A few years ago, a student named Amanda Carpenter attended the University of Nevada at Reno. She was walking to her car from class when she was attacked and raped. This student felt as if she had been allowed to carry a concealed gun, she probably would not have gotten raped that night (Wiseman, 2012). There are many misconceptions about carrying a concealed gun, everyone is not criminals, and everyone will not commit a crime. A thorough background check, training, and the passing of a test should qualify people the right to carry a concealed gun everywhere.
Concealed carry is said to help deter and reduce crime, albeit it actually puts the general public’s safety at risk especially when the firearms are misused, either intentionally or unintentionally. 1. Concealed carry laws are inconsistent between each state and permits should not be given out to individuals with little or no training. 2. Background checks are not required and do not prevent people with criminal records or a history of mental instability from acquiring a weapon.
Now that's progress right there, providing protection for every american is what america is about, home of the BRAVE! Think about it, nearly 8000 of our dear friends have died between 1992 and 1996. People who die because of a homicide, are abusing their right to have a concealed carry weapon. 68% of americans feel more safer with a firearm or by one. Since 2007, gun permits, soared from 4.6 million to 12.8 million.
so people can feel more protected. As Well as giving people the protection that need if other resources are not available to them at that time that they need it. Next, concealed weapons give people a sense of awareness after taking a class on how to use their weapon. Finally, carrying a concealed weapon can decrease many risks that we have in day to day life. The “concealed carry lifestyle” should not be just pushed by gun manufacturers, but instead should be pushed by some organizations that support it.
People use Concealed Handguns for so much more than just protection. Many people who own concealed weapons use them to injure someone and to commit crimes. They do not realize that the more crimes they commit the more the public will panic and get their own concealed weapons to protect themselves and their families in case someone threatens to cause harm to their families. This causes injuries all around us, and is just a cycle of people trying to protect themselves and others trying to make an “easy”
A weapon in the wrongs hands is the maximum danger humanity can face. Nowadays, violence and delinquency in society are viewed as the maximum problem solver. Humanity is full of chaos; hate and envy seize our souls. Guns are the ultimate security for some citizens but for others, these add to a feeling of defenselessness. Throughout history, any topic related to guns means a plethora of problems.
To begin with, viewpoint on prohibiting concealed weapons in certain locations will reduce crime and ensure that the location is free of gun violence. The threat to public safety if “concealed carry” goes national. Firstly, the National Rifle Association has enabled millions to go armed into public places. For example, The Editorial Board, from New York Times, Shares president Donald Trump’s campaign celebrated the N.R.A.’S fantasy idea. By telling citizens they can protect themselves by having a shootout (Board).
For example on April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech Seung-Hui-Cho, a senior at the school, shot and killed thirty- two people and wounded seventeen others in two separate attacks because the school had a gun-free area which left al of the victims defenseless. (ProCon.org 2010, April 14) Also on February 14, 2008 at Norther Illinois University Steven Kazmierczak shot twenty-two people killing five and injuring the other seventeen, all with a shotgun and and three pistols. (ProCon.org 2010, April 14) All because of the gun free areas again and the fact that these college students could not defend themselves or the police can not defend them.
Many believe that guns are for protection. Guns are used to help defend people against criminals, and other situations that may occur. States that have passed concealed carry laws have reduces their crime rate, rape, aggravated assaults, robbery, and etc. The argument that most people advocate is that guns are not the cause of the problem, the person wielding the weapon is. It is said that only criminals harm others using guns, and most gun tragedies are made by everyday citizens that go through background checks, pay fees to eventually get a gun license.
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.
Even though there are many people argue “the guns do not kill people but people do”. However, Evan DeFilippis states, in his article “Debunking the Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People Myth”, that the gun itself is not able to harm, and guns become harmful when people hold them. He highlights that when people hold a gun, they tend to kill more often and more efficiency than those who do not have a gun. He illustrates this is because the environment may affect people’s behaviors. If the surrounding environment is that everyone has a gun, people become more fractious and they may not able to control themselves under extreme emotions.
Gun control has been a controversial issue for many years. Many citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would reduce the threat of crime. People have the right to bear arms for protection, or even just the pleasure of hunting and recreational activity. With the recent events involving firearms and mass shootings, people are skeptical whether to increase or decrease gun laws. Americans have a constitutional right to own handguns and stricter laws and licensing will not effectively save lives.
The use of and the owning of guns is a very hot and debated topic in society today. For many, this is a life and death debate due to the recent and numerous school shootings. These school shootings have caused an outcry for more gun control, specifically in relation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Despite these calls, increased gun control is not the answer. Most gun owners’ use their guns responsibly and for good purposes.
Pistols aren’t the only problem but automatic weapons are legal in only a few places and the United States is one of them. It is illegal to hunt with automatic weapons, they are only used for home defense and recreation. Is it worth keeping automatic weapons and semi-automatic weapons for home defense and recreation when tens of thousands of people die each year from gun violence? Banning pistols could have the same effect as it did in Australia and reduce the crime rates and
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.