The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, “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.” Whether or whether not the United States should implement stricter gun laws has been a controversial issue for a long time. “Gun control" is the popular name for laws that aspire to restrict or regulate guns by choosing who the government deems most suitable to sell, buy, and possess certain firearms in order to reduce the crime rate. Supporters of gun control most oftenly call for laws that restrict law-abiding people, the only people who will obey them. Many pro gun control advocates believe that gun control does not go against the Constitution,
Gun Control Have you ever wondered why gun control is around and why people oppose or agree with it? Well gun control is the attempt to make laws on purchasing, selling, trading, and producing firearms. The Second Amendment is one of the reasons why people oppose or agree with gun control. The U.S. government had made many laws for gun control over the years (Benson). The third reason why people either oppose or side with gun control are the pros and cons in the past, such as how many deaths because of guns and how many deaths for not the use of guns to protect yourself.
On April 16th, 2007, America was aghast by one of the massive school shootings to date. Seung Hui Cho, described as “angry and disturbed”, killed 32 people and wounded 17 others. As a little boy, Cho was bullied and diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder and major depression disorder. After the shooting, Virginian governor Tim Kaine gather together numerous officials and experts to investigate and determine what Cho’s objective was. The final report contained more than 30 pages about Cho’s mental history.
The metamorphosis of gun laws is a topic rarely spoken of. Not only do you have to evaluate the history of the amendment that made this right to bear arms possible, but also you need to take a look at how it has evolved. The way guns are perceived is drastically different than it was years ago. Today, the average American will think of either two things when they think of guns: violence or safety. Which is it?
Gun debate What is your outlook on the gun eschew about getting gun control or not have gun control? I learned from the New York Times Upfront article is that there’s a lot of people getting gun and using them for killing people. I think that the gun is not the faut. “Since 1994, licensed gun dealers have been required to conduct background checks on potential burger” (pg6). “In Las Vegas shooting bullets rained down on helpless crowd 22,000 people” (pg.6).
ProCon facts have found that “57% people believe that gun control laws give too much power to the government and may result in government tyranny and the government taking away all guns from citizens”. They are those who believe that they have to protect themselves because no one else will do it. Many of whom lack the knowledge of the government and how much power they possess. They are unaware of the three branches of government that secures the rights of citizens. No one can ever gain complete control without the people having a say.
People believe that the government causes certain events in order to make more strict regulations in the country. During the time of the Sandy Hook shooting, President Obama was fighting for more strict gun control within the country. Many people believe that because of this fight the Sandy Hook shooting took place. Society would rather put the blame on the government, rather than accepting the fact that some people just have issues that cause them to perform unthinkable acts. For example, Adam Lanza, the shooter of Sandy Hook elementary.
The second amendment of 1789 states that all civilians of the United States of America have their constitutional right to bare arms. Now, two centuries later, we have started to finally ride into a major problem regarding this constitutional amendment, what if people use this right for their own wrong will? Mass shootings in the past two decades have grown increasingly popular occasions throughout the world. It just takes one bad apple among the group to cause a multitude of deaths, usually based on mental illness or influence by the media. This not only creates a predicament of how we can stop or reduce these acts, but how we can find the source of them.
Guns, we have seen them in action movies, but it’s a tragedy when someone in real life shoots someone. Firearms in America are everywhere, many believe it’s necessary while others disagree. The federal definition of an assault weapon is a firearm with a magazine that is more than 10 pounds. History proved that not all shootings used assault weapons, the deadliest mass shootings were accomplished with two ordinary handguns. From Red Lake, Columbine, and the Virginia Tech Massacre, many innocent students lost their lives.
Additionally, on average there are nearly 13,000 gun homicides a year in the United States.” David Frum, Daily Beast and CNN contributor, stated, “About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds." This 2018 there was a mass shooting in a school at Parkland, Florida. 17 students and staff died at Stoneman Douglas High School. It was just supposed to be a normal Valentines day, but it turned out being the day that 17 lives were taken. Students all over America have protested, showing bravery