Guns are one of the most controversial and debated-upon topics in America today. In the Constitution, Americans are given “the right to bear arms,” and many Americans are proud of and believe strongly in that right. Though, that right has been constantly misused. Homicides by gun are at a higher rate in the United States than any other country in the world, mass shootings are at an all time high (many of which have occurred in the past two years alone), and terrorism has been at an all-time high. So, naturally, it is a topic that needs to be discussed. In the articles Change Your Gun Laws, America (1), author Fareed Zakaria provides the readers with some harrowing statistics on guns and insight over how the U.S. laws on guns need to be managed.
The debate over stricter gun laws has been ongoing in the United States for quite some time now. Individuals who oppose stricter gun control laws argue that the second amendment to the constitution of the United States constitute part of the bill of rights that protect the right of American citizens to bear arms, and any attempt to set up laws for gun control will be a direct violation of this (Hofstadter 10). They argue that the primary purpose of the amendment was to ensure that American Citizens had the capability to protect themselves against criminal activities and defend the country against external aggression. From a personal perspective, the recent surge in instances of gun violence in the United States of America indicates that stricter gun control laws are necessary for the safety of the American citizenry. Thus, this paper is going to focus on highlighting the benefits of more stringent gun control laws and why members of the public should support it.
All that should happen is certain types of guns shouldn't be accessible to the public. For example, a war zone gun like an M-16 should not be available to the general public because it is not used to hunt and is not a reasonable gun to carry simply to bare arms. Gun control would also put more restrictions on who can purchase a gun, because some people are not in the right state of mind to own a gun. Manufacturers might also be required to make all guns child proof. It's simple, if guns are available to everyone and anyone, gun violence will not be taken as seriously as it should be. Also, while more gun legislation is needed, the already existing gun laws on the state and national levels need to be strictly enforced. For example, it is a national law that in order to purchase a gun, a background check is required, but not all states enforce this law properly.
The traditional norm of protecting the second amendment of the Constitution is an issue in contemporary culture because of the vast growth of a more liberal stance on guns. Many Americans oppose the idea that the second amendment should be protected at all costs, as well as that no regulations should take place. Because our country lacks strict regulations on the buying of dangerous weapons, countless lives are lost each month. Our country is clinging to the protection of an outdated amendment that is in turn, hurting the American people. This issue is a priority for a majority of citizens because of how it occurs within our own country. Countless people and their families have been victims of gun violence, which in turn results in the desire
"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 " (US Const). Although written over two hundred years ago, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is still indispensable today. With thousands of innocent Americans murdered from the use of a firearm every year, there is a strong calling for stricter gun-control laws and regulations. Yet, every day United States citizens are forced to use their firearms for protective purposes, frequently saving their lives. While firearms pose a threat when in the wrong hands, restricting their use to only law enforcement is not the answer to ending gun violence. Though the rights granted under the Second Amendment are imperative and must not be stripped away, there are measures that should be taken in order to prevent gun violence, including the expansion of more stringent and thorough background checks and the increase in mental health screening.
With an increase in the number of mass shootings that have occurred in the United States in the last few years the issue of gun control laws has become a prevalent topic of debate throughout American society. This debate stems from two opposing arguments over gun control. Some feel gun
The second amendment to the Constitution of the United States is one that many people familiar with the gun control debate know by rote. As of this writing, the Gun Violence Archive reports that there have been over 53,000 incidents of gun violence in the United States this year alone, and with a little over a month to go in the year, that number continues to rise. In just the last two weeks there have been 2 mass shootings involving school-aged children, one in Sutherland Springs, Texas that claimed the lives of 27 people, and another in Corning, California that killed 6 people.(Gun Violence Archive 2017) I am as familiar as anyone else with the dialogue that always seems to repeat itself every time we are visited with the fresh horror of the unspeakable violence that can be unleashed on unsuspecting people, with relative ease thanks to advances in modern weaponry. The admonition that this is the time for mourning and not the time for politicking, has done nothing but halt progress in the face of a disturbing epidemic of gun violence in our country.
In these last few years, the U.S. has been struggling with a massive amount of gun violence. From 2000 to 2013, there have been 160 cases of mass shootings in the United States, totaling 486 deaths and 557 wounded. And yet, despite these statistics, we still cannot pass even the
With gun related crimes steadily increasing, the spotlight has been on a solution to cease firearm problems. Firearms have been around for hundreds of years, and they are included in self-defense, sport, show, and unfortunately crime. The danger of the situation immediately escalades when there is a firearm involved. A plan to fix these issues has been talked about and looked at throughout the recent years, but there are many different aspects you have to look at when trying to find a solution for this problem. However, not all gun related situations are at fault, for most people follow the law, using and collecting the guns for sporting, collecting, and self-defense purposes. The second amendment in the constitution gives citizens of the United states the right to bear arms. Areas of concern that can be focused on to prevent future danger in firearm situations are gun control laws, process undergone
According to a World Health Organization study done in 2010, the Unites States of America has the fourth highest firearm homicide rate in the world after Afghanistan, Iraq and the Congo. More recently, a study done in 2013 by the Center for Disease Control found out that there were a total of 33,169 deaths with the use of firearms and more than half were a result of suicide. These statistics have sparked an extensive amount of modern debates on whether we as an American democracy need to amend the second amendment and regulate the purchase of as well as the right to individually bear arms. Two people who analyze this debate very differently but effectively are Zack Beauchamp who wrote “Rethinking the Right to Bear Arm”, and Nelson Lund who
The basis of the America’s gun control policy was set back in 1787, when the second amendment stated, “...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”. This amendment paved the way for an overwhelmingly pro-gun nation, with large masses owning weapons and fairly lax regulations. However, conflicts and issues with guns have brought the topic of gun control into the limelight. What exactly can be done to solve this issue and prevent more and more people from dying at the hands of these dangerous weapons? The most effective way to prevent gun crime and death in America is through a combination of gun control laws as well as by targeting those at risk.
Hands Up! Gun control is a very controversial, complicated, and delicate subject, which affects a large amount of people in our society, and is full of moral and legal arguments which all must be heard. The issue of gun control has come up recently as an important decision opportunity for our country. Many people argue that whether guns are the useful tool and should be allowed. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution gives the citizens of America the right to bear arms, in other words, it is uncontrolled and legitimate that if people have any kind of guns they want. Even though the second amendment as a law permitting gun has some benefits that gives people much more protection to the future victims of gun attacks,
Gun violence is the common issue in the United States that is kept growing. As an American people have right to own a gun for safety and protection reason but many people take advantage of it. The right to own the gun allows many dangerous people to harm other peoples through the deadly weapon. The rate of shooting death is rapidly increasing in past few decades. The legislative branch needs to adopt stronger gun laws to reduce shooting deaths without the violation of the Constitution.
Gun ownership should be banned in order to reduce crime rates and ensure the protection of our nation’s people. Throughout the United States, gun control has become a controversial issue due to gun advocates strongly believing their 2nd Amendment rights guarantee them legal access to guns. Although gun advocates view