Ownership of certain weapons should be prohibited. Assault rifles and submachine guns are firearms that are never necessary. The United States should set a goal to having fewer high-power weapons available. However,the only situation to these firearms being more acceptable to use than others, are the warlike scenarios.
You’re in your house and someone breaks in. Oh no, gun control laws said you can’t have a gun! You have no protection, so you’re dead within seconds. This is why the U.S. does not need tougher gun control laws. We need guns for protection, we should have the right to conceal one at all times, and the second amendment says we can have a firearm.
The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capital number in the world. 22% of Americans own one or more guns (35% of men and 12% of women). America's pervasive gun culture stems in part from its colonial history, revolutionary roots, frontier expansion, and 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." Proponents of more gun control laws state that the Second Amendment was intended for militias; that gun violence would be reduced; that gun restrictions have always existed; and that a majority of Americans, including gun owners, support new gun restrictions.
There is currently an ongoing debate in the U.S whether or not the government should ban assault weapons. An assault weapon is a semi-automatic weapon that has a larger magazine that is capable of holding more bullets, and fires a bullet every time the trigger is pulled. There are also assault weapons categorized as machine guns that fire bullets as long as the trigger is held down in a constant state. What differentiates assault weapons from other guns is that assault weapons are deadlier for they have semi-automatic capability, larger ammunition and military like features. It makes the weapons more appealing to people who want to kill large amounts of people. The likelihood or ability to obtain an assault weapon in the United States are
If they are even a small threat they can be potentially fatal. Assault weapons also need to be taken off the streets. What purpose does it serve for the average citizen to own a machine gun? Generally, they’re not used for hunting or any type of sporting games. President Obama tried to reinstate the ban on the sale and production of assault weapons that passed in 1994 and expired in 2004, but to no avail. He also called for a ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds. In addition, President Obama, during his presidency, wanted to broaden the database for background checks to include the private sales of guns and firearm sold at gun shows, but Senators shot it down. “Criminals do not submit to background checks now”, said Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, “They will not submit to expanded background checks”. With this relaxed policy, how will we know an individual’s mental tendencies? Are they capable of possessing a firearm? It is imperative that gun control policies are put in place to deter potential mass killings. Within the last 10 years, the United States has experienced several horrific mass
A new Quinnipiac survey released this week found that there is a strong opposition to ban military-style assault weapons. Among those who oppose the ban are the millennials, The Guardian reported.
There are numerous types of firearms that are available for people to purchase. But, many in the government are trying to pass the assault weapons ban in the United States. An assault weapon is a semi-automatic firearm with a large capacity magazine. It is considered a military rifle and can cause severe damage. According to Phelan IV, “In December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members with an assault weapon (Phelan IV).” This brought varying opinions on whether an assault weapons should be banned at the federal level. Opponents say assault weapons should not be banned because of the second amendment and because gun control efforts have proved to be ineffective; however, these weapons should be banned in the U.S., as it is rarely used in self-defense and it can build a safer society.
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. If gun laws become opposed to the law, then only criminals will have guns. Stricter gun laws will not stop a madman from killing. In fact, 34% of mass shooters were prohibited from owning weapons; although, a surveyed showed 57% of gun owners believe guns are too easy to buy and 35% of people who carry guns would make Americans feel safer. Gun control will only affect the law-biding citizens simultaneously as the demand of illegal weapons on the black-market increases. Background checks will only restrict criminals from legally buying a firearm, but that does not stop a mentally ill person; which are usually the ones to start a shooting massacre. The second amendment literally states “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Protected by the second amendment, it will be hard to regulate guns because now every single individual has a right to bear arms. For example, the Texas Baptist church shooter was gun downed by an armed citizen. Had there been stricter gun laws in Texas towards not being able to have a concealed firearm in public, the shooter could have gotten away. People should have the right to exercise the second amendment; therefore, gun control will not work because criminals will always find a way to obtain guns, supply and demand on the black market will increase and there are more existing weapons than people in the U.S.
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The issue on prohibiting assault weapon to private citizen has been an important debate issue (zimring 1989, p. 1) it is the issue of safety and freedom of owning firearms. After the recent mass shooting and several other incidents in America shifted legislation attention on assault weapon ban. Some states even put restriction laws on Assault weapon (Workshop 1994). The question is whether to increase legislation on assault weapon or decrease it. Assault weapon debate has been an issue for years and both side have their opinion on that topic. American citizens have used weapon to protect their families, country and hunt for decades (Ballaro and Finley, 2013). When it comes to owning assault weapon in the U.S the citizens are protected by the Second Amendment in the constitution, which some states have strict licensing and other way to control how those weapon are distributed and used. In my opinion private citizens should be allow to own assault weapon because
Would background checks prevent further tragic mass shootings from reoccurring? There have been 18 mass shootings since 2011 that have claimed the lives of over 100 innocent individuals. Illegal smuggling and purchases of ammunition by the thousands occur frequently throughout the United States and endanger the lives of many people by acts of terrorism that strike fear and terror into the hearts of citizens. The possession of large-capacity magazines should be outlawed along with the required background checks to any purchases made legally in authorized gun stores because gangs and criminals illegally smuggle these narcotics to cause harm and damage, school shootings happen once a week on average, and terrorist attacks endanger the lives
Gun control has been debated quite a bit over the last couple of years due to recent domestic terrorist attacks. These attacks have caused political views on gun control to waver, regardless of our Second Amendment rights. Sociologist would see gun control as a way to divide our country by our belief. For example, a conservative would stand firm with their belief in the Second Amendment, where as a liberal would demolish those rights in an instant, if given the opportunity. The issue with gun control is that the government makes it more difficult for citizens to buy guns for protection, when criminals would just steal a legal gun and kill someone if necessary. So the main purpose of gun control is not to take all the guns away.
Gun Control has been a controversial issue in the United States for a long period of time. There are two sides to this debate, the pro-gun lobbyist who believe they should have the right to exercise the 2nd Amendment right which states that the Federal Government does not have the right to infringe the people from keeping and carrying a firearm. The Anti-gun lobbyist wants stricter run regulation or even ban gun sales all together. This essay will be analyzing the laws regarding gun regulations through the history of the United States. The essay will also look into the 2nd Amendment rights while also giving it a definition. This essay will also be analyzing some of the more important Supreme Court cases in which the ruling of the Supreme Court
In the world today, we often hear about the gun control debate. There are two main, obvious sides in the debate, to enforce more rules for gun control or to leave things the way they are. I believe in the Second Amendment right to bear arms given to all citizens of the United States by the Constitution.
un control is a very controversial topic especially in today's society; whether gun control is good or bad is a very talked about subject especially when it comes to the United States. This is a very touchy subject because guns are a part of a lot of people's daily lives. People that are anti gun control believe that no one should be able to put any restrictions on guns. They believe that people should be able to buy a firearm just like a pair of boots or a tool. They also believe that if someone were able to take away the firearms from the law abiding citizens that just leaves firearms in the hands of people that do not abide by the law and leaves them defenseless. In 1791 our founding fathers gathered and ratified the Second amendment. The