Most pistols hold around 15-16 rounds, but an AR can hold around 30-100. Furthermore, Assault weapons should not be banned because previous bans were not effective, citizens would not be able to protect themselves, and criminals would still find weapons to use. First of all, Assault weapons should not be banned because of previous bans have not been effective. The crime rates hardly decreased in 1994 when the first AWB was put into action. For Example, in the article, “Do Local Assault Weapon Bans Work?” written
several pro-gun advocates believe that the more gun laws that are enacted, the less law abiding citizens are to use them to protect themselves. None of the gun-control measures above, gunlock, creating gun prohibition and waiting a month to buy your second gun, wouldn't have stopped any of these terribly unfortunate massacres that occurred in these schools. it's a very sad time in America when it comes to the issues of regulating. Logical decisions must be based on facts, not emotions to create the laws we live by for us and for the sake of our
Even if assault weapons are banned, who is to say that other weapons can’t be used to commit crimes. Handguns, revolvers, and knives are just some weapons that can be used to commit crimes. From 1994 to 2004, Congress banned the manufacture, sale, and transfer of large amounts of assault weapons. However, a study conducted by the Department of Justice in 2004 found that there was no evidence that the ban on assault weapons had any effect on crime or gun violence, and that if it were to be renewed, it would have only a small effect. Even though there are many mass shootings in the US, assault weapons are actually not even connected to a significant amount of crime in the US.
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.
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”.
Shootings using semi-automatic guns only make up a small percentage of the gun deaths in the US. I believe that these guns should not be banned but that they should do more thorough background checks on people and make it be a lot harder to purchase these guns just incase someone’s intent of purchasing them is to use it as a weapon to kill people. In the article “I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery” The author, German Lopez states “The US is unique in two key -- and related -- ways when it comes to guns: It has way more gun deaths than other developed nations, and it has far more guns than any other country in the world”. Later on in the article he makes another statement, “The US has nearly six times the gun homicide rate of Canada, more than
“Most of the gun violence that happens in this country is not because of bump stocks” (pg.9) . “Association the country most power gun right group famously said in 2012” (pg.7). “While gun rights advocates say arming people makes for safer society” (pg.8).”There were 89 guns per 100 people in the u.s. And second on list had 55 guns” (pg.8). Countries with the most mass shooting 1966-2012 first united states,philippines ,Russia, yemen ,France believe that the gun is not at fault it the person that is holding the gun that is doing the crime. I don’t think that they should ban guns they showed do real and deep background checks .
Do you believe that if a criminal wanted to kill someone would say, “Oh no it's illegal to have a gun! Too bad! Can't kill them”? If the government took away guns completely and didn't sell any more it would not help anything. If a criminal wanted to kill someone they would be able to get a gun because there will always be a black market and there will always be people trying to make and sell things that the government has made illegal so they can make money off of it.
Consumers of firearms do not acquire a gun license or undergo screening testings and background checks. Roughly, a third of American gun owners buy a gun without a background check. Shootings increase yearly and the government should enforce thorough and strict gun laws to those who buy firearms. Laws and rules concerning the use of firearms, their operation and who can handle and use them is beneficial for the American society. Rules on background checks and gun licenses should be compulsory.
For example, in the state of Virginia legislation has been passed that will allow people to buy no more than one handgun per month. This in theory should serve as a deterrent of any criminal who wants to purchase more than one. Yet before that black market professionals were purchasing firearms in the state of Virginia and then smuggling them into states and cities like New York, Baltimore, and Washington. we know this because as much as a quarter of New York City's handguns can be traced back to the state of Virginia. With this new legislation in place this will directly affect New York as there should be less black markets for firearms in the state.