Any way you look at it, guns are powerful tools, not only physically but socially. The directions gun control may take not only affect our nation and society but the future. Guns play a role in everyone’s lives to some degree, whether it be your own personal possession for hunting or home protection. Many consider a militia to be "necessary to the security of a free state" ("The Constitution of the United States," Amendment 2). Americans value the rights that freedom granted by the forefathers, which includes the
First, The Second Amendment protects your rights. The amendment 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." This amendment states your undeniable right to have a gun. So, if stricter Gun control law were to be enforced, not only does it go against the constitution, but it also obstructs your ability to protect yourself. In District of Columbia et al.
The Power of a Gun In the United States of America, the First Amendment right is one of the most important, allowing us to our freedom of speech. The Second Amendment is the second most important, allowing the citizens to have the right to bare arms to defend themselves, their family, and their country against any threat. This amendment gives us the right to have power for ourselves for protection, hunting, and sport. Due to the recent gun violence in America, some people view guns as a horrid object and want to revise the second amendment. Here I will show the truth about gun control with both sides of view and their respective opinions.
As we all know citizens in U.S. have the right to possess guns that should be used as one of the self-defending tools. And this is causing a big problem because people are misusing them. Therefore, I believe the guns should be banned in the U.S. It is no exaggeration to say that guns are the key element to cause the instability in the society of U.S. The citizens are possessing guns in U.S. and this is a huge risk for the government and the safety of society itself.
If people continue to talk about gun control along with the president, maybe congress can agree on passing the bill in hopes of becoming a law, so that everyone can keep and buy guns. The 2nd amendment is still to be enforced and many citizens need to reread their right because many are abusing their right to carry firearm publicly. When the background checks become stricter and the age limit changes, less events and crime could probably reduce. It may be hard, but the nation would be
The moment the right to bear arms gets taken away, the government has free reign to take away more rights.The second amendment was not just meant for the people to just own firearms. The second amendment was made so that the people have a right to a militia, and guns, if a tyrannical government took over. The constitution also states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State...”(US Const. amend.II) The exact reason the second amendment was put in place was to protect the people from the very reason the American Revolution was fought. Taking away guns or controlling them more than they
Gun control means control, it means control for the government and government start controlling the people, Gun control is a board term that covers any sort of restriction on what kinds of firearms can be sold and bought, who can posses or sell them, where and how they can be stored or carried. Gun should be allowed anywhere,citizens need guns for self defense, the Second Amendment provides the United States people the rights to bear arms despite the fact more guns equal more crime. In my opinion Gun control is not a problem, but to other people guns is an issues. To some people gun control is a crime issue, it is a right issue. In my opinion Gun control is a safety issue, an education issue, a racial issue, and a political issue among others.
To support this idea, I will be focusing on two aspects, such as clearly defining the term of gun control as well as the falsity of “more guns, less crime”. Over the last few decades, American citizens have used firearms to defend the nation, safeguard their families, and animal hunting for food and sports activities. The Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the people of the United States special rights of “a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of the free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Although people may have this right, supporters of gun control on the other hand believe that guns are too dangerous. In 2011,
A country is defined not by whether its citizens can carry guns - a country is defined by how peaceful it is, by the happiness of the citizens, by the way it handles a crisis. Right now, America teeters dangerously on the edge of complete disaster if gun control laws are not passed soon. Therefore, we, as a nation, strongly urge you to consider the following points - the main point being that gun control laws will give people true freedom. The need for gun control cannot be silenced by your blind support of the Second Amendment. You state that “If you aren’t free to protect yourself - when government puts its thumb on that freedom - then you aren’t free at all.” Yet, freedom is not measured by how many guns one person can buy.
The application of a firearm in a violent manner has led to a more significant debate on gun control laws and the accessibility of use. This ongoing debate has been around since the founding of our nation, from the passage of the Second Amendment to the more recent Brady Act. These laws were passed to stem the violent application of its use, but not to the desired effect as some would hope. Which poses the question, are more gun control laws needed if we are not getting the results of our current regulations, or are we simplifying a more significant issue? From my research, it is of my opinion that the root of gun violence in America is one of social construct.
However, it is crucial to identify how this fallacy plagues our society; a gun is a gun, it is a weapon designed for the purpose of ending someone’s life. Due to their hazardous nature, guns must always be kept in the hands of responsible users; therefore, people diagnosed with severe mental illnesses should not be allowed to possess or carry firearms. Our society has partially realized this notion, as indicated by the Gun Control Act passed by Congress in 1968, forbidding people who “had been involuntarily committed to a mental hospital” from purchasing guns (Webster 35). However, it must be stressed that the control implemented by this act is not enough, as mentally-disabled people are still misusing firearms and creating massacres across this
While a man from the NRA, Brian Calabrese, said self-defense is used in various ways, the thought of a panicked person with a gun during a crime is not beneficial. From my perspective, I don’t want to live in a society where the at any point in time, I should be ready to shoot a gun. The arms race which Kelly Sampson was talking about, also made me think about how different society would be if the arms race ensued. Most of society would have to adapt to the norm of owning a gun, which would force the criminals to get stronger and higher capacity firearms. In this hypothetical society, I believe there would be a much higher death and crime rate.
What person in the right mind could ever do such a thing, and why? To start off, the Moore attempts to put an emphasis on the significance of gun violence on the younger generation of Americans as well as on all citizens of the USA. Throughout the, Moore tries to endeavor the accessibility of guns to Americans and the lack of control over guns that actually leads to all these tragic outcomes (which today, is absolutely ridiculous.)
Gun control is not of one issue, it is of many. To some people gun control is a rights issue, to others it is a crime issue. Yes, a United States citizen may have the right to bear arms under the second amendment of the Constitution, but it does not mean that every United States citizen should have the ability to own a firearm. Those that have taken advantage of the right to bear arms should not be allowed to own a firearm. Within each of these issues there are those who want more gun control legislation and those who want less.
Nicholas Willoughby English Comp I Prof. Cook December 17, 2015 We Cant Eliminate It, But It Can Eliminate Us Gun control has been a hot topic in the past few years. Making guns unavailable is only going to cause more crime. Criminals will not stop trying to get their hands on them, illegal or not. The government should not be able to take away our “freedoms”; gun control is one of them. Choosing to remove our weapons will only make our America a more hostile environment to live.