Due to the black market on guns, anyone can acquire one without a background check. Despite current laws towards purchasing guns, there will always be someone going around the law to purchase a gun. However, if you go to a local gun store you will need a full background check to purchase a gun. The history
Civilian firearms are for recreational activities such as hunting or shooting sports and self-defense (Cicconet, “Semi-automatic weapons unnecessary, unsafe in civilian hands”). The question on what to do about America’s gun control becomes the limelight of the stage every time national tragedy involving gun violence happens. According to Fred A. Roff Jr., president of the Colt Patent Fire Arms Co., he said, “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” (E8). This is irrelevant in many ways. Many gun advocates question how banning the use of guns for the civilians in U.S. would help protect the civilians when there are so many other forms of weapons that can replace guns (Adcock, “Harvard study reveals gun control counterproductive).
On, February 14, 2018, a mass school shooting in Florida got the nation’s attention, however, gun violence has always been an issue, and it is only getting worse. Now people are saying there needs to be something done, and there are many that agree. Starting off there should be stricter gun laws, because in today’s world it is too easy to get handguns and assault rifles. With, the capabilities a firearm holds, such as taking people’s lives there must be stricter restrictions that could help cut down the gun violence and save lives. Increasing the age of purchasing a firearm would be one step.
The increase in mass shootings and school shootings has sparked a lot of conversation on the gun laws that are in place right now. The most recent mass school shooting happened in Florida, “a gunman set off fire alarms at a Florida high school on Feb. 14, luring hundreds of students out of their classrooms so he could open fire on them with a semi-automatic AR-15” (Farber). This shooting sparked nationwide conversation on the gun laws that the government has put in place. There is a percentage of the population in the United States that believes that all firearms should have harsher laws, and some people even want to see firearms completely banned. However, there is another group of people who want to see the gun laws kept as they are, or even have the laws become
The private firearm dealers who have registered with the law enforcement must attend an annual registered license to ensure the dealers to keep a safety insurance throughout the year. There was a Chicago method, where once your gun isn't registered on time, you will lose it forever and have to pay a tax masquerading as a fee for the privilege. (Caffrey, 2016). Furthermore, for those who apply the license must have a solid reason to own a gun or selling the guns. The reason why most people need to get a registered gun is for civilian safety purposes.
With all this responsibility, I want to make certain that America is the best it can be. In order for us to achieve the goal of making America the future it wants to be, we need to reform gun laws and assure that firearms are in safe and legal hands. We need to unite to stop the illegal immigration flowing into this country and slowly bring an end to climate change and global warming. Gun laws in this country are way too lenient and it needs to be stopped. It’s tragic to say that gun violence, such as mass shootings happen so often in today’s society.
These terrifying events have caused an uproar in our current times. Many believe that because of these horrid events that certain gun laws should be put into place, certain guns to be outlawed (ex: Assault rifles), or even guns in general to be banned. But what will that do? Banning these guns only makes them more of an attractive object towards criminals. The killers that are doing these mass shootings are already criminals breaking the law, so why would they follow anti gun laws?
The shootings that have happened in schools throughout America over the past few months has divided Americans on what they need to do as a nation to stop additional shootings from occouring. Many believe that creating new laws on buying weapons by requiring background checks, holding adults liable for the actions of their kids and requiring safety devices on weapons to stop youngsters will stop these massacres in schools from happening, it 's a step in the right direction, however, it 's not good enough nor is it effective enough, America needs well regulated gun laws and the politicians must understand that the laws should be based on facts, not opinions. There are several problems that need to be looked at in order to determine which laws are necessary. According to a recent study, America has the highest amount gun related deaths every year in the world. “Germany, has 371 gun related deaths, France 255, Canada 165, the united kingdom 68, Australia 65, Japan 39 and America, 11,200”.
But when there’s a gun, it really makes it so much more likely that something terrible will happen” (Hemenway). This shows how guns can really threaten and endanger others lives in so many ways, and if we could make the gun laws stricter then, the amount of violence will be reduced by many. Overall, gun laws should be stricter to keep everyone safe and away from gun violence. Secondly, we should have stronger background checks for guns. Having