Guns and weaponry have always been a major part of the cultures of the world since the beginning of time. For the United States of America, gun use can be traced back to the colonial days, our revolutionary roots. They have helped the United States turn the table specifically in times of dire need such as the Revolutionary War. Not only have advances in weaponry influenced the U.S., they have also helped to shape events across the globe. In 1791, this was understood by the Founding Fathers while writing the Constitution, which can be seen in the Second Amendment: “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”. With the advancement of guns specifically, there has been a rise in mass shootings, casualties, crime and controversy that has begun to split the United States. All a person has to do is turn on the television to a news channel, and at any given time, heartache, most often linked to guns, can be found. Some cry for a need for better gun regulation or sometimes complete abolishment for recreational use, while others cling to their weapons with claim of self-defense and economic profit. Violent crimes have been on the rise years; there has been an estimated 1.2 billion crimes of violence that occurred in the United States alone . One thing is certain: gun trade and regulation boosts the economy. Last year, 301,
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 rights and liberties of the individual against the welfare and safety of the public has always been a precarious balancing act. In the United States, gun control is one of these tumultuous issues that has both sides firmly entrenched in their positions. Those parties in favor of gun ownership and the freedom to use and keep arms, rely on the fact that the provision for such rights is enshrined in their constitution. In this climate of
Many people will nowadays say that the Second Amendment was written and created with the intention of allowing military and police to use weapons, and not citizens. This is simply wrong, you are the people of this country, and the people were intended to be allowed to carry. Guns allow you to feel safe in your homes and protect yourself. Any objections to this law should be ignored, they don't have the evidence to support the fact that the prohibiting of guns would solve our problems, (Should Gun Control Laws Be
My personal views on this particular issue are that if more gun control laws come into effect the violent crime rate involving firearms would not decrease. I highly believe that the second amendment states that citizens are allowed to own a firearm. This of course has to be done with precautions such as background checks and mental health checks. The basis of the second amendment is not for hunting like many believe, but for protection against tyrannical government and enemies foreign and domestic. This was given as a constitutional right, that is stated within the Constitution of the United States. To take that right away from law abiding citizens, can be proven to be very dangerous for not only the citizens, but also the country. Another issue is if
Owning a gun is legal in the United States for self-defense or hunting or sports, and it’s the second amendment. However, in recent years, violence has significantly increased in the USA because of guns. There are more cases of children and young adults engaging in violence or getting caught in the crossfire. It is shameful to say that almost every day we hear about some gun violence. Guns can be used for self-defense or sports, however they also can be used for robbing, shooting and many other violent purposes. We can get safety and reduce crime rate by banning guns. These are the reasons why guns should be banned.
In most cases even preventing the crime from taking place in the first place. While the second amendment protected these individuals, it has also harmed others; According to 2014 Crime in the United States, Expanded Homicide, roughly 14,000 murders committed in the United States during that year, of these, about 10,000, were committed with firearms. While repealing the second amendment would have decreased the deaths, the criminals who are doing harm, will still find a way to commit harm with or without a firearm. It would give the criminal the advantage of knowing that the citizens do not carry guns and would lead to the criminal to conduct the crime because the citizen cannot defend himself. The problem with repealing the second amendment is that criminals would still find a way to commit the crime if the second amendment gets repealed. As shown in Criminal Victimization 2014, roughly 5.9 million violent crimes were committed in the United States during 2014 these included assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders. 10% were perpetrated by offenders visibly armed with a gun. This goes to show that 10% of these cases did the criminals require the use of a firearm to commit these offenses. Meaning that the criminal committing the crimes would have committed the crime with or without the firearm when only 10% of the criminals needed a gun to go through with their crime. Taking away guns would
Making it illegal to own any type of gun would not only take away our second amendment but it would also take away people's sense of safety. People want to be able to protect themselves from dangerous situations. For example, a home invasion could end up worse if the home owners could not do anything about it. When there is a violent person trying to hurt someone it could make the situation worse if the victim was caught trying to contact the police. Even if the police were contacted, it could be to late by the time they got to the scene. If the victim had a way to protect themself, the time frame of the event could have been cut in half and everyone could have been safe. Having guns banned from public places like schools and banks make them an easier target for a criminal. They would target these places because they know that the people inside cannot protect themselves, but if firearms were permitted on the property then the intruders would
The Second Amendment to the Constitution says, “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” (Agresti, 2009, para. 2). Based on a simple reading of this, it would seem that people do have the right to own and use firearms. So why are so many people trying to ban guns? Maybe it is because they do not understand what the Second Amendment actually means. Maybe it is because the media only reports the crimes committed with guns and not the lives saved with them. What would happen to the crime rate in the United States if guns were banned altogether as other countries have done? While some people think guns should be banned, it has been
We deserve the right to continue to preserve our protection and banning guns conflicts with that right. Stricter gun control laws would simply give rise to more societal problems regarding second amendment rights.
