Gun Control Are you a person that has, or has ever had possession of a gun? People believe that the United States of America should have gun control. I do not believe that. I believe people should have the right to posses, and bear arms.
An article in the Patriot Talon states that the right-to-carry gun laws have been “linked to an increase in violent crime.” Now this shouldn’t be a surprise; the more cars you have on the street, the more likely there is to be an accident. The same goes for guns. However, unlike driving, carrying a gun is not a necessity and gun extremists in America don’t believe this to be true. An opinion article in The Daily Beast shows that not everyone thinks open carry is a bad thing.
Complete gun control for rifles is irrational, unconstitutional and hard to implement. The restriction of rifles in the united states is irrational due to crime statistics from the FBI. The FBI homicide statistics state that in 2016 there were 11,004 firearm homicide but only 374 of those were performed with rifles vs the 7,105 performed handguns. These statistics show that the handguns were used in 64% of homicides vs rifles being used in 3% yet rifles get more negative news coverage. The fact of complete gun control for rifles is unconstitutional because the 2nd amendment is intended for the american people to be able to defend themselves from a tyrannical government.
stricter gun laws are not needed in the united states. One argument is , if guns were outlawed criminals would still find ways to arm themselves. Gun control laws won’t stop mass shootings. Most shootings are from criminals that want to kill people like gangs kill people because they don't give them the drugs.
Crime across the United States is never going to go away and criminals hurt innocent bystanders all of the time. It is necessary for citizens to be able to carry a firearm in case they are to encounter a threat to their own life or the lives of others. In 2010, approximately 60% of robberies in the United States were carried out with dangerous weapons, (FBI.gov) and 41.4 percent of those robberies were with firearms. Criminals are most of the time not willing to commit murder and firearms are a huge deterrent for all crimes. Criminals are less likely to commit a crime when they are aware that citizens and business owners are carrying a gun themselves.
“The first six months of 2017 America saw 174 mass shootings”, (where 4 or more people were killed), according to CQ researcher, a trusted database. These mass shootings killed innocent people that wouldn 't have died otherwise. More secure gun restrictions would have spared all these people their lives. Stricter gun control would equivalent in a lower death rate and less of a threat to your loved ones, as shown by other first world countries.
There are many suicides each year from people who carry or know someone who does or has a family member who carries. The ironic thing is that if people didn’t have the right to carry concealed handguns, most crimes, deaths and injuries would not happen because it would just be harder to get ahold of guns. Concealed handguns can easily cause the risk of unnecessary shootings. Disagreements will happen and instead of a possible fist fight a person 's anger can escalate and a gun could be pulled out and that disagreement or fight turns into a deadly shooting accident. Our society today is so lazy that there may be many that would not go through the trouble just to get a gun.
Ninety one Americans are killed by guns, on an average day, proven by statistics. Henceforth, this is one of the many countless reasons why gun control should be enforced. Some may argue that a gun provides protection and safety, if in an emergency. My opinion based on the past and recent shooting, are that guns do more harm than good, and there are other weapons that can replace the “emergency” of a gun, an example of this would be a bat and/or a taser. In the US the top five areas that have the highest deaths by guns are Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
On the pro side, people who are attacked can defend themselves, and people might assume those around them have guns and may be less likely to act violently. The cons of concealed carry are that it can lead to injuries by mistakes, and that it can lead to tragic endings to heated arguements. Although the cons sound bad, they are due to human error and anger and cannot be eradicated. The concerns that the Anti-CC side have are concerns that are not exclusive to concealed carry- they also apply to regular gun ownership. Someone who legally owns a gun and keeps it in his or her home can shoot his or her spouse in the midst of a heated arguement.
"Research consistently shows that having a gun is the safest way to respond to any type of criminal attack, especially these multiple victim shootings” says Dr. John Lott, an astute resident at the American Enterprise Institute and author of the famous book “More Guns, Less Crime”. Most criminals don’t want to fight, but in the case that the criminal is bent on leaving no witnesses, I would like to have a gun. America is built on freedom and people have the freedom to not carry a gun, but do not impede my freedom to carry one. If having a gun is the safest way to respond to any type of criminal attack then any reasonable person should come to the conclusion that people should be allowed to concealed carry a firearm in public.
Gun Control Gun control is a very controversial issue. There are always two sides to every issue. For every person that agrees with the right to carry a firearm, there is one that disagrees. The second amendment protects the right to own a gun. Many groups feel the amendment should be rewritten.
“The 2012 mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, left 58 wounded and 12 dead” (Follman, et al.). However, armed civilians are unlikely to stop crimes and are more likely to make dangerous situations. A report shows that “none of the 62 mass shootings between 1982 and 2012 were stopped by an armed civilian” (Follman “More Guns”). As more citizens own a gun, more violence might happen in people’s daily life. School shootings are also concerns in the United States.
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.
Concealed guns are allowing the public to overcome the dangers in the world, but they are also a danger in many ways. These dangers have lead to many horrific accidents in our present time. These incidents are also causing more people around the world to join in on these events. Concealed guns should be banned because by permitting handguns, it can end up causing more crimes, dangerous people are more likely to carry a gun and endanger the public, and guns can make the public paranoid.
Guns are just a tool, like knives and hammers and it completely depends on the people on how they use it. People who support guns and arms say that the Second Amendment secures individual’s right to carry guns with them and that gun rights is needed for self-protection, and was intended for military to have peace and defend the country if needed (Spitzer, 70). Most of the Americans use guns as a source to protect themselves and they believe that gun ownership prevents crime. A study conducted on November 26, 2013 showed that bans on weapons did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level (Lane, 5). Moreover, even if the rules and regulations are executed on gun control, not all criminals obey the law.