The second amendment of 1789 states that all civilians of the United States of America have their constitutional right to bare arms. Now, two centuries later, we have started to finally ride into a major problem regarding this constitutional amendment, what if people use this right for their own wrong will? Mass shootings in the past two decades have grown increasingly popular occasions throughout the world. It just takes one bad apple among the group to cause a multitude of deaths, usually based on mental illness or influence by the media. This not only creates a predicament of how we can stop or reduce these acts, but how we can find the source of them.
Martin Luther King Jr and Senator Robert F. Kennedy which led to the creation of the Gun Control Act in 1968. Furthermore, there have recently been some mass shooting incidents that have brought about huge debates on the issue of gun control. These debates emphasize the need to strengthen the gun control laws that are currently in place, which are meant to regulate the buying, selling, and owning of gun. Lastly, even though gun control goes against the right given to individuals by the second amendment, having stricter gun control laws is beneficial for the safety of the nation because gun control can significantly decrease the number of deaths that occur because of mass shootings and gun control can also prevent students from shooting up schools. The enforcement of stricter gun control laws would be extremely beneficial for the safety of the people in the United States.
Everyday in the United States, ninety families are changed forever; guns claim an average of ninety lives every day in the United States, 33,000 lives in a single year. Gun control has been a debate in the United States for many years and is constantly thrusted back into the public’s attention by horrific shootings. These shootings constantly cause individuals to petition the government to place stricter and stricter regulations of guns. However, these policies cannot be the solution to this problem. To determine a solution that will be both effective and constitutional, we must look at statistics and research that has been conducted to determine the best course of action.
There were about 20 of us, all below the age of nine, sitting anxiously on scratchy carpet. We were squashed shoulder to shoulder trying not to be seen hiding behind the librarian’s desk in a cramped back office. Looking around me, some students were crying, some had fallen asleep and others were listening intently as the librarian whispered, reading a book to calm us down. So much time, what had felt like hours, had already passed. Unable to leave the room, two students had hesitantly relieved themselves into a small trash can.
A solution to help prevent school shootings from happening would be to increase the amount of laws surrounding guns, and controlling the way guns are obtained.
In recent times, the matter of gun control has increasingly heated up across the country. Whenever a national tragedy occurs that involves gun violence, the question on what to do about the United States’ gun control takes the centre stage. The tension debate regarding this issue has been going on a coon’s age as both the proponents and opponents of the gun control laws remain to stand firm for what they believe would suit the U.S. best. In my opinion, it is important to discuss this issue as limiting access to guns would progressively reduce the rate of gun violence in the United States of America. To support this idea, I will be focusing on two aspects, such as clearly defining the term of gun control as well as the falsity of “more guns, less crime”.
It is very important that the government provides good educational programs to help spread the awareness about texting and driving (Bratsis 70). One of the main reasons for texting and driving is that we cannot go a long time without our phones. It is very hard for us to go without using them. In a recent study, 70% of people could not go without using their phones for twenty-four hours (15 facts).
Florida lawmakers have voted to enact new gun control measures, weeks after one of the worst school shootings in US history took place in the state. The Senate narrowly passed a bill that would raise the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21 and require a three-day waiting period for most weapons. Senators voted 20-18 in favour, after an amendment removed a provision to arm classroom teachers. “The law now requires approval from the House of Representatives and governor” (1). Seventeen people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Florida city of Parkland on 14 February by former student Nikolas Cruz.
The Parkland shooting in Florida. A tragic school shooting in mid-February of 2018 has the whole country spinning circles around more gun control. My opinion and stand point on this subject is to open readers eyes to the fact that it simply will not work. The students pushing for more gun control are starting marches that have affected the schools around the nation in a walkout in March of 2018. This walkout was for the awareness that students don’t feel safe in their hometown schools and also bringing awareness for the seventeen students who lost their lives during the shooting.
GUN CONTROL Gun control will always be a very significant issue in United States as well as any country that has rules allowing citizens to bare arms. There are those who believe that Americans should not possess guns at all—not one single gun of any kind what so ever. They think the nation would be better without them. All guns have the prospective to be dangerous and should be controlled and handled with much care and cautiousness. Firearms have been part of American life for as long as people can recall.
Since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, there have been over 30 more school shootings resulting in 160 fatalities. The majority of these have been committed by one or more students who walk through the front doors and open fire. These kids have had easy access to guns, some of which were military style assault rifles. The frequency of school shootings since 1999 has risen and is consistently rising. There may be no way to stop them from happening anymore unless we institute stricter gun laws.
Every year in the United States, we are saddened by the news of more mass shootings. Whether it takes place in a school or public area, these shootings are both disastrous and mortifying. In 1990, congress passed and the president signed the gun-free school Zone Act (“National Crime Prevention Council” 1). This law was developed to keep students and staff safe from guns and other weapons. In a survey done by the National school safety center in 2001, more than 60 percent of high school boys and 15 percent of middle school boys said they could get a gun if they wanted to (“Texas Crime Prevention”1).
Should gun laws be tightened? Should children be taught gun safety? Should it be harder to purchase firearms? These are all questions that have been talked about a lot lately. Some people think that we should ban all guns and gun laws should be tightened.
As we have seen, weapons are utilized as a part of an expansive number of wrongdoings. Be that as it may, how might we decrease the measure of weapons utilized as a part of perpetrating wrongdoing, while in the meantime keeping in place the privileges of the regular resident? One of the approaches to do this is require everybody who wishes to buy a firearm to take and pass a weapon wellbeing course. Many states that permit hid weapons require this kind of test before issuing grants. This would be a one-time test and would include a historical verification of the potential weapon purchaser.
Dear Congressman Westmoreland, I am writing this letter to you to stress the need to address a specific issue. It is an issue that is negatively affecting our day-to-day lives. It is the issue of gun ownership. Specifically, automatic guns are available throughout the country for people to buy. Although one has to show proper licensing to buy an automatic rifle, it does not take away the fact that these automatic weapons are available to people, who plan on using them against the citizens of the U.S.