The article, Testimony of Gayle S. Trotter, says, Anti-gun legislation keeps guns away from the mentally stable and law obedient, but it does not keep guns out of the hands of criminals. This is because regulation only affects the guns of the good citizens. Criminals will not be affected with the anti-gun taxes because criminals don 't listen to the law. More than 20,000 anti-gun laws are in effect throughout the United States. But these laws don 't do anything to help lower violent crimes.
More specifically, I believe that gun violence will always be an issue whether they are banned or not. If someone plans on hurting someone, they will not care about rules. For example, Guns are very easy for people to buy, but how is the seller going to know what they plan to do with it. It is not like they are going to say that they are going to kill someone with it. Therefore, I conclude that banning guns is not worth it because people who want to use them for negative reasons will even if they are banned.
An article in the National Journal dispels the belief that improving mental health treatment will combat mass shootings. It states that multiple of the mass shooters in America had “no contact with the mental-health system” (Sanger-Katz, 2013). It is also states that statistics show that violent crimes are not often committed by the mentally ill. The belief by opponents is that because guns require something or someone to trigger them, they cannot kill on their own and the answer is not to limit the access to them. Because that would limit “the good guys” from owning them also.
This would be what is known as the “Gun Show loophole.” Contrary to its name, it is not only a gun show loophole, but more of a private sale loophole. This loophole allows guns sold at gun shows or for example on the internet, to be sold without a background check being needed; “‘According to the US Department of Justice, because federal law fails to require background checks by every person who sells or transfers a gun—known as universal background checks–’individuals prohibited by law from possessing guns can easily obtain them from private sellers and do so without any federal records of the
The democratic government in the past and until recently has been missing this key point and offer a simple minded, ineffective solution to a problem that is much bigger than just the use of guns. In America, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution says that the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be broken. This poses a problem for the American democratic government as well because banning guns would conflict with the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. This another a clear example of how flawed their ideology is and America should instead concentrate on the bigger picture of terrorism and restricting access to
Assuming that guns were banned, those who want firearms, will get firearms, if it is harder for them to get guns, “those that they cannot buy, they will steal or borrow” (Wilson). People think that outlawing guns will lead to an ideally safe society. This idea of a gun-free utopia is absolutely false, as criminals will still gain access to them. Although it is true that the majority of guns used in crimes are stolen ones (Blow), there is no way to stop this from happening. Guns will always be part of society, whether people like it or not, and it is better to have an armed protected society than a defenseless unprotected one.
In fact, each state has different laws for gun control. Some states such as New York and South Carolina have prohibited open carry for handguns while other states have zero restrictions for handguns. Anyone can walk around carrying a gun and this is not right. Everyone should not have the right to walk around with a deadly weapon in their back pocket. It simply is not needed.
Gun control endangers American’s constitutional right to bear arms. Politicians and civilians alike mistakenly think that revoking our constitutional right to keep and bear arms will ensure the end of gun violence in our country. Taking away our guns by criminalizing the purchase or ownership of guns will not keep weapons out of the hands of violent criminals. If we criminalize guns the violent gun-slinging criminals we worry about would continue to purchase them illegally through the black market. Marginalizing our right to bear arms endangers civilians due to the fact that those laws only affect law abiding citizens, rendering them defenseless.
The following argument is in favor of gun control. The restrictions on guns in place today are not nearly sufficient considering the level of gun violence seen on a daily basis. In the article “Stronger Gun Control Laws Will Save Lives” it is stated, “The fact is that very few federal laws regulate the manufacture, sale or possession of firearms, and those currently on the books are filled with loopholes or significantly tie the hands of law enforcement.” Arming citizens would not reduce crime or allow for self-defense, it would merely place guns into the wrong hands of people who are not trained enough or mentally stable to handle them. This is why there are so many school shootings and public massacres on television constantly broadcasted
Should Guns Be Banned? Guns: They are a major debate topic in the American political field. Both liberals and conservatives vye to implement their ideas into law, believing their side to be the solution to the topic. Although gun violence is present in American culture, guns should not be banned in the United States for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, banning guns will not stop criminals from obtaining and committing crimes with them.
Criminals, which by definition have no regard for the law, will not be phased by the governments restrictions with such laws. Parts of the U.S. that already have the strictest gun laws such as California and Chicago are the parts of the country that
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 "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." As Thomas Jefferson stated, this right of citizens is a way of self defense. This has been a right of the people in America for centuries, why should this right be taken away now? Enforcing of this law could increase attacks, restrict good citizens, and take away a means of defense from the people.
Should There Be Tighter Gun Restrictions in America ? On the twentieth of December, 2012 twenty-six people were shot dead and only two others injured. The gruesome attack occurred in the morning at sandy hook elementary school in Connecticut the perpetrator Adam Lanzo begin this horrific attack by shooting his mother at 9:30am he then took his mother’s rifle and drove to the nearby elementary school where he then began to open fire on first grade students aged just six to seven and shooting any staff members that got in his way. This resulted in the deaths of twenty children and the deaths of six teachers. This incident was the deadliest school shooting in U.S history and the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in U.S history.
Head-in-the-clouds liberals belief that legislature is to be sure equipped for keeping weapons out of the hands of lawbreakers, as though would-be-outfitted criminals care, regardless of whether it is lawful to possess firearms. Traditionalists guiltlessly expect that legislature is fit for keeping firearms out of the hands of all standard Americans, as though government forbiddance has ever really worked. Preservationists aren 't right to expect that legislature can adequately control or preclude anything, including firearms. And liberals are not right to trust that administration weapon control will keep firearms out of the hands of would-be