Hence, it was a sensible security to implement “well regulated militias” with the power to effectively resist. Evidently, guns mean something far more different to Americans today, whereas, in the past it was merely protection, today it prospers tradition: nourishment, recreation, and security from insecurities. However, the fact that guns foster
Even though there are many mass shootings in the US, assault weapons are actually not even connected to a significant amount of crime in the US. Assault weapons only many effect mass shootings, and even then not all mass shootings involve assault weapons in the first place. If anything a ban on assault weapons would just lead to a ban on handguns. Trying to get assault weapons banned will just lead to the broader focus which is a ban on handguns, which are more crimes are committed with anyway. Also, you can never really put a stop to psychopaths in the US, people can always find a way to get ahold of dangerous assault weapons.
Most pistols hold around 15-16 rounds, but an AR can hold around 30-100. Furthermore, Assault weapons should not be banned because previous bans were not effective, citizens would not be able to protect themselves, and criminals would still find weapons to use. First of all, Assault weapons should not be banned because of previous bans have not been effective. The crime rates hardly decreased in 1994 when the first AWB was put into action. For Example, in the article, “Do Local Assault Weapon Bans Work?” written
These regulations would help tremendously with crime related to guns however these forms are conducted only in store purchases. Which leads to many loopholes in the system were criminals can purchase a gun. Also, Current laws require licensed retailers to see a buyer’s identification and require buyers to complete a lengthy Firearms Transaction Record, which certifies that buyers are purchasing a gun for themselves and that they are not prohibited from owning a gun. Licensed retailers also must submit this information for a background check and keep a record of the purchase. Unlicensed vendors or individual attendees at gun shows, however, are not required to follow these same federal
As for suicide rates, there have been 21,175 firearm suicides, almost all being comitted with a household gun or a relative's gun. Not only that, but firearm suicide is one of the most common ways of suicide across the United States. Even more, data from 2012 showed that 64% of gun deaths were suicides, different than the 2006 data that showed the decrease (57%). However, gun control is not able to decrease firearm suicide. If gun control were to be stricter, there still wouldn't be any control over a persons decisions, unless firearms would be completly out of reach for citizens.
“Assault Weapons” are a key focus for gun control. Advocates for gun control state that these types of weapons should not be attainable by civilians. They feel those types of firearms are too dangerous for the common people. No facts are provided as to why these rifles like the AR-15, which has become a hot topic in the gun control community, are more dangerous than any other firearm. Bump stocks are another point of interest for gun control supporters.
What the article is saying is that if you take away the handgun of a citizen who has done no harm, and when there is a need for the protection of your family and they have no gun then they have nothing else to do but hide and hope the criminal does not find them before the police come. In conclusion, Gun Control can be good in many different ways, until it interferes with the protection of someone else's life or family. To understand gun control more it is important to know about the laws passed, pros, and cons. The laws that were passed play an important role in Gun control and they can help the crime rates with guns go down. Gun Control can do its job with interfering with law abiding gun owners as little as possible.
These killings are just making the United States look bad and we aren’t doing thing to help this situation. But just sending them jail for life and calling them ill. Like i thought we were suppose to be the role model where we try to keep everybody safe and just have a safe community. It’s so many reasons of why having gun control policies is a good thing. Probably 10 times more than why we shouldn’t have it. It’s safe in all types of reasons.
Supporters of gun control believe that the Second Amendment is the reason for all gun violence in our great nation. One of the reasons for these beliefs is that since the Second Amendment protects the right to have guns, it empowers people to buy and feel safe with that gun when it is actually a lethal weapon. Supporters believe that this is the reason that the United States is the country with the highest gun to resident ratio at 112.6 guns per every 100 people (www.telegraph.co.uk). With all these guns, there is a higher chance that the wrong person can get a hold of one and injure someone or themselves. Supporters also argue that the Second Amendment is the major reason why there are 33,000 deaths related to guns every year
In 2017 alone, approximately 16,000 people were killed by firearms in the United States, a three percent increase from last year (Wolf). Gun control in the United States has been an issue for many years regarding the most logical way to make guns less of the threat to civilians. Many argue for a complete ban on any and all guns while many others believe in stricter regulations and background checks to ensure only those who should have a gun can get one. The issue of gun control in the United States should be addressed in a way that will actually see change as well as keep people safe. While gun control has little noticeable benefits, there are some points to mention.
The thing that people don 't understand is that, yes gun owners want to take advantage of this open carry law, but most people that have their license will still conceal their weapons as they don 't want the attention. Most say that when the heat, calms down on all the law changing that they might be more comfortable with open carrying so it’s more of a usual thing to be around. Now gun carriers know all the risk of having their guns visible. Most of the instructors that teach the classes tell them that showing your gun can possibly make you the first target in a situation. Having an open carry they know that it could backfire on them.
Morris M. says “The rate for intentional homicide in the UK in 1996—the year of the Dunblane Massacre—was 1.12 per 100,000. It was 1.24 in 1997, when the Firearms Act went into effect, and 1.43 in 1998. The rate rose to a peak of 2.1 in 2002 and has fallen since to 1.23 as of 2010” (10 arguments against gun control 2013). Researchers say that the best way to prevent mass shootings is to have background checks before buying a firearm and ban high capacity magazines and assault rifles. Guns should not be taken away completely but high capacity magazines and certain firearms should be limited to the public.
pg10). Alcohol prohibition brought up the point that if you prohibit something that people want they will find a way to get it. At the time, news articles would commonly refer to how easily gangsters like Bonnie and clyde, Al Capone, and John Dellinger could obtain fully automatic firearms and guns that could be easily concealed such as sawed off shotguns or snub nosed pistols. After years of prohibition and gun violence the 21st amendment ended prohibition which also cuts back most of those gun control laws that were assembled during prohibition. The United States saw a record low 8,530 homicides in 1962, which at that time was unheard of (Joseph 2015.
Trace L. Meares(2015) is the one who claims that the increase in crime is because of the “Ferguson effect”, and that long term data most likely will show a decline in crime. She uses a visual chart showing the shootings in NYC since 2004. She says that there has been frequent raises and declines in crime, and this particular raise is not because of the police backing off because of criticism. I found it really persuasive after seeing the visual to support her argument. James Alan Fox uses statistics to support his argument and says, “Reported jumps in crime in some cities reflect only a few months, a statistically unreliable indicator of a trend.” This side of the debate had many more statistics and facts which supported the argument.
Gun crimes declined by 49 percent, gun seized by patrols increased by 65 percent, drive by shootings and homicides also declined. The hypothesis was proven right; if more guns are seized there would be less gun crime. Some weaknesses in this experiment were if the patrols chances of getting injured would be greater. Another issue could be if patrols were discriminating towards certain individuals, which could cause negative relations between the police and the community. I would have tried to get the community more involved.