There are laws to protect and make it legal by obtaining a license in the state in which an individuals is purchasing a gun but that do not stop the black market. Gun control laws and violence with in different states is a clear view that the gun control laws/bans are not really helpful in today’s society. I feel that the law did not abolish the black market of gun purchases therefore people are still purchasing guns illegally for what the state ban in the first place. Now for those individuals who have no criminal background and obtain a gun for recreational purposes (hunting or protection/depends on state laws) within that state then it is
“A November 2012 Congressional Research Service report found that, as of 2009, there were approximately 310 million firearms in the United States: ‘114 million handguns, 110 million rifles, and 86 million shotguns.’” (Peters). If lawmakers ban semi-automatic rifles, there will be a price the
2 Pages “The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world.” (ProCon.org.) This statistic may not come as a surprise to most. What may shock you, however, is how gun control can actually hurt your communities, and in more way than one. To begin, when guns are taken away from citizens, they may no longer be able to defend themselves. Crimes are committed when there is a “motivated suspect, an opportune target, and a lack of a guardian.” (Peterson, 2013) When our “opportune target” loses their firearm, they lose their guardian.
While it may never be known what exactly happened the day of Michael Brown’s death, it could have been easily prevented. Americans may never have had to witness the tragedy. If Michael Brown did not have access to the gun, then his life may have been saved. Tighter restrictions would have made sure that the gun was never sold to him in the first place. There would have been no black market to sell him the gun either, as the retailers would have been forced to comply with more restrictions.
If this trend continues it is less likely for police to be viewed in the public eye as the wrong doers. If an individual knows that the police officer is wearing the camera they are less likely to do something ignorant in order to escape getting in trouble. Even though the body cameras are not on most of the police force, I personally believe the thought of them wearing it will make citizens act more
The Miller 2007 study published by Dr. Miller and colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health explored the “association between changes in the household firearm ownership and rates of suicide in the United States” during the years between 1981 and 2002. It was revealed that the firearm suicides as well as the total suicides dropped by 2.5 percent and 4.2 percent respectively for every 10 percent decline in the household firearm ownership rate (Dr. Miller et. al). The decrease in suicide rates was most the noticeable for adolescents and there was no statistic data to show that there was a indicative increase in the portion of suicide cases committed using other weapons” (DeFilippis, “Debunking the “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” myth”). Harvard School of Public Health has found that in states where more houses own more firearms, suicide cases among children, women and men belonging to any age are greater (Khazan, “Guns More Likely to Be Used in Suicide Than in Killing Bad Guys.”).
The National Crime Victimization Surveys display little evidence that defending oneself with guns is helpful in reducing the likelihood of injury or death. It also concluded that victims using a gun to defend themselves were not less likely to be injured than victims who defend themselves in other ways (“Gun Threats”). In the rare case that a person does use a gun in self defense, it is often futile. The self
The Greasers did not have a curfew.On the other hand, not having a curfew could lead into drugs, and gangs. The Greasers did not have a curfew, and they attend drugs and having gand fights. When teens don’t accept a curfew, they will stay out as behindhand as possible, which leads to breaking the laws with friends. The article states that “Cities and towns should have curfews.A curfew allows less time to get in trouble with gangs, alcohol, and things like that.” Having a curfew leads to not dealing with illegal things. When a teen does not have a curfew, it leads to frequently seeing cops.
They say that if guns are taken away than it will stop mass shootings. This is wrong however because the guns criminals use most of the time are bought illegally or bought by someone else and given to them. They also may say that the background check needs to be more through. But even if they change the background checks and make them better, these people have been thinking this over and are probably going to be able to get past without being noticed. Since there is no real middle ground than they say that guns should just be taken away for good.
While many criminal justice policies are loosely based on criminological theories if at all. The lack of consideration for criminological theories could come from the reluctance of scholars to test out the implications of theories on policy. In addition policymakers may simply be unfamiliar with crime theories and therefore have no theoretical knowledge to inform polices. Programs that lack theoretical support are more likely to fail, proving that many criminal justice policies are unlikely to be effective due to poor conceptualization. Even polices that are grounded in theory often are not well supported or are difficult to implement.