Most guns that are traced have not been used to commit violent crimes, and most guns used to commit violent crimes are never traced” (Ten Reasons Why States Should Reject ‘Assault Weapon’ and ‘Large’ Magazine Bans) Just because someone buys a gun, that does not mean that person will use it in crime. Also, some guns used in crimes have a chance to be bought from unofficial sources. Banning guns will not stop
What about the Texas Church Shooting, where the shooter, was Devin Patrick Kelly, a former Air Force member. His background check was “clean” even when he assaulted his wife, broke his stepson’s skull, and had been discharged from the Air Force for bad conduct. This might not convince everybody about the ease to purchase a gun, because this intro has only talked about people being killed by them, so it must be hard to get guns, because these shootings don’t happen everyday. All of these shooters that caused these shootings, did not have a license or permit when purchasing these firearms. That’s how Stephen Paddock was found with 23 firearms inside of his hotel room, where the shooting came from.
Any weapon can be deadly, but people want guns banned. Another example is that if there were a good guy with a gun the outcome would be different. In the same article, it states, “In this instance, however, we don 't have to ponder how different the outcome would have been had a "good guy with a gun" been present, since there was one: a police officer working extra duty. Despite being armed and exchanging gunfire with the shooter, the officer was unable to prevent him from gaining entrance to the club.” Sometimes a good guy can’t always save the day. Society today think that just because guns kill a majority of people, if the government bans them, everything in society will be perfect and there won’t be murders or a police officer can always eliminate the danger.
Mental illness does not appear on current background checks. Pollitt makes the remark that, “… you have to be mentally ill to commit mass murder …” (484) It’s possible if a mental illness would have been included in a background check, recent shootings may not have been able to take place. Stephen Paddock of the Las Vegas shooting was mentally ill and bought several guns himself. Like Dvorak mentions in her column for the Washington Post, “The group calls for clear standards and stronger compliance for reporting mental health issues to the National
amendment is also not granted by the US constitution. To many people, the second amendment is not clear. It confuses a lot in that some people argue that those that have the rights to possess firearms for self-defense are only the military. It does not specify that the citizens have the right to own firearms for self-defense and personal use. A study conducted by a Yale Professor showed that the “shall-issue” laws resulted in a rise in the rates of the violence, crimes, rape, and robbery hence with this it could be concluded that ownership of firearms by citizens lead to an increase in the crime rates.
Looking up the family history can be a big break on whether or not if this is person is acceptable. Even though there is already a “National Instant Criminal Background Check”, there needs to be a law that doesn 't disturber “big guns”. Big guns shouldn 't even be allowed to be sold in the United States. The reason being is that some people 's backgrounds are a disappointment
Having strict gun control laws would prevent civilians from protecting themselves against attackers and invaders. While there is a call for strict gun control laws it is impossible for the law makers and law enforcers to protect everyone all the time so having this in place prevents a person from his own protection. Gun ownership allows persons to be protected and this is not something gun control does effectively. The Pew Research Center, which is well known for conducting numerous types of research, has conducted many surveys on this issue and one important trend noticed is that there is more support by Americans for gun rights when compared to gun control. Based on interviews done, 52% of the persons said it was more important to protect
Another problem with taking guns away, or banning them, is that the government cannot expect everyone to abide by the laws. In past circumstances when guns were banned, criminals were the kind of people that the government wanted to make sure did not have guns. In reality, they were always the ones who still had the guns (Lott). People can say that gun crime is a serious firearm problem, but guns are not always the exact cause of the crime. Even if the government tries to deny groups access to guns, they could still find their way around the law and gain access to one
Nine others were wounded. What was to be a nice night at the movies to watch a screening of “Trainwreck” ended in tragedy? At least 100 people were there to see that movie, when suddenly a man pulled out a gun and started shooting. Col. Michael Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police said the gunman was a 58-year old white male. The call came through just before 8 p.m. about someone shooting at the Grand 16 Lafayette at 3141 Johnston St. the police say they know the identity of the man, but are not releasing that information.
A Denver man was convicted of murder for randomly killing 3 people in a Walmart. The shooting happened on November 1st, 2017 and the man was arrested the next day. His name was Scott Ostrem, 47, and after he killed the people he fled the Walmart and the police looked for him through the night. The police says that the killing as random and there was no motive for the shooting. Scott killed two men and one woman near a cash register and all three victims were from Denver.