President Obama said at a press conference held in response to another mass shooting in Oregon on October 01, 2015 “The solution to such violence is obvious. It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun” (Simple Minded Gun Control). Despite how "obvious" the president said the solution is, the fact remains that gun control is still a controversial issue today. The reason why this has attracted so much attention is because not everyone is in favor of gun control and each side brings up excellent points about the issue. Research related to this issue strongly supports the claim that there SHOULD be more gun control laws. The first task I will complete in this research paper is clearing up any misconceptions about Gun Control and all the terminologies I will use. Followed by my three arguments that prove this position which are (1) Incidents like Sandy Hook or Oregon will be less likely to occur (2) It reduces the high rates of accidental deaths and (3) As the years pass by and technology updates the laws should be up to date as well. Members from the National Rifles Association state that No law-abiding American should be forced to face evil with empty hands. I say I agree with President Obama there SHOULD be more gun control laws because it should not be as easy as it is for someone who wants to inflict harm on others to get their hands on a weapon.
Living a life in America, we all get to have all the rights that included in the Constitution. One of those was the Second Amendment which is the rights to bear arm, the purpose was to protect ourselves from danger but nowadays a lot of people have take advantage of it and use it in the wrong way. I believe our government need to have a strict limit on guns possession.
Gun control is not one issue, but many. Gun control is a crime issue, to others it is a rights issue. It is a safety issue, an education issue, a racial issue, and a political issue, among others. Issues such as gun control and gun rights have remained a matter of debate and have been lobbying around in Congress meetings. Over the years, there have been many different laws and regulations on weapons in the United States. However, to fully understand American views on guns, one must go back to the beginning of American history itself.
According to a New York Times article, in 2016, in every 100,000 deceased, 12 have died because of a gun. Using the U.S. population, about 38,800 people die due to a gun per year. As seen from the statistics in the article, violence from the misuse of gun privileges are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, much higher than knives and other weapons that are used to attack. Although guns are able to protect its owner, it does not justify the harm and danger that could establish. In addition, in 2016, researchers from across the United States reviewed more than 130 studies from 10 countries on gun control. The study did not look at only one specific scenario, but rather a variety of different kinds of gun control. The evidence is clear: “The simultaneous implementation of laws targeting multiple firearms restrictions is associated with reductions in firearm deaths.” Therefore, in order to help prevent the deaths of thousands of children, women, and men the US should enforce stricter, tougher gun control laws.
Some have said, “Gun control is good, others have said it isn’t.” “Gun Control is a governmental regulation of the sale and ownership of firearm”(gun control). I believe that if we have a semi-stricter law on Gun Control, the crime rate would lessen.
Since its creation the firearm has served as man’s best means of self preservation, has helped in the expansion of frontiers, and has served to help many, including Americans, to secure and enforce their rights and maintain democracy. Even today our military uses firepower to prevent the spread of tyranny throughout the world. We refer to our troops as “armed forces” and the necessity of maintaining our firepower has been recognized throughout the human history, which the firearm has helped to shape. The founding fathers of this nation recognized the necessity of arming the average citizen to protect the rights so dearly purchased through armed revolution, and it was these men, all veterans of that revolution, that made it part of our
A debate that has lasted since the beginning of the United States is the debate over guns. What started off as a debate over who should have guns in colonial times, ended up a debate over whether the government should impose stricter laws or leave gun rights alone. There are numerous reasons to have stricter laws, such as the protection of society, but there are still people who oppose strict gun laws. First, let me give a brief history of this public concern.
Gun control is a highly controversial topic in the United States. There are many advocates of gun control - people who wish to have stricter laws to prevent certain groups of people from purchasing a firearm. However, there are also the people who disagree with gun control laws and believe there should be a more lenient gun control to furthermore help people defend themselves during risky situations.
The fight over gun control in America has been an open-ended, heavily argued and very controversial issue in U.S. government for years. Although the pro-gun argument is reasonable, it treads a fine line of violating American individuals second amendment right to bear arms. Pro-gun government believes that stricter gun control laws will decrease the number of violent crimes committed in America, as well as prevent the access of guns to criminals and those who intend to do harm with them (Kleck, G., 2009). There is no solid proof that has been presented that offers substantial evidence that stricter gun control laws will have any significant impact or decrease on crime in America.
Gun control has been a major controversial topic for quite a few years now. More recently however, the issue of gun control has escalated because of racial issues, terrorism, and an increase in mass shootings. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those radicals who believe there shouldn’t be any gun control laws. I believe there should be some gun control laws and restrictions. While restrictions on carrying concealed weapons have been beneficial to reducing crime rates, there shouldn’t be strict gun control laws against carrying concealed weapons because dangerous people still find ways to obtain firearms, we have the right to bear arms, and some states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates.
Proposition 63 “Firearms, Ammunition sales, Initiative Statute” proposes to help reduce gun violence. There are two clear sides to this proposition, those who support gun control laws and those against them. Gun control is an important debate not only in California but in all America. Although any opportunity to reduce gun violence is important, I think Proposition 63 is not an answer.
Americans participated in a great debate through the 60's, 70's, 80's, and into the 90's. It is the argument of whether handguns, shotguns, and rifles should be restricted or banned. This debate over ownership of a firearm has produced strong emotions through the past years and does not seem to be abating. Does the U.S. Constitution give people the right, or should guns be restricted or banned because they are used in the commission of many crimes? Some argue that the right to bear arms is not as vital today as it was in the 1700's, or that it does not apply to individuals. Others argue that it is an individual right guaranteed by the Constitution to own a firearm.
In December 2012, 20 years old Alan Lonzon kill 20 children in the Sandy hook elementary middle school. Could gun control prevent this deadly mass murder? Gun control has been a very controversial topic in United States. Our government should care about this issue because innocent people die every year in the United States. Gun control will not prevent mass shooting because guns are accessible to everybody and 3D guns see it his fi, most of the time mental health can be the reason why those horrible events occur. In my opinion the government should think another way to prevent gun control.
The three top social problems in the United States at the present time are gun control, racism, and religion. Gun control is an important social problem in the United States because there are many crimes going on involving guns. Racism is important because it has been a problem in the United States for a very long time. Religion is important because no matter where a person looks there some form of belief going on.