The gun control laws are put in place for two reasons. One is to stop criminals from obtaining any firearms. The second is to keep high-risk guns off the market. (Zimring 440) This is very important when attempting to stop criminal from weapons. People do use guns for legitimate reasons such as protection of homes, hunting, and target shooting.
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This is partially due to citizens being unaware of current statistics and conditions, as well as the fear of the government seizing guns acquired legally if certain bans are put into place. However, elections show that even among those against gun control, people do approve of some general regulations, like background checks and gun registration. Also, many approved of not allowing any past felons or anyone deemed mentally ill to own guns. No matter what the majority believes, however, the misuse of guns by unknowledgeable owners, not usually the guns themselves, endanger us. What many people do not understand is that gun control laws do not necessarily mean making guns illegal and banned from the possession of all citizens.
People who own a weapon without meeting the standards can be extremely harmful for themselves and others. The Second Amendment ensures that having firearms is a right that will not and can not be taken away, but limitations will always be present. “The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: "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." Supreme Court rulings, citing this amendment, have upheld the right of states to regulate firearms” (Masters). The United States will presumably always follow the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, but certain rules must be followed.
This doesn 't mean that they don 't want change or feel that we need to change, they just believe we shouldn 't get rid of guns completely. They say that guns don 't kill people, people kill people, guns just make it easier for them to do it. According to CNBC and Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee “When somebody has an intent to do incredible damage, they 're going to find a way to do it." This trying to prove the point that guns don 't kill people, people kill people. Many believe it is a violation of their second amendment rights which states “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.” If gun control was to be put into place by the government then it would make the second amendment useless.
Many people promoting gun laws are not educated on some of the statistics and ways that guns save and protect innocent people. Gun laws should not be in place because guns are essential for people’s safety, guns prevent mass shootings and terrorism, and banning guns goes against the second amendment. Many people that are pro-gun control want laws because of the fear of robbery or home invasion when in reality if a burglar knows that there is a gun in the house they are targeting, chances are they will not try to rob or invade the home. In Switzerland where crime and homicide rates are some of the lowest in the world, there is a gun in nearly every house in the country. Switzerland’s citizens are
In the year 2014 much debate began on gun laws and whether they should be authorized. This political fight became a disputable issue among Americans. A source at the Smithsonian said, “More Americans thought it was important to protect the right of Americans to own guns than to control gun ownership.” Most Americans believe that their gun ownership is unrelated to someone else 's gun use in crimes. Many people want strict gun control but that won 't help because mass shooters don 't follow the law; strict gun laws won 't reduce violence and the removal of guns would leave people defenseless, especially in a time where terrorism is rampant. Making gun control more strict won 't really make it harder for mass shooters.
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By limiting the freedom to own guns with measures like the Undetectable Firearms Act or the unsuccessful Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, our 2nd Amendment rights become increasingly at risk from being taken away. The solution is not in restrictions on gun ownership, but the education that comes with gun ownership. The government should consider the prospect of providing gun safety training to congress as an alternative to gun control. The National Rifle Association did a study on gun violence. They conclude that “gun safety has proven to be effective against gun homicide” (NRA 2013).
The existing laws prohibits anyone from carrying a gun in and around school premises, but the proponents of the matter are calling for the legalization of concealed guns in schools as the first step in keeping learning institutions safe. They argue that this will give potential victims the ability to respond and defend themselves against criminals. However,