AFFIRMATIVE CASE - Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned. I AFFIRM the resolution that “In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned.” For clarification of today’s round, I offer the following definitions: Private Ownership - According to Collins Dictionary, private
Gun violence kills 33,000 Americans and injures over 80,000 people per year. It is ridiculous how much damage guns have brought to not only us, but the world itself. From Columbine, to Sandy Hook, to the movie theatre to the Oregon Community College shooting, it has just been ridiculous. This
Since 2007, over 921 American citizens have been killed by concealed carry weapons (VPC: Concealed Carry Killers). Concealed Carry should be illegal in the United States because countries with stricter gun laws have lower homicide rates and concealed carry weapons provide an easy way to commit suicide and other forms of violence. As of right now, the United States Government leaves concealed carry laws up to individual states to decide. Thirty-one states have shall issue laws, which entails that if law-abiding people complete specified requirements then they are eligible to get a concealed carry license (NRA-ILA). Connecticut is the single state with reasonable issue laws. Reasonable issue implies that the state has some discretion over
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.
Chase Calvert Mr. Roshong English 11 27th February 2017 Gun Control and Removal Gun control is a very controversial topic to the United States. With increasing terrorist attacks and gunmen, people are taking sides in the conflict. On the top looking in, it seems that the country is split directly in two
Orozco 1 Berenia Orozco The problem with guns in America has been an ongoing issue for many years. According to statistics from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, in 2010 alone there were about 31,076 deaths by gun and all were either homicides, suicides or unintentional shootings. 73,505 people were treated in the hospital for non fatal gunshot wounds in 2010 as well. Gun control laws are a benefit to America because they would help reduce gun deaths and other gun-related incidents all over the nation. Furthermore, they would reduce crime all over the country, for example armed robbery and assault with a gun, and homicide. Although it is believed that gun control laws will obstruct the right to self-defense or deny people a sense of safety, statistics show that guns are rarely used in self defense. Not only that, but the majority of adults including gun owners, support gun control such as background checks and bans on assault weapons (ProCon.Org). There have already been far too many innocent deaths in the past.
When citizens have the freedom to legally defend themselves, but are restricted by unaccommodating gun laws, what defense possibilities do they have? With population based restrictions on open carry and concealed carry, residents of California cannot possess firearms unless the weapons are stored inside of their homes or in the trunk of their cars. Although Californians can certainly defend themselves at home, self-defense becomes much more problematic when they leave their private residence as they cannot possess firearms with rare exceptions. With that being said, how does the state of California reasonably expect its citizens to defend themselves without the ability to possess firearms in a public setting? State laws prohibiting open
To make America safer we need to be stricter on gun control laws. Although some people prefer less strict, because they feel like it limits their rights. Legislators need to update the background check system, enforce mandatory courses and safety training.
Changing the gun laws has become an attention-getting issue in this modern day and age. According to Wodarz and L.komarova (2013), firearm violence has become a significant problem in the United States, and the rate of firearm-related murders is higher than developed countries. They added that the gun law in
After learning what has been going on in our world for the past three months, I can finally saw that we have a huge problem with crime. Everywhere everyday an innocent life is being taken away by cruel people. Majority of these crimes being committed are gun related. From 2013-2015, massacres have double in our country. People do not feel safe anymore, because there are heartless and insane people with guns right at their fingertips. Doesn’t the government see what is going on? Why are they not pushing towards creating stricter laws on who should own a gun? I personally think that people should only own a gun if it needed for their profession only, but we all know that would not happen anytime soon. Therefore, I suggest that if the governments
Gun Control Laws limit the protection of citizens. Having the right to carry guns and have ownership, gives people a sense of safety. Being armed also prevents mass shootings and terrorist attacks.
This is a questions which is debatable beyond New Jersey. No I do not believe that stricter gun laws in New Jersey will help prevent shooting on college campuses.
With the advancements in weapon technology many people believe stricter gun laws should be put in place. Along with the technology advancements there are events such as Sandy Hook and other public mass shootings that cause many people to either want guns limited or gone all together. Their points are valid but the ones like me who disagree with gun control have many valid points themselves. But our right to own weapons should not be limited or altered.
For every teacher and student I am sorry for your loss of those seventeen people. I believe in the movement of stricter gun laws. There's other things that you can do besides taking away guns to civilians. I believe that there should be more precautions on people that buy semi-automatic and fully automatic guns. We could try to make it where you have to go through a course to get a permit or a license to get a fully-automatic or semi-automatic gun. We could also try to make it where if someone has a mental disorder they should not be able to buy or have one. I believe in our safety of our friends and family, but I also believe in the second amendment so we can have those guns to protect our families when or if the need arrives.
Americans and Guns have prolonged history together, and there is ongoing debate on gun rights and its controls. Discussions have been held on the issue of gun rights since ancient times. Political theorist John Locke and Jean Rousseau observed the ownership of weapons as a sign of personal liberty and an important element of government. Similarly, Federalist James Madison shared the same views that Americans have advantage of being armed and should not fear the government. Patrick Henry also declared, "The great principle is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able to may have a gun”(Guns and Violence, 2014). According to the Second Amendment of the constitution, Americans have right to bear arms which is state as "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to security of the free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" (2). The Second Amendment faces the great controversy as its opponents argue that the second Amendment allow only military forces to the right to bear arms. On the contrary, It supporters debate that the amendment is for the protection of general public which is a part of general militia. Congress proposed gun laws to resolve the discussion among debaters and to regulate the sale of weapons to protect the citizens from gun violence. The laws also vary from state to state to carry arms and apply restrictions to prevent children and youth from gun violence. Although, the gun control laws prohibit the possession of