Purpose: The purpose of my presentation is to persuade the American people that guns are beneficial to the United States and should not be controlled or abolished by the government. I want my audience to support gun rights that focus on giving the American people the right to own and carry guns freely. My central idea is that guns are not the problem, but a major part of the solution to gun crimes in America.
In America guns have been a part of the country’s society since it’s birth. Throughout history the citizens of the US have used firearms to protect the nation, protect their families, hunt for food and engage in sporting activities. The issue of Guns and gun control is complex. Weighing the rights and liberties of the individual against the welfare and safety of the public has always been a precarious balancing act. In the United States, gun control is one of these tumultuous issues that has both sides firmly entrenched in their positions. Those parties in favor of gun ownership and the freedom to use and keep arms, rely on the fact that the provision for such rights is enshrined in their constitution. In this climate of
There is a need in this country for gun control laws as well as benefits for the citizenry who own them. With the current state of our society these days, owning a gun has become a necessity for some, if not all, household. I, myself, conform for every household having a gun. Although we have our police force always ready to rescue anyone in distress, every second matters when we are facing face to face with danger. Granted that the authorities are already underway, having something on hand to defend one’s self is the most important thing for the time being. Though I believe that everybody needs to be educated on how to protect our own safety in a close contact combat, it is as important as being knowledgeable in handling and using guns for short-range/long-range threats. Ideally, having knowledge of both is of greater advantage. However, if one can’t have both, owning a gun can always come in handy. But, should we regulate or ban the use of weapons? My standpoint is No. With this in mind, it is necessary to be informed of the responsibilities, advantages and disadvantages of owning a gun. Additionally, we will tackle the National Firearms Act of 1934, which addresses taxing the firearms that only covers two types of handguns. Even more, the Gun Control Act of 1968, the legislation that was passed to regulate interstate and foreign commerce in firearms which includes the importation, prohibited persons and licensing provisions. As well as the Brady Law,
A controversial subject in America today is gun control; should there be or should there not be. I do not know the answer to this question, but I do have an opinion as most citizen of our country. All trough our history guns have been used for the good of the people, and on the other hand, they have been used for the not so good of the people; however, as with most things there is a good use and a bad use. I believe the good uses out weigh the bad uses in this case. In this essay I am going to discuss three reasons I am against gun control: one being it is our constitutional right to bear arms, two every citizen should have the right to protect themselves, their family, and their property, and three for conservation purposes hunting
The Atlantic asked its readers about their first memories with guns, and one reader responded with "We lived in southwestern Colorado my first six years of life (1949-1955). My father had a double-barrel shotgun, and a single-barrel one, a .22 rifle, and a “deer rifle.” We ate more venison than beef and almost as much pheasant as chicken.... I never knew where he kept those guns; I never touched one that he didn’t offer. We only saw them when he cleaned them or packed them to go hunting. He let my older sister and me shoot one of them to feel the kick and power and hear the loudness.... When he passed away in 1981, a year after my mother had passed away, we took inventory of their estate, but we never found those guns. Perhaps he sold them or gave them away or simply kept them hidden somewhere so that no one would be able to find them and shoot someone accidentally" (Green). The issue of gun control has been an increasing cynosure in society, growing in its controversy. The polar opposite sides seem to grow further different from one another, with one side supporting and the other opposing gun control laws/actions. Those who support it tend to believe there should either be no place for the firearms in society at all or that there should be very strict restrictions on who may obtain a given firearm. Those who oppose the laws believe there should either be little to no change in current restrictions or, as the National Rifle Association (NRA) advocates, there ought to be
My grandfather was born and raised in the backwoods of Louisiana during a turbulent time for African Americans. As a black man he lived in perpetual danger. Through race riots, physical exploitation, and attempted rape, he has developed a much different opinion about gun reform than mine. So much so that my mother carries the many of the same opinions.
People who appreciate activities like shooting competitions and hunting, use firearms responsibly. This use contrasts with other uses, which often result in consequences that can be both intended and unintended. With past and present mass shootings, and acts of bloodshed perpetrated with the usage of weapons; has triggered a focus on gun control that once again has been brought into the spotlight. The purpose of the ongoing gun argument addresses the crimes that are committed with guns. This issue of gun control separated people into two groups: those who believe that carrying guns might prevent some crimes and fatalities, and those who don’t. There are individuals who believe absolutely the reverse: that more crime and deaths
In the past year, I am sure that you have heard about the issue of gun control. Well, do you really know the full story behind the debate? My goal for this essay is to fully explain everything to you behind this issue and why it is such a big deal in our world today. There are many different problems behind why gun control is such a big issue in the world today, and why some people want gun control and others do not. Through these contrasting opinions on gun control, the world will never fully decide what is completely right.
