Gun control has been a big topic for the past decade in the united states. These debates will rise and fall time in and time out after something horrific happens in the state. Anti-Gun supporters do not realize that it is extremely difficult to regulate something in the states that is a big portion of our economy.Would stricter gun laws change anything? So far statistically It has been proven otherwise one must consider how a citizen would defend themselves when they are faced with terror. How will they defend themselves if there are restrictions on guns? It seems that some states that have stricter gun laws are where the most shootings and also where more terrorists attack take place. It seems that gun control is only pushed when shootings gradually get worse and worse. But why are these anti gun groups not speaking up when police brutality happens or when a racial hate crime occurs? Anti-Gun groups do not look at the bigger picture and try to understand that it is more than guns. Gun control almost plays Zero role in murders
In some states, people can even buy and take guns home while waiting for background checks to be approved. The Democratic Senators want to eliminate these chances. They propose that the United States should outlaw selling guns online and at gun shows that don’t require background checks. The Democrats also propose that people should not be allowed to buy guns without a completed background check. People who have been convicted of domestic abuse should also be banned from buying guns (Kelly pg.
One main issue in the Americas is the problem of gun control and if guns should be allowed. Many Americans will argue that since it is allowed in the Second Amendment there should be no argument that the people should be allowed to own guns. Others will say there should be gun control because many crimes committed are with guns. On the other hand it could be seen as criminals still finding some way of getting guns albeit through smuggling or some other way of obtaining guns which would lead to more issues because Americans wouldn 't be able to defend themselves. The issue of gun control has been a very controversial topic and has been going on for many years.
In the past decade alone, there have been countless mass shootings in the United States alone resulting in a large body count. Whenever a mass shooting occurs, a debate always follows about how easy it is to obtain firearms, despite background checks that have been enacted to make it difficult to purchase firearms. Background checks are “designed to determine if the prospective buyer fits any criteria that prohibit purchase or possession of firearms, including a prior felony conviction, certain domestic violence misdemeanors, unlawful use of controlled substances or, inter alia, commitment to a mental institution.” (Vernick et al. 98). Background checks are necessary for public safety, but people manage to maneuver their way around background checks when it comes to purchasing a firearm. A background check is not required when purchasing from an unlicensed dealer such as an online store or dealers at a gun show. People prohibited from purchasing guns go through unlicensed dealers because they are not required by law to perform background checks for a firearm purchase. For example, four to ten percent of online shoppers are prohibited by law from possessing firearms, yet they still are looking around in online gun stores (98). Legislation should be passed to
In America there is a growing issue some say. The issue being gun control and how guns affect and/or end lives, the even bigger issue though is the issue of how people can or can not write about gun control to educate the public. Gun Control is an issue that needs to be avoided when trying to persuade readers of an opinion for two reasons, the issue of gun control is a terrible essay topic because there are too many emotions involved in gun control debates and because in general there is no good research on gun control. The only essays and articles available for research are articles filled with biased through the use of Aristotelian Appeals. Aristotelian Appeals include ethos, logos, and pathos each appeal using a different strategy to
As of December 2015, there have been at least 12,942 people killed by violence, including 64 school shootings (thetrace). When examining gun violence, you cannot just look at the violence caused by criminals, but you have to look at the violence as a whole. Orlando, Florida this year were victims of a mass shooting. A church in South Carolina last year was attacked by a lone shooter. Gun violence is not only an issued with civilians, there is also an issue or the Police disproportionally killing minorities when pursing them for traffic violations or petty
“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.” The right of all Americans to bear arms is a right the Founding Fathers held to equal importance as the Constitution itself. Gun control laws directly violate this right and therefore should not even be under consideration. Even if that issue is overlooked, gun control advocates state that in order to reduce firearm related violence, gun control laws must be implemented to remove the violence caused by firearms. Although this may seem reasonable, the consequences of such laws are ironically counterproductive; they exacerbate the problem instead of fixing it. Besides the fact that the American
Sitting at dinner with my very outspoken Grandpa, my strong opinionated father, and my presumptuous mother, is often a time of stress for my sisters and I. When you put too many hardheaded people together there is bound to be a quarrel. “I don’t know why you think I don’t have the right to protect myself,” My Grandpa would ramble to no one in particular after hearing something in the background on the TV. Eying my sister, who clearly wanted to say respond but was kicked under the table by my mother, my mind began to wonder about the debate of gun control in our country. Being around my family who believe that there is no question to it, everyone should have the right to bear arm, I had never let my mind think of the opposing side of this until recently. I was able to come up with a few reasons why I personally believe that US citizens should maybe not have the right to bear arm, including the fear correlated with the gun itself, the state of mind of those carrying the weapon and how easy it is for a gun to fall into the wrong hands.
