Gun Control On December 15th, 1791 our Second Amendment right was adopted. As stated in our Bill of Rights, "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 right to bear arms is a right that every American deserves to have to protect themselves and to serve their families. However there are many that believe that because of mindless acts of violence that guns are to blame. The ill minded should not be the cause of the abiding citizens of America to lose their rights.
Somewhere in the region of about “32 percent of americans want guns to stay legal,” (“Politics”). The anti gun-control advocates say that banning guns will only encourage criminals to commit crimes because average citizens will no longer have a firearm to protect themselves from these criminals or to use when they go hunt for animals. This would increase the crime rate by criminals being more tempted to commit a crime if they knew that the victim was armed with a gun. The NRA, which stands for National Rifle Association does not want normal people to be punished for the acts of criminals. The NRA was created to regulate the guns that are sold and what is needed before a gun is sold to a gun owner.
The Constitution states that we have the right to keep and bare arms, but there are some groups who have decided that 's not right. They will do anything to change the Second Amendment. This year there was a new gun legislation which adds to the long list of gun laws that already exists. In Colorado and Oregon a law was passed that says you can not buy a gun at a gun show without a background check, and a gun show not only by 3 or more persons to be. So in other words, it is illegal to exchange guns while hunting.
As stated prior, during the time of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, President Barack Obama was also fighting to make more strict gun control in America. President Obama wanted it to be more difficult to possess such lethal weapons, in hopes that it would lower the risk of crimes such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Because of these two events happening at the same time, many people believed that the Sandy Hook shooting was an inside job. People believed that President Obama set up the shooting in order to demonstrate why we needed more strict gun control. Society believed that the Sandy Hook shooting gave Obama evidence as to why we needed gun control.
Gun control has been an idea since the 1800s, Gun regulations can be good and bad. History has shown that banning firearms from the populace led to disaster and civil unrest. ¨We the People¨ in the United States are very divided when it comes to dealing with gun control and regulations for gun ownership. Banning guns increase fatalities, decreases personal protection and safety, and prohibits citizens from their constitutional rights. The 2nd amendment of the United States is ¨The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.¨ This statement plainly states that every American has the right to bear arms, and there are no other possible interpretations of this amendment that make any logical understanding.
Zack Storvick 1st Period 1 January 2018 Gun Rights and Gun Control In the United States there shouldn 't be a ban on firearms. Guns should not be taken away from the people. Anti-gun viewers also have valid points such as the mass shootings in our country, but taking away guns would not solve the issues. Gun rights are backed up by the Constitution which is the foundation of our country, gun control wouldn 't stop crime, and the use of background checks plays a vital role when purchasing firearms. The second amendment gives citizens of the United States right to own weapons.
Some also argue that gun control laws take away people’s second amendment right to bear arms. (Zimring 441) This all depends on what court rules as the definition of the second amendment. People will continue to argue over what they think is right, and it would just be easier if they agreed on one
What is gun control? Gun control is the description that protesters and socialist groups have put on the topic of making laws about guns. Some people want to ban guns, so they are illegal and not the problem. Others want to put limits on what type of guns the people can buy. Then there are the people that want to put a restriction on the amount of some guns sold.
America needs stricter gun control laws because they will help decrease the immense number of gun deaths every day and lessen the chances of the wrong person getting their hands on a gun. People opposed to implementing more gun control often argue that more gun control will make it so that they are not able to have a gun to use for self defense. What many of these people fail to realize is that creating more gun control will not take away their right to owning a gun. All more gun control will do is make it harder for the wrong people to get their hands on a gun. They also argue that criminals will find a way to get a gun even if more gun control measure are put into place.
Residents of the United States can, and do state that more gun control and assault rifle laws would reduce gun deaths. Senator Chris Murphy, a Democratic senator from Connecticut, asserted "This happens nowhere else, other than the United States of America. It only happens here, not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction. We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else” (Lopez). Citizens can conclude, through research and data, more gun control would lead to fewer suicides.