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.
Either from other countries, or manufacture weapons themselves. For Example, in the article, “The Assault Weapon Ban Should Not Be Reinstated”, the author states, “ Mexico has some of the strictest gun control laws on earth, yet a large number of weapons are smuggled in from other places.” Take this quote for example, mexico has strict gun laws, but there is still weapons getting into Mexico. People in America would do that. Another example from the article “Argument Against Gun Control”, the author states, “This is the newest iteration of the popular talking point that gun laws cannot work because criminals won 't follow them. As Marco Rubio often proclaimed during the primary campaign: "My skepticism about gun laws is criminals don 't follow the law.” People won’t follow laws.
He supports his argument by saying that making strict gun laws will lead to a time where only the terrorists and bad guys will have guns, leaving the other citizens unarmed and unprotected. He believes that the people are responsible for killings with firearms and not the guns. The first and second debaters in text 2 share the same attitude towards gun laws as Donald Trump. The text compares guns with cars. It talks about that even though cars kill many people every year they are not banned, so why should guns be banned.
However, there are many facts and points made about how the amendment is supposed to be treated and how guns are supposed to be used for both individual rights and militia. In fact, “The US Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that this amendment referred to the individual’s right to own a gun for self-defense. Other federal courts have ruled that this amendment pertains only to the rights to form and maintain a militia. Advocates of gun control point out that the writers of the Constitution could not have imagined some of the weapons that are currently available or the amount of damage that could be inflicted by one person armed with one of these guns. Gun control opponents insist there is a constitutional right for individuals to have weapons and vehemently argue against any restrictions
If mentally ill people are only helped during emergencies, they are free to do whatever they want if they give a ‘normal’ disposition, such as buying weapons to inflict harm upon others. While a mentally ill person can buy a gun, it will be very hard to pass a background check, considering the gun control act of 1968. In summary, three reasons why increased gun control is not likely to happen is gun laws are rarely made, current laws are effective, and banning guns will not stop crime. In order to prevent trying to enforce harsher gun laws, people should learn about gun laws instead of using news stories to fuel disgust towards civillian owned weaponry. People want the banning of guns because they do not know about the laws for guns and think that anybody can own a gun when in reality there are certain restrictions.
Gun Control is a good thing in many different ways for many people. However, when you have a law abiding citizen who can not purchase a gun because the restrictions are too high then there is a problem. Gun Control was made to keep a person who has something on their record like drunk driving multiple times, armed robbery, or illegal citizen from buying a gun because the government wants to keep everyone safe and does not want to harm anybody. As stated in my research found in a world encyclopedia, “Many people own guns for the protection of their home.” (“Gun 440”). 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 addition, the amendment has no restricts when it was created so it should be given restricts. One argument against gun rights is that the amendment was written in a different time for weapons like muskets. Eliminating our rights shouldn’t be allowed, but adding more restricts to what we can do is exceptional. The Second Amendment states that people are allowed to carry concealed weapons meaning that they are concealed. Someone wouldn’t be able to steal something they can’t see removing the concerns of a violent act happening.
For example, in the state of Virginia legislation has been passed that will allow people to buy no more than one handgun per month. This in theory should serve as a deterrent of any criminal who wants to purchase more than one. Yet before that black market professionals were purchasing firearms in the state of Virginia and then smuggling them into states and cities like New York, Baltimore, and Washington. we know this because as much as a quarter of New York City's handguns can be traced back to the state of Virginia. With this new legislation in place this will directly affect New York as there should be less black markets for firearms in the state.
Mental illness does not appear on current background checks. Pollitt makes the remark that, “… you have to be mentally ill to commit mass murder …” (484) It’s possible if a mental illness would have been included in a background check, recent shootings may not have been able to take place. Stephen Paddock of the Las Vegas shooting was mentally ill and bought several guns himself. Like Dvorak mentions in her column for the Washington Post, “The group calls for clear standards and stronger compliance for reporting mental health issues to the National
Having strict gun control laws would prevent civilians from protecting themselves against attackers and invaders. While there is a call for strict gun control laws it is impossible for the law makers and law enforcers to protect everyone all the time so having this in place prevents a person from his own protection. Gun ownership allows persons to be protected and this is not something gun control does effectively. The Pew Research Center, which is well known for conducting numerous types of research, has conducted many surveys on this issue and one important trend noticed is that there is more support by Americans for gun rights when compared to gun control. Based on interviews done, 52% of the persons said it was more important to protect