The idea that gun laws will stop rising violence in America is comparable to putting a bandage on an open wound. People are so naive to think a bandaid will stop the bleeding. Sure the bandaid slows it down, but over time the blood will bleed through the bandage. The only way to completely stop the wound from bleeding is to go deep into the wound and stitch it up, often something Americans avoid. (Semicolon rule 1)For the past few years, America has been through countless demonstrations of violence; our wound is getting deeper and deeper. Many Americans blame loose gun laws as this problem, saying that it 's too easy to get your hands on a gun in today 's world. However, imposing stricter gun laws would only slow down the issue, not completely stop it.In more detail, it would be a fruitless attempt to solve rising violence in America. Mental health is at the root of this rising violence. Instead of focusing on imposing gun laws, America needs to focus on improving mental health in order to stop the rising violence. When will we ever learn that bandaids don 't fix the problem?
As our guns have changed, our laws regarding who can carry and what sort of gun they can carry should change as well. In Florida there was a shooting at Majority Douglas High School. The laws in Florida did nothing to protect the students and faculty from this tragedy. Therefore, improved gun control laws could have prevented this from occurring. Reforming gun control laws must be a priority.
According to a blog titled the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence claims “the U.S. firearm homicide rate is 20 times higher than the combined rates of 22 countries that are our peers in wealth and population.” An article from Ballotpedia illustrates “though these measure will not stop the next determined lawbreakers shooting spree, limiting easy access to bullets and boosting efforts to take guns from those who shouldn't… will help reduce 33,00 gun deaths a year” which proves the point that America’s crime rates due to guns is too high and if its prominent now 10-15 years from now it’ll be outrages. This proves that the new regulations on guns will more than likely decrease the percentages of deaths in a day because not as many people would be allowed to carry a gun due to background checks and the deduction of large magazine clips. This is one of the many reasons why proposition 63 needs to be in full
When it comes to gun control, law enforcement officials are in the drivers seat. Their argument may come across as a surprise to most but according to a poll of 15,000 police men and women, 91% of respondents argued that a federal ban on assault rifles would have no effect on violent crime and homicide rates (Avery). The same 91% of these respondents supported the ownership of firearms by people that are mentally capable of handling such weapons safely (Avery). Interestingly enough, 86% of law officials feel as though the rate of casualties could have been significantly less in cases such as Sandy Hook if a legally armed person were present
Armed with 23 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition, Stephen Paddock opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1st. The massacre left 58 people dead and 489 people injured, making it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. When nationwide tragedies occur, the country often divides to search for a target of blame; the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre has proved no different. It has triggered an even fiercer debate across the nation about the already-raging argument over gun control law. It has become habitual for Americans’ support of stricter gun regulations to grow in the wake of mass shootings; among those is Junior Lorenzo Bacalso.
Gun control is and will be beneficial to America’s security and safety. The US has been seen to be drastically more unsafe than other countries with stronger gun laws. “Gun violence is a crisis. 117,000 Americans are shot every year, a rate that outpaces our peer by order of magnitude” (Gun Laws Matter).
Many people believe that there should be many gun control laws in place, they also believe that
Election years, like this past year, often times bring up controversial topics that a person may feel more one sided about rather than the other. The topic of gun control laws seems to be one of the more popular topics that the public likes to talk about. With news stories depicting school shootings, police shootings, and other gun related violence’s, many Americans are unaware of how this is influencing their idea on whether the United States should have gun control laws. Many people may say that they feel like they are not influenced by anything when it comes to how they feel about guns and the idea of gun control laws. This however, is false. Many things such as availability heuristic, framing, and confirmation bias make decision making
Since the begining of America, the Founding Fathers wrote the strong-standing Bill of Rights with amendments to protect the country that had just recently won their freedom, but one amendment has been the top theme of controversies for centuries. Gun laws offend the Bill of Rights in so many ways and they prove ineffective. Gun Laws are relevant due to thousands of deaths and self-protection. The argument goes on but without guns there is militia, one of the main intents of the Second Amendment. These simple rules can reduce deaths, proven by millions of influential people. Gun laws have their positives and negatives, but the debate isn 't resolved yet.
The second amendment in the United States Constitution gives the right of the people to keep and bear arms which means the people of the United States have the right to have guns and use them. The argument on on gun control is not logical as the second amendment states that the people of the United states have the right to bear arms. Although you can lose your second amendment rights by convicting a misdemeanor involving domestic violence, the government can not take away guns unless another amendment is added to the constitution to abolish the 2nd amendment. In the constitution no amendments can be removed but another amendment can be added to ratify that amendment such as the ban of liquor. After the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting fear struck the nation.
Gun control has been a big factor in today’s society, now days it is often to see people getting their lives taken from them due to guns. Having researched one side of the issue, that gun violence had increased over the last year. Having researched the other side of the issue, more gun owners are feeling their rights are being taken little by little. There is no question this is a complicated issue that will require a complicated answer.
America today is divided. Many topics are dividing the people, but I came to put one to rest. Since 1950, every public mass shooting has occured in a place that doesn’t allow weapons (Davis). The only thing gun control does is take away our rights of the constitution and the right to defend ourselves. Gun control within the states is ineffective.
Feinstein 's bill would ban 205 specific “military-style assault weapons” by name, and it more broadly bans firearms containing a detachable magazine and one or more “military characteristics,” including “a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping
Since the Second Amendments’ ratification in 1791, Americans still debate with one another, because of its many controversy views. The amendment allows every citizen of the United States the right to own guns and to defend themselves when in danger. The problem arises when the laws being set are restricting people from their rights. There are so many gun control laws, varying from state to state. The development of arguments surrounding gun control correlates to the increased violence and altercations related to the use of fire weapons.