According to the hill 61% of Americans support a ban on the AR-15 (Easley 1). Politicians should have no fear outlawing the AR-15 or similar guns. If the United States government implemented a ban on assault weapons it would drastically decrease the chances of the devastating mass shootings that are becoming far too
When Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting happened he argued against guns on campus. He told the people “there is already wide agreement among law enforcement and the general public that campuses would be safer without guns.” Guns can either solve the problem or make it worse. Many colleges shooting happens when the student is the shooter. If more college allows this law into school its basically making the shooter mission easier. They are putting innocent people in danger.
Fewer gun safety laws. Does anybody really believe that? There are scores of responsible gun owners in this country --they know that 's not true. We know because of the polling that says the majority of Americans understand we should be changing these laws -- including the majority of responsible, law-abiding gun owners.” I find that this perspective is what is most important to stop the gun violence. Yes our society’s view of masculinity is skewed and unrealistic, but to actively stop shootings from happening, we should be focusing on the guns.
If not, the gun would still be the responsibility of the original owner if it was later used in a crime. These stricter measures would allow for gun ownership to be tracked and monitored after purchase. Many people think there should be stricter gun laws put in place to make students and other perpetrators think twice about bringing a gun to school. “I believe in a few simple gun laws. I think we have more than enough on the books,” said Mark Mattioli, whose son James, 6, was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
A private party seller can sell any gun without requiring a form of documentation, creating a loophole for anyone that does not want to get a background check. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, also known as the Brady Bill, was passed in 1993 by the United States Congress. It requires licensed arms dealers to run background checks through the FBI. It is unjustifiable for the licensed dealer to have to pay for a background check and follow laws when a private party seller can just hand the gun over to whomever they want. The Act also states that if a gun is purchased at a gun show, you have to be a resident of the state in which it is purchased, and you cannot cross state lines with the weapon.
Gun control has been a very controversial subject as there have been countless incidents of open fires at public places during recent times. There have been multiple cases of gunfire at schools and other public places that have caused irreparable damage and severe tragedy. It would be fair to admit that the inefficiency of the gun control laws has been brought to the front by these incidents, where a growing number of cases are being reported about mass firings. Despite the damage it creates and the tragedy it wreaks in the minds of the public, it is deplorable that most of these events are politicized across the media. The sensationalism created by news like these are used to politicize these events and to muddle the facts.
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. .
The law is designed to protect innocent victims. “It does not have any provision to protect original aggressors.” (Contributor). The stand your ground law is extremely biased towards who has a better luck at getting away or being able to successfully use the stand your ground law as defense. For example, the way the government prosecuted the Black Panthers vs other legal gun owners. “The Panthers became experts on firearm laws and openly carried guns, in a sharp departure from mainstream civil rights technique.
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
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
Especially, a gun gives a motivation that results in gun violence. When all guns are banned, suicides and homicides will decrease, young people will not be able to obtain a firearm and be in dangerous situations, and it would lessen many deaths that occur every year. Also, children will have a safer home to live in. If only banning certain guns, other types of firearms will still be used in crimes. Therefore, not just banning certain guns and guns that are technically illegal, but all of
Many are against concealed carry because it would lead to an arms race. As said by Kelly Sampson, on behalf of the Brady Campaign, allowing concealed carry would force the criminals to get higher damage guns, which would lead to an unnecessary amount of guns. If criminals got higher grade weapons, it would mean more violent crimes and more deaths. Obama once said “There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America. So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer?” and many people on the pro-gun control side stand by this.
By limiting the freedom to own guns with measures like the Undetectable Firearms Act or the unsuccessful Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, our 2nd Amendment rights become increasingly at risk from being taken away. The solution is not in restrictions on gun ownership, but the education that comes with gun ownership. The government should consider the prospect of providing gun safety training to congress as an alternative to gun control. The National Rifle Association did a study on gun violence. They conclude that “gun safety has proven to be effective against gun homicide” (NRA 2013).
Joseph Joubert once said that “The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.” If I were to create a Flash Seminar, I would aim the discussion towards understanding, which then can lead to progress in the world. Specifically, understanding about gun violence and steps that can be taken to reduce the amount of victims from it. The sheer prevalence of gun violence in this country is heartbreaking. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days. Furthermore, not every shooting has a large number of victims.
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