Alexis Clarke Professor Frank English 110 29 October 2015 Gun Control Will Not Eliminate Crime The big issue of gun control in the United States, is that many people believe that it takes away the 2nd Amendment rights, which is the right to bear arms. Citizens of the United States are promised the the right to bear arms in the Constitution, and by applying gun control laws takes away that same right. Crime is high enough in cities with very few laws pertaining to gun control, but taking guns away from people who are registered with license will not solve the problem either. Placing more limitations on gun owners, particularly responsible gun owners, will not reduce gun violence. Although there are rules and regulations already in place there still is a lot of crime occurring, because laws on gun …show more content…
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. This then led to the expansion of gun control laws and has strongly shaped and influenced the public’s opinion. The process of developing gun control remains to be a challenge still, due to its capacity removing individual rights and liberty, which undermine the value of guns and firearms in the promotion of deterrence and self-defense and inability to recognize the commitment of existing reasonable gun control initiatives already in
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The sociological concepts behind the majority of all gun control arguments theorize that with stricter laws and regulations criminals and emotionally unstable individuals might be intercepted. Macrosociology, concerning the processes used to distinguish America as a gun culture, holds that constraints on Americans gun usage limits personal options at the micro level. Laws, the legal rules for functioning in society provided by a governing body that is capable of reprimanding those who do not comply, function to prevent gun violence to a degree. The second amendment guarantees protection of rights to keep and bear arms. In America, 37 states abide by the ‘Shall Issue’ providing that, upon completion of specified requirements, a law-abiding person
Less gun, more beautiful life Now, gun ownership is being legalized in many countries, but crimes committed by the people who have guns are likely to imminently endanger the life or property safety of innocent citizens. There has been a mass shootings in the United States recently (Newman & Hartman 2017). As a result, it made the controversial topic “whether the government should control guns more strictly” have more debate value. Gun control is defined as a way that aim for “protecting the safety of citizens through limits on and regulation of firearms” (“GUN CONTROL:A.” 1984). There is an argument that the government may control the number of people can legally posses a gun and the time the people could posses a gun more strictly.
The subject of gun control is hotly debated not only by the media and special interest groups but also by law enforcement agencies, and ordinary citizens alike. Some feel that since the Second Amendment was written before the advent of modern firearms that it is outdated. Others believe that it is an inalienable right that must be preserved in order for Americans to remain a free people. The Second 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. ”(archives.gov)
The metamorphosis of gun laws is a topic rarely spoken of. Not only do you have to evaluate the history of the amendment that made this right to bear arms possible, but also you need to take a look at how it has evolved. The way guns are perceived is drastically different than it was years ago. Today, the average American will think of either two things when they think of guns: violence or safety. Which is it?
Justina Snyder Mrs. Lubonski AP Lang 25 October 2015 The Gun Control Debate The topic of gun control and gun violence regarding the 2nd Amendment has been launched into mainstream debate by the recent mass shootings at elementary schools, colleges, and even movie theaters. It warrants discussion because of its overbearing presence in many aspects of society, such as the news, and also its impact on everyday life.
The use of and the owning of guns is a very hot and debated topic in society today. For many, this is a life and death debate due to the recent and numerous school shootings. These school shootings have caused an outcry for more gun control, specifically in relation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Despite these calls, increased gun control is not the answer. Most gun owners’ use their guns responsibly and for good purposes.
There just might be an opportunity to solve the problem of mass murders caused by disturbed individuals with guns. If we can get the politicians to stop talking long enough to listen. They may realize they are both wrong on the issue of gun control. Note how carefully I chose my words there. Guns do not kill people.
Gun Control: Effectiveness After the mass shooting in San Bernardino and the one in Umpqua community College, it seems that there is no safe place in the United States. Gun control is a trending topic nowadays. Some believe that passing stricter gun regulations may reduce similar tragedies in the future, others oppose to this. The aim of this paper is to present arguments to prove the ineffectiveness of gun control laws.
Equally relevant to the issue of gun control is the protection of the rights given to us by our founding fathers. The Second Amendment forbids the government from “infringing” upon the citizens right to “keep and bear arms,” which the majority of intensified gun control legislation, at either the state or federal level, threatens to take away. Our Supreme Court has already qualified that the Second Amendment gives citizens, not just a collective right, but an individual right as well. Supreme Court decision on the McDonald vs. Chicago case is one such example. Although the Court acknowledged that "the threat that the new Federal Government would destroy the citizens ' militia by taking away their arms was the reason that [the] right…was codified in a written Constitution.
The government should encourage people to own guns. Many violent incidents happened in the situation which victims do not have firearms to defend. Therefore, gun control would not reduce crime. Guns are tools, they cannot kill people, civilians are able to use guns for self-defense. Guns control laws are meaningless, prohibit guns cannot make people feel safer.
Gun Violence and The Push for Gun Control It is safe to say that all Americans have seen a gun either in a book, magazine, on tv or they are a responsible gun owner themselves. Guns have been a part of our American culture since the founding of our nation and is ingrained in our constitutional rights. Majority of Americans have come to appreciate guns either through sport, hunting or self-defense. Unfortunately, guns also have an alternative application, violence. 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.
One of the most controversial issues our nation faces today is gun control laws. This controversy has been created due to the different interpretations of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution which states the right of citizens to bear arms; “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” (Cornell Law School). Anti-gun control laws believe that the amendment guarantees the right to bear any kind of firearms. On the other hand, we have does that believe that more controls laws should be implemented since the 2nd amendment was for the right of States to have an armed militia during wartime. Both sides have strong point, however, the safety of our children comes first, and a firearm means death in the wrong hands.
Gun Control Essay Gun Control has been a highly controversial issue in the United States for the past several decades. From assassinations to mass shootings every time guns and crime come together the issue resurfaces. Would Gun Control ensure the safety of others or make it worse?
From mass shootings happening in night-clubs to schools, citizens from all over the country have pleaded and protested for gun reformation. “Between 1933 and 1982, nearly one million Americans were killed by firearms in murders, suicides and accidents.” (Jacobs 3). Gun control is essential because it will guarantee reformation, an increase in safety, and end gun neutrality.
Firearm Regulations Gun control has been a controversial topic throughout time. Gun control laws are policies used to manage the transfer, produce, transaction, and modification of guns for civilians. Firearms, like pistols, handguns or any other portable guns are mostly managed through states and range on where a person is from. Under the Second Amendment, the people of the United States have the right to “bear arms” and therefore are protected under it. Firearms have become a global issue.