Effects of Gun Control in America People assume that preventing people from buying and owning firearms reduce crimes, when the fact is gun control is not always good for communities and it does not lower the amount of violent crimes caused by firearms and weapons in society. The right to own firearms and weapons as an individual has been an issue for a while, and it dates back all to the creation of the Constitution. As a Second Amendment right, many Americans believe that citizens should have access to firearms, as well as the right to own firearms. Many other Americans disagree due to the amount of suicides, shootings, and other crimes that occur including firearms. People’s ability to gain firearms and weapons can be a concern to society,
People don’t want guns at all, but there will always be firearms weather they like it or not. The problem we have is the people who have the guns. “Gun control laws are just as old or older than the second amendment, the gun control wasn’t as strict as they are now. There still were laws, people were imprisoned if they were doing something illegal with firearms.” (Should more gun control laws be enacted) Mentally ill people are not allowed to own or purchase firearms. These people can be mentally unstable and end up doing something tragic and not even care.
As Hemenway mentions this in his book, despite the second amendment most Americans prefer uncompromising gun control laws as well as registration of firearms (152). This tells us how the public is threatened by the fact that anyone can commit mass murder any time. In addition to this, lack of trust among the members of the society creates less communication and more stress. Most people believe that financial benefit from the gun market has tied up the lawmakers. According to nbcnews.com, NRA (National Rifle Association) spends millions of dollars on senates and house races, which enables the association to control and silence the politicians.
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.
Every country have a different of gun control law. We can’t expect that gun control can effective in reducing crime rates in every country. V. CONCLUSION Summarize/ Rephrase Thesis Statement: In a nutshell, gun control is not effective in reducing the crimes rates. Although Australia had success in gun control but there were still have the other reasons why gun control is not effective in reducing crime. Such as, the non-firearm crime, and the cause is from the owners not the guns.
Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Many believe this, but columnist Nicholas Kristof, author of “Our Blind Spot about Guns,” published in 2014 in the New York Times, disagrees. A rhetorical analysis should consist of: logos, pathos, and ethos. Kristof’s use of logos is strong due to the amount of facts and statistics he offers to his audience, but he fails to strongly use pathos and ethos, due to the lack of these elements Kristof’s argument is weakened.
Since the late 1960’s, there has been an ongoing and heated debate about banning guns in the United States, which violates the second amendment of their constitution that 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.” Guns are easily accessible to criminals through blackmarkets as stealing guns is not too hard, also, handguns can be hidden easily, that is why they are the weapon of choice for criminals and people who choose to use them for self defense. According to theguardian, 88 out of 100 people in America own a gun. Data collected by the FBI shows that in 2011, 68 percent of all murders and 41 percent of all robberies, and 21 percent of aggravated assaults nationwide involved firearms. Some gun control supporters believe that banning guns completely will reduce violence, however this is not the case. Banning guns fails to reduce violence because people will not have an effective means of self-defense, laws are ineffective and they do not solve the real issue, which is the user of the gun.
Therefore, they are always ready to scoff at anyone trying to control gun ownership. This makes us wonder why people can be so defensive over something like a gun that is so dangerous and has lead to a lot of deaths in the American society. Gun control is essential in our society today because it will help prevent unnecessary shootings and crime rate Gun control will play a major part in the decrease of the crime and murder rate. Therefore, in my point of view, guns should be totally controlled and regulated by the government. If gun ownership is controlled by the government, only a limited number of people will be allowed to own guns.
The authors provide two possible reasons why these laws are ineffective; 1) these laws do not effect criminal behavior and their efforts to obtain weapons illegally, and 2) these laws focus on normal gun purchases and don 't account for private sales and guns passed down through families. This article is a very creditable source; one reason is because it looks directly at statistics instead of being based solely on opinion. Secondly, this article is also peer reviewed article; this means that other individuals have critiqued these authors research and found it to be accurate. This source will be very useful to my paper because it takes statistical approach approach the the situation instead of a opinionated one. This paper also provides an interesting solution to gun violence; instead of already proven ineffective gun control laws, these authors suggest looking at why these laws are ineffective.
The United States should ban the private ownership of handguns because they can be used to commit suicide, can be easily concealed, and can be easily stolen. Suicide is a huge problem, and the availability of handguns makes it worse. Suicide is the second largest cause of death, and the majority are committed with a handgun (Gale 3). The gun homicide rate is less than the gun suicide rate (Gale 3). There are more people killing themselves with easy to obtain handguns than people killing