Gun Control Are you a person that has, or has ever had possession of a gun? People believe that the United States of America should have gun control. I do not believe that. I believe people should have the right to posses, and bear arms. 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.
The second amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The second amendment guarantees the right to own a gun. You should be able to own a gun for protection and hunting. People think we shouldn’t have guns because they kill people, but guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Owning a gun is a human right.
Another problem with taking guns away, or banning them, is that the government cannot expect everyone to abide by the laws. In past circumstances when guns were banned, criminals were the kind of people that the government wanted to make sure did not have guns. In reality, they were always the ones who still had the guns (Lott). People can say that gun crime is a serious firearm problem, but guns are not always the exact cause of the crime. Even if the government tries to deny groups access to guns, they could still find their way around the law and gain access to one
The metamorphosis of gun laws is a topic rarely spoken of. Not only do you have to evaluate the history of the amendment that made this right to bear arms possible, but also you need to take a look at how it has evolved. The way guns are perceived is drastically different than it was years ago. Today, the average American will think of either two things when they think of guns: violence or safety. Which is it?
Some people may say that if guns were banned, criminals would not be able to get hold of them, and most crimes would disappear. This sounds like the perfect solution; however, it is not true. Criminals will always find a way to obtain guns, leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless. Since 1976, it has been illegal to own a handgun or to keep any gun from your home unlocked and fully assembled in Washington, D. C.; however, it is the “murder capital of the world” (Kopel). As you can see, banning guns does not eliminate
The Golden Rule, also known as the reversibility criterion by Immanuel Kant, states that we should “Don unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Thiroux and Krasemann 153). The actions by Vicksburg which were implied in the movie during the court proceedings not only showed that they went violating the Golden Rule because they do not care that their business operations endanger people. Two such examples are when the clerk of a gun company associated with the gun manufacturer did not check why a customer bought a lot of guns in such a short period of time and the gun manufacturer’s CEO claimed that due to the second amendment, anything done by gun owners are not their problem. The first example shows that negligence on the company’s part not only help with the company’s profits, but also the fact that clerk reaped the spoils by getting a chance to going on a vacation to a tropical area because of the huge amount of sales that he makes monthly (Fleder “Runaway
A decrease in incidence of gun-related violence has also decreased in the US during the time when the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act was in effect. There are two arguments dominating the gun control issue. The anti-gun control people believes that the problem is with the people not with the guns and imposing heavier sanctions, harsher punishments on criminals, and more armed guards should solve the problem of gun violence. On the other hand, the pro-gun control people argues that the easy accessibility of firearms directly correlates gun-related violence and mass shooting (Lemieux, 2014). Both arguments have its merits, but in dealing with the gun control issue, it is important to put ethics and public health implications into consideration (Boylan,
The application for a handgun license begins at the local police department where a background check and fingerprinting will be operated. Once the application approved, then, New York State Police Department requires personal references for consideration. Then, pick Up the License & Purchase Authorization, buy a Gun and at last you are free to use it with permit. Gun control laws sometimes create a direct ban on some types of guns, including Unregistered and illegal guns, hideded weapons, assault guns. There is restriction on owning or possessing guns who are Convicted criminal and aliens who are the people without documents.Nearly all states ban the use and possession of guns in a school or near school areas because it is dangerous for the students.
The Supreme Court held that “[t]he operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms” (District of Columbia v. Heller 2-22). In the 2010 follow-up case McDonald v. Chicago the Supreme Court found that the right of an individual to “keep and bear arms” granted by the Second Amendment is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (10-11, 33-34). This meant that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments in the same manner it limits the federal government. Thus, at this moment in time individual Americans have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Nevertheless, the debate on the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms continues unabated, with strong camps both in support and in
An African American retired custodian, Otis McDonald, took on the city of Chicago, which had the similar law restricting gun control policies as the Heller case. So, it comes to no one’s surprise that according to Encyclopedia Britannica, McDonald filed his lawsuit on the same day Heller’s case decision was announced to the public. Chicago was banning new registration of handguns, yet making a registration for handguns a requirement. The decision to change this regulation was made on June 28, 2010, when the court sided with McDonald 5-4. Although this case is recent it is still not the most recent major court case regarding the subject of gun control.