Gun control has become a serious problem that The United States of America is facing today. Many people do not know how to control a gun and are not conscious of the lamentable effect that a gun can develop. “Many people have been saying for years that guns are inherently bad objects for a plethora of reasons”(Alex.C). The gun control issue is a controversial topic and many individuals have a different perspective about gun control. While people are arguing that having firearms is a good choice for their own security, others argue that a gun control can be dangerous. So, individuals should not be allowed to own guns because in some cases it can result in a deplorable situation.
Within American ideals, laws, and opinions concerning gun control, firearms continue to be a critical matter in the government, schools, and communities. Notably, the nation 's government has attempted, and or passed, laws that inhibit guns in some kind of way. Now, generally the issue of gun control is viewed differently by either political parties; liberal Democrats tend to sway towards the side that is in favor of gun control laws, while Conservative Republicans have opposing views about these ideas. Therefore, since our nation is executively governed by Barack Obama, a democrat, the concern around firearm laws have intensified over the past eight years he has been in office. His desire to moderate guns is unlawful, in fact, the definition itself, gun control, is a paradox to the
If you haven’t been keeping up with today’s debates, then I advise you should. You might know many of the top topics that people have always argued over for a hundred years now like abortion, the legal drinking age, and the death penalty, but what I am going to talk about is none of these, I’ve chosen instead everyone’s favorite topic which of course is gun control! Gun control has been a huge topic of discussion in the United States today. Recently, there has been many unpleasant events that have happened involving guns, and if you haven’t kept up much with the news and are wondering why is this certain issue being brought up a lot here recently? Then let me to tell you.
The world should not spend anymore time following the fallacy that many people have. where they, instead of providing deterrents for people who want to commit a crime with a firearm. They put restrictions, on citizens who want a gun and leave them vulnerable to criminals who can, and most likely will, procure firearms from other sources. Whether they do this because of the despair of losing a loved one in a shooting. To the simple fear that the existence of guns in a country will cause an outbreak of murders. They all follow the fallacy that stricter gun laws will prevent more homicides involving the use of firearms. When the statistics show that,
Nationally, guns are used in 68% of homicides, which helps explain why America experiences more gun homicides than any other modern nation in the world (Hirsh 86). If America wants to make a real change, then its legislators and constituents must have the will to improve its current gun control laws. By recognizing the lack of any meaningful laws, society can start focusing on the failures of the political system. Currently, there are twenty-two thousand gun control laws in place (Hirsh 86). Due to the large number and minimal impact on America, it appears that these laws are ineffective and in need of a restructuring focused on the gun retailer. Restrictions that only target the consumer have not worked. This is due, in part, to the ease
One of the major arguments for the elimination of firearms, and derivatively for gun control laws, is that such measures would reduce the number of criminal homicides.' It has been argued, however, that eliminating guns would have no such effect because if somebody wants to kill, he will find a weapon to achieve "his destructive goal"; there is, it is said, more than one way to skin a cat. This paper is an attempt to bring this phase of the gun control debate closer to a resolution, through analysis of data from the Police Department of the City of Chicago on reported criminal homicides and serious, but not fatal, criminal assaults during 1965, 1966, and 1967.
When doing a research paper for either college or High school you’ll have many ways to find the information that you need. In the 20th century students tend to use the internet a lot more than twenty years ago. Not to long ago there was a time when you had to go to a library if you needed information about something. For this assignment we shall compare and contrast both sources, a book and a website. We shall find out the differences and similarities of this sources and which benefits the user the most. From what I have observe is that it really depends on the person and what makes them comfortable. You might have a person who either enjoys reading books or feels that a website is easier to manipulate. They might feel that a book unlike
The gun ownership was legalized in United States in 1787, but crimes committed by the people who have guns still endanger the life or property safety of innocent citizens now. According to Follman’s study,“ since 1982 there have been at least 61 mass murders carried out with firearms across the United States, with the killings unfolding in 30 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii” (Follman 119). It shows that many criminals have guns and many people are under the fear state of being killed. As a result, it made the topic whether the government should control guns more strictly more controversial. 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.”). The
In recent times, gun violence amongst the American people have become evermore prevalent. Just this past year, the lives of many innocent people have been taken due to the senseless acts of gun owners in America. While killing someone with a gun is illegal, the real issue lies in the fact that owning the gun is not, because all American citizens have the right to bear arms. The issue with this, is that not every citizen has the
Gun control is a very popular subject in our society today. Citizens of our country do not feel safe considering the series of events that have happened in the last two decades. The term gun control is used to describe how firearms may be legally produced, sold, and used. There are laws made to regulate who may buy or own these firearms and provide requirements for registration, licensing, and carrying of concealed weapons. “While public safety is at the root of most federal, state, and local regulations, many people base their opposition to gun control on the language of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. The result is an ongoing controversy between those who see gun control as a gateway to tyranny and those who believe gun violence
Guns. A constitutional right we as Americans have. Something that has been a hot topic that has been debated heavily recently in the United States. With all of the media coverage on the recent gun-related tragedies, it has gotten many Americans talking about gun control and firearm legislation. Whether as a reader who is a person that is pro-gun, anti-gun, or something in between the two, all the recently coverage has made people think where they stand on the subject. Throughout the three articles examined that look into the issue of guns, both sides of the gun control argument are explained and explored. No matter what side you stand on, gun control and gun related laws are something every person should be aware of in the United States.
The article “Gun Control Laws” (2016) emphasizes the point that the United States views on gun control vary from person to person. For example, supporters of the stricter gun control laws believe that by enforcing stronger gun control laws throughout the nation it will decrease the amount of gun violence. In addition to stricter gun laws, supporters believe that the United States needs to make it more difficult to obtain a gun. However, opponents of the gun control laws, that believe the federal government is abusing their power, think that guns are the only way to stop other guns. Furthermore, opponents believe that limiting Americans ability to purchase a firearm is taking away their second amendment. The article’s purpose is to inform readers
Guns have been a part of America’s history since its creation, so much so, even an amendment of the very Constitution it was founded on is devoted to civilian possession of firearms. It therefore comes as no surprise that any initiative to somehow enforce stricter laws and regulations regarding firearms, or God forbid, strip the people of their Second Amendment right, is faced with some resistance, to say the least. However, following the example of countries that have virtually solved some crime or firearm related issues by employing somewhat unorthodox measures, could potentially reduce the amount of violent crime that is sweeping the US.
Gun control in America is a big concern and has been a political concern. The debate concerning gun control has been about the right to bear arms and the laws and policies stipulated under the second amendment to the constitution. Gun rights activists argue that it is the right of every American citizen to arm themselves as a means of protecting oneself. The debate of whether stricter gun control need be implemented or modification of the current policies done has been a raging debate. The implementation of stricter gun control continues to be a debate that questions the ethical and moral underline that gun control and gun ownership policies hold.
The issue of gun control has been controversial for years and it is far from being resolved. This paper’s intent is not to pick and choose a side but to explore the different opinions and to look at past court cases and current legislation on gun control to gain a wider perspective on the issue. Some believe that firearm regulation is a safety net and thereby prevents crime from occurring. Others argue that those who are planning to commit a crime are not opposed to finding illegal methods of obtaining firearms while the ordinary citizen will not go to those drastic lengths and therefore are more vulnerable due to the ‘roadblocks’ those regulations can become. Finally, this research paper will look at past court cases and current President