The way the second amendment was portrayed back then has been maneuvered, causing an ample amount of problems. A day in America today consists of, seven children who are killed and an additional twelve who are injured with a gun. The twenty seven people killed by guns in America on Christmas Day in 2015, equals to the total number of people killed in gun related homicides in Austria, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Estonia, Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Iceland combined within a year. Such countries have strict gun laws that are changed and shaped with its changing society. These countries are aware that how things were in the past and the laws that worked back then wouldn’t work in a more modernized and free world.
What I am saying, is a criminal can easily get their hands on a firearm if they wanted to. But too strict of gun control can lead to great, law abiding citizens without protection of their selves or their families. The debate whether we should arm our teachers is also a good subject. I do not believe in teachers having a gun in the classroom unless they want to go through the training provided by school funding and
The next con is a 2013 survey found that 30,000 to 40,000 guns were bought illegally (“Right”). Another con is there were 17,075 homicides counted in 1993 due to the possession of firearms (“Right”). In 1994, there were about 600,000 guns stolen from people (“Right”). Also, some people own guns for the protection of their homes. The National Rifle Association (NRA) opposes gun control laws, because they think all people should be able to own a gun for the protection of their self, family members, and others (Benson).
The nationwide availability of these guns creates a major problem regarding who buy them, from general gun stores, to gun shows / conventions, to even Walmart, getting ahold of a gun is still pretty easy in this year. Especially at gun shows though, some where you ¨don 't have to go through a background check when they make a purchase at a gun show¨ (Smith). Aaron Smith, a writer from CNN, claims in his article about how easy it is to obtain a weapon, and how although shootings seem to go up, gun control laws seem to stand still. Without making it rules for obtaining these guns then how can we continue to be surprised by the constant mass shootings perpetrated by these criminals? According to the ATF, there are approximately 55,000 licensed gun dealers in the US plus 8,000 pawn shops with licenses to sell them.
What 's the big deal with guns, regulation on guns, and the second amendment? well, the big idea is the fact that the amount of deaths in the U.S have increased because the number of people with guns without the required paperwork has. They have found that ex-cons usually reoffend without a few months or years of their release. This also includes shooters or people that were convicted of a crime with a concealed weapon. And if it is not known the second amendment does not exactly say that everyone in the U.S is allowed to own a gun for what they want and the government cant do anything about it.
Gun violence occurs based on the unstable people in control of the gun not the gun itself. Likewise why should the government have to deal with these problems. The court system should not have to deal with these cases on gun violence they have more important problems to deal with. Court systems should not have to deal with unstable people who own and gun who have caused panic throughout their town or city. Stated in the article “10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Gun Control”, “ Funds could even be set aside so that licensing and safety classes are low-cost or free.” This shows the court could waste a lot of money funding gun classes when they could be funding something more important like schools or homes for homeless people.Along with this fact why should mentally unstable citizens own a gun in the first place.
Consistently, guns have been misused by the citizens there should be law where everyone can keep the rights to firearm but still safe for others. Political and federal needs to come together and agree to set laws and rules on gun control. In today 's news, we have watched mass events occur and don 't have full information, but sadly it was used by guns. In other words, many issues involve guns, such as racisms, safety, mental illness, and not enough knowledge on gun rights. However, gun control is only a concern when some mass shootings happens such as: school shootings, airports, clubs, hotels, churches, malls, etc.
This issue even got president Obama to give a speech and express how he really personally felt about it, he said that he was ashamed to live in a society where we can barely protect our kids from things like guns. And how things like shooting sprees happen and parents have to worry about their kid’s safety even the school environment. (Lederman) " If the people who agree with that side did more research and looked at the different
Gun debate What is your outlook on the gun eschew about getting gun control or not have gun control? I learned from the New York Times Upfront article is that there’s a lot of people getting gun and using them for killing people. I think that the gun is not the faut. “Since 1994, licensed gun dealers have been required to conduct background checks on potential burger” (pg6). “In Las Vegas shooting bullets rained down on helpless crowd 22,000 people” (pg.6).
They are gadgets that police use to keep order and for emergencies, but guns are also killing people. The present gun laws in America are not enough to keep people from dying. Other countries, like Switzerland, have restrictive gun laws and their gun violence rates are immensely lower. The American government needs to learn from them. Isn’t all the mass shooting and gun violence enough to show the government how much America needs more restrictive gun laws?
However, normal procedures for purchasing a gun such as waiting periods, gun registrations, and background checks are sufficient for keeping guns from those who mean to do harm. Some states require a waiting period to purchase a weapon. Some states have longer waiting periods than others do. Waiting periods do not prohibit the purchase or sale of firearms, but it does regulate the sale of firearms. In 2012, 64% of reported gun deaths were from people committing suicide (washingtonpost.com).
Lapierre implies, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This may be true, but what if neither party had a gun? I’m not saying that all guns in America should be banned, but instead no more of these assault rifles and firearms should be allowed in the average citizen 's hand. All guns sellers should have to provide a background research, psychological test, and a contract of intent on how the buyer will use the product. With these new selling strategies in place Adam Lanza would not have had the chance to commit this horrendous
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.
Certain people that are not allowed to buy guns in shops can still purchase them from private sellers or gun shows, where background checks are not actually required (Nakaya 10). Which is why criminals are still able to purchase guns, since they know of places where background checks are not required. In addition to that, anyone can sell their gun to another person without a license to sell or without completing a background check (Gun Control 109). Even though some places do require background checks there are still many flaws that can happen such as mental illness and certain criminal felonies. A flaw in the background checking system is what allowed Dylann Roof to purchase a gun then shoot people in a bible study at church.
Today many people are against gun ownership because they have never needed to use them or can afford body guards so that they won’t need to own guns themselves. Many claim that gun violence is on the rise and is the next plague on American society, while this couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are about two hundred million gun owners in this country and only a tiny fraction of gun owners commit crimes. Gun violence is only a major issue on television because of all the