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.
Enshrined in the United States Constitution, there is perhaps no debate that permeates the contemporary socio political landscape with as much fervor as the right to bear arms. In recent times, the rise of gun violence has brought the issue of gun control to the forefront of political discourse. Gun control has been hotly contested by political leaders, liberal and conservative adults, and even teenagers in high school. While there are many articles online regarding this topic that appear to be reliable prima facie, not all of them prove to be credible under closer scrutiny. Although everyone has their own opinion with respect to gun control, some news articles choose not to consider all the factual evidence that is readily available or see
In today’s society, one of the most alienating issues in American politics is gun control. More specifically, the issue is whether or not guns should be banned in the United States. Some people would say that guns should be banned because it would reduce crime as a whole and keep citizens safer. These people, enthusiasts of stricter gun laws, fear being safe in their country where there are so many people who have access to guns. Opponents of this argument, however, also fear losing safety.
Gun Control is an urgent and paramount intricacy in our country today. It not only concerns our individual rights and where people stand on personal freedom versus the need for social order and concern for public safety, but it also has an integral effect on the criminal justice system. Gun control influences the approach of policy-makers regarding crime and is a hot-button issue among Law Enforcement. Most everyone has passionate opinions about gun control-whether we currently have too much of it or not enough-as well as how to fix the conglomeration of issues about the ownership of guns and what we do with them. The main concerns surrounding gun control involve the sociological, ethical, and legal concepts it is necessary to resolve in order to functionally maintain gun regulations.
TO: Dr. McConachie FROM: Jongsu Kim RE: GUN CONTROL DATE: 10/28/2015 I chose gun control for my policy advocate paper because I wanted to learn more about gun control issues that the United States is facing and perspectives from the president and the Congress who agree and disagree on gun control, since I was born in Korea, which barely has any gun-related issues due to the strict law against owning guns. In the United States, the gun control issues are a serious problem. There have been many gun violence incidents, such as shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, Umpqua Community College, and so on. As the gun violence has kept happening, some people want stronger regulations for selling and carrying guns.
Advocates of gun control say that the recent shootings prove that the Nations gun laws are way too weak (Smith, Patricia). Ladd Everitt of the Coalition to stop gun violence tells that these tragedies expose how weak our gun laws are. Ladd Everitt says that our laws are inadequate and utterly insane (Smith,
People now argue daily over whether or not these laws are truly making a difference. This paper will examine the problems, laws, and response to guns over the past decades. First of all, guns have been a huge problem for many citizens lives in the US today. Guns in a crime are a lot more likely to cause a death than other weapon, so laws are put in place to stop this. (Zimring 440)
In modern society, controversial topics flood the means for conversation as they are becoming more frequent in everyday life. Among all of them, however, the debate over gun control has been prevalent for so long as it is something many people can easily share a stance on. It is an issue everybody should have an opinion on, as it is vastly important, potentially threatening, and all too present in modern society. The implementation of gun control in the United States is a debated social issue in where exercising gun control regulations would take away the 2nd Amendment rights and would also prevent the ability of law abiding citizens to protect themselves from criminals who obtain guns illegally. The right to bear arms is promised to citizens
the last few years there were many shootings and many deaths that happen the past few years. Many shootings situations found that these incidents were happening more recently. gun control is the answer to decrease homicide and save taxpayer dollars. The cost of guns are bought for $229 billion a year.
Indispensable or Ineffective: The Influence of Gun Control on Society’s Wellbeing Gun violence leads to more than 31,000 deaths and 78,000 nonfatal injuries every year according to Dewey Cornell, a forensic clinical psychologist at the University of Virginia. Many of the most horrific cases of gun violence are mass shootings, which appear to be growing more frequent. Even though there have been multiple publicized massacres that have taken place in recent years (such as Sandy Hook, Aurora, and other mass shootings) there is little awareness of the growing controversy of how to prevent these incidents and others involving gun violence in the public. This controversy has led to the continued debate of gun-control. Peter Tucci, a free-lance journalist form the Daily Caller, argues against the establishment of more gun-control saying that it is not efficacious, widespread gun ownership protects citizens, and that gun control does not ensure the safety of the public.
More than 100,000 people in America are killed in murders, assaults, suicides, suicide attempts, accidents, or by police intervention. 31,537 of those people die from gun violence. Although this may seem like a relatively high number, over the past 20 years, gun sales have exploded, but homicides with firearms are down 39 percent, while “other crimes with firearms” are down 69 percent (Infowars). There may be some limitations for criminals, but there are several ways to maneuver through the gun system and for criminals to get the weapons they need. Gun control are a hot button topic in the US and is in need of a solution.
Everyday in the United States, ninety families are changed forever; guns claim an average of ninety lives every day in the United States, 33,000 lives in a single year. Gun control has been a debate in the United States for many years and is constantly thrusted back into the public’s attention by horrific shootings. These shootings constantly cause individuals to petition the government to place stricter and stricter regulations of guns. However, these policies cannot be the solution to this problem. To determine a solution that will be both effective and constitutional, we must look at statistics and research that has been conducted to determine the best course of action.
This then led to the expansion of gun control laws and has strongly shaped and influenced the public’s opinion. The process of developing gun control remains to be a challenge still, due to its capacity removing individual rights and liberty, which undermine the value of guns and firearms in the promotion of deterrence and self-defense and inability to recognize the commitment of existing reasonable gun control initiatives already in
Moorhouse, John C, and Brent Wanner. “Does Gun Control Reduce Crime Or Does Crime Increase Gun Control?” Ebscohost, 1 Jan. 2006, web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/ pdfviewer?vid=1&sid=db378b8b-d9e7-4ee7-b26c-460bc1177bd4%40sessionmgr4008. Moorhouse and Wanner, in their article “Does Gun Control Reduce Crime Or Does Crime Increase Gun Control”, studied whether or not gun control reduced gun violence in individual states. The overarching theme throughout the individual states is that gun control doesn’t reduce gun violence and is very ineffective.
Guns Do Not Kill “Chinese fire lances, recognized as the world’s first guns, were invented in the tenth century of bamboo and gunpowder” (Harder 2). Over time, guns have improved causing a greater threat to modern day society. “Since the National Act of Firearms was passed in 1934, gun control has been a controversial topic throughout America” (Tim 1). Due to the multiple, past, mass shootings, politicians are debating the complete despotism of guns.