Gun control and the second amendment The second amendment has been apart of this country since the founding fathers but each year gun laws get stricter so my stance on the subject is that we should keep the laws the same.The main problem with these changes are the main options being flawed like the gun buyback.The fact that guns are not the main cause of homicide in the United States.And last that there are already organizations in place informing people the proper ways to legally get and own guns like the N.R.A .The main problems summarized are non effective resolutions,the fact that guns are not the leading cause of death in the US,and that there are already organizations in place making sure that the laws work. The first point I made was that that what the other sides solutions are flawed and don 't work.For example In Australia after the largest mass shooting in Australian history in 1996 they made laws banning semi-automatic and self-loading rifles.They also did a mandatory gun buyback where 700,000 guns were surrendered.Did this help the overall homicides lower no it only let it go higher in
It talks about that even though cars kill many people every year they are not banned, so why should guns be banned. The texts are mainly against banning guns, but the first debater believes that running background checks are important for the safety. Another point of view on this matter is given in text 2 by the third debater, where the writer argues for banning guns. The debater supports this argument by
There have been previous laws like The Brady Law instituted in 1993 that made a federal background check a requirement before an individual could purchase a gun (Kleck). Federal background checks are still being used today and the Legislature has agreed to pass an amendment that provides more funding for even stronger background checks. In 1994 President Clinton passed a law that banned semi-automatic weapons for civilian use (Kleck). This is still an ongoing issue today because semi-automatic weapons are readily available and have yet to be banned. There is no question that both parties are searching for answers, but the question remains how will the House make all Americans
According to the data from the U.S center for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), around 93 of USA citizen are killed by guns every day from 2011 to 2015. These stats clearly show that the possession of illegal firearm among the society is still in the ‘red zone’. Given the stats above, a background check by the law enforcement must be performed periodically among the private firearm dealers that are legally registered to ensure the rules are followed at all times. Any private firearm dealers who are not following the rules for the latest gun control law, must returned back their license and hence being penalized afterward. The private firearm dealers who have registered with the law enforcement must attend an annual registered license to ensure the dealers to keep a safety insurance throughout the year.
In 1994 the government placed a ban on 19 firearms that were categorized as assault weapons. This banned had the intention to reduce shootings and it did. Many people agreed to these this ban. Statistics show that “77% of the American people and 66% gun owners want to put a ban on Assault weapons (Alters). So the ban didn’t really argue on some people’s views.
The number of incidents of gun violence last year in the United States was about 60,000. In recent years, the number of mass shooting has risen to about one mass shooting per day in the United States. The country is divided with some wanting to reevaluate our gun control laws and either ban or add additional regulations to the purchase of guns. Others say it is our right for Americans to own guns and something the founding fathers considered important to put in the Bill of Rights. The number of firearm sales has risen with the number of mass shooting many Americans question if banning guns or certain guns could help decrease the number of gun violence deaths.
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
The basic standards for people applying are that: applicants must be a United States citizen, twenty one years old, own a driver’s license, pass physical requirements, and pass a background check. The physical requirements do not merely mean a physical exam. A candidate must also be able to pass a running test and a drug test. (Gresham) If applicants pass the qualifications test, they are then selected to go to the police academy. While there, they are trained in multiple ways which include classroom instruction, state laws, local laws, constitutional law, civil rights, and police ethics.
Gun control is a problem that tends to occur very often in the past few years, and is affecting the U.S very badly. Gun control is what restricts people from buying and using guns, but these laws are not strengthened at the extent they need to be strengthened. This leads to many people getting these guns and using them to cause mass shootings all over the U.S. For example, according to the Council on Foreign Relationship, a news article that covers major world issues, in 2017, mass shootings at a music festival in Las Vegas and at a church near San Antonio have rekindled the gun control debate (“U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons”). The fact that gun control is still not tightened is a huge margin and error, and still causes mass shootings as we just covered.
The second amendment 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.” Recently, the controversy of guns and gun control has been a huge topic of discussion. In the past few months, there have been multiple shootings, including two popular mass shootings such as the one in Las Vegas and the one at the high school in Florida. Some are saying that all guns should be banned and no one should have guns, and that will result in less homicides and mass shootings. On the other hand, some say that there should not be gun control because of the second amendment, self defense and safety, and how it will not change the amount of violence in the country.