This problem can be contributed to the increasing power of guns, and a lack of mental health coverage, gun control and school safety. When the 2nd amendment was established, the most complex guns we had were muskets, and we needed to defend ourselves from what we felt was tyranny; the American Revolution was still in the rearview mirror for all Americans to consider. Ever since those words were written, however, gun technology has dramatically increased – despite fully automatic weapons being banned from the public, bump stocks that simulate a fully automatic weapon can be purchased with relative ease. Most Americans feel we can do better when it comes to gun control; in a Washington Post article by Scott Clement and Emily Guskin, 77% polled said more effective mental health screening could have
In the article, The Argument Gun Rights Supporters Can’t Respond To published by Current Affairs and written by Nathan J. Robinson, provides readers with avid arguments towards the support of gun control. Robinson compares guns to a “magic death app” and destroys every argument made by gun rights supporters. I agree with every statement that Robinson made despite the absurdity of them. I especially appreciated the statement “If someone had a button on his desk with a skull and crossbones on it, that could instantly vaporize anyone in the room, that person would probably be thought of as deranged. And yet if an executive keeps a gun in his desk, he is treated as legitimately exercising his right to self-defense.” This quote helps readers to comprehend just how normalized we have become to these “killing machines.”
Gun control has always been an issue in the US, simply because we love our guns. The only problem is too many people have been killed for no specific reason. This has caused more mayhem than ever before, with riots, movements and more murder. There has to be a way to stop these events and actually move forward with a valid system for guns that stops all this violence and nonsense. We have come too far in this world to have problems the cowboys should have only
Although, 2nd Amendment activists believe that gun control is unconstitutional, thus delaying Congress to enact any laws. This delay could cause lives and too much trouble in our country. Stricter gun laws are needed in our free country to prevent the recurrent mass shootings and crimes, this will also impact the time it takes to obtain a gun, but everyday citizens are stopping our government from doing anything because of the interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. Guns do kill
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. It’s impossible to assess whether or not that person would use the weapon instantly, however, it only takes one bad day, and suddenly that gun could potentially harm countless innocents.
Many pro-gun supporters say that banning guns will both “create another potentially large source of organized criminal revenue, as a black market for guns will sure develop”, and “take away yet another piece of our liberty, which is one more step to socialism and totalitarianism” (Messerli). Supporters also say that reasonable gun control and gun safety education can be more enforced, so large-scale weapon bans are not necessary. Law abiding citizens who own guns are able to protect themselves against government tyranny, if issues were ever to arise. Lastly, many supporters of guns state that an attempt to ban guns is a violation of our Second Amendment
"’Make no mistake -- they 're coming for our guns. And we freedom-loving gun lovers are totally defenseless! Other than, you know, the guns’ -Stephen Colbert” (Kurtzman 1). There are as many people who advocate for pro gun laws as the people who are opposed, which is the reason why gun control has become one of the most controversial topics as of right now. America is truly split between those who advocate for gun control and those who are opposed.
Guns are a cost-benefit ratio along with everything else in this world. Guns don’t fire by themselves, so why do we need to outlaw guns when the gun doesn’t pull its own trigger? Instead, we need to work with the people using them. Gun laws are to keep people that aren’t supposed to have guns from getting guns and they are also in place to protect the people who have guns and give them the right to bear arms. Studies show that gun ownership has increased incredibly while at the same time crime has decreased to historic lows The second amendment says people have the right to bear arms and they can’t be taken away.
America has the right to bear arms and to keep her gun 's, but something needs to be changed when it comes to gun laws. Guns are not the problem, it 's the gun laws that are the issue. Gun laws are weak, there has been more shootings than ever before. And there 's no unity to create a solution. We begin with how most gun control arguments begin with.
They would argue that not enough people have guns and the ability to correctly handle them. December 14th, 2012: A lone gunman kills 26 people at Sandy Hooke Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. June 12th, 2016: A gunman opens fire at Pulse, a gay nightclub situated in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, and wounding 53. October 1st, 2017: A gunman shoots at people attending a country music festival from the 32nd floor of his Las Vegas hotel room, killing 59 and injuring more than 500 people. Sunday, November 5th, of this year, 26 people were killed and 20 more were injured when a man opened fire inside a Texas church.
Future Legislation Our nation has suffered too much at the hands of dangerous people who use guns to commit horrific acts of violence. As President Obama said following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, “We won’t be able to stop every violent act, but if there is even one thing that we can do to prevent any of these events, we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try. “Most gun owners are responsible and law-abiding, and they use their guns safely. But to better protect our children and our communities from tragic mass shootings like those in Newtown, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Tucson, there are common-sense steps we can take right now. While no law or set of laws will end gun violence, it is clear that the American people want action,
Authorities say the 64-year-old gunman, Stephen Paddock, shot at the victims from the 32nd floor perch. Authorities said that Paddock checked into the Madala Bay Resort and Casino on Thursday, a day before the event at a crowd attending a music festival below.. Paddock brought with him “in excess of 10 suitcases,” according to police. The cases held at least 23 weapons, many of them rifles ranging in size from .308 to .223 caliber, along with two tripods including a camera he positioned in the peephole of the door. When police entered his hotel room, they discovered Paddock had shot himself. A motive has not yet been determined Marilou Danley, girlfriend of the mass shooter is in the crosshairs of the investigation but claims that she had no idea that Paddock was going to do this.
It becomes very clear that no matter what, people will always get ahold of guns. And by putting strict gun laws into place, all the nation or state would be doing is disarming law abiding citizens. Although Thomas Paine is speaking of all nations in this excerpt from “Thoughts on Defensive War,” this can also apply to the United States of America alone. He explains that if they take away the right to bear arms, there will not be peace because the criminals will have firearms and the law abiding citizens will not. And that the only way to have peace is to have the law abiding citizens armed to protect themselves and the nation from the criminals that would have their firearms regardless of law.
Even though gun laws prevent deaths, they infringe so many rights in the immutable Bill of Rights, which is one of the foundations of the great United States. Gun laws give too much power to the government and way less from the people, which will lead to government corruption. And, stated by ClearPictureOnline.com,”Guns don 't kill people, people do. We need to concentrate on the values and morals of our citizens and at the role the media plays in glorifying violence and the lack of respect for law.” (Shootout: Do We Need More Gun Control Regulations?) What people don 't understand is that they are taking away their own freedoms with Gun Control.