In today’s society, one of the most alienating issues in American politics is gun control. More specifically, the issue is whether or not guns should be banned in the United States. Some people would say that guns should be banned because it would reduce crime as a whole and keep citizens safer. These people, enthusiasts of stricter gun laws, fear being safe in their country where there are so many people who have access to guns. Opponents of this argument, however, also fear losing safety.
“You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you do not enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It 's not the law-abiding citizens. It 's not the person who uses it as a hobby” (Steele). Gun control laws are made to keep people safe, but that does not necessarily mean that they are one-hundred percent effective.
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.
The general argument made by Shiha Dalmia in her work, “The Case Against Banning Guns” is that guns should not be banned in the United States. Banning guns is not going to stop people from killing other people. There is no possible way to collect every single gun in the U.S. and even if there was, people have other ways and items to hurt others. When something gets banned, everyone seems like they want to do that thing more. Guns should only be used for appropriate activities like hunting, for example, but there is no one to stop people from harming others.
School safety is a major issue right now. Some say that Schools need to have better safety measures, some say the violence that has occurred in schools would wide is due that mental health illnesses and some say it is because of gun control. These vicious acts would have never happened if there wasn’t a gun involved. Guns are dangerously powerful weapons, of mass destruction that take lives. Lives are not something you can get back, once your dead your dead
People opposed to implementing more gun control often argue that more gun control will make it so that they are not able to have a gun to use for self defense. What many of these people fail to realize is that creating more gun control will not take away their right to owning a gun. All more gun control will do is make it harder for the wrong people to get their hands on a gun. They also argue that criminals will find a way to get a gun even if more gun control measure are put into place. While it is possible that may happen, stricter gun laws will at the very least allow less guns to be put out into the general public and as a result, decrease the chance a criminal is able to get a gun.
Having strict gun control laws would prevent civilians from protecting themselves against attackers and invaders. While there is a call for strict gun control laws it is impossible for the law makers and law enforcers to protect everyone all the time so having this in place prevents a person from his own protection. Gun ownership allows persons to be protected and this is not something gun control does effectively. The Pew Research Center, which is well known for conducting numerous types of research, has conducted many surveys on this issue and one important trend noticed is that there is more support by Americans for gun rights when compared to gun control. Based on interviews done, 52% of the persons said it was more important to protect
However, there is extensive research that suggests that the very opposite is true. The implementation of stricter gun control laws is now more important than ever because they are they are an effective means to reduce crimes and widespread gun ownership is deleterious to the safety of the public. The most frequently used argument against gun-control is that these laws simply are not effective. This is far from the truth as gun control has actually been shown to lower crimes rates. According to Daniel Webster, the
Gun Control: Assault Weapons Should be Banned in America In the past decade there have been many mass shootings which sparked a nationwide debate on the ban on assault weapons. Assault weapons are Semiautomatic weapons that are usually used in the military due to their advanced features. The difference between a Semiautomatic weapon and a regular pistol is that semiautomatic guns reload automatically and can fire consistently (Assault Weapons). Majority of Americans argue that Assault Weapons should be banned nationwide because of the amount of mass shootings caused by Assault weapons.
The article states, “Gun control deters violent crime as well as the death penalty” (Hunter). The author uses logos here to point out that gun control is an ineffective as the death penalty when it comes to preventing violence. This supports his argument against strict gun control because, according to Hunter, many Liberals claim to oppose the death penalty because it does little to prevent future crime, yet Liberals are for strict gun control. However, strict gun control isn’t going to prevent criminals from committing crimes, because criminals do not follow the law