In a nation that prides itself on protecting the rights of all citizens, one right is under a blistering attack. According to the second amendment the “right to bear arms shall not be infringed” but in every corner of America that right is getting closer and closer to disappearing. In the news, Americans only hear of the guns that kill, they don’t hear of the guns that save. The fact of the matter is, the right to carry concealed weapons has saved lives. Everyday, the biased news media reports another mass shooting. The media reports the cases of “police brutality” and the media reports the tragic accidents. The media doesn’t report the research by David Burnett and Clayton Cramer who track incidents of defensive gun use. The stories include women fighting off would be rapists and senior citizens protecting themselves from robbers. They are stories that prevent violent crimes from occurring, for they are stories that save lives. As a young woman preparing to go to college, I am scared. Recent statistics show that one in four women will be raped in college. One out of my four best friends who gossip about boys and stress about homework will suffer the most traumatic event of their short lives. If only that best friend had a concealed weapon to protect herself. If only someone who hears the rape will have a concealed weapon to protect her. It is important to note that no lives have to be taken in this quest for protection. A concealed weapon does not have to
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to a complete stranger who is in your house, threatening to harm you, and your family, and you cannot do anything about it. Imagine, not being able to go target shooting or hunting, because there are laws passed to prevent you from owning a firearm. The truth is, more and more people in this country are trying to restrict law-abiding people from owning firearms due to the overwhelming rise in gun related crimes. As law abiding citizens, the constitution gives us the right to bear arms. Whether it is for recreation or protection,
Concealed carry has been in news for a while now and is a hot topic. Concealed carry means more guns around us. Those who not paying attention might assume that open concealed carry is something new, something rare, perhaps reckless at best and dangerous at worst, but that is far from the truth. The Daily Caller newspaper states that, “concealed carry is currently legal in 44 states, and in 30 states you don’t need a license to openly carry a holstered pistol.” The norm states that one had to be licensed to hide the licensed gun. Over the years various restrictive gun laws have been created state by state, largely in an effort to suppress the ability of minorities and criminals to carry guns. The ability to lawfully carry a hidden gun became
The 2nd amendment is one of the most debated topics in the United States. It’s a very important topic because it concerns every citizen in the country. Many people feel that the 2nd amendment should be repelled to avoid unfortunate incidents such as a weapon landing on the hands of an irresponsible person simply by not securing the firearm appropriately, an increase of street shootings, and accidental trigger pulls. On the other hand, others believe that the right to bear arms is essential to our country because it protects us from devastating events, some of which
The purpose of my proposed research is to study the effect of media reports on the current Americans’ perceptions of police brutality. Police brutality has been a headline topic for debate for the past century. This topic’s popularity has grown recently due to advancements in media technology over the past two decades. Police brutality is a problem in the United States for both, citizens and police officers. It is important to study the effect that mass media coverage of police use of force has on Americans’ perceptions to find out if the initial coverage of these events creates a bias in them. It has been found that celebrated crime events are portrayed differently than normal crime reports on the news;
For hundreds of years, the United States has debated to what extent the 2nd amendment has really applied to the citizens of the nation. Concealed weapons licenses have almost always been an option for the people to feel safe knowing they are protected, but many think that this is the reason for such crime this world sees, and have tried to take that power from “We the People.” Concealed weapons availability should not be tinkered with, and the 2nd amendment shall stand as it has for the last 224 years.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.” -NRA chief. This statement has been largely disputed relating to the carrying of concealed weapons in public and whether it should be allowed or not. People try to use the history of guns in America and the interpretation of the second amendment to prove or disprove a point. One can also compare the good and the bad of each side and decide for themselves what they think the best option is. The argument is whether or not concealed carry affects America and it’s citizens in a more positive or negative way. It is only when it’s decided what the effects are can you go forward figuring out the solutions.
