Gun Control : The Social Problem Of Gun Control

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Jaydon Kendall Osterman Social problems 6 November 2017 Gun Control A social problem is some aspect of society that large numbers of people are concerned about and would like changed. Gun control is a very controversial topic. There are good things that more gun control could do, and there are bad things that more gun control could do. Many people think gun control will help stop criminals from getting guns. But gun control laws will not prevent criminals or anyone who can not have guns from obtaining them. If they want guns, somehow, someway, they will get guns (Pro-Con). Why Gun control Could give the Government too Much Power Many people also fear that gun control will give too much power to the government. This is one of the main reasons for the second amendment. Wayne LaPierre from the NRA stated “If you look at why our founding fathers put the second amendment there, they had lived under the tyranny of King George and they wanted to make sure that these free people in this new country would never be subjugated again and have to live under tyranny.” This means the reason for the second amendment is so that we, the people of the United States of America would never have to fear the government having too much power as they did back before 1776 (Pro-Con). Why the Second Amendment is Here Alex Jones, radio host said “The second amendment is not there for duck hunting. It’s there to protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs. 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms” (Pro-Con). What he is trying to say is that the second amendment is not there for hunting it is there for our right to protect ourselves. Gun Control and Suicide More gun control might lead to fewer suicides by gun. Between 1999 and 2013 there were 270,273 firearm suicides in the United States, accounting for 52% of all suicides in those years. Firearm related suicides accounted for 61% of gun deaths in the U.S.A. between 2000 and 2010. Gun control might lead to fewer gun deaths, but it will not lead to fewer suicides. As my father says, “If someone is so mentally deranged that they think taking their lives is the best solution to their problems, they will commit with anyway possible”

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