Introduction 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 control is complex. Weighing the
Guns are one of the most controversial and debated-upon topics in America today. In the Constitution, Americans are given “the right to bear arms,” and many Americans are proud of and believe strongly in that right. Though, that right has been constantly misused. Homicides by gun are at a higher rate in the United States than any other country in the world, mass shootings are at an all time high (many of which have occurred in the past two years alone), and terrorism has been at an all-time high. So, naturally, it is a topic that needs to be discussed. In the articles Change Your Gun Laws, America (1), author Fareed Zakaria provides the readers with some harrowing statistics on guns and insight over how the U.S. laws on guns need to be managed.
Gun control in America is one of the most fiercely debated topics in today’s political sphere. Nearly everyone has an opinion and there is a mind-boggling amount of information typically discussed regarding the matter. Media hot takes and campaign talking points aside, far too many lives have been lost to gun violence. A total of 12,902 in 2016, to be exact. The fact that more lives have been lost to gun violence in the United States this year than the 5,000 lost in the almost 10-year war effort overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan is appalling. Is sensible and reasonable gun control progress attainable in our near future? That remains to be seen, however it is my intention to respectfully dissect an argument presented by none other than an essay
America needs to institute, and initiate gun control laws throughout the entire nation. But not everybody who inhabits the United States believes in regulating arms. Those who are against establishing gun laws argue that gun control directly infringes upon their “right to bear arms” granted to them by the 2nd Amendment. Anti gun control supporters, such as the National Rifle Association, often claim that the act of regulating guns is a sufficient reason why such an Amendment was introduced in the constitution; to protect themselves from any and all forms of violation of civil liberties and freedom. Supporters of anti gun laws are unwilling to welcome any interpretations of the 2nd Amendment that do not match up “word for word,” as was written in the Bill of Rights.
Countless opinions have been broadcasted on national news media regarding what society ought to do about gun control. This controversial topic sparks many heated debates with people of either position reluctant to compromise. Gun supporters claim that the proposed gun laws infringe on their constitutional right to bear arms. Conversely,
Gun Violence in America Thomas Leonard February 9, 2017 As it is well known gun violence is a major problem in today’s society, places like Chicago and New York City have a serious epidemic on their hands. It is not uncommon to hear about an incident where a gun was involved in these big cities on a day to day basis, but it’s not just the big cities, these type of things are happening nationwide. There has been an argument for many decades whether the cause of such violence is due to the lack of gun control laws or the restrictions put on firearms. Both sides of the isle will argue, the more liberal individual will tell you there is not enough while the conservative individual will tell you the laws put in place are too strict.
The debate over stricter gun laws has been ongoing in the United States for quite some time now. Individuals who oppose stricter gun control laws argue that the second amendment to the constitution of the United States constitute part of the bill of rights that protect the right of American citizens to bear arms, and any attempt to set up laws for gun control will be a direct violation of this (Hofstadter 10). They argue that the primary purpose of the amendment was to ensure that American Citizens had the capability to protect themselves against criminal activities and defend the country against external aggression. From a personal perspective, the recent surge in instances of gun violence in the United States of America indicates that stricter gun control laws are necessary for the safety of the American citizenry. Thus, this paper is going to focus on highlighting the benefits of more stringent gun control laws and why members of the public should support it.
Gun Control: The Battle Rages On Abstract This paper discusses and is centered around the on-going debate over gun control, I directly address how each major political party views this subject and what I believe the United States Government should do to be able to best combat this tremendous issue. I use research from multiple sources that contrast each side of the argument and give an overall insight into the world of modernized gun control.
The second amendment to the Constitution of the United States is one that many people familiar with the gun control debate know by rote. As of this writing, the Gun Violence Archive reports that there have been over 53,000 incidents of gun violence in the United States this year alone, and with a little over a month to go in the year, that number continues to rise. In just the last two weeks there have been 2 mass shootings involving school-aged children, one in Sutherland Springs, Texas that claimed the lives of 27 people, and another in Corning, California that killed 6 people.(Gun Violence Archive 2017) I am as familiar as anyone else with the dialogue that always seems to repeat itself every time we are visited with the fresh horror of the unspeakable violence that can be unleashed on unsuspecting people, with relative ease thanks to advances in modern weaponry. The admonition that this is the time for mourning and not the time for politicking, has done nothing but halt progress in the face of a disturbing epidemic of gun violence in our country.
The Government’s hotly debated views on gun violence in the United States. There is the division within our top braches of the Government. We have the Executive branch headed by our Democratic President Barack Obama. President’s gun control policy is calling for more controls such as mental health screenings and
-- Clint Eastwood Gun control has a history dating back to 1791, when the Second Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. However, more recently, the debate over gun control has escalated into a much more public issue to which many citizens can relate. After all, stories about incidents involving guns appear frequently today in newspapers and on television or the radio. One could say that the debate started with the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968, which banned ownership of guns by certain groups of people and regulated the sale of guns. Since then, two main groups have gradually appeared: people who oppose strict federal
Which way will we choose? Here we are again, stuck on the intersection. The recent shooting on a primary school in Newtown has brought up the debate on gun politics, one of the most controversial topics in the United States, again, and right they are. Since year and day it has been an ongoing problem, and the country seems to be split in two, with on one side the people who think their right to bear weapons is too important to let go and on the other side, the people who think that is exactly the problem.
The Smoking Gun “I have a very strict gun control policy: If there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it”(Clint Eastwood).One of the most heated topics in politics today is gun control. In the wake of the Texas Church Massacre, which left 26 people dead and the Vegas Shooting that claimed the lives of 58, there is a push to pass legislation to reduce access to weapons. Both sides of the political spectrum - conservatives and liberals - have held strong to their beliefs. Conservatives reiterate their right to bear arms in case of self-defense and ancestry while liberals argue for the sake of the harm that weapons inflict upon individuals. Yet only after several massacres in the United States does Congress start to compromise on gun control issues.
“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.” This statement, endlessly quoted and debated and parsed, stands as one of the fundamental pieces of the Bill of Rights. Countless debates on the national level have tried to decipher what exactly the “right to bear arms” means. When more and more innocent people are being killed at the hands of gun violence, it is time to evaluate our current lack of restrictions and checks on guns in the United States. The lack of restrictions on guns coupled with the fact that ordinary citizens can own assault rifles and military-grade weapons is an impetus for the gun violence that has become seemingly ubiquitous in the past years. The United