1. What are your thoughts on the gun related deaths each year in the United Sates versus other countries? What was the population of the United States when the Second Amendment was drafted and how did most Americans live at that time? What is your opinion on the US Second Amendment? Is it still relevant to American society today? I believe that the amount of deaths related to guns each year in the United Sates is absolutely absurd. The amount of deaths compared to that of other countries is so drastic I’m very surprised the government controlling the U.S. hasn’t taken any action against guns and the laws surrounding them. My opinion on the United States Second Amendment is that it should not have ever been set in the law and that there is no use for guns besides …show more content…
Another 3. What are the rights and regulations to gun ownership in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Great Britain and Germany and how do they compare to the United States? Each nation has its own take on gun laws and regulations depending on how they are viewed. All of the countries mentioned in the question have much stricter gun laws compared to the United States and some other various countries. The right to own a gun in the United States is outlined completely in The Second Amendment which states that basically any one is capable of obtaining a firearm if there are no signs of a criminal background or drug use. In Japan starting in the 17th century the government and leaders of the nation enforced much stricter laws regarding the use of any weapon including firearms and swords. The law enforced stated that no one shall possess a firearm or firearms or a sword or swords with little to no
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I think it is clear that America’s lenient Gun Laws have no doubt been a huge factor on the staggering amount of gun violence for a long time. I do believe, however, in people’s rights to defend and arm themselves, it is part of their constitution, I just feel that it is necessary that the laws regarding the 2nd amendment need to be reinforced and should introduce some restrictions to ensure that only the people who are mentally capable of wielding a firearm, without causing harm to society, should be allowed to acquire one. I do also recognise that there are already a staggering number of guns in the possession of the general public, and I feel that the only way to tackle this issue is cultural change in America, changing the views of individuals on the idea of guns, but change is always
The Second Amendment of the Constitution clearly 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.” Humans having ownership of a gun is a American tradition, thus is older than the country itself, and the second amendment protects this tradition. If America was to enforce more gun control laws, thus would interfere with the second amendment. The Second Amendment is a right therefore a person is not forced
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of the individual to keep and bear firearms. When the Second Amendment was written it was for the right to arm oneself as a personal liberty to deter undemocratic or oppressive governing bodies from forming and to repel impending invasions. Furthermore, gun advocates proclaim that guns are for the right to self-defense. Some people try to participate and uphold the law. We have seen how guns in the hands of children can cause fatal accidents and people have committed mindless crimes leading to
CDC also reports that 11,008 homicides involve a gun. Over half of the suicides cases in America involved a some kind of a gun. Although Americans have the Right To Bear Arms there should be more restrictions on guns because guns are responsible for a lot of deaths across America. The history on the second amendment and gun control is that everyone has the right to bear arms but now it has been getting out of control with the mass shootings and how people can go online and purchase a gun illegally.
Using your research, class notes, and the film, Bowling for Columbine, state your opinion about the issue of gun ownership in Canada and evaluate the success of our gun laws. Support your opinions and arguments with specific examples and case studies, and references to legislation (such as the Charter and the Criminal Code of Canada). Your answer should be approximately 300 words. I think that canada’s gun laws are a lot more successful than other countries.
The 2nd amendment of the United States states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” But is that truly the way that the United States should be governed under? The United States has the one of the highest amount of deaths related to gun violence in the entire world, 31st in the world exactly, but the fact that is baffling is that for such a developed and country with a strong infrastructure, why are these rates so high? From mass shooting in schools, clubs, gatherings, and neighborhoods all across America, there is certainly something else behind these mass shootings. Gun violence is an aching issue on the hands of the hands of the United States government as well, as congress is finding it difficult to
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.” Us americans don't need to “bear arms.” Some may say that many people use them to hunt but there are many other weapons you can use to hunt with as well as protecting yourself from danger. By having the second amendment, it gives criminals the right to go out and harm people, whether it be a family member, friend, someone you walk past. Statistics say that “The U.S. has an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands.
The topic of gun control and firearm regulation has been subject to heated debate for a long while. Both sides have potent arguments, however the core of this issue ultimately boils down to the constitution itself. More specifically the second amendment. This argument quickly becomes quite complicated because gun control and firearm regulation concerns not only the right of citizens, but more importantly the safety of citizens. The second amendment helps to guarantee an imperative right belonging to all citizens.
“If you want to buy a gun in Japan you need patience and determination. You have to attend an all-day class, take a written exam and pass a shooting-range test with a mark of at least ninety five percent” (Low). Even after passing these exams, a citizen is required to renew their license every three years with the same process if they intend to keep their firearm. Japan not only requires the exams, but similar to other countries, Japan has an intense background check that includes criminal records, drug history, and mental health. The police in Japan take gun control very seriously, they inspect guns once a year and know where a citizen’s gun is stored in their home.
A gun is made to be used at its full capability. Weapons are used also for protection over your family,(“A ban on assault weapons would not reduce crime”) also said, “ California 's murder rate increased every year for five years, twenty-six percent total. That is a perfect example of why some people feel the need to keep a gun or firearm in their homes, they are aware of the murder rate due to the media. People do not want to take a chance on someone hurting them so they feel the need to have one, witch is understandable because the murder rate has raised in the last 5 years there. You don’t want your firearm to not be able to be used to its maximum strength at a time if someone was to try to harm you, you would want it to be able to be used at its maximum strength to be able to protect you from harm.
Guns should be banned in America, with 30,000 deaths yearly in America, we need to do something about it. Many counties have made strict gun control laws or just have banned guns and that seems to be helping them. We have the most gun deaths out of all wealthy countries, which is unacceptable and we need to change it as fast as possible to prevent further deaths. Many people say that guns shouldn't be banned because of how the Second Amendment says, “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.” The Second Amendment was written in 1791, around 225 years ago!
The United States constitution states by the 2nd amendment, that all men have the right to bear firearms in order to protect themselves. The gun policy in the US has been widely discussed in broad manners, and after hearing so much from different media outlets, I believe that I am able to make a stand on where I lean towards on this complex subject I do not think fondly of the USA’s gun policy, it has never worked and the whole concept of allowing firearms in a society is a very bad idea. The gun policy fails in every way, and a major problem is that it can be abused by anyone. Without much hesitation, a person can purchase a firearm, which of course is very dangerous.
To begin with, the second amendment of the US constitution gives citizens the right to carry or possess a gun. As a result, gun violence in America has increased drastically over the years due to guns being utilised in a reprehensible manner and people getting wedged in the crossfire, hence why stringent law enforcements need to be put in place regarding guns in the US. “Since 1982, there have been at least 61 mass murders carried out with firearms; in most cases, the killers had obtained their weapons legally”.