That world we are living is harsh and, therefore, we must do everything we need to protect ourselves and our families. That's exactly why having a gun is becoming more common in recent times. What is very important to know is you have to have a safe for your gun. This will not only protect your firearms from children, but this will also protect those guns from getting stolen. You should opt for a small gun safe if you have just one gun that needs to be wonderfully protected.
Some gun advocates often suggest the more law abiding citizens that have guns the less crime there will be. Gun control advocates will argue the opposite, and that no guns are better. People will always have their opinions on guns and gun control but most gun owners people are very responsible. This includes the safety of taking care of guns and putting them safely away. Keeping firearms locked up, trigger-locked, stored separately from their ammunition, or some combination of the three, the gun advocates, as well as non-gun owners, believe less accidents would occur. It is possible that this could make guns if gun owners took these actions. Statistics show that every year thousands of guns are stolen each year and end up in criminal’s hands because of improper handling and storage of guns. People sometimes abuse their rights to the second and fourteenth amendment. Sometimes guns do end up in the hands of irresponsible people. Thousands of people are killed, injured because of careless people leaving guns
“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” This is typically the rhetoric that is used by gun owners, and gun associations, to distinguish the danger of the weapon from the danger of the owner. One significant factor that plays into this discussion is the ownership and use of large-capacity magazines. Those who posses these high-volume magazines now have the ability to shoot large numbers of ammunition before having to stop and reload. Not only is the ownership of large capacity magazines unjustified for our modern society, but it also allows for tragic shootings and continued street crime to be much more severe.
Studies have demonstrated, repeatedly, that homes with a firearm are no safer than those without guns. In fact, the sight of a gun during an intrusion is cause for action, deterring thought, which could make all the difference between life and unnecessary death. Besides which, most gun murders at home aren 't perpetrated by an intruder, but rather by a family member or an acquaintance.
Originally, guns were not intended to protect; they were intended to kill. Made for wars, they were weapons of war, in which they were used to fight enemies, and they are still used for this today. However, today we are fighting a different war. This war is against people. Kids are killing kids, adults are killing adults, and adults are killing kids, men are killing women, and women are killing men. People use guns to kill someone for whatever reason, and then the other people sometimes retaliate, which makes it a never-ending cycle. The intent of a gun, whether to protect, as many people say, or not, is to kill someone else.
Over the last years gun control has become a very widely debated topic. The city, county and state lawmakers seem to be having different stands about the public having easy access to guns. Adam Small states, “After centuries of relative obscurity, the Second Amendment has become the center of an intense academic and legal battle during the last twenty years” (1213). The supporters of gun control and its opponents both claim to have the best interest of this country’s citizens .However, there are private citizens who believe that there should be laws to limit the number of people who own a gun. Even though the United States has enacted laws for regulating firearms, the recent shootings at Aurora movie theatre and Sandy
Data from the NCVS imply that each year there are only about 68,000 defensive uses of guns in connection with assaults and robberies, or about 80,000 to 82,000 if one adds in uses linked with household burglaries. These figures are less than one ninth of the estimates implied by the results of at least thirteen other surveys, summarized in Table 1, most of which have
In general, self-protection measures of different types can be effective, in the sense of reducing the risk of property loss in robberies and confrontational burglaries, compared to doing nothing or cooperating with the offender. Yet the most effective form of self-protection used is a gun. But owning a gun requires that the person be responsible and know the ramifications that encompass such a preference. Guns can be a valuable tool for self-defense and provides a chance for someone to square off with an intruder that has deliberately invaded their space.
There should be guidelines set to insure the safety of our society before the gun is purchased. There should be a safety test given before the gun could be purchased. A test to show that the owners know how to properly use the gun. It is a requirement to take a test to show your ability before you get your drivers license, why not a before you buy a gun? There should also be a class taught teaching the proper storage of a gun. Teaching to keep the gun in a locked cabinet with the key in separate area. And the three to five day waiting period should remain.
Why do some ordinances require the use of a gun safety lock? Many experts offer the myth of a gun safety lock hindering children from harming themselves or other siblings. These locking devices are available in different styles; however, each device generally has some risk associated with its use. An examination of some popular styles of locks will help reveal their fallacies.