Gun Control is Not the Answer A controversial topic in America today is gun control, and if we should or shouldn't have it. There has been many cases involving guns and how people think that they are all bad but in reality a gun can never harm one person. So many people are so scared of guns because the society have filled them with this fear that if you touch one it will kill you. People say to put more restrictions on Guns this will all go away but, any time that we loosens up on gun control a lot of gun violence goes down. Gun control laws will not reduce gun violence in America it will just increase the violence. If we have less restrictions on guns that many if the gun violence goes down. “ In 1976, D.C. implemented a law that banned citizens from owning guns, as only police officers were allowed to carry firearms. Those who already owned guns were allowed to keep them only if they were disassembled or trigger-locked. Trigger locks could only be removed if the owner received permission from the D.C. police, which was rare.”.(Bandler) “For 32 years, gun owners in Washington D.C. were not legally permitted to own a handgun or carry one within the district's territory.”(Hawkins) When the government hears about any kind of gun violence they adimatily go to let's put more restrictions on guns so America can be safe again. Whenever there is one thing involving guns all any body talks about is that this will be the new normal unless we do something. In school some
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Gun control is a vital necessity to the welfare of our nation. Many people out there are supporting the “anti- gun control cause” with the excuse of “self-defense”. I believe that not everyone will handle a gun for self-defense. The possession of a gun is a sign of power. One of the bigger ambitions that one has is to have power and the easier it is to obtain a gun; the faster a criminal will gain power over an innocent person. When one is in possession of a gun, that person has complete control of their actions and may act upon the weapon however the person may please even if they know that their action will cause harm to defense-less people. There are many deaths caused by guns out there that could
President obama said at a press conference 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). Gun control is a controversial issue worldwide. 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. Three arguments that prove this position are (1) Incidents like Sandy Hook will be less likely to occur (2) It reduces the high rates of accidental deaths (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.
News is all around us and is readily available to everyone. There are many flaws in the system that hurts the authenticity of the news when you see it. The media is indirectly part of the political system. Most news is either considered liberal or conservative by many.
Gun control in the United States has been a controversial issue for some time now. So much so that the Supreme Court even refuses to address this issue directly. Gun control really boils down to the the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Many people have different interpretations of the Second Amendment and the trenches are dug in deep on this issue. The Second Amendment can not provide the right to bear all types of arms to protect the people from governmental tyranny. If the Second Amendment was absolute, then we would allow the public to possess nuclear weapons, missiles, and other such arms, because like the 9 mm handgun that is an arm, a nuclear warhead is also a type of arm. The more our government restricts our rights to own
In the world we are living in today guns are a major issue for the general safety of people. No one should be nervous to go to large functions such as a concert or sports event but in the U.S. it seems like doing things like that are getting scarier and scarier each day. How much longer until people are scared to do everyday activities? At the rate things are going it seems like it might not be long. Stricter gun control is desperately needed due to the high amount of the youth with a firearm and the rates of suicides and homicides happening in the United States.
Gun control recently has become a more serious problem in the eyes of the government. It is true that guns kill people, but so do bombs and car crashes. Guns do not shoot themselves, someone has pull the trigger. The problem with guns is not that they exist, but that people have started to misuse them more and more. Taking away guns would cause more problems than keeping them would. Guns are not just used for harming people, hunting also requires guns. Hunting is a very popular hobby in America and taking them away would cause a massive uproar. The second amendment states that we have the right to bear arms, by taking guns away the government would be taking away one our basic human rights. Also, guns are misused
Many people have different opinions about gun control and they may view this matter in different ways. Some people may ask, “What would we protect ourselves with?” Some people might say, “It’ll help save lives.” I believe that gun control will not help with the problems that we are currently facing. I also do not believe that gun control will help these shooting sprees that are occuring. The first reason why I believe that gun control will not make a change in our society is simply just wondering; when gun control passes, how many criminals or people with mental health issues, are going to give up their gun? The answer is none. Unfortunately, it would be too complicated for law enforcement to take away guns from all the people who already own them. According to a newsday article, it states that, “ There are about 270 million
It is impossible for one as an America citizen not to weigh in on the recently reignited gun control debate. As a matter of fact and of necessity, at the very least, this particular debate concerns and encompasses social, moral, and legal issues of fundamental significance to the American way of life. The reigniting of the gun debate in America is perhaps personified by the 2012 theater mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, whereby as Krouse (2012) states, at least a dozen people were shot to death, while a further fifty eight were wounded, seven of them critically. Working from this basis, it is, therefore, stringently impossible that the controversy surrounding the gun debate will be extinguished any time soon. According to Kopel (1988), the gun debate provides a platform for pertinent questions that encompass the understanding of gun ownership in relation to crime and the ordinary citizen. Therefore, as Ghatak (2002) affords, the debate is simply centered on how laws aimed at restricting gun access, legally, morally and socially impact the ordinary American citizen. This research paper proposes and, in effect, argues that while indeed laws need to be made that limit access to guns by ordinary citizens, this should not be done at the expense of constitutional rights provided in the Second Amendment.
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.
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.
Guns can protect people, their freedom, and their nation! Guns should not be taken away from innocent and law abiding citizens. Guns have been used to protect and fight for our country, they have been used to provide food and are a great recreational pass time.
It is essential that the United States government implement the following three policies to protect the lives of its citizens: mandate a gun amnesty program, require owners to pass tests and insure their weapons, as well as prevent persons lacking mental capacity from possessing such deadly weapons.
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.