Concealed carry has been in news for a while now and is a hot topic. Concealed carry means more guns around us. Those who not paying attention might assume that open concealed carry is something new, something rare, perhaps reckless at best and dangerous at worst, but that is far from the truth. The Daily Caller newspaper states that, “concealed carry is currently legal in 44 states, and in 30 states you don’t need a license to openly carry a holstered pistol.” The norm states that one had to be licensed to hide the licensed gun. Over the years various restrictive gun laws have been created state by state, largely in an effort to suppress the ability of minorities and criminals to carry guns. The ability to lawfully carry a hidden gun became
Gun control in America is one of the most fiercely debated topics in today’s political sphere. Nearly everyone has an opinion and there is a mind-boggling amount of information typically discussed regarding the matter. Media hot takes and campaign talking points aside, far too many lives have been lost to gun violence. A total of 12,902 in 2016, to be exact. The fact that more lives have been lost to gun violence in the United States this year than the 5,000 lost in the almost 10-year war effort overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan is appalling. Is sensible and reasonable gun control progress attainable in our near future? That remains to be seen, however it is my intention to respectfully dissect an argument presented by none other than an essay
Bruce Pryse Mrs. Wang Comp 1 10/30/14 Issue on Concealed Carry in the United States The Second Amendment has given the right to individuals to keep and bear arms since December, 15th 1791. Even though this has been in the Constitution for 223 years, the issue of gun control and the right to concealed carry has been a growing issue in the United States. Whether citizens should be allowed to legally carry a gun has been a growing debate. In this paper, I will talk about the history of concealed carry, the different types of issuances among the states, and how to obtain your concealed carry license in Wisconsin along with providing concrete evidence with different statistics and stating the pros and cons of the issue.
Secondly, we should have the right to conceal one at all times for safety reasons. According to “Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?” “States that implemented ‘shall-issue’ concealed carry laws reduced murders by 8.5%, rapes by 5%, aggravated assaults by 7%, and robbery by 3%, according to a 2000 analysis of FBI crime data by economist and political commentator John R. Lott Jr., PhD. Lott calculated that 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 60,000 aggravated assaults, and 12,000 robberies could have been prevented between 1977 and 1992 if concealed carry had been legal in every US state during that time period. In addition, a 2013 peer-reviewed study in Applied Economic Letters, found that between 1980 and 2009, ‘states with more restrictive CCW (carrying concealed weapons) laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher.’Detroit Chief of Police Larry Craig said permitted concealed weapons are ‘a deterrent,’ and ‘Good Americans with CPLs (concealed permit licenses) translates into crime reduction.’ A 2013 survey of 15,000 current and retired police officers found that 91.3% support the concealed carry of guns by civilians.” Crime numbers reduced when states allow citizens to conceal a weapon at all times, while states that made it difficult to conceal a gun saw the crime rates jack up. We should be able to carry concealed weapons to stop crime in its tracks.
Gun ownership has increased over the years due to people not feeling safe. Due to this increase of gun owners, many lives have been saved. “Federal law prohibits, with certain exceptions, the possession of a handgun or handgun ammunition by any person under the age of 18. Federal law provides no minimum age for the possession of long guns or long gun ammunition” (Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence). The government is trying to tighten regulation of firearms because of the school shootings, terrorist attacks, and workplace violence incidents that are happening in the United States. Gun control is a huge debate and people on one side want the ability to carry a gun to be abolished Gun control activists also wish to ban all gun purchases because they believe the firearm will make it into the hands of the wrong people. However, the people that are for the conceal carry laws believe that increased gun laws are what is causing the violence because it is harder for law abiding citizens to obtain a gun while those that are committing the crimes are still able to get firearms illegally.
In December 1791, the Second Amendment was made: The Second Amendment offers “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep arms, and shall not be infringed.” This basically means United States gives the right to its residents to keep arms, and it guaranteed individuals the right to possess arms for their own personal defense. In the past few decades there been thousands of pages that are written seeking to uncover the meaning of the “the people,” and “bear arms,” have been strongly debated.
Gun Control The Right to Bear Arms was the second amendment put into place when creating the nation. It gives the people of our country the right to keep and own a gun. Today, just over two hundred years later, one of the biggest debates in society is on gun control and how the people should be handling their weapons. The gun control in the country is something that should be taken more seriously as lives and well beings are at stake.
