Any weapon can be deadly, but people want guns banned. Another example is that if there were a good guy with a gun the outcome would be different. In the same article, it states, “In this instance, however, we don 't have to ponder how different the outcome would have been had a "good guy with a gun" been present, since there was one: a police officer working extra duty. Despite being armed and exchanging gunfire with the shooter, the officer was unable to prevent him from gaining entrance to the club.” Sometimes a good guy can’t always save the day. Society today think that just because guns kill a majority of people, if the government bans them, everything in society will be perfect and there won’t be murders or a police officer can always eliminate the danger.
Even though there are many mass shootings in the US, assault weapons are actually not even connected to a significant amount of crime in the US. Assault weapons only many effect mass shootings, and even then not all mass shootings involve assault weapons in the first place. If anything a ban on assault weapons would just lead to a ban on handguns. Trying to get assault weapons banned will just lead to the broader focus which is a ban on handguns, which are more crimes are committed with anyway. Also, you can never really put a stop to psychopaths in the US, people can always find a way to get ahold of dangerous assault weapons.
Gun control is not an effective way to reduce crime, many studies have proven that more gun control increases the crime rate. “In 1976 D.C. implemented a law that banned citizens from owning guns, as only police were allowed to carry firearms. Those who already owned guns were allowed to keep them only if they were disassembled or trigger-locked. Trigger locks could only be removed if the owner received permission from the D.C. police, which was rare.” D.C. still has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and consequently is one of the most dangerous places in the county to live, but the facts clearly show that the homicides in D.C. rese after the ban was implemented and then subsequently declined after the Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional. In D.C. homicides rose from 188 in 1976 to
Although Obama supports gun control, he has contradicted himself. If almost half of the guns owned by U.S. citizens are acquired improperly, it is likely he will fail to remove the guns in which he wishes to control. As a result, more people will be left defenseless against the real perpetrators -- the ones who acquired firearms without the proper
Grifin M. Price Kendra Gallos English III H 3/21/18 Gun Control Will Not Solve Anything Guns are given a bad reputation because of the terrors that can be committed by people who want to cause harm. Those who are gun control advocates wish to ban certain weapons without basis, ban certain weapon attachments, and restrict the rights of the second amendment. Gun control supporters base their opinion on statistics about gun violence that use a portion of data that is not about gun violence just to boost the value of the number. Supporters of gun control dismiss the saying “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” because they are misinformed about the number of defensive gun uses (DGU) which far outnumbers the
These types of weapons only benefit the military and there is no reason for a regular citizen to own a military level weapon. Opponents argue that they can be used for personal protection and recreational use but there is no logical reason to use a semiautomatic gun when you’re just trying to “have fun.” A New York Times editorial argued, “Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership.” As many Americans agree assault weapons are far deadlier than other firearms (Assault Weapons). “From 1984 to 2012, assailants who used large capacity ammunition magazines were able to shoot 161 percent more people and kill 78 percent more victims than those who used a weapon holding 10 bullets or fewer,” Argued Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission in New York (Assault Weapons). This type of gun should remain for military use only and not be an easy access to the
Gun Control is a good thing in many different ways for many people. However, when you have a law abiding citizen who can not purchase a gun because the restrictions are too high then there is a problem. Gun Control was made to keep a person who has something on their record like drunk driving multiple times, armed robbery, or illegal citizen from buying a gun because the government wants to keep everyone safe and does not want to harm anybody. As stated in my research found in a world encyclopedia, “Many people own guns for the protection of their home.” (“Gun 440”). What the article is saying is that if you take away the handgun of a citizen who has done no harm, and when there is a need for the protection of your family and they have no gun then they have nothing else to do but hide and hope the criminal does not find them before the police come.
In the United State there is a problem that need to be fixed, people’s opinions about this problem are completely different opinions, the country is divided in the way they think, because half of them think that the country need a new assault weapons ban. Nevertheless, half of people think that it is not necessary because with guns restrictions or without them, this country is always violent. Violence is a problem to solve, and many people believe that the availability of assault guns create more violence and in some way create more destruction, but also there is the other half of the country who think that assault weapons are used only for sports and things that are not related with crime, in our country is necessary to the government to take the leadership and have a solution for a problem that is
I believe that to be ineffective because the only people who would listen to that law are they people who are using their firearms properly. So you would still have people who don’t obey gun laws trying to kill people with their guns. The only way to fix this problem is make purchasing a gun more difficult. According to CNN “There, gun buyers have to fill out a form from the ATF, or the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.Required
This statement seems more than likely since most countries that don’t allow private firearm possession or CCW still suffer from firearm related violent crime, while those states that allowed CCW have reported a decrease in violent crime (Kovandzic, Marvell 2003). For example, the firearm ban in the UK in 1997 resulted in an almost immediate increase of violent crime and homicide rates (Lott 2013). A couple of years later, in 2005, doctors urged the government to ban long kitchen knives since they were being used “in as many as half off all stabbings”, which simply goes to show that crime and murder is being committed despite all efforts to remove firearms from the streets. It is widely known that making something illegal doesn’t necessarily stop it, or prevent one from acquiring it, so what makes some people believe that banning guns will stop criminals from acquiring and using them? Illicit drugs, driving under the influence, rape, murder, and plenty of other crimes have been “made illegal”, however that hardly decreased the number of lives lost due to
The thought of a society without a militia is sickening with terrorists being able to attack any helpless citizen. Sure, the alternative weapons are useful, yet they don 't have any range upon the enemy and some people can not acquire the physical force or tactical skill needed to fortify. Gun control makes it so only the fittest of the fittest survive, which means even more deaths when terrorists attack. To add, gun laws do not prove any use. Even though gun laws prevent deaths, they infringe so many rights in the immutable Bill of Rights, which is one of the foundations of the great United States.
People also “...support the rights of hunters, sport shooters, and recreational gunmen.” (openreader.org).Criminals are already breaking the law, so adding more won 't deter them. “Criminals will get hold of guns – indeed, by definition, if guns are outlawed, one becomes a criminal just by acquiring one – and leave non-criminals more vulnerable than ever.” (bigthink.com). Gun control laws do not help deter, and only slightly inconvenience them. Guns are a high trade item in the US, so there are definitely many other illegal sources. Also making strict gun laws takes power from the people.
Second, they took forever to reload. Third, they had really bad accuracy. They could only shoot up to about 250 yards. Other muskets like the rifle-musket could be fired up to 1000 yards and it was way more accurate than the regular musket. But, the rifle-musket did have to go through the long process of reloading as well.