Since I was a little girl, I remember hunting season; Dad and Katlyn, my sister, would come home to say they killed a deer. Even though I did not enjoy hunting, I still see how much they love to go; hunting great bonding time for them. My dad taught my sister and me how important gun safety is. He has shown us how to carry a gun properly, never to aim it at anyone, never put our finger on the trigger until ready to shoot, and always leave the safety button on until ready to shoot as well. In my house guns are always hidden or locked up in a safe, only Dad knows the combination, so no intruder can get to them. Guns are a very serious item. I was raised to understand guns are not something to joke around about; if they are in the hands
In her essay, “Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns”, Molly Ivins discusses the highly debated topic of gun control. She argues that guns are an unnecessary evil to all of humanity and that permitting them to inexperienced and unregulated citizens only spoils the national security of the United States of America. Ivins quotes the Second Amendment as saying that guns were primarily intended to be used by a “well-regulated militia”. Thus, she believes that anyone who wants to own a gun should be subject to extensive training: “That is the least, the very least, that should be required of those who are permitted to have a gun” (385). Ivins goes on to say that guns are extremely dangerous and they should be banned, or at the very least strictly regulated (384-386). While Ivins reasonably discusses the issue of gun control in her op-ed, she does not adequately support her claims with substantial evidence or research about the negative impacts that guns have had on our society. She also seems unwilling to be open-minded about the opinions of the opposing side, calling them “gun-nuts” with a power hang-up (386). In conclusion, Ivins’ essay is not effective in urging readers who are pro-gun to change their views and she does not help reinforce the beliefs of people who oppose firearms.
I realize they must be handled with care and owning one brings much responsibility. On the contrary, firearms bring more security and joy than anything else. I am an avid gun enthusiast and love to hunt as well as plink. I know the joy firearms can bring to a young man or woman. Whether it is shooting their first duck or spending time with their father shooting soda cans off the fence. Firearms can illuminate a young man’s face more than anything else. They can create special bonds between people that cannot be replicated. Guns also bring security to many individuals as well as families. Guns overall play a huge role in many people’s lives, and who knows where we would be without
Guns have played a big part in my life even from when I was younger. One memory I can remember like it was yesterday was when I went hunting with my dad and I was introduced to gun control. It was five in the morning and I could feel the cold frostbitten air on my chest. As I rolled over onto my stomach awakening from my not-so-sweet sleep in my comforting sleeping bag, I checked my phone to see how much longer I had to get out to the field before sunrise. With the bright light from my smart phone screen beaming me in the face I sat up, unzipped the sleeping bag, and put on my clothes. After changing into my underclothes, camo long sleeve shirt, jeans, and boots I grabbed my jacket and went into the kitchen where my dad was. When I entered
“Someone’s right to have a gun,” says Joanna Wallace, “Took away my right to have a son.” (white book pg 25). Gun control is a growing problem and a nationwide tragedy. It has overpowered our society, due to the way individuals perceive the pros and cons of carrying a deadly weapon at all times. However, the policy of gun control is a procedure that must be passed by legislative sessions with many votes before confirming it to become a law. Even though owning a dangerous weapon can be used for protection and self-defense, the fact of the matter is ownership of a gun can lead to accidents, deaths, and crimes; ultimately, guns should be used only in certain situations if needed.
The author is to show democrats and liberals the opposite side and why conservatives do not want a ban on guns or even gun control . He is trying to see the gun debate argument on both sides. Although they are pro guns they also are pro gun control. The purpose of this article is to educate and try to reason with those who do not see the other side of the gun debate article. This article shows the common ground that both liberals and conservatives may agree on. Rural America wants a voice and wants to be understood. Many liberals often label guns as bad and believe that should be banned. Leonard analyzes both points of view and shows both sides. “But again, where you might blame the guns, they don’t. They blame the shooters.” (Rob Leonard).
Let us take a moment and think about how we view ourselves. Do we think we are strong, motivated, maybe even the next legend to rise in this world? Now, what do we think other people think of us? As I am sure most of us know all too well that what a person is thinking and what they say to our faces are usually two vastly different things. That is unless the person actually cares enough to say something straight to your face. We all know how disappointing today’s society is, but what about other time periods? I am going to show you how even at two different time periods, through the stories “Araby” written by James Joyce, and “A Rose for Emily” written by William Faulkner that society hasn’t really changed. There will always be those that keep their thoughts to themselves and those who can’t help, but to insert their two cents into another’s life. After all it is human nature.