Americans realize that the 10 Amendments produce the Bill of Rights which were made to prohibit government powers from infracturing the basic individual liberties; therefore, the changing of one of the Amendments would offset the basic individual liberties granted by the founding fathers. Countless U.S. news stations and support groups portray the mass shootings, gun violence, other gun propaganda, or naturally the use guns, as a scapegoat to support gun control. Guns do not harm people--people hurt people (And I have no doubt that this has been aforementioned extensively) however; the implementation of gun control in the U.S. will diminish the 2nd Amendment--the right to bare arms--as well as prevent the citizens the right to protect
Many of us assume we must either oppose or support gun control. Not so. We have a range of alternatives. Even this way of speaking oversimplifies our choices since there are two distinct scales on which to place alternatives. One scale concerns the degree (if at all) to which guns should be abolished. This scale moves from those who want no abolition (NA) of any guns, through those who want moderate abolition (MA) - to forbid access to some subclasses of guns - to those who want absolute abolition (AA). The second scale concerns the restrictions (if any) on those guns that are available to private citizens. This scale moves from those who want absolute restrictions (AR) through those who want moderate restrictions (MR) to those who want no
The rise in cases of gun violence and related incidences of assault has drawn the public to the issue of guns and gun control. Such has been evident within the spheres of politics especially with the last election period seeing the incumbent president Donald Trump suggesting on stringent gun control laws. However, despite the acknowledgment of the need to have better gun laws, much ground and consensus has never reached. Such, to an extent, contributed to the current lack of political goodwill within the country to have the necessary legislations enacted to facilitate the same on the controls (Grandy 23). Of the guns under question are the assault rifles. Like the military weapons, assault rifles have a destructive potential to causing
The major issue when talking about gun control lies in the process of acquiring a weapon and the wide variety of them, which range from handguns to rifles. It is rather shocking to find out that the process to buy a gun is to go to a retail outlet, give your information to the clerk, and have this information entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which usually takes a few minutes, and if it passed, voila! There is a newly registered weapon out in the streets. This, of course, is not the only way someone could acquire a gun. There are also private sales, which do not require background checks, gun trafficking and through the stealing of weapons. It has been recorded that the number one trafficking source, responsible for over 40,000 guns, are federally licensed dealers. ("Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence – Gun Law Information Experts," 2012) But it should also be noted that unless a person is “convicted of a felony, admitting to being addicted to a controlled substances, having been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces, or being subject to a restraining order” that purchase will not be denied and in cases where it is only 2% of every background check is denied. (Jones, 2013, p.1) But is it that only things that can be seen are limiting factors and not those things underneath the surface, like mental
The matter of gun control has become an increasingly controversial issue. Whenever, a nationalized tragedy ensues that involves gun violence, the question on what to accomplish regarding America’s gun control takes center stage. While exploring this topic, this essay will attempt to discuss the circumstances that prohibit a person from
Gun Control Paper Gun Control has been an issue that has been brought to the public’s eyes in recent years. This main issue has been going on for many years, for example when John F. Kennedy was assassinated; it raised public awareness to the lack of control on sales and also possession of guns in America. Until 1968 guns were available over the counter in stores and through mail catalogs to just about any adult in America. This was an example of how loosely guns were regulated which bring us back to the issue of guns. The constitution tells us in the second amendment that we, as American Citizens, have the right to bear arms. But the government is trying to change that by regulating everything to do with owning a gun. My stance: Gun
American National Government Policy Paper on “Gun Control” Introduction The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people. As a country the United States has approximately 270,000,000 guns. Both categories top the world. 22% of gun owners own two or more firearms. This gun wave had very humble beginnings from westward expansion to the revolutionary war and to the Second Amendment. This controversial amendment 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."
Gun Control in the United States has gone out of control. The United States should enforce laws to not allow any guns in a house hold in order to reduce violence and crime in the country. Reducing the rate of crime in the United States, controlling big weapons, taxing ammunition, and gun collection can help make this happen. Gun Control can make this country a safer environment to live in.
On April 20th of the year 1999, two high school students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, went armed into Columbine High School with guns, knives, and a multitude of bombs. The result was the slaughter of twelve students and one teacher. The gunners also turned the guns
For a nation as advanced as the United States the death of thousands of people each year is an issue affecting and concerning every American. With this problem occurring almost every year, the question of whether or not gun licenses can guarantee the safety of citizens throughout the country has been raised. With the number of deaths created by firearms each year, the need for enforcing stricter gun-control laws has grown increasingly. In addition, with the amount of fear throughout the country, and concern for protection, many people are beginning to buy firearms through simple and easy ways. Throughout America there are numerous ways for citizens to find and purchase weapons, whether it is in a gun store or online, the possibilities are endless.
he shootings that has happened all through the Unites States has made an great divide among Americans on what ought our country do to keep further shootings from happening. Numerous individuals trust that forcing new laws on how people buy weapons should require background verifications. Gun Control in the United States of America is a topic that has had lots of criticism and support by numerous citizens. The critical people of this topic trust that the guns don 't murder people, is that people kill people. The supporters of this topic trust that weapons lead to violence and a feeling of power over others. They additionally believe that if firearms were eliminated with from the public, then violence and death would diminish intensely in this nation. These two restricting perspectives leave the government open to a choice on whether or not to abolish one of our Constitutional rights, or to continue permitting individuals the privilege to possess a firearm. There are numerous issues that should be looked at in order to decide which laws are important.
Scholarly Essay: Gun Control There has been considerable debate recently in Canada over the issue of gun control. The Canadian parliament enacted the Firearms Act to enforce gun control by requiring gun owners to register their firearms. Just recently, the government of Alberta lead in a charge, including five other provinces and numerous pro-gun groups, complaining that the law is unconst...
The US has always had a history of guns. For centuries guns have been used for personal protection, to put food on the table, to enforce the law, to defend territory and to liberate. Guns have also been used to murder, to defy the law and to enslave. The second
In the United States of America, there is a constitution that outlines the legal citizen’s basic rights as an American. The second amendment of this constitution clearly states the right to bear arms. It reads, “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." When the founding fathers originally wrote this, it was not intended to be unlimited, nor was it meant to be fully restricted either. Gun control, by definition, is regulation of the selling, owning, and use of guns” (Merriam Webster). Gun ownership should be regulated to a minor extent, and only by the state government.
Introduction According to the Brady Campaign, every day, 297 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides/suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention. Gun ownership in the USA should be controlled in a stricter manner by limiting gun owners to only being allowed to have one gun per person. The