Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a group of mothers who joined forces and created this organization to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms. They are a lot like M.A.D.D, or Mothers Against Drunk Driving, they want to raise awareness about the gun violence and the issues surrounding it. Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment, but they believe that common-sense solutions can help lower gun violence and help reduce deaths in the United
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Many people may not understand the term Gun Control and its real meaning. Gun Control is just the name that was given to a set of laws/policies that regulates the manufacture, selling, and the use of firearms by everyday citizens. For example “The Gun Control Act of 1968 required a Federal Firearms License (FFL) for anyone engaged in the business of selling firearms, and outlined several categories of individuals to whom transfer of
On June 17, 2016, an editor from the St. Louis Post Dispatch published an article, “Now is the time for common-sense gun control,” that briefly talks about how gun lobbyists are striking fear on the citizens and how gun control advocates need to keep pushing harder. The writer also reviews the Second Amendment and how gun culture affects today’s society.
In the article “Some Inconvenient Gun Facts for Liberals,” by Nicholas Kristof, Kristof’s main point is to bring awareness and inform individuals about the status of gun control in his/her country. Kristof punctuates that the government is passing laws concerning gun control and regulation, but ultimately he provides evidence that those laws have no benefit overall to the people. Kristof converses that some groups formed due to gun control, but they too do not relate to guns, such as the nonprofit group named Cure Violence. He addresses that the government is ignorant to these problems, and he emphasizes how they needs to be resolved. This article portrays Kristof’s call to action because he is recognizing that the people need to help bring
Gun control is a law that controls how guns are sold and used, and who can own them. Allowing people to possess and use a gun with legal documents in the United States is legal. There have been arguments on whether or not is should be legal to own a gun as some people see it as beneficial and others do not. It is believed that guns are beneficial to have, and they are there because we need to be able to protect ourselves. We should not allow the government to have power over gun control for many reasons including the loss of tradition of hunting, not being able to protect ourselves, and simply because of the second amendment.
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
Supporters of gun control want more laws put in place to control buying and selling of firearms. They don’t believe having responsible, law-abiding citizens with guns makes anyone more safe. It is our constitutional right as Americans to bear arms. I agree with the opponents of gun control in that they believe “gun violence is the fault of the perpetrators of violent deeds, not the guns themselves” (Gun Control Laws). The saying has been repeated millions of times: Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Society benefits from firearms in the hands of the right people, the responsible citizens who obtain their weapons legally. One alternative to gun control is law enforcement trying to get unregistered weapons off the street,
Gun control is often considered as an effective means of protecting ordinary citizens. We all want to feel safe, and it's easy to ascribe notions of safety to the idea of gun control. Unfortunately, feeling safe and actually being safe can be very different things. Gun control sounds wonderful in theory: no guns means no shootings. If only it were that simple. When one considers some of the worst shootings and gun-related crimes in recent history, it's peculiar to realize how often these occurred in places where guns were illegal to carry or even own. It's downright disturbing to realize that, in some cases, the only armed person in sight was the one planning a crime. A sign that says 'no guns' might as well say 'no resistance'.
Next, part of the reason gun control was so prominent in the 2016 presidential election and campaign. It seems that (former) President Barack Obama (in office 2008-2016) has suddenly shown his true colors as a gun control-supporting Democrat. Back in 2008, when he was campaigning for his first term in office as president, he blew off gun control, saying that his opinions on gun control were not “an excuse not to vote for me [Obama],” and he did not put much emphasis on them; the only notable thing that was said on the matter was a call for “common sense reforms” (1). These reforms are believed to mainly push background checks, as it is considered “common sense” to ensure that one’s criminal record and mental health are in order before he/she
strictly rejects any type of gun control and relies heavily on the 2nd Amendment. This organization has many members with a continual increase yearly. Many of these members argue their guns will be taken away. Some say the constitution gives them right to protect their homes and families. They’re threatened by the thought of losing that right. I understand how some people can feel anxious about gun control policies and I respect the right to carry a firearm. However, stringent rules and regulations that require complete adherence without any outlet should be included along with the responsibility in possessing a firearm. All things pertaining to any form of purchasing or sales of firearms should be transparent. Expanded background checks are a necessity. Compliance with those rules will give an extra form of security to
Gun Control are laws that are put in place to regulate and promote gun safety. Isn't that just plain common sense? "But we are the only advanced country on Earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency."(Obama) Gun Violence is a problem that sadly has been embedded into our culture. But why? Guns have been part of culture since our arrival to the New World. Guns played a huge part in search for our independence as the Revolutionary war started with the first shots fired in Boston, MA. But, as time progressed guns began to do more harm than good. Gun violence is increasing as 89 people are victims of gun violence every day. But as soon as the horrible phantom is happening, groups such as the National Rifle Association
The gun control lobby and some citizens at large who do not believe that anyone should own or carry a firearm are putting legal gun owners in danger (Chiaramonte, 2015).
There are many special interest groups that associate themselves specifically with gun control. Each stance people take on the issue has some sort of interest group to defend the people and their beliefs. Simply, people that think that there should be more restrictions on who has the ability to carry a weapon and the controls on accessing weapons or those who feel there are too many restrictions on weapons. The NRA, or National Rifle Association, is one of the largest proponents of the right for individuals to protect themselves and bear Arms (NRA). Whereas, the Brady Campaign is a group that pushes for tighter restrictions on gun control and their goal is to help reduce the amount of deaths caused by guns each year (Brady Campaign). The overall objective of special interest groups is establishing some sort of platform that many local citizens can associate themselves with in
Gun control is a means of restricting the types of firearms sold, and controlling who can purchase them. Too many innocent lives are affected by persons who use weapons for the wrong reasons. The possession of such dangerous weapons is to be taken more seriously.