This would be what is known as the “Gun Show loophole.” Contrary to its name, it is not only a gun show loophole, but more of a private sale loophole. This loophole allows guns sold at gun shows or for example on the internet, to be sold without a background check being needed; “‘According to the US Department of Justice, because federal law fails to require background checks by every person who sells or transfers a gun—known as universal background checks–’individuals prohibited by law from possessing guns can easily obtain them from private sellers and do so without any federal records of the
In the event of a shooting, a teacher may accidentally shoot a teacher, a student, or an officer that is trying to help. During class, a teacher may carelessly leave a gun unattended where a student could get a hold of it. Armed teachers are a safety risk as proved by several recent events. A teacher with a gun attempted suicide in a high school in Dalton, and another injured a student after a gun misfired during a gun safety class. Even a principal, who was a school shooting hero for using his own gun to stop a shooter, is in agreement that it is a safety risk.
Experiencing a school shooting is by far one of the worst feelings that an individual can experience. Knowing how dreadfully impactful a school shooting can be to not only a teen or child’s life, but their family, society tries to keep incidents like school shootings from occuring. In articles “Here’s How to Prevent The Next School Shooting, Experts Say,” and “No There Hasn’t Been 18 School Shootings in 2018, That number is flat wrong,” these articles thoroughly state how negatively impactful a school shooting can be in society. While one article supports this issue by sending advice on how to impede them, the other restates what a school shooting really is about; therefore, what would be considered a correctly based opinion towards these articles?
done in 2016 it talks about what happened in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting it states, “...20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children aged 6 and 7, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, before killing himself. Earlier in the day, Lanza had killed his mother, a gun enthusiast, and taken several of her assault weapons, which he used in his rampage.” If Gun control was in place during that time, Lanza may not have had access to powerful weapons. Assault
This term can also be used to describe other related matters, such as limitations on the various types of ammunition or technological developments for different kinds of firearms. Current state and federal gun laws constrain certain civilians from owning firearms; specifically those with criminal records, mental illnesses, or drug/ alcohol addictions, as well as immigrants without legal status, and veterans who left the military with dishonor (Charles). These gun laws also require that only licensed gun dealers may sell guns, and must “conduct background checks of their customers through F.B.I run databases” to ensure that their customers are not prohibited from obtaining certain forms of firearms (“Gun Control”). Advocates believe that these laws enhance the safety of Americans and reduce the likelihood of violent crimes committed with the possession of guns. However, opponents such as the National Rifle Association, argue that fewer restrictions on guns protect an individual’s right to self defense, as implied in the second amendment, and result in safer communities (“Gun Control”).
I believe that the Gun Control Laws should be stricter here around the United States because almost everyday something bad is happening by the use of a gun. Whether its accidental or on purpose something has to be done to make sure guns are being used the way they are suppose to be used. Opening I would like to say that there should be stricter rules when dealing with guns. I’m tired of having to turn on the television and seeing a innocent life taken away by a gun purchased by a teen. For example, the school shootings have been very hard to watch and look at.
She states “because of the numerous amounts of loopholes in our countries current gun restrictions, it is pointless to keep enforcing these laws. A whole new set of tighter stricter gun laws should be enacted instead for a real change to occur” (Watkins). She does bring up a valid point here. These loopholes have resulted in some instances where people purchased a gun from a private seller without having to go through the standard waiting period and background checks that would typically occur if a gun was being purchased from a licensed arms dealer; however even with these “loopholes” the seller must report to the government the weapon being sold as well as the intended buyer of said weapon. One big problem people have with guns and gun laws today is gun shows.
Gun control is hypocritical because the point of gun control is to limit gun violence basically to save human lives but yet there are many other forms of violence that claim more lives each year than firearms. It neglects the reality of control because everyday criminal acts that have been made illegal are still committed. So even if gun control were in effect it would not prevent the use of those weapons, which would mean there is no real control. Also if gun control was allowed it would be targeting a specific group of people; gun owners, which would be discriminating against them. Most importantly as United States citizens under the second amendment we have the right to bear arms, which is why most importantly gun control should not be allowed.
GUN CONTROL Gun control will always be a very significant issue in United States as well as any country that has rules allowing citizens to bare arms. There are those who believe that Americans should not possess guns at all—not one single gun of any kind what so ever. They think the nation would be better without them. All guns have the prospective to be dangerous and should be controlled and handled with much care and cautiousness. Firearms have been part of American life for as long as people can recall.
In the previous weeks a travesty occurred. In Florida’s Parkland High school a disturbed individual entered the building and murdered 17 civilians and injured 14 more. This is a tragedy and the families and friends of these victims are mourning. However, with such a travesty as this, it ignites a debate. In the aftermath of such a catastrophe, what should we do.