(Farago) After the recent shootings in our nation, there are people really starting to stand up and protest our guns. They ask does a well-regulated militia need AR-15s and AK-47s, which are “weapons of war and mass destruction”. (Nilsen) The people that say this need to realize that we have had these guns for multiple decades and that they don’t walk around and shoot the people by themselves. We can’t punish the people that are using these guns lawfully, let 's make it so the people that shouldn’t have these guns can’t get them. The Second Amendment protects our right to bear arms if we use them in a legal
Personally I believe that some of the laws we have asked for will not help any of our problems, but instead make many legal gun owners become criminals simply because of the weapons they choose for defense, hunting, or sports shooting. The people who wish to see more laws do have some sound logical requests. Due to the blanket type laws that are proposed, many of these views are altered because people have not thought of the aftermath of passing such laws. One item that has been proposed on many levels of state and federal government is to ban assault type weapons. Many Americans that believe we should do this, have a faded vision of what an assault weapon actually is.
I mentioned a few reasons on how the use of force has made police officers look bad. It is making officers look bad because recordings from the public only show the beatings and shootings, but do not capture the beginning of the confrontation. It will be bet for officers and the goof being of the community I officers use body-worn cameras because it will capture every second that happens between confrontations. The use of force is granted to the officers if they feel like the suspect is dangerous or is not complying with the officer. It was a right given to them by a case back in 1985, in which a person was killed by deadly force.
Gangs use gun violence as a way to establish territorial control because they feel like their lives aren’t being valued. Some might say gun violence is a heart problem, but it is a value problem. The US Constitution speaks of equality for all. That should be what is addressed instead of a person’s access to firearms. Increase in Crimes Involving Alternative Weapons.
Harsher sentencing could send a message to people that the government does not tolerate hate crimes and the punishments for committing one are severe. Additionally, police could push perpetrators in the moment for their motives, as someone may not be inclined to initially admit to having a racial bias and committing a crime because of it. Police could do a better job to get the full picture on why a perpetrator committed a crime. This likely would require more training for police officers to recognize and understand racially motivated bias. Lastly, the Federal government specifically the Department of Justice could aid in the fight against hate crime by providing the funds and resources necessary.
I disagree with Hammurabi’s code because most laws were to cruel and targeted certain people. Although the code sculpted the culture in 1797 BC, the code would have no chance of surviving in any modern country to this day due to the harsh punishments received from breaking the laws. According to Hammurabi, he stated “...the strong might not inquire the weak, in order to protect the widows and orphans, I set up these my precious words...etc” (Doc B). Although I do not agree with Hammurabi’s code, I do believe that he was trying to create and maintain a healthy and safe environment for his people by trying to prevent crime with such a harsh set of laws. However, the consequences for not abiding these laws were too harsh.
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.
They also believe that it's not the gun that kills people but the person pulling the trigger. They believe that the mass shootings happening or happened in the country and the guns that were used are illegally obtained or bought. Gun supporters propose instead of banning guns the government and anti-gun activists need to examine why people feel the needs to use guns irresponsibly. Also banning guns would give a rise in the black market. Giving rise to many organized gangs and leaders which would cause a disruption on the streets and
I agree with your point on how the Strain Theory shows how America really does push people to do crimes. When you think and it no reasonable person wants their family to go hungry or lack shelter, so they commit crimes to which they believe is there only hope in order to provide some type of living. But, I do think it's more than the economy that pushes people to the streets. I believe it has to do more with the society as a whole that needs to understand why people commit crimes. More so, instead of just being about punishment we need to be more about rehabilitating people rather than punishing people for mostly non-violent
but as it comes to gun control, the blame for these mass shootings lie in the access to firearms within the United States. Gun control refers to the policies that the federal and governments limit accesses to firearms in the counties. Having a stricter gun control, it leads to background checks in order to keep firearms out of the procession of people, more like convicted felons. Crime has also tension between the law enforcements and other racial backgrounds. As an example, Hispanics or African Americans have higher rates to commiting a crime.
I feel that gun laws should be made stricter so that crime and violence would decrease because guns usually play a big role in crimes. However, guns shouldn’t be prohibited because it says we have the right to bear arms in the 2nd amendment of the Constitution but the government should be more cautious about guns. “The data shows that strict gun laws reduce violent crimes.” If we have stricter gun laws, the citizens and the environment will be safer. Lives are lost due to gun violence and our community should not have to live in fear over guns. The data “collected by the FBI, show that [guns] were used in 68 percent of murders…” If the government and citizens were more aware of guns, we would not have to witness all these deaths.
This amendment guarantees the citizens a means to defend themselves in case the need arises. This right remains paramount in ensuring self-defence and limiting these rights are the initial steps for the government to take away individual rights. Additionally, it is important to note that mass shooters do not abide by the law and most of the guns used in these shootings are acquired illegally either through illegal purchases or through theft. This implies that the shooters are not subject to gun regulations and background checks. Therefore, stringent gun regulations will do nothing to prevent these shootings and these regulations will not be easy to implement due to the lack of time and resources to investigate and prosecute individuals who provide inaccurate
On a higher level it impacts our criminal justice system. They are continuously trying to keep these massacres from happening and keep guns out of hands of those mentally ill or incapable of handling a firearm. People slowly lose their faith in the system and that’s bad guys take advantage and assume they can get away with the system. Media is somewhat to be blamed for this because we often get a exaggerated take on certain news that makes people feel more vulnerable to these