"The problem with such [gun control] laws is that they take away guns from law-abiding citizens, while would-be criminals ignore them." Most can agree that, with gun control laws make it hard to own a gun and with such few people owning guns, criminals can’t steal guns. On the other hand, gun control laws don’t make it impossible to own a gun, therefore guns can still be stolen. “Even if the gun owner had a permit to carry a concealed weapon and would never use it in furtherance of a crime, is it likely that the same can be said for the burglar who steals the gun?” Admittedly, it is true that without people owning guns, criminals can’t obtain a gun by stealing it. However, if you do have a gun you won’t use it for anything wrong, but anyone who steals our gun can.
Strict gun controls won 't make a big positive change because criminals don 't follow the law so whether you ban guns or not they will have a way to get to one. Like I said earlier if criminals can get to guns easier than your average person it will increase gun related violence. Not making guns available to people will just leave them defenseless in a time of terror. Therefore banning guns won 't leave us with a positive change. You can 't ever really ban violence; if someone wants to do something you can
An article in the National Journal dispels the belief that improving mental health treatment will combat mass shootings. It states that multiple of the mass shooters in America had “no contact with the mental-health system” (Sanger-Katz, 2013). It is also states that statistics show that violent crimes are not often committed by the mentally ill. The belief by opponents is that because guns require something or someone to trigger them, they cannot kill on their own and the answer is not to limit the access to them. Because that would limit “the good guys” from owning them also.
Gun control endangers American’s constitutional right to bear arms. Politicians and civilians alike mistakenly think that revoking our constitutional right to keep and bear arms will ensure the end of gun violence in our country. Taking away our guns by criminalizing the purchase or ownership of guns will not keep weapons out of the hands of violent criminals. If we criminalize guns the violent gun-slinging criminals we worry about would continue to purchase them illegally through the black market. Marginalizing our right to bear arms endangers civilians due to the fact that those laws only affect law abiding citizens, rendering them defenseless.
The topic has been quite tense as there have been a number protests and debates going around in the countries communities. Semi-automatic rifles should not be banned because they are used as protection, having them banned will not change the amount of gun deaths in the long run, and semi-automatic rifles are only used in a small fraction of the total amount of homicides. Generally, statistics verify that gun control will not end gun violence. The first statistic is from FOX News who took part of an article from the Chicago Tribune announced, ‘“At least 32 people were shot over the weekend. .
People should not go to jail for killing to protect themselves. The law protects the innocent from being wrongfully persecuted and is an extra layer of protection. Fear of death is the worst possible fear of all. “Fear in American society today is at levels unknown in history” says Mr. Grossman (Germani Clara). People buy guns for their reasons.
It seems to be very plausible that criminals can still illegally trade firearms even under strict gun regulations, and law-abiding citizens cannot protect themselves when they don’t have access to guns. Yet, there are two logical fallacies tied to this argument. First, gun control policies do not necessarily deprive the rights to owning a gun for law-abiding citizens. For instance, under the strict background check system, people with clean criminal records are still able to acquire a permit to purchase guns and protect themselves when incidents happen. Second, as Michael Boylan wrote in his book, since a large number of gun owners do not regularly use their guns, they are not prepared enough to cope with dangerous situations (130).
It is said to prevent fraud and make the voting process more trustable. Realistically, these laws cause voter suppression, obstacles, and prevent little to no fraud. Voter ID laws are unnecessary and costly for the American people. Voter suppression is a huge problem targeting the elderly, disabled, students, black people, and Latinos all over America. Photo identification laws make it nearly impossible for these groups to vote, due to them not having a driver’s license, which could have been taken as they are
Many people promoting gun laws are not educated on some of the statistics and ways that guns save and protect innocent people. Gun laws should not be in place because guns are essential for people’s safety, guns prevent mass shootings and terrorism, and banning guns goes against the second amendment. Many people that are pro-gun control want laws because of the fear of robbery or home invasion when in reality if a burglar knows that there is a gun in the house they are targeting, chances are they will not try to rob or invade the home. In Switzerland where crime and homicide rates are some of the lowest in the world, there is a gun in nearly every house in the country. Switzerland’s citizens are
The second amendment gives citizens of the United States right to own weapons. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (United States Constitution - Bill of Rights - Amendment II ). The District of Columbia law bans gun possession by making it a crime to carry an unregistered