Today, I am going to tell you about the right to carry concealed gun and why we need it. I have researched both sides of this controversy, and the need to carry concealed gun is the stronger argument. According to Deborah Homsher, author of Women & Guns: Politics and the Culture of Firearms in America, when states passed the laws which give adults the right to carry concealed guns if they don 't have a criminal record or mental illness, “the number of multiple-victim shootings declined by 84 percent” (265). Furthermore, a 2015 report from the Crime Prevention Research found that the number of concealed guns permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million in 2014 (6). First, I’m going to tell you effective of carry concealed gun. Second, I’ll tell you the purpose of being
For many years now, the debate on whether or not American citizens should or shouldn't be allowed to be in possession of a concealed weapon has been a constant trend. Gun possession has been a part of American culture for many years, as militia's and minutemen were a necessity in the past. It has become a constitutional right for an American citizen to "keep and bear arms" according to the Bill of Rights created in 1791. Because of this, America the top first-world country with the most access to firearms. Today, it is popular belief that because of the easy access to guns, criminals can execute crimes with ease. This ongoing argument has been the cause of creating and disbanding gun laws in many states. Where I stand on this debate leans
Police use of force has been manipulated into police brutality by news broadcasts and social media sites causing many citizens to despise the police. The spread of videos featuring unnecessary force by police officers arresting criminals has given all officers a bad name, however, not all officers make bad decisions when it comes to the proper use of force. According to a 2008 study that was done on 40 million police cases only 1.4% of the cases were threatened with or involved with the use of force (Dempsey & Frost, 2014, p.136). Yet, society still associates the police with brutality. The public does not understand the factors that go into force, such as, the training of the officer, knowledge of rules regarding use of force, the situation the police encounters, social threat, attitude displayed towards officers, and resistance (Lee, Jang, Yun, Lim, & Tushaus, 2010). The public does not know the many factors that influence an officer’s use of force. So when they see or hear about force, they assume it is unnecessary. However, there are certain situations were force is necessary to stop an immediate threat. Very few officers are actually involved in police brutality, but the media would show otherwise.
To begin, concealed carry is a constitutional right to law-abiding citizens. Supporters of concealed carry say that “criminals are less likely to attack someone they believe to be armed. They cite the 2nd Amendment’s ‘right of the people to keep and bear arms’...”(concealedguns.procon). It is set in stone that Americans have-
Gun violence in America is becoming a massive problem, with mass shootings becoming more common with each passing year. The total number of deaths by guns in America this year alone has been 13,667 , adding to the already high list of deaths by guns. The right to bear arms has been a highly controversial topic that many in not only America, but the world has disputed. As written in the second amendment, “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”, but when has this amendment served the people in America in these present years any real advantages? There have been far too many mass shootings and violence from people who have been allowed to handle guns just because it’s their ‘right to bear arms’. When the amendments
The right to bear arms has been an important conversation in America for decades. As of recent tragedies such as the Sandy Hook shooting and the Aurora Colorado Theater shooting, the debate is more heated than ever. From large-scale massacres to single fatality shootings, gun violence is unwarranted and heartbreaking. However, the Second Amendment protects individual citizens’ right to own firearms: “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,” it states (Bill of Rights). Although this part of the Bill of Rights has not been changed in United States’ history, some citizens argue that, because the Constitution is a working document, this
In recent years, gun control has been one of the most debated topics in the United States. No matter who you ask, everyone always has an opinion on firearm ownership. After every publicized mass shooting, two groups of people form: group #1 wants to ban guns from private ownership in some shape or form, and group #2 fights against them fiercely to protect the constitutional right to bear arms. More specifically, the 2nd amendment to the U.S Constitution states, “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. amend. II).
Borrowing a leaf from Randolph, so long as this development does not violate the safety and reasonable rights of others, the following steps or approaches could be adopted and applied to stop or at least reduce the prevalence of racial discrimination and police brutality to the barest minimum.
America is the well-armed nation in the world, with American citizens owning about 270 million of the world’s 875 million firearms (Marshall). Indeed, this is more than a quarter of the world’s registered firearms. The reason why Americans own so many guns is because of the Second Amendment, which states, “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.” (Rauch) This amendment guarantees U.S. citizens the right to have firearms. Since this amendment is relatively vague, it is up for interpretation, and is often used by gun advocates to argue for lenient gun laws. Hence, gun control is a frequently discussed controversial topic in American