Gun Control: the Pros and Cons of Our Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms It seems that every time you turn on the television in the past few years, gun violence is one of the most reported topics. With the tragedies of the theatre shooting at the Batman movie opening, Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, MIT, and Sandy Hook Elementary fresh on the minds of the public it is easy for the media to blame guns. There is very little said about the actual assailant and more focus put on the type of gun they used. The media wants the public to think that “people don’t kill people, guns kill people”. This paper will show that gun control is not the answer to stopping gun violence, rather more armed personnel and tighter security would
Ethan Oberhausen Oberhausen 1 English 101 Professor Kehl 8 March 2014 Essay 2 No More Gun Control Whether they’re used for hunting, home defense, or recreational target practice, guns have always been a part of the American tradition. Over recent years, debate about whether or not the government should crack down on gun control policies has been a major topic among Americans. While some people strongly believe that stricter gun control laws will help prevent the many shootings and other crime related issues, there are others who say we should have the right to protect ourselves. I believe that guns are helpful tools that allow us to protect our families and freedoms, and that taking them away would only make the malicious criminals more comfortable in executing their acts on unarmed victims. Whether it’s a criminal in your neighborhood or a country invading, they would reconsider their thoughts if they suspected the people to be armed.
More gunfire will only escalate violence, which only leads to more violence. The controversy is still going on nationwide as to whether or not students should be allowed to carry guns on campus. No mom wants her son or daughter to be shot, much less while he or she is at school. Utah is the only state that allows carrying guns on nine public universities. Now more states are trying to push and pass the bill in Congress.
Gun Control The subject of gun control is very thought provoking and a very touchy issue, just mentioning the term gun control can strike a fire in many people and in many different ways. Some people look at gun control and see it as the answer to all the crime problems in America, others see it as the beginning of a tyrannical government, some look at the second amendment as just a way to project the sport of target shooting and hunting. The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence as to whether or not gun control is constitutional, prove whether or not guns create crime, and what limitations on owning a gun are constitutional and what is stepping on a person’s right to bear arms. There is no better place to start then the beginning,
In the gun control argument, I stand with the side that wants more gun control and less permission to carry a gun. There are many rules that I am against that are for guns, like to buy a gun you only get a background check and that’s it, I think you should get checked every year, and not only should they do a background check, they should also do a psychological test, and you should have to go to a course on guns and gun use every time you want to renew the license. There have been a lot of accidents around the country because of this issue of gun control, people are acquiring guns way too easily and are not using them properly, if you are buying a gun then like it should either be for hunting animals or for self-defense. They shouldn’t use them just because they don’t like the person or because of revenge or other stupid motives like those.
Only the illegalisation of the guns will make people acknowledge that these objects are harmful. In America owning a gun is considered a human right but people without guns also have a right to feel safe. This right is taken away from them when they experience school shooting or other crimes involving arms. Tens of lives wasted, a striking experience for the children that witness the carnage. All this and yet there is no response to the illegalisation of guns.
Everyone from the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting to President Obama has their views on this topic. Since many mass murders have taken place in the United States of America, the citizens of the country have asked for stricter gun control laws. However, they are looking at this problem the wrong way. Making stricter gun control laws are not what we need to do; what we need to do is to find a way to protect and assist the people of the U.S.A. at the same time. What is a black market?
Why would a criminal follow gun control laws if he or she is already going to break the law to commit a crime? The gun control laws will be only hurting the law abiding citizens that enjoy using their gun rights for sport such as hunting. Gun control laws will be only taking away a form of protection that some people desperately need. Gun Control laws will only tear this country more apart and create more conflict between Democrats and Republicans. The United States Government needs to allow citizens to keep their rights and protection and live the way Americans have lived for the past two hundred
“Compare the rate of murder by gun in the United States to the rate in any other advanced industrial nation, and you’re forced to draw one of two conclusions: Either there are far more homicidal people in this country than just about anyplace else on Earth, or far more guns.” (Meyerson December 19, 2012) The Second Amendment gives people the right to bear arms to people who in most cases will not need them. I believe that this should be changed. Though there are people that say that the right to bear arms is only self-defense, but in reality who will there be that you are going to need a gun to defend your self against? In the United States there are 89 guns for every 100 people, on average. Meanwhile in countries such as Austria, Norway, Sweden, Germany and France there are about 30 to 32 guns for every 100 people.
Caleb Gibson Miss Jackson Composition 27 March 2015 Let Us Carry Firearms have been apart of our nations culture for more than one hundred years now. There is no doubt in anyone's mind that firearms cam be lethal and can pose a serious threat to the public at hand. That is why the United States has come up with various gun laws to stop harm coming to their public. Some of these laws give people the right to own guns such as "citizens of the United States have the right to bear arms" (US Constitution Second Amendment.) Some of these gun laws take away that right such as "convicted felons are banned from possessing firearms or ammunition."