Gun Control Have you ever wondered why gun control is around and why people oppose or agree with it? Well gun control is the attempt to make laws on purchasing, selling, trading, and producing firearms. The Second Amendment is one of the reasons why people oppose or agree with gun control. The U.S. government had made many laws for gun control over the years (Benson). The third reason why people either oppose or side with gun control are the pros and cons in the past, such as how many deaths because of guns and how many deaths for not the use of guns to protect yourself.
Consistently, guns have been misused by the citizens there should be law where everyone can keep the rights to firearm but still safe for others. Political and federal needs to come together and agree to set laws and rules on gun control. In today 's news, we have watched mass events occur and don 't have full information, but sadly it was used by guns. In other words, many issues involve guns, such as racisms, safety, mental illness, and not enough knowledge on gun rights. However, gun control is only a concern when some mass shootings happens such as: school shootings, airports, clubs, hotels, churches, malls, etc.
Throughout his work, Kristof uses strong sources that strengthen his credibility and appeal to ethos. He references a book, A Biography by Michael Waldman, the president of of the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. He quotes Waldman as stating, “Gun control laws were ubiquitous.” He then includes in his own work, “As a distinguished former congressman, Robert Cousins, put in 1910:
The general arguments made by Paul Waldman in his work, “The Case For Banning Guns,” and by Shikha Dalmia in her work, “The Case Against Banning Guns,” is that there have been numerous issues arising in America due to a national debate about gun control. Both authors state their personal opinions about whether or not guns should be permanently banned, regulated, or even if the problem is not the gun, but the person who pulls the trigger. They each provide various examples and briefly mention a few past mass shootings to support their beliefs on this tragic topic. Beginning with Waldman’s argument, he believes that almost all guns should be banned. Although he knows that this task is impossible, he thinks that America would be a far better society without them.
Truly, Voltaire serves to inoculate France from its own vices. While it is during Enlightenment that this book is possible, it is not difficult to believe that Biss’ message could have significance in our modern society through her metaphors of vaccinations, love, and war. As a matter of fact, the modern era adds to the credibility of Biss’ message. Gun control and mass shootings are a hot, widely debated topic in America. John Lott, in his essay How to Stop Mass Shootings, explains that most shooting could have been stopped if America allows “shall-issue laws” to ones who apply and are eligible.
The fight for gun control has been a never-ending battle in recent years amongst the Republican and Democratic Party. How the media portrays gun control has a lot to do with how people view guns and the gun laws at hand; for example, CNN and Fox news are best known for having completely different views and reporting styles. In a CNN article titled “NRA chief accuses Democrats of pushing ‘socialist’ agenda in the wake of the Florida shooting” written by Lauren Fox it discusses the tension between the NRA and Democrats when it comes to gun control. (Fox, 2018)
1/2, l. 16). There is a stronger use of metaphors in the text however, with examples like, “Power is a drug and they feed the addiction” (v. 1, l. 3) and, “Heard of many mercenaries getting’ with the clever pimp” (v. 2, l. 10). Particularly hyperboles have not been used sparingly and a great example is by the end of both verses, line 15, “If you try to speak out they will stamp on your tongue”. What the speaker means to say is that you are not allowed to speak up against the antagonists of his rap but not that they will literally stamp on your tongue. It creates a visual image and could be considered a metaphor since it compares someone making you quiet with stamping on your tongue.
Some people in institutions who have bought or made prior to the passing of the 18th amendment were able to continue to serve it throughout the prohibition period legally. Also with bootleggers and others making, selling, and distributing alcohol illegally the amendment did not go as planned. The “father of prohibition” congressman Andrew J. Volstead was defeated shortly after prohibition was imposed. Prohibition lasted thirteen years, ten months, nineteen days, seventeen hours, thirty two point five minutes. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared at the end of prohibition “What America needs now is a drink” (Okrant, Daniel).
That’s all mam. Have you ever heard the war on drugs? Do you think it is effective? For me, in my opinion we have been fighting this war for decades and I think we are actually failing rather than succeeding however this is my opinion so ladies and gentlemen here I am in front of all of you to discuss the war on drugs; what is war on drugs?
Harold Glucksberg, the plaintiff. The state of Washington first established the ban of physician assisted suicide in 1854, by Washington?s First Territorial Legislature. Dr. Glucksberg, four other physicians, three terminally ill patients, and a non-profit group that gave advice to those who were contemplating suicide, felt strongly enough about this ban to bring it to the U.S Supreme Court. Dr. Glucksberg felt that he should be allowed to provide whatever treatment that made his terminally ill patients comfortable even if that meant providing the tools to kill their self (Washington v. Glucksberg: Influence of the Court in Care of the Terminally Ill and Physician Assisted Suicide, 2001). Dr. Glucksberg and his acquaintances thought that the right to assist in a mentally competent patient?s suicide was protected by the 14th Amendment and that it was one of their liberties protected by the Constitution (Washington v. Glucksberg, 1997).
Radley said “ Here’s one idea that makes too much sense for anyone to seriously consider: Legalize amphetamines for adults. Divert some of the money currently spent on enforcement toward the treatment of addicts. Save the rest. Watch the black markets dry up, and with them the itinerant crime, toxicity and smuggling. Cold and allergy sufferers get relief.
In the article, The Argument Gun Rights Supporters Can’t Respond To published by Current Affairs and written by Nathan J. Robinson, provides readers with avid arguments towards the support of gun control. Robinson compares guns to a “magic death app” and destroys every argument made by gun rights supporters. I agree with every statement that Robinson made despite the absurdity of them. I especially appreciated the statement “If someone had a button on his desk with a skull and crossbones on it, that could instantly vaporize anyone in the room, that person would probably be thought of as deranged. And yet if an executive keeps a gun in his desk, he is treated as legitimately exercising his right to self-defense.”
Firearms has a good and evil side to it. Gun control debates still go on in Congress because if guns are used in a good way they can preserve lives, however utilize it in a lamentable way it can eradicate life. The unsuccessful anti-gun control policy effects many violent gun related deaths each year due to the fact of mass black market distribution. There are many programs available on how to utilize guns in the correct way, trained to use a firearm correctly many lives would be protected. Lastly the founding fathers fought against a tyrant nation to gain freedom, so they created the Second Amendment to prevent that from happening again.
The professor and director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health named Daniel Webster, believes that federal universal background checks for gun purchasers would reduce deaths from firearms. He thinks that Individuals with mental illness, criminal records and a history of domestic violence -- as well as those under the age of 20 -- should be barred from purchasing guns, Webster said. In the year of 2007 Missouri repealed restrictive laws, later on the rate for gun homicide had increased to 25 percent. The annual record of deaths from firearms is 31,000, 60 percent is caused by suicide, and there is a small proportion from accidental cause. Another study states that 80 percent of inmates who have