Gun Control “Opponents to gun control laws argue ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people”’(ProQuest Staff). Gun Violence is a major problem in the United States today considering the current gun control regulations are ineffective; however, laws can be made to accommodate for this and still allow the citizens to protect themselves from danger. “The role of guns in violence, and what should be done, are subjects of intense debate in the United States and elsewhere” (Webster). The people who have either seen, heard, or read news stories on gun policies might have come to the conclusion that mass shootings, the mentally ill, and assault weapons are the primary concerns in the debates; gun control laws disarm law-abiding citizens and fail
They point to a correlation between gun ownership and crimes, and they believe that if laws were stricter or guns were taken away then crime would decrease. This argument, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. Banning guns or making more gun laws would just infuriate the general public. A 2009 Gallup Opinion Poll showed that an all time low of 44% of people believe that there need to be newer, stricter laws applying to gun control (Gallup.com). This number in 1990 was 78%, so as time goes on people are leaning more and more away from stricter gun laws.
The world as man-kind knows it will be a better place due to the fact that not having possession of a gun can leave people vulnerable to this world of violence. In 2011 close to 33,000 Americans were victims to gun-related deaths. This is a prime example on why people should purchase a gun to protect their households, and make a safe living for their family. Control what can be controlled, which someone is holding a person at gun point. What are they going to do wish that there was gun control?
Even with the current gun restrictions according to a study at John Hopkins research center “More than a quarter of all guns connected with the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, and Firearms investigations (crimes) of illegal gun trafficking.” There is no way that a ban of assault rifles is going stop the purchasing of such rifles. If there was such a ban in America that rivaled the U.K. than it could be assumed or projected that it would American prohibition all over again, and the law of prohibition was the most ignored law in American
While most people would by a gun for conventional purposes such as self-defense, hunting, or target shooting, it is inevitable that there will be people who buy a gun in order to use it for robbery, murder, rape, or a number of other heinous crimes, but depriving those who would use their firearm without malicious intent of their second amendment right does not rectify this horrible fact. The issue of gun control is not solely found in the United States, there are many other countries that have taken to banning weapons in an attempt to reduce their homicide rates. In the late 1990s and early 2000s Belarus, Luxemburg and Russia all had handgun bans, ironically enough these countries had on average 10 times the murder rate than that of their neighboring countries which did not have a
Gun control reform will ensure that there will be further stringent checks to decrease further incidents of violence. Reform may not be the total answer to the problem of mass shootings, but it should be part of any meaningful response to so many tragedies. The bottom line is current gun control laws are inadequate. People have been taken from this earth in the shooting massacres all over the United States. No amount of debating will bring back those
But in all reality, if guns weren’t around, people would still find a way to do crazy messed up things to kill people. Yes with stricter laws on gun control there will be less shootings, but what will replace guns? President Obama’s attempt to make owning guns harder doesn’t invade your rights. Having rules to protect people is all that should matter. While some worry that they cant do what they want, the United States
“Criminals” will always find a way to get ahold of something they want, take a look at drugs for example it’s illegal but that hasn’t stopped these people from acquiring it. There was a similar event in the early 1900’s called Prohibition where the U.S decided to put a nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages and with this ban it put the government down in debt and crime rate rose up, and then “criminals” like Al Capone were all gaining from this making and selling of illegal alcohol. So by banning the right to bear arms from civilians would just be dejavu and almost mediocre. One might object that guns should be banned because of all the innocent people that have been killed like the kids and teachers from Sandy Hook and bring up statistics of how many people have been killed because of it but like I
At times I feel as if I am incarcerated, even though I am a free citizen. I think the solution to ridding gun violence is to get rid of all the guns. Since that'll never happen, we need to make guns less accessible by creating federal legislation, applying it uniformly throughout every state. Easy gun accessibility is the reason why there are so many homicides because it is easier to pull a trigger than by attacking with a knife or other foreign object. I feel that handguns and assault weapons should be outlawed altogether because too many people misuse them.
They feel the focus should be on mental health care issues and that everyone should not be punished for the wrong-doing of others. They often refer to other situations in comparison to make their points making statements for example: people drive cars and kill others every day, but they aren’t taking cars away. If you took a picture of a wrecked car, or even a 26 car pile-up and held it next to a picture of the 20 children being removed in body bags from the school in Connecticut one would see how foolish that comparison is. It is the belief of many American citizens that stricter gun laws will reduce violence by having fewer guns on the street, especially that of high powered assault weapons that have been used in several mass shootings in the past. The most recent being the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut where 20 children and six adults were shot and killed in only a matter of minutes by a loan gun-man with mental health