Should Assault Weapons and Large Magazine Clips be banned? Does banning assault weapons, reduce gun violence? The debate on banning assault weapons has increased recently after the recent mass shootings that have occurred over the last few years such as the ones in Aurora Colorado, Newtown, Connecticut. Both pro-gun activist and anti-gun activist have been in heated battle, with the former wanting to safeguard the right to own guns, while the latter wants laws to be enacted banning assault weapons. At the core of this argument is whether if assault weapons are banned the resulting effect will be that gun violence will reduce.
There is no other country that has laws that protect an individual's right to bear arms. Everyone wants a simple answer to the controversy over gun control, but the truth is there is no simple answer. Gun control laws are ineffective at controlling crime because they only control the law abiding citizens, criminals are not concerned with gun laws. so you may ask, what do we do? Everyone thinks that the constitution has our rights protected, but what many people do not realize is that the constitution is constantly being challenged by law makers, states and individuals alike.
Another problem has been that the Brady Campaign has come under severe criticism from both gun-owners groups (such as the NRA) and non-aligned parties, due to its frequent use of inaccurate information and fake unsourced data regarding firearms and ammunition. Gun advocacy groups have protested at what they see as disinformation and unfounded hysteria. Some of the more famous examples include the labeling of semi-automatic or self-loading rifles as "assault weapons", calling for the ban of non-existent "plastic guns", and description of hollow-point handgun ammunition as "cop-killers". This information was widely exploited by media outlets, despite the fact that most types of hollow-point ammunition actually penetrate less than conventional jacketed rounds, thus being incapable of defeating police department-issue Kevlar vests. The organization has been involved in controversial Supreme Court cases.
(Click) Civilians are allowed to possess guns but there are some forms of laws passed to restrict gun sale. In the world, there are Gun control Laws put in place one way or another. However, there are many intensive debates over the effectiveness of passing gun control laws or, to what extent should it be enforced. (Click) America is the case study that I will investigate in this presentation. (Click) Now, let me give you some background information on the Gun Culture in America.
Which is why he remained silent for a decade after his voice was played over and over again on the news. Dennis Rader knew that strangling victims and binding them was wrong, he feared police catching him, and Dennis didn’t care if he lost the respect of his church, his scouts or family. Rader also let the sexual pleasure he gained from the crimes control his actions. It was his choice to plan out the murders and follow through with them. This is a perfect example of the rational choice theory (Siegel, 2008 p.84).
The application of stricter gun control laws will in fact hinder law enforcement agencies across America. During the Brady Band law enforcement agencies, although approved, had complications getting what is considered to be an assault rifle for official duties. Many law enforcement agencies had to settle for a less superior weapon than the combatant they faced. This event is a far too common on street patrol across America. When our trust is put into someone else’s hands do you want these everyday hero’s to be out gunned by superior weaponry.
We face a problem of full accountability, many owners purchase weapons without thought of receiving training for or how to secure the weapon. It is proven that “cultural orientations condition individuals’ beliefs about risk through culturally partisan forms of trust” and that “The people they trust, naturally enough, tend to be the ones who share their worldviews” (Braman and Kahan 576). Gun owners and gun controllers continually profess to the need/no need of the weapons with the many excuses but when paired down to the most basic reasoning it is “that insufficient gun control will expose to many innocent persons to deliberate of accidental shootings; and that the excessive gun control will render too many law-abiding citizens vulnerable to the violent predations” (Braman and Kahan 577). The opposition to legalized gun owner ship responds to the claims of need with their own reasoning to remove all weapons with the exceptions of government officials by reiterating with the statement that “the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution is targeted towards
The media is spreading a lot of false persuasions for gun which makes this subject so diverse and so argumentum. Since the national rifle association is fighting so hard to keep the second amendment the way it was written makes people realize that gun control may not be the best solution for the decrease of violent crimes in America. The positive view point’s of gun controls misconception makes the national rifle association strive harder to protect the seconded amendment of the bill of rights and benefit
It will not stop people from buying guns off of the black market and using them like they always have. The federal government regulations make it very difficult for the common man in crime driven neighborhoods to buy a gun, while the thug, under any garb, continues to procure arms illegally. While a segment of the law guarantees individuals the right to own guns, another amendment makes owning a handgun difficult and many people feel that their constitutional rights are being denied (Borade). There will always be murders and killing in our world but gun control is not the answer. If they take away guns, they might as well ban knives alcohol and other dangerous things, but would also be nearly impossible to achieve.
National gun control will work if given a chance BYLINE: ARTHUR C. HAYHOE SECTION: BRANDON TIMES; GUEST COLUMN; Pg. 2 LENGTH: 941 words According to the National Rifle Association (NRA) gun control has been tried and failed, and the passage of any fur-ther gun control legislation is a waste of time and just further diminishes the rights of law abiding citizens. The most frequent argument offered by the NRA about the failure of gun control is the skyrocketing crime rate in exactly those places that have the most strict gun control, New York City and Washington, D.C., to name but two. The issue is not whether gun control works, but whether it ever has been tried. The idea that this country has had a set of uniform