People often wonder why guns are legal for citizens to own. Guns are put to blame for much of the crime that happens in the world but it is the people that do the crime not the guns. Gun control laws have been debated about and tried to be put in place for many years in the United States. There are laws restricting some types of weapons and where weapons can be used but some people want more laws controlling all guns and some wanting to ban all guns. Many people promoting gun laws are not educated on some of the statistics and ways that guns save and protect innocent people.
People argue that taking away these guns from normal abiding citizens does not stop criminals from obtaining these weapons. (Zimring 441) Nobody knows if this is true or not, but it is a legitimate argument for those who want the ability to own guns. They also argue that criminals would be less likely to commit a crime if they know that the victim is armed. (Zimring 441) This could be true as well, but there have been no dramatic difference in the number of deaths without or with the laws. Some also argue that gun control laws take away people’s second amendment right to bear arms.
Guns don 't kill people, people kill people. One of the biggest problems in the United States is that politicians blame guns for all the problems in the country so they want to ban them, but more gun laws and regulations will not help. Guns have existed since before the American Revolution they will not be going anywhere anytime soon. Though guns are used in many bad confrontations they are also used for good such a the military, hunting, the police force, and even in some countries guns are still used to execute the most dangerous people alive. Though many people would argue those points by saying the military shouldn 't use guns we should fight our wars with wars with words and more peaceful ways of handling other countries.
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. Making gun control more strict won 't really make it harder for mass shooters.
This is partially due to citizens being unaware of current statistics and conditions, as well as the fear of the government seizing guns acquired legally if certain bans are put into place. However, elections show that even among those against gun control, people do approve of some general regulations, like background checks and gun registration. Also, many approved of not allowing any past felons or anyone deemed mentally ill to own guns. No matter what the majority believes, however, the misuse of guns by unknowledgeable owners, not usually the guns themselves, endanger us. What many people do not understand is that gun control laws do not necessarily mean making guns illegal and banned from the possession of all citizens.
But, because of those irresponsible gun owners, though, guns cannot be trusted in the hands of some adults. This is the main reason why the ban on guns is proposed. As Patrick Henry once said, “Give me liberty or give me death!” But in this case, he would be saying “give me life or give me
Around the globe many books are banned from schools and libraries because of their content. Though many others disagree with the banning of books, because it takes away freedom of speech. Many books are banned and challenged because their content is considered inappropriate or offensive to the readers. But, others find that it goes against our First Amendment rights when they take away what someone else has written. Butler University also shows other reasons for why books are often times banned.
Alexis Clarke Professor Frank English 110 29 October 2015 Gun Control Will Not Eliminate Crime The big issue of gun control in the United States, is that many people believe that it takes away the 2nd Amendment rights, which is the right to bear arms. Citizens of the United States are promised the the right to bear arms in the Constitution, and by applying gun control laws takes away that same right. Crime is high enough in cities with very few laws pertaining to gun control, but taking guns away from people who are registered with license will not solve the problem either. Placing more limitations on gun owners, particularly responsible gun owners, will not reduce gun violence. Although there are rules and regulations already in place there still is a lot of crime occurring, because laws on gun
One might argue and say that we should only allow guns to the one who are eligible and mature. But even if we do this does not mean that more deaths will not occur as a result of this, in the heat of the moment people are not going to be thinking about what is the safest thing to do they are just going to shoot. So it is not safe at all to allow any type of guns in the college campus. Lastly, permitting guns in the college campus in very unsafe thing to do. If we allow guns in college, students in the dorms might steal it and commit even more violence.
from obtaining weapons that they could use irresponsibly may help to prevent the loss of innocent lives. The anti-gun control side states that gun control infringes on our second amendment rights thus threatening our freedom. I didn’t understand this defense too well, so I decided to investigate myself. To understand the other side better, I decided to interview a fellow acquaintance who is a gun supporter and who is quite dedicated to the cause, as he is the president of a pro-gun club. I wanted to know how the other side could believe and justify more guns as a way to actually prevent deaths, as more people die from weapon injuries in the United States than any other civilized country in the world.
He argues that America is in need of more laws in order to ensure gun safety is honest and correct. For example, a lot of innocent people have died by consequence of unregulated gun possession, and more enforcement should lower events like these. However, his analogy to terrorism in this argument is not really stable. Firstly, because he compares mass shootings to terrorism, it makes it seem as if they are not far apart. However, terrorism is when people not from the U.S. try to harm American residents for the sole reason that they are American.
Many people are now more cautious at airports than ever before. These problems are making the world more skeptical about guns. Guns are not just being made as a means of protection, they are being made to kill too. How is that right? Guns should not be allowed to be purchased if they are meant to kill.
There are however, some people who have a viewpoint on the other end of the spectrum-meaning that they want no restrictions on guns at all. This too, could be dangerous, because people who are not prepared to deal with the responsibility of using a gun could obtain one. It is a scary thought to think that they could even obtain the gun legally. This would also make access to weapons much easier for people who are planning to use them to harm others for whatever the reason. The best possible solution to the problem is to put background checks in place for people buying guns.
Those who properly own guns would not be able to defend themselves if a situation came to that point. Making something illegal means that its production will spread into homes of such criminals, thus possibly making weapons less safe. New, stronger gun laws are not the answer. “The problem with such [gun control] laws is that they take away guns from law abiding citizens while would-be criminals ignore them.” (Lott) We need to work on enforcing current gun laws to ensure the safety of others. While there should be a background check, looking at criminal history, history of