In the recent years under President Barack Obama, the United States of America has had detrimental controversies over a number of various topics. One of the key major issues that has arisen, mostly in the recent years has been on the issue of gun control. Many United States citizens have different standpoints on this topic. Most of the American citizens argue that the second amendment, the right to bear arms, protects their right as a citizen of the United States of America to own a gun. According to Dylan Matthews from vox.com rigorous experimental research is difficult to do because they are conducted after something happens. This means it is hard to determine which side is the “right” side. President Barack Obama and a rare few other people including the Law Center to Prevent gun Violence are siding with the President on the other hand are arguing the subject to be a poor idea. The less control that the government has on guns that are purchased by U.S. citizens makes the country better off.
Plaguing the nation, for quiet sometime, has been the issue of gun control. Whether you are for gun control, or against it, almost everyone has an opinion on it. One organization, Moms Demand Action, have released a series of ads expressing their views on the issue. Released in April 2013, was a series of print ads entitled “Choose One,” in which a child is shown holding an assault weapon which is juxtaposed to another child holding an item that is banned in schools, but is not harmful. As stated above, the ads were released in April 2013, which was four months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. It is no doubt that these ads were created in response to the shooting due to the location and theme of the ad. The specific ad that will be covered is the one that features a young girl holding an assault rifle, and the other girl holding a copy of ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’ The ad is meant to illustrate the absurdity of the lax laws regarding gun regulations. Moms Demand Action achieved their goal by presenting a thought-provoking and shocking ad.
The topic of gun control is discussed frequently in the presidential debate recently. While it is a constitutional right to bear firearms for citizens to protect themselves, firearms can contribute to crimes and deaths. In my research paper, I hope to prove the effectiveness of gun control policies and thereby advocate for stricter gun control. During my research, I have found three secondary sources that present research findings about issues related to gun control. Specifically, one scholarly article deals with the public’s perception towards the effectiveness of gun policies. Another scholarly article presents a case study of New York gun control laws. The last article talks about the correlation and causation between gun control and gun crime rates. Through my analysis, I found that all three articles have a relatively strong credibility, and the two scholarly articles contain more plausible logic than the third article.
There is quite a bit of prior research done on gender differences in regard to gun control. The following articles used all help to provide support for the hypothesis that in a comparison of individuals, women are more likely to support stricter gun control laws than men. Most of the articles use polling to help prove this hypothesis, and some even help explain what might cause women to be more supportive of stricter gun control and why this is significant.
On the topic of gun control, the main objective is to aim towards regulation along with the restriction of the possession and the purchasing of firearms. The whole idea that is public policy issue, is due to the fact the right that US citizens have within the second amendment. According to Cornell University Law School in their legal information institute the second amendment is defined as, “"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." (Legal Information Institute) The tension between both the second amendment and the gun control laws, have put America into a stand still whether or not if there should be regulations. The main purpose of
The gun control issue has become popular and significant decision recently in America, after the mass shooting in Orlando, caused forty-nine innocent people murdered. Many people have a question if guns are really a machine that help to protect themselves from emergency situation according to 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", or if guns are the dangerous machine that people have been publicized recently as Gun Control, which have been established in order to keep people safe. The number of shootings and deaths caused by guns has risen in the past years. By requiring gun owners to register their guns the government is ensuring that the owners of these guns will use them with caution. From my point of view, I believe that government needs gun control regulation by restricting type of gun sold (assault weapon ban) and add stricter background checks before purchasing guns
The topic of gun control is always discussed in various conversations. Lately, the topic has been brought up a lot more from all the shootings going on in the country. Since then the government has become extremely strict about selling and buying guns and everything about them. But, should the government regulate the buying and selling of guns or should they regulate the owners of the guns? Should the government make sure the owners of the guns are using them in the right way and making sure they lock their guns in a secure place where another person can 't get to them? The government is attacking gun violence in the wrong way. They should stop making new laws on the selling and buying of guns and put laws into effect to make sure gun owners are provided the correct information on how to keep everyone safe. This may lead to better laws on selling and buying of guns. Information and communication is more important than jumping the “gun” and banning gun sales and other unrealistic laws. These laws are enraging consumers and making them even more furious and they are making rash decisions.