In the US today there are many arguments about gun laws, as the Republicans want the ability to use guns and the Democrats want there to be more laws to protect the people. (“Gun”) This has caused many problems over the years. Part of the problem is everyone is confused over what the law means. (“Gun”) There have been many times when the court has made different rulings on the same court case causing confusion. People argue that taking away these guns from normal abiding citizens does not stop criminals from obtaining these weapons.
People often wonder why guns are legal for citizens to own. Guns are put to blame for much of the crime that happens in the world but it is the people that do the crime not the guns. Gun control laws have been debated about and tried to be put in place for many years in the United States. There are laws restricting some types of weapons and where weapons can be used but some people want more laws controlling all guns and some wanting to ban all guns. Many people promoting gun laws are not educated on some of the statistics and ways that guns save and protect innocent people.
These weapons are sold through private-party sellers without background checks or identification. Gun shows can indeed bring forth safety concerns with misfires due to human error. While gun shows permit the illegal obtainment of guns through private owners, there is a simple solution to ceasing this issue through background checks
Even though gun violence has always plagued humanity, authorities still fail to remove the dangerous equipment at hand. Of course, in the article “The solution to gun violence is clear” published in December 12, 2012, issue of The Washington post, opinionated writer Fareed Zakaria makes his claim on why guns should be banned in the United States. Although this is an interesting subject Zakaria is not very authoritative on his claim. He argues that there are too many guns, too easy to obtain, and the country’s “permissive laws” are making it worst for Americans. Zakaria writes about how much of a better difference the lack of access to guns, have in other countries to make his point.
Today, one of our nation’s most frequently brought up issues is gun control. The United States has been relatively split by opinions regarding the topic. The threat of the misuse of guns has been widely debated by both the government and media for years now, and while many think otherwise, measures must be taken to ensure the safety of citizens and to control the amount of gun violence in our current society. By recent statistics, almost three-fourths of all homicides are associated with gunfire. While guns will most likely not be banned from general ownership because of the Second Amendment and the argument centered around it, stricter laws need to be put in place for the safety of gun owners and others alike.
The law is designed to protect innocent victims. “It does not have any provision to protect original aggressors.” (Contributor). The stand your ground law is extremely biased towards who has a better luck at getting away or being able to successfully use the stand your ground law as defense. For example, the way the government prosecuted the Black Panthers vs other legal gun owners. “The Panthers became experts on firearm laws and openly carried guns, in a sharp departure from mainstream civil rights technique.
In the year 2014 much debate began on gun laws and whether they should be authorized. This political fight became a disputable issue among Americans. A source at the Smithsonian said, “More Americans thought it was important to protect the right of Americans to own guns than to control gun ownership.” Most Americans believe that their gun ownership is unrelated to someone else 's gun use in crimes. Many people want strict gun control but that won 't help because mass shooters don 't follow the law; strict gun laws won 't reduce violence and the removal of guns would leave people defenseless, especially in a time where terrorism is rampant. Making gun control more strict won 't really make it harder for mass shooters.
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
Fewer gun safety laws. Does anybody really believe that? There are scores of responsible gun owners in this country --they know that 's not true. We know because of the polling that says the majority of Americans understand we should be changing these laws -- including the majority of responsible, law-abiding gun owners.” I find that this perspective is what is most important to stop the gun violence. Yes our society’s view of masculinity is skewed and unrealistic, but to actively stop shootings from happening, we should be focusing on the guns.
Many believe it is a violation of their second amendment rights which 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.” If gun control was to be put into place by the government then it would make the second amendment useless. Another case against gun control is concerning Mexico and their very strict gun laws and process of obtaining a firearm “Mexico 's gun store is on a secure military base and customers must present a valid ID, go through a metal detector, and turn over cell phones and cameras to guards. To actually buy a gun, customers have to show proof of honest income, provide references, pass a criminal background check, prove any military duties were completed with honor, and be fingerprinted and photographed” according to Gun Control Pro Con
No legislation in this country has called on a ban on all guns, instead it has tried to prevent certain people with a troubled past from obtaining guns. We need gun-control in this country for reasons that should be obvious. How many innocent people must die before we realize that we have a problem with guns in this country? Tragedies such as that in Newtown, Orlando, Aurora, etc. should make it clear that we need gun control reform.
When putting cars into the statement, you realize cars aren’t meant to kill people. He says, obviously cars should not be illegal, but notice that this has nothing to do with the fact that they are proximate causes. (Guns Don’t Kill People, People Do?). Cars do in fact kill people just like guns do but they both don’t just get up and say “Hey! I want to kill someone today.” There has to be a person behind the wheel, or behind the firearm.
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.
The gun control crisis in America Since the second amendment states that citizens have the right to bear arms guns should be more accessible to citizens, restrictions relaxed in the process of buying the firearm, and there should be no more new gun laws drafted. The second amendment protects our rights to carry and possess a firearm. The current laws with in our country have put more restrictions on Guns and have made them harder to obtain. These new laws violate our constitutional rights as US citizens and are taking guns away from the people who want to use them correctly and without confrontation. It has also made it more difficult to defend yourself against another person with a gun.
Yes, they might be using a gun, but the gun is not the one that is making the decision to do it. The people are ultimately responsible for it all, not the gun (11). Some other big arguments that gun right advocates talk about are, criminals will always find a way to obtain the guns, so taking away the guns from citizens will leave them without something