General Confusion of the Authorities Overall, the new law in texas is still not The main reason for the introduction of the open carry law was to reduce crime due to the threat a gun poses and how it will deter potential thieves, robbers and criminals from injuring an individual due to the presence of a gun. Thus, it is intended so that guns will make the civilians feel safe and create fear in the potential criminals. While open carry law states do have a 23% less crime rate than non-open carry law states, there hasn’t been any data suggesting that open carry law caused the decrease in crime, just that the crime in that specific state is lowered than the other ones (politifacts) . There is, however, information that the presence of a gun does cause trepidation within an individual. When someone is in possession of a gun, they tend to be more aggressive (Lurie, 2015). Also, due to the current occurrences in America, the general public also has instilled a psychological fear when they see guns. With American mass shooting incidents “[rising] to 247 a year,” it is no doubt that gun control has become an important topic to the public [washington post]. People have a similar imbedded fear similar to phobias to guns as they do for snakes and other natural predators (mother jones) . With the new open carry law being passed, there will be a larger public exposure to guns and other firearms. While these may be carried in holsters, they are open for all to see, whether criminal or innocent. In the short run, people will panic at the sight of these and feel as if their personal security is threatened, but with constant exposure to the firearm, the public will slowly become desensitized to guns (Csulb). With the desensitization, guns will become more commonplace and the fears that once arose within individuals will be subsided. Overall, while this tactic of allowing to openly carry a firearm is an attempt at trying to
In a nation that prides itself on protecting the rights of all citizens, one right is under a blistering attack. According to the second amendment the “right to bear arms shall not be infringed” but in every corner of America that right is getting closer and closer to disappearing.
In the United States the right to own a gun is enshrined by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The text of the Second Amendment reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (Adams, 2004). The founding fathers borrowed this idea from Niccolo Machiavelli, the Italian thinker. He wrote about the weapons necessary for freedom to defend themselves, to hunt, and to protect the state against foreign invasion. For two hundred years, this tradition has become an integral part of American culture that spawned many cultural phenomena that have become the hallmark of the United States. For example, duels in the desert areas of the
The second amendment, a now widely talked about topic. With recent issues in society, this amendment has become controversial. This amendment states “A well regulated militia, be necessary to the security of the free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” This amendment was ratified in 1791 and is in the original bill of rights. In colonial America, before its ratification, the right to bear arms was considered a necessary due to their believed nature right to protect themselves and their property. However, there was a need to declare gun ownership as a specific right. This amendment have proven itself important to American from the beginning. At first, it prevented the new federal government from
Did you know that 42% of Americans will be the victim of a completed violent crime (assault, robbery, rape) in the course of their lives(Agresti)? Yes, that is a very scary thing to think about. But did you ever think that gun control laws could be the number one reason why that number is so high? Gun control in America does not need to increase in order to make gun related violence decrease, make it easier to carry concealed weapons, and to enable individuals to be better equipped to protect themselves and their families. Gun control laws should not increase because as of right now it is already hard enough for people to be able to own a gun even if they aren't convicted felons. All of the mass shootings, the home invasions that end in broken
What would our country be like if we were not able to defend ourselves? How would you feel if there was an intruder in your home, and you were not permitted to have a gun to be able to defend yourself and your family? Being in a situation like this is terrifying. In the United States, the people are allowed to protect themselves thanks to the Second Amendment stated in the Bill of Rights. Amendment II states, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” (The Bill of Rights, Amendment II). The brilliant men who wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were determined on having a successful government after breaking away from England. The
Guns have been around for a very long time. People love being able to have the freedom to do what they want, especially when they can possess something that make them feel superior. The introduction of the Second Amendment opens up the controversial, yet well anticipated opportunity for United State citizens to be able to own guns. Americans enjoy the benefit of being able to own guns for decades over people in other countries. People can buy guns and carry them around in public. They own guns for many reasons such as to hunt, to protect themselves, and simply to satisfy their desire of owning a gun, but in recent years, the issue of people carry guns has become a problem. There are so many people get killed by guns in different parts of
Concealed Carry: A Controversial Issue Many Americans tend to be on opposing sides when dealing with such a controversial issue such as gun control. A more specific category of such a broad topic as gun control is the practice that some Americans participate in, called concealed carry. Concealed carry is the practice of carrying a weapon, typically a handgun, on one’s body that is hidden from the public. This political issue hits many different institutions within America, such as many special interest groups, the constitution and Judicial branch of the government, and also the principle of Federalism.