Chance Barry ENG 090 N1 Instructor Cooper July 12, 2012 Gun Control in America Gun control in America is a sensitive subject for many people. Some Americans have guns for their personal protection and disagree with the gun control laws while others support it. The upward rise in violent crimes with guns have left people wondering, should Americans be able to own guns or should they be banned? People own guns for several reasons, some have guns for protection while others have them for sport or pleasure. The ones who use the guns for protection feel that the gun control laws can take away a person’s right to protect themselves and loved ones.
What we are asking for is more background checks and more laws to make it harder for guns to end up in the wrong hands and the people that want to cause harm to others. One key item that studies have found that gun control laws affect the use of specific guns in violent crimes, but do not affect the crime rate itself. This is true to some extent, and what we want is mass shootings to end. This will not stop criminals and mentally ill people from buying guns on the streets. Yes, true but if we gun owners are responsible gun owner, and we do the right thing we can stop guns from reaching the streets.
One can do many things to you with a gun in their hand, from a robbery to a murder. Simply, most Americans are afraid of one another. Besides, are guns really the best protection against others? It is always possible to have a decent alarm system for robberies, to have a dog when outside in the neighborhood or simply learn martial arts for self-protection. Martial arts are created for self defense so why don’t people spend more time learning them instead of wasting their money on a gun which can break or be used against their own will?
Now if we create more gun control laws which make it harder for civilians to get home defense guns then its just putting more people lives in danger. Essentially, making it easy for bad people to do things like that. Not only will gun laws make it less affordable to obtain guns but it will also make the whole process of get them a lot harder. See as of right now guns don't need to be registered you could simply go to a gun show or just over to your neighbor's house and buy a gun! Which is one thing this whole gun control thing might be helpful for, but at the same time it will make it a huge hassle to buy self defense or home defense buyers to get
There will never be a world with no violence, but guns do there part to contain it. There are only bad things that can come from gun regulation; it can ruin American lives, it can take American lives, and it goes against what our founding fathers thought should be a long lasting American law. Guns have been around for hundreds of years and the technology will keep improving and the fugitives as well as the criminals will continue having guns no matter what kind of law is implemented. We might as well have the ability to protect ourselves and our families from them. As Adolf Hitler once said, "This year will go down in history.
This course would give a regular person who wants to carry a concealed weapon the chance to learn about gun safety and how to properly use his gun. This course would be the last step before someone can get their gun, and failure to pass the course would result in not getting the permit or receiving of the person’s gun. Out of all the gun policies there has only been one that has shown to reduce deaths and injuries from public shootings which is to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed handguns. The opposition believes that this statistics is wrong that there are many other reasons that contribute to the fewer deaths and injuries from public shootings. One reason that might have to do with it is the thought that someone is carrying a gun
In America they need to create better safety gun controls. They should have a smart gun, which the gun only fires in the hands of its owner which have a companion watch on. If a person doesn’t have the companion watch those guns would not be allowed to fire. As gun control is such a controversial topic that leads to arguments of whether it should be legalized or not, the idea that we would not be able to defend ourselves, should the need arise, is a horrific nightmare and almost a terrible reality. Legalizing gun control will only further the pain caused to our country through the many instances that have occurred in the past and recently.
Even a responsible gun owner is at a higher risk of a gun related accident, just by having the firearm in the home. Most civilian gun owners believe owning a gun is necessary to protect themselves from an intruder or attacker. There are many stories where this proves to be true. “Ninety five percent of the time that people use guns defensively, they merely have to brandish a weapon to break off an attack” (Lott, 2010, 3). The possibility of being able to wield the gun at a time of attack, may or may not overcome the risk of owning one in the first place.
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
Thus, we cannot put the blame on the availability of guns as they could use other sadistics methods such as the use of knives or acids anyway. (Click)*2 (Click) Another argument that Pro gun control advocates put across is that there will be negative societal effects such as the increase of suicides or family violence. (Click)Of course, family violence may come about through accidental shootings or that minors, people under the age of 18 are in contact with guns and do not know the appropriate usage of it. Furthermore, guns will become a tool of terror, one that others will use to gain something. (Click)Thus, they believe that crime rate will rise anyway because even law abiding citizens will make use of the tool.