The 2nd Amendment clearly states that everyone has the right to own guns and that right should not be infringed upon. Some people believe that we should take the 2nd Amendment out of the Constitution because of the recent shootings within schools across the country. We believe that it is important for people to be able to own guns and protect themselves from criminals. Even if guns were banned from being used by civilians, criminals would still be able to get them and use them in a harmful way. We believe that while guns have been used in harmful ways towards other human beings, they are necessary for the protection of citizens. A way to regulate guns would be to decide what guns specifically could be used (such as smaller handguns), who could
As the Second Amendment implies, the right to bear arms isn’t given to us by the government, and it just isn’t an American right. It’s a human right (Gingrich, Newt 2012). They say that they shouldn’t repeal the 2nd Amendment because it’s believed that it gives us a certain level of protection and lowers criminal attack. They claim that if guns were easier to get we’d be able to protect ourselves better and be less helpless/fearless of attackers. But then comes the counter statement, people can become violent and do what they want with a gun. Studies show, when a criminal is faced with a gun or a weapon, 55% of the time a criminal will run away. Another strong point made by people that don’t want strong gun control laws is that banning people from legally allowing to buy firearms will help criminals get money, therefore when it is made impossible for people to legally purchase guns, this can easily end up creating a black market where guns will be traded illegally just like other serious drugs and causes crime to go up. In order to prevent this from occurring, guns should not be banned all the way. People who follow the law should be able to purchase guns whenever they want. It is shown that violent crimes go down with more citizens having access to guns: According to the National Rifle
Guns have numerous uses besides killing your fellow man. Hunting is a big reason to own a weapon. Across the country, people hunt game; small and big. Some people might see this as a cruel act, but in most states the White Tailed Dear is amazingly overpopulated. Not many complain when you kill a cow to eat a hamburger, so it shouldn't be an issue to go hunting. People also enjoy shooting guns at targets. You can do long range sniping with rifles, shoot clay pigeons in the air with shot guns, or shoot targets with a hand gun. Each hobby is completely harmless, and enjoyable. Along with the recreational activities that firearms make possible, there is self defense. Let's face it - if you're in your home at night with an intruder in the house, who will act faster, 911 or a firearm in the hands of a trained user? The answer is obvious. In an emergency situation, a firearm is almost an essential. One might argue that the odds of you being held up in your own house are slim; well so are the odds of a gun related death. If a gun user is properly trained, a gun can and would protect people in case of an emergency.
The second amendment states that right to keep and bear arms. This law has been etched in the United States history for centuries thus creating the highly popularized debate whether they should be gun control laws. Members and advocates of the National Rifle Association would argue against gun control. Their aim is to shift the focus away from guns and their destructive potential but instead have people focus on the criminal and shift the argument to them being mentally incapable or suggest that there is a lack of security within schools (Henigan 2009). Voices of the NRA do make valid points, however it prevents them from seeing the bigger picture. We as a society have drifted from the crux of the issue, which is, when put simply, guns are dangerous. In America, guns are extremely dangerous. Anyone who chooses to Google “gun violence statistics” and find the official research study done by the National Institute of Justice it would show you that 15 of the 25 worst mass shootings in the last 50 years took place in America. It also vividly reminds us of how guns are easily obtained. The mass shootings that took place in America over the last
Did you know from 1950 to 2016 98% of all public mass shootings were committed in gun free zones? I believe that the second amendment is important because, it gives you a right to protect yourself and your family. Guns save lives and lower crime rates. Banning assault rifles won’t do much to help lower crime or stop mass shootings.
Control is bad. The more control there is the less freedom we have. There are a lot of people that may say that gun control works, the simple fact is that those people do not know the difference between an assault weapon and an assault rifle. A assault weapon is a term used to describe a weapon that shoots one bullet per pull of the trigger, a assault rifle is a rapid fire, automatic weapon designed for the military use and sometimes confused for an assault weapon. Why would we listen to someone who does not have any knowledge about anything on the topic that they are trying to argue.