The debate over gun control has been raging through the American political systems for years. On one side, there is the National Rifle Association (NRA) and 2nd Amendment-citing citizens who use their firearms for hunting and self-defense. On the other, there is Handgun Control Inc. (HCI) and followers of the Brady Campaign who want to ban guns on the basis that they are dangerous. Both sides have strong arguments, anchored in historical precedent and statistical analysis. Anti-gun control lobbyists’ arguments include the guarantee of the 2nd Amendment, the definition of “militia” as any adult male, self-defense, the relative uselessness of permits and regulations, and court cases in favor of firearm possession. Pro-gun control activists
The continuing Mass Shootings in the United States has caused the gun control debate to intensify. While anti-gun control advocates say the Second Amendment guarantees each individual the right to bear arms, the pro-gun control group reads the Second Amendment as a collective right to bear arms; meaning organized militia are the only ones with that right. This essay will analyse the effectiveness of several different articles which present arguments for and against gun control.
Because of many incidents involving handguns, and any other type of gun, the government has been trying to push a gun ban law. As a result of this rumor and possible law, there have been numerous outbursts of support and resistance. Some people believe that banning firearms would be a benefit to our nation’s safety and its population’s safety, while others oppose this proposal and say that guns are not the ones that need to be controlled, people should be the ones that are controlled. During this decision, people from different organizations have expressed their own views and thoughts. Gun control has both positive and negative effects on U.S. citizens.
Gun control has a history dating back to 1791, when the Second Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. However, more recently, the debate over gun control has escalated into a much more public issue to which many citizens can relate. After all, stories about incidents involving guns appear frequently today in newspapers and on television or the radio. One could say that the debate started with the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968, which banned ownership of guns by certain groups of people and regulated the sale of guns. Since then, two main groups have gradually appeared: people who oppose strict federal
With all these shootings happening around the country, many people believe new, stricter laws on guns would prevent these tragedies from happening in the future. One of the main reasons that people believe gun laws should be stricter is to reduce the deaths caused by guns. Whether it be suicide or homicide caused by guns, stricter gun laws would bring down the rate of that. In the article, "Firearm Legislation and Firearm Mortality in the USA: A Cross-Sectional, State-Level Study," written by Bindu Kalesan, Matthew E. Mobily, Olivia Keiser, Jeffrey A. Fagan, and Sandro Galea it says, “There were 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013: 270,237 suicides (58.2% of total deaths); 174,773 homicides (37.7%); and 9,983 unintentional deaths (2.2%).” This statement proves that guns cause many deaths. Because of these deaths and tragedies, it is driving people into thinking that guns are bad and shouldn’t be permitted in the
Gun control is the effort to restrict or limit the possession and use of guns. The gun control debate may be one of the most important issues in our society. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that the 2nd Amendment restrains the government’s ability to ban handguns. Some politicians are passionate about gun control and make voting decisions based upon on this issue alone; hence, the people we elect into office directly affect our lives. A few republican politicians have a strong belief in the right to own guns. This battling contradiction can sometimes make it difficult to approach the issue reasonably. The arguments have different statistics and facts regarding how firearms can impact society. It is important to realize
The past few years in the U.S has seen a steady rise in gun violence. In 2014 according to gunviolencearchive.org there were 280 mass shootings and in 2015 alone, there were over 300 mass shooting events in the U.S (GVA 1). But still there has been little to no changes in gun control legislation or regulations. Many supporters of gun control now feel that any form of legislation will never be passed when, after the tragedy of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school 26 people-- 6 adults and 20 students—were killed, and yet no laws were passed at all to limit access to guns (New Scientist 1). How and why this has and is still happening is an on-going issue. For many opponents of gun control the lives lost simply do not out-weigh the dangers that gun control laws could produce in the future. And while many of these fears such as the endangerment of civil liberties, and loss of self-defense for some should be given proper thought and discussion; but, they simply do not diminish the fact that gun control laws have saved lives and reduced crime overseas, and would do the same in the U.S.
Although gun control laws are made to prevent violent outcomes, the influence which laws carry are the complete opposite to what one would think. Ever since the ratification of the Second Amendment, the debate on gun control has become a very heated topic. There is one side that believes that guns should be banned in order to stop any future tragedies from occurring. On the other hand, there is another side that believes guns are our cherished right to own and we should be allowed to use them freely. Even though many gun advocates believe that guns should be used in its continued free fashion, there are many tragic events occurring in the US almost everyday, that should lead to the scrutinization of guns.
In addition to personal opinion, in this research paper, I will provide factual, analytical, and statistical information to support my view on Gun Control; that the Federal government passing stricter handgun and firearms regulations will result in less tragedies in society today.
This article offers numerous amount of convincing counter arguments as to why arguments against gun control are wrong. Moreover, the article offers the advice of experts regarding gun control specifically why people are the problem and
It is gathered that the issue of gun control in the United States of America is seen differently through the eyes of many individuals, with many pros and cons. This article covers a debate involving four people, questions in this debate asked by Zbigniew Gugla MD, PhD, and Ronald W. Lindsey MD are exact and cover popular topics within discussions of gun control. Michael Boylan PhD, a Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Marymount University, and Don Kates JD, a retired professor of constitutional law and criminal law, are interviewed because of their vast differences in opinion on gun control. They each provide compelling evidence and references to support their opinions. The language used throughout this debate is easy to understand for the
The paper can be divided up into four different sections, that when combined, provide a detailed insight into the broad spectrum of “gun control.” These sections provide a brief yet insightful history, explore both pro and con stances and present statistics procured from surveys and tests.
The issue regarding gun control has long been debated by American society and remains as a major issue in the political arena. Due to the recent mass shootings involving tragic massacres of both children and adults, the question regarding guns and its social implications have renewed national interest. Among the questions involve the ethicality of prohibiting guns, as well as its practicality. Despite these conflicts, the overall benefits of imposing looser gun restrictions far outweigh its prohibition.
One reason gun control laws should be changed, Gun control statistics reveal that although The United States accounts for only 5% of the world’s population, U.S residents own 50% of guns in the world.The prevalence of suicide is 5 times higher in homes having guns.In a study from 2016 it shows that 14.5 million people had a ccw permit, that was the largest increase ever in the number of permits.Also when owning a gun, there is a 43 times higher likelihood of killing a family member, friend,or neighbor than an intruder.When gun deaths statistics for different countries were expressed as the number of gun deaths in a population of a million people, the United States was ranked below South Africa. A quote from John McGinnis said “Gun control does not decrease gun ownership by criminals, but instead reduces their incentives to refrain from violence because it decreases the supply of armed law-abiding citizens who might resist them.”More recently, a 2013 study in Switzerland compared suicide rates before and after an army reform that cut the number of Swiss soldiers by half.
Gun control is a controversial topic that has been around for decades in the United States and all around the world. After the recent terrible events, it has become an issue of controversy between the two groups that agree and disagree with gun control. Between 1970 and 2000, firearm injuries in the United States annually has 32,703 deaths. After motor-vehicle crashes, firearm injuries are second leading reason of injury and death in the United States.Majority of people that are against with gun control believe that gun can help them for self-defense in home and society. However, other people believe that if we reduce the number of guns in our society, we will reduce the amount of violence. There are many reasons for gun control. Let’s focus on three main reasons: manic people, economy issue, and accident by children.