Gun Control Are you a person that has, or has ever had possession of a gun? People believe that the United States of America should have gun control. I do not believe that. I believe people should have the right to posses, and bear arms.
In America, the issue of gun control has become an extremely controversial topic. Ever since the formation of this great nation, guns have been key tools and restricting them any further would present incomprehensible consequences. Placing stricter gun laws on the current situation or banning assault weapons will not decrease the death or crime rate but in fact quite the opposite. The republican party believes that with fewer gun restrictions and revision of current standards, we can make America a safer place. The right to bear arms is a fundamental right of any American citizen and this right needs to be protected as the fundamental freedom it is.
Complete gun control for rifles is irrational, unconstitutional and hard to implement. The restriction of rifles in the united states is irrational due to crime statistics from the FBI. The FBI homicide statistics state that in 2016 there were 11,004 firearm homicide but only 374 of those were performed with rifles vs the 7,105 performed handguns. These statistics show that the handguns were used in 64% of homicides vs rifles being used in 3% yet rifles get more negative news coverage. The fact of complete gun control for rifles is unconstitutional because the 2nd amendment is intended for the american people to be able to defend themselves from a tyrannical government. The reason rifles are need to defend against a tyrannical government is because the military uses rifles and body armor so pistols aren’t as effective against them and if the people are out gunned and skilled by the military they will lose in the effort to defend their freedom.
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.
On September 15, 1789, our Bill of Rights was added to the government of the United States of America. One of those rights was the right to keep and bear arms. “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” (U.S. Constitution.) is our 2nd amendment. Some Americans and political parties believe that the 2nd amendment should be taken away because it endangers the lives of Americans. The American people should be allowed to bear arms because it provides safety of our country and ourselves.
I. Issues The debate on firearms in the state of Tennessee has been centered around reducing violence and possession of the right to the Second Amendment. Recently there was a shooting at Tennessee State University, that left one person dead on campus. The fatal shooting happened while a group of students were playing a dice game in the courtyard of the school. This happened because of the other students were not properly prepared and educated on their right to bear arms.
Should an american who has the right credentials have the right to bear arms? Should the be able to have a concealed weapon and or be able to open carry a rifle or other firearm? The answer is yes to both of these questions the average american who can take and pass a background check given by the government. The right to carry a firearm whether it is open carry or concealed carry has been in effect ever since the signing of the declaration of independence in 1776. This has been a great asset to americans, one the second amendment gives americans a sense of security, it also helps people with self defence and also the protection of their family. The right to own a firearm is also a helpful pastime whether it is hunting or for sport as far as entertainment.
Today I will be talking about one of the Amendments that I choose and it was the second amendment. The second amendment is “The Right To Keep and Bear Arms” I will give you three reasons on this to make you choose that there should be the second amendment. My reasons are self defense,hunting and practicing.
Should U.S. Citizens Own Guns? It is late at night and you are on your bed watching the television. You are in the middle of your favorite show when you hear glass breaking. At first you think it is your pet knocking over your vase, but then you hear footsteps. It seems like you are defenseless, but you remember your gun in the closet.
In the wake of the political crisis of 1975, the men with the assault rifles took the actions the of government much more harder than expected. The National Rifle Association of American (NRA) is an American profitless organization which supports gun rights. The modern NRA continues to educate people on gun competency and wellbeing. The government has been trying to take away the peoples rights to bear arms, which is clearly being depicted in this cartoon above. Illustrating the distraught and sadness of Americans in a political cartoon, Eugene Payne draws a large man who is resting while sucking his thumb with his weapon alongside him, however the word assault rifle is crossed out and it is altered by hunting rifle because the government is trying to take away the privilege to bear arms as it is demonstrated on the mans security blanket. That is to say that the government is attempting to take away our security blanket that gives Americans the right to carry arms. The NRA is greatly against the governments ideas on taking away our right to bear arms. Eugene Payne uses symbols
On December 15th, 1791, the Second Amendment was adopted, allowing people the right to bear arms. The vast amount of mass shootings that have occurred recently lead to a debate on the Second Amendment which is at the top of the media frenzy. When the Second Amendment was created, the society was much different then it is now. The current society has modern guns capable of dishing out six hundred plus bullets a minute. Back then in 1791 when the Amendment was first created, all people could make were muskets firing single shots at a time before reloading which took its time. The world has changed since 1791 due to technological advancement in technology. The already dangerous firearms have had an exponential growth in danger since the Second Amendment was first created.The founding fathers, who created the Second Amendment, couldn't have imagined the magnitude of the Second Amendment. If the founding fathers could see the future and see the weapons the world has today, they would have modified the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment states that “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.”(“Legal Information Institute”) giving everyone the right to bear arms. We need to do more about governing the Second Amendment,
Many people hear or watch debates over any topic and one of the most common topics are over gun safety or gun control. Many people have over-heard or heard about state legislators and of lawmakers come up with this new law. The debate is over whether or not to allow an open-carry or have a carry-conceal permit if in the range of the age limit or over a certain age point to get that permit and to be allowed to carry a type of weapon. So if something does occur at that point there will be that privilege of being safe around strangers, and others that many are unaware about. Now that the debate is over men and women, should have the right to bear arms.
Should the right to bears arms be more restricted? The governments primary role is to protect the right 's of law abiding citizens, so when did restricting those rights become so popular? The school and mass shooting 's that have plagued our country over the recent years have been the result of mentally disturbed criminals. The fundamental problem with gun bans or further restricting gun rights is that it only works on citizens that are already predisposed to obey the law in the first place. Criminals, which by definition have no regard for the law, will not be phased by the governments restrictions with such laws. Parts of the U.S. that already have the strictest gun laws such as California and Chicago are the parts of the country that
Questions for all candidates: 1. With the increase pressure to look at the right to bear arms what changes would you make, if any? Well I strongly believe in the constitution, especially in the 2nd Amendment, “I will match my record against anyone else when it comes to support and defense of the Second Amendment” (Statement made at a NRA convention in Nashville, on April 10, 2015). I would not during my presidency put forward any gun control measures.
Mass Shooting Most people argue that everyone should have a right to bear firearms. However, unlimited access to guns endangers the safety of the society. Guns can fall in the hands of bloodthirsty offenders or of mentally unstable people. Therefore, firearms should be controlled and must be allowed based on certain qualifications. Most mass shooters have no solid reason or any emotional ties with their victims, but they all have access to firearms.