3. Evaluate the effectiveness of Australia 's legal system in achieving reform of the gun laws There were approximately four million guns privately owned in Australia by the 1980s, and about 700 deaths caused by guns each year. These guns were mostly owned and used by hunters and farmers, and the gun laws at the time were weak and varied vastly between states.
With the event of the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, the Australian population where pushing tighter gun laws. With the quick development of one of the largest gun reforms in recent history, Australia became and remains the standard for advocates of anti-gun and gun control campaigns. As Australia being a federation, John Howard (who has only been in office six weeks) had to convince the country’s states into supporting a nationwide reform. With the ‘Australian gun buyback’ in 1996-97, 650,000 privately held guns were collected and destroyed in an incentive to minimise gun related crime.
Port Arthur massacre which happened on 28–29 April 1996. A killing spree in which 35 people were killed and 23 seriously wounded. It occurred mainly at the historic Port Arthur former prison colony, a popular tourist site in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia. Martin John Bryant, a 28-year-old from Newtown, a suburb of Hobart, was found guilty of the shootings and given 35 life sentence without possibility of parole.
Gun control has been going on for around for years. Gun control laws should be more enacted in the United States of America since citizens are having the potential of using the weapon as violence throughout the community or state and or the country. The 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution state that 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.” Which was adapted in in December 15,1791 the purpose of the second amendment was that the government would not make a tyrannical government.
Continuing to allow our citizens to own and operate firearms is not just basic freedom, it is safety. Facts involving the distribution of guns prove that making guns harder to buy through retail will not solve any problems. By examining what has taken place in Australia, it is clear that if guns are taken away from the citizens, it will not help lower crimes committed or deaths related to guns. In order to prevent crime, including homicides and mass shootings, gun control laws shouldn't infringe upon citizens constitutional rights to safety and self defense. It is assumed that if stricter gun laws that restricted people from buying guns by adding additional requirements when purchasing like deeper background checks took place, less crimes would be committed.
Gun Control Imagine a situation where a family is enjoying a movie at their house and someone breaks in with a gun. The family should not have to worry because they have the right to own a gun. However, if those guns were taken away, the family would have no option except be scared. In many cities where gun control laws have been put into place, crime rates went through the roof. Criminals know that they can get guns, however, the citizens cannot.
The recent media footage of the destruction of innocent, young lives re-ignites the gun reform debate again, and what we as a community can do to prevent another tragedy. The outpourings of grief and horror are becoming all too frequent in our society. What has gone wrong? Why do human beings feel the need to express their anger and disappointment with their lives by resorting to such extreme violence? The ramifications of easily accessible firearms are like opening a Pandora's Box.
Gun Control Gun control is the set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians. Gun control has been a very big, conflicting topic for a very long time. There are so many different views on gun control and who knows when this conflict will be resolved and when these school shootings will come to an end. Along with all the suicides that are happening involving guns, it needs to end. This issue seems to be getting worse, and the policies they have now are not working like they should be.
Guns have been a part of America’s history since its creation, so much so, even an amendment of the very Constitution it was founded on is devoted to civilian possession of firearms. It therefore comes as no surprise that any initiative to somehow enforce stricter laws and regulations regarding firearms, or God forbid, strip the people of their Second Amendment right, is faced with some resistance, to say the least. However, following the example of countries that have virtually solved some crime or firearm related issues by employing somewhat unorthodox measures, could potentially reduce the amount of violent crime that is sweeping the US. Gun control has been subject to much debate and controversy in the US and is still somewhat considered
American Gun Control Laws In the United States of America, there are many laws on guns. The problem is there are too many gun control laws and this needs to change. There are so many laws that should not be in effect. Many people don’t even want gun control laws.