The Gun Control Debate in the United States Republicans vs. Liberals The ineffectiveness of gun control is quite evident in the United States. Gun rights have been an ongoing social battle for many years (Kopel). People will always find a way to gain access to weapons if the person wants one badly enough. The United States is fast approaching the halfway mark in favor of stricter gun laws; however, the nation still questions the effectiveness of gun control.
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
We should not get rid of the right to carry a concealed weapon though there are exceptions depending on the person and their history. Instead of ever getting rid of this privilege we should do through background checks on every person that registers for a concealed weapons permit. This would limit the risks of putting a weapon into the hands of someone that has harmful intentions. Doing this can’t stop everything, there are a lot of different situations where it can’t be prevented by just doing a background check. For one a person could become mentally ill and could cause harm to others.
On the pro side, people who are attacked can defend themselves, and people might assume those around them have guns and may be less likely to act violently. The cons of concealed carry are that it can lead to injuries by mistakes, and that it can lead to tragic endings to heated arguements. Although the cons sound bad, they are due to human error and anger and cannot be eradicated. The concerns that the Anti-CC side have are concerns that are not exclusive to concealed carry- they also apply to regular gun ownership. Someone who legally owns a gun and keeps it in his or her home can shoot his or her spouse in the midst of a heated arguement.
Concealed weapons are a type of protection that many people have argued about for various reasons. Some people believe that carrying a concealed weapon should be a right that everyone should have, while others believe that it is unsafe for themselves or others. Concealed weapons are weapons, especially handguns, which are kept hidden on one's person, or under one's control (“USLegal, Inc”). When people discuss concealed weapons, they usually talk about handguns; however, any device or instrument that can cause harm or death to another individual is considered a weapon. This could include knives, tools, and items that could be turned into a weapon.
Paper will discuss that controversial topic of concealed handguns. Being pro concealed weapons, I feel they can prevent crimes from happening and help people to defend themselves in dangerous situations. The contents of this paper will review the arguments for and against concealed handgun and will deliver a policy regarding the public health topic of concealed carry laws. Concealed handgun should be allowed for the main reason that they help to prevent crimes from occurring. Not only is carrying a handgun a right given to US citizens via the constitution (National archives, n.d.), but it's been shown that states with strict or bands on concealed weapons have higher gun involved murder rates (Gius, 2013).
To apply for a firearms license you must be at least 18 years old and undergo a background check. This makes sure that the applicant is not an alcohol or drug addict, doesn’t have a mental illness and is not convicted of a felony. Even past offenses like driving under the influence can contribute of the application being rejected. Once these requirements are met you must obtain an ownership license for firearms. You need one for every gun you intend to buy.
Concealed Weapons Carry What if people had the right to carry concealed guns everywhere, the many hours of training received and money spent on the right to be able to carry a concealed gun? Think about all the mass shootings that have occurred on in the world today and if people had the right to carry their concealed gun everywhere. The law prohibits people from carry concealed guns everywhere and it is not right, especially if people are licensed and trained to carry. People can go on and on about the reasons why concealed guns should not be carried everywhere and actually have some valid points. Nevertheless, carrying a concealed gun should not be prohibited from certain places especially with everything going on in society today.
Do you think that greater gun control is a good idea? Maybe you’re aware but would you be willing to altercate to a certain extent to make sure your community feels protected? Perhaps you’re willing to get equal rights with gun laws , or just don’t like the idea of anyone being able to purchase and carry guns freely. Why carry a gun if eventually it will be used to innocent people, and for what? For your protection?
Gun violence is the lowest it has been in decades. Despite all the talk of gun violence that would make it seem like there were high rates of it, it has surprisingly gone down in the past decades. Since after President Bush’s agenda changed in 2006, the number of people prosecuted for gun using during a crime has gone down. (Novak). Gun control only puts law abiding citizens at a disadvantage.
This program is just one of many ways Maryland has tried to decrease unsafe people from having firearm use and purchasing them. There are many current laws on firearms in Maryland to prevent gun violence. Including, requiring firearm owners to report the loss or theft of their firearms, demands of all dealers in handguns and assault weapons and imposes design safety standards for handguns. The others include that all private transfers of handguns and assault weapons be processed through a licensed dealer or designated law enforcement agency who must conduct a background check on the purchaser through the state police and requires purchasers of handguns and assault weapons to complete certified firearms safety training
Some states have more stringent background check systems than the federal one, for example, and some require checks before private sales like those at gun shows. Some states require a license or permit to own a gun, but most do not.” (Perez-Pena, 2015) As demonstrated, state to state laws can vary enormously, having a major effect on gun availability and control. However, despite being one of the most controversial issues in America today, there are two areas that the majority agree on. One of these being universal background checks and the other being keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill (Ibid). Current debates on the Second Amendment now revolve around the entitlement and protection to private firearm ownership for American citizens, extending to associated types of weaponry, ammunition, storage and purchase (Lund & Winkler,
Guns can be weapons of destruction or a form of self-protection depending on the user and the training of that particular person. Being trained by a firearms instructor can help users know the importance of firearm safety and how to properly use firearms. Firearms are to be used for self-protection and war. Also taking away firearms is against the 2nd amendment according to the United States Constitution--"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." Therefore, banning firearms is against the United States Constitution.
Gun control regulation should stay as is because it will not decrease crime. In the article A Ban on Assault Weapons Would Not Reduce Crime, it states that “As the numbers of “assault weapons” and “large” magazines have soared to all-time highs, violent crime has been cut in half. The nation’s total violent crime rate peaked in 1991. Since then, through 2012, it has decreased 49%, to a 42-year low, including a 52% drop in the nation’s murder rate, to a 49-year low- perhaps the lowest point in American history.” Due to the statistics in that article, it is shown that the crime rate has seem to decrease as the “assault weapons” increased. So even if more gun regulations were adding it would change much.
Guns are not for everyone. Certain individuals cannot handle a firearm safely, and some individuals choose to use firearms inappropriately. Our society has passed laws regulating the ownership and use of firearms, and more legislation is being considered. Most of this legislation restricts, to some degree, the rights of individuals to possess or use firearms. Some