of Proposition 5 is unlikely to have any effect on the SAU student body.” With these opinions and facts in mind, it is not necessarily important which way each person votes, but it is, however, ideal that students will be accurately informed before
Banning Assault Rifles and High Capacity Magazines Would Be Pointless Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America said, "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety,” (“Benjamin Franklin”) Today there are US politicians who are in support of gun control legislature in an endeavor to protect citizens from the injuries and death that could hypothetically come from so called assault rifles and high capacity magazines. However, gun control laws are ineffective in preventing from heinous and violent activity, and have never worked. In a negative affect can actually increase gun related crime. Criminals by nature do not respect laws, so it would
The reduction of the crime rates following the reduction of gun-related violence can be used to justify gun control. However, the official statistics does not support this assumption. The reasoning that guns cause crimes arises numerous disputations, as it does not consider that guns are just another mean of committing a crime. Pro-gun advocates usually assert, “Guns do not kill people; people kill people.” The Vice President, Wayne Lapierre argued that the best solution to the Newton Massacre was to allow citizens to own guns. He stated”The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” (Spitzer,