Since the LA shooting, many American's have cried, many Americans have prayed for the victims, but not many Americans realized what the causation of this and other 300 mass shootings is. People frequently ask themselves whether guns are really beneficial, and how are people able to buy so many guns at once. According to James Q Wilson, Gun Controls laws are vague and ineffective but the reason for this is fairly simple. I blame America ineffectiveness on America's second amendment. This law empowers any American citizen to possess a firearm thus, people who have psychological deficiencies can buy a gun as easy as you.
Therefore, they are always ready to scoff at anyone trying to control gun ownership. This makes us wonder why people can be so defensive over something like a gun that is so dangerous and has lead to a lot of deaths in the American society. Gun control is essential in our society today because it will help prevent unnecessary shootings and crime rate Gun control will play a major part in the decrease of the crime and murder rate. Therefore, in my point of view, guns should be totally controlled and regulated by the government. If gun ownership is controlled by the government, only a limited number of people will be allowed to own guns.
Most who support the stricter guns laws believe that the Second Amendment should not just be an open blank option for anyone to own a gun. The gun law supporters feel that if there are more restrictions on firearms, such as who can have them, under what conditions it would cut down on the death crimes but in reality gun control laws do not deter crime; gun ownership deters crime. I agree with the statement from “John Stossel (2008), who is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, as well as a journalist and reporter for Fox News Channel, explains that laws against guns are really laws against self-defense, and mandatory gun-free zones are in actuality free crime zones”. Stricter gun laws won’t do anything except leave law abiding citizens with less defense options. In my opinion a law abiding citizen will less likely not break the law and own a handgun if they are banned, but a criminal will.
The murder rate would go through the roof. It is common sense that when you outlaw guns, only outlaws will find a way to get a gun. Because they are criminals, they would find ways to hide guns from the police. Drugs are a good example of this. Drugs are illegal, but people still find ways to have them.
In the past few years, there has been a strong debate on gun control. With events like Connecticut and Colorado, the use of guns has been a growing discussion that has a rapidly increasing audience. Many debates whether banning guns strips away your second amendment right to bear arms or such events are not justified as a reason to take away guns. But the fact is, you can’t blame the guns for the crimes, they only work in the hands of the partaker. So the government should not regulate the use, sale, and purchase the of firearms, but instead, install and enforce stricter laws when purchasing firearms.
Some opposition of gun control would argue that; guns are valuable for self protection, criminal will get guns no matter what, and lower crime rates with more firearms. There are many facts to prove and disprove both sides. In the end, it is a personal choice where we stand on this topic. Our views about gun control stem from our involvement and knowledge of firearms and how they are used. It is hard for even the most opinionated of individuals to argue against firearms when they spend some time witnessing first hand the enjoyment of use firearms
“A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that "legal purchase of a handgun appears to be associated with a long-lasting increased risk of violent death"(-https://gun-control.procon.org/). There is such a thing as an unlicensed dealer selling handguns without a background check and proper documentation and it is legal. Those gun buyers are mainly causing chaos with mass shootings and yet others think the Second Amendment defends the right to own a weapon for “self-defense”. It is time for tougher gun control laws; the safety of the citizens depends on a safe environment free of guns from those using them for villainous purposes such as mass shootings or homicides. The age restrictions on guns is preposterous; any teenager
Gun Control: And The Arguments On The Subject Have you ever shot a gun if so you have probably felt adrenaline. So when most hunters think of guns they think of fun and their lives would be changed. Gun control has been a battle back and forth between different views for years around the world. In this subject for every argument there is a counterargument. But since the gun control we have now is cutting down on shootings but not limiting hunters or anybody who uses firearms legally most people think that we should keep the same laws.
Gun laws are the cause to a lot of the violent crimes in the united states and laws need to be changed so people can’t purchase guns as easily that way we aren’t in as much trouble. Most people that commit violent gun crimes are mentally ill, for example the last school shooting that occured on february 14 2018 at Marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida, the gunman Nikolas Cruz was mentally ill. He walked into the school with his guns and shot and killed 17 students and a teacher.He had issues with learning, and controlling his emotions and stuff. (source) Someone that is mentally ill or has certain problems like Nikolas Cruz shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun in the first place. This is where it is believed gun control would have a good effect in the long run, if its harder to get a gun then these guns will not make it in the hands of a school shooter.
"’Make no mistake -- they 're coming for our guns. And we freedom-loving gun lovers are totally defenseless! Other than, you know, the guns’ -Stephen Colbert” (Kurtzman 1). There are as many people who advocate for pro gun laws as the people who are opposed, which is the reason why gun control has become one of the most controversial topics as of right now. America is truly split between those who advocate for gun control and those who are opposed.
Many are against concealed carry because it would lead to an arms race. As said by Kelly Sampson, on behalf of the Brady Campaign, allowing concealed carry would force the criminals to get higher damage guns, which would lead to an unnecessary amount of guns. If criminals got higher grade weapons, it would mean more violent crimes and more deaths. Obama once said “There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America. So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer?” and many people on the pro-gun control side stand by this.
Have you ever felt frightened and defenseless? You recognize, that feeling you get when you 're walking through a tough division of the town entirely and you realize that your phone just went bad and there 's no one around to hear you yell if something went on? Now imagine feeling that way everywhere you live, all of the time. This is the reality that we United States citizens would be living in if our government were to implement total gun control. Absolutely there needs to be some control, and no doubt more stringent regulations to own and conduct a gun than we bear today, but taking weapons out from us all together would be a catastrophe!
The topic of concealed carry is still controversial 200 years later. Guns rights activists would make steps against gun laws only to be swallowed up by the anti gun administration. The NRA is certainly not perfect and has had its own share of personal controversies. Despite few gun accidents and suicides gun control is a burden on society. A citizen
It was a sad morning on Friday, December 14, 2012. Adam Lanza, came into The Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in a shooting rampage. According to “Sandy Hook Elementary shooting leaves 28 dead, law enforcements say,” an article by Steve Vogel, Sari Horwitz, and David Fahrenthold, Adam Lanza came into the school and shot six adults along with twenty other children. Before the shoot Lanza shot his own mother, then preceding the tragedy, he shot himself. Many activists for gun control are reaching out try to ban guns in America.
Gun control has always been an issue in the US, simply because we love our guns. The only problem is too many people have been killed for no specific reason. This has caused more mayhem than ever before, with riots, movements and more murder. There has to be a way to stop these events and actually move forward with a valid system for guns that stops all this violence and nonsense. We have come too far in this world to have problems the cowboys should have only