The most common reason why people argue that they need to have a gun is for safety, so they can protect themselves against burglars. If a burglar would come into your house, you would have a better chance defending yourself and your family with a gun, than if you did not have a gun. The number of concealed weapon owners is at an all time high. In comparison the number of homicides had drastically decreased alongside the growing rate of legal concealed weapons. This number had been nearly cut in half in the past 20 years(Goldberg).
The Second Amendment of The United States 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."
“Gun control laws will not prevent criminals from obtaining guns or breaking law,” as said in Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?. Yes, this is true, but legally owned guns are frequently stolen, which will eventually, land in the hands of a criminal. A report from Institute of Medicine (IOM) states that “[a]lmost all guns used in criminal acts enter circulation via initial legal transaction.” In other words, guns were stolen, but the guns were bought legally. Between 2005 and 2010, 1.4 million guns were purloined for just US homes during property crimes, a yearly average of
The Gun Control Debate Gun control has a history dating back to 1791, when the Second Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. The Second Amendment has drawn a great deal of criticism in recent years. It has evolved into a much more political issue to which many citizens can relate. After all, many stories involving guns have appeared much more frequently in newspapers, on the television, and the radio. The debate of gun control started with the passage of Gun Control Act of 1968, which banned ownership of guns by certain people and regulated the sale of guns. Since then, two major groups have emerged: people who support strict federal laws on guns and those who oppose them. This essay will cover the Second Amendment, public safety, home safety, and hearing from those who are for and those who are against the federal restrictions on guns.
A majority of the American people feel that gun control laws will help reduce crime rates because the waiting period would allow time for a person’s temper to cool down. They also feel that gun control will prevent repeat offenders because when a person tries to purchase a handgun, he will have to fill out a lengthy questionnaire. The questionnaire will include questions about the buyer’s past, for example, if they have a criminal record or a record of any mental illness. If there is a criminal record in that person’s history, he will not be able to make the purchase. Restricting handgun ownership would also reduce crime, because guns are used most often in robberies and murders (Mayer 28). They are very easily concealed under a coat, or even in the waistband of pants.
In addition, probably less than one percent of all guns will ever be involved in a violent crime. The problem of criminal gun violence is concentrated within a very small subset of gun owners, indicating that increasing gun control aimed at the general population faces a serious "needle-in-the-haystack problem" and will not achieve the intended benefit (Young, 2002).
Dr. Roth also notes that “there may be some self-defense benefit: Victims who defended themselves with guns were less likely to report being injured than those who either defended themselves by other means or took no self-protective measures at all.” It is understandable that when one uses firearms against an intruder or a robber, they are afraid to report their injuries to the police even though it was used for self-defense. Dr. Roth also proves his statements by giving statistics, “While 33 percent of all surviving robbery victims were injured, only 25 percent of those who offered no resistance and 17 percent of those who defended themselves with guns were injured. For surviving assault victims, the corresponding injury rates were, respectively, 30 percent, 27 percent, and 12 percent.”
GUN CONTROL LAWS There is a need in this country for gun control laws as well as benefits for the citizenry who own them. With the current state of our society these days, owning a gun has become a necessity for some, if not all, household. I, myself, conform for every
The second amendment states that, “A well-controlled militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to own arms, shall not be infringed.”
Arguments against Gun Control The development of arguments surrounding gun control corresponds to the increased violence and problems related to weapons and firearms use. This then prompted the expansion of gun control initiatives and has shapes public opinion particularly in the promotion of increased regulation to banning. Due to this,
Since 1991, the violent crime rate has decreased 38 percent.2 Supporters of restricting gun ownership argue exactly the opposite; they feel that if more people were to have guns, there would be more violent crime incidents and more accidents
Should there be Additional Gun Control? In America guns have been a part of the country’s society since it’s birth. Throughout history the citizens of the US have used firearms to protect the nation, protect their families, hunt for food and engage in sporting activities. The issue of Guns and gun
Central Idea The 1994 Federal Ban on military-type assault weapons should be reinstated. Division Military-Type Assault Weapons Should be Banned We have become a nation of massacres by military-type assault weapons (Kase). The Second 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" (United States of America).
While researching gun control, one of the first major sources that I found was of course the second amendment to the United States constitution. The second amendment is as follows, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and
Crime and violence rate are increase in world every day. People are being rob, rape and kill either for money, power or hatred. These criminal activities mostly happen before police arrived at the scene. in order for people to protect themselves and their family , many people in America believe it is very important to hold a gun at homes and in their cars. Owning a gun is not only important, but it is also beneficial to the individual in America society. Some of the beneficial reasons are as follows; constitutional rights (Second Amendment right), personal safety or protection, self-defense, hunting and social events.