There are many ethical reasons why gun control should not be implemented towards law-abiding citizens such as it is hypocritical, neglects the reality of control, and is discriminating against gun owners. Gun control, in addition to be hypocritical, also contradicts the protection of human lives. For instance when looking at the argument for gun control it comes down to this: every human life is valuable, killing someone is immoral, guns can kill people, so create laws that decrease access to weapons. Gun control activist strive to push that guns are one of the main causes for death in the
Our president Barack Obama is all for gun control laws, while everywhere he goes, he’s protected by many guns. He knows that having protection of a firearm makes him safer, yet he wants to take away the rights of responsible gun owners. Another reason why gun control is a bad idea is that police officers can’t be on the scene of a crime the moment it happens (Kerryg). If I was being attacked, I’d feel a lot more comfortable with an assault rifle in my hands than nothing. The final reason why gun control is unright is because banning them would be an attack on the second amendment.
We would be permitting a Sate to “prescribe what shall be orthodox” by saying that one may burn the flag to convey one’s attitude toward it and its referents only if one does not endanger the flag’s representation. Here I stand to say that for Johnson to burn the flag is very disturbing to our country as well to our peers. For him to do that wasn’t right and very rude. Many U.S. troops fight for our flag each and every day for our freedom and for us to live a natural free life instead of having many rules that would over power us.
Based on the first amendment which states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”. We the citizens of the United States have the freedom to choose and practice our religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press and freedom of petition. Although this amendment seems to be beneficial for the general public it actually does more harm than good. I do not believe that there is in fact a such thing as freedom. Freedom means the power to act, speak or think as one warns without hindrance or restraint.
The First Amendment aims to protect the right of freedom of religion and the right of freedom of expression of all United States citizens. However, Lawrence states “The Supreme Court has held that words that ‘by their very utterance inflict injury or intend to incite an immediate breach of the peace’ are not constitutionally protected.” (Lawrence, pg 175) The First Amendment does not protect speech that maintains a sole purpose to inflict harm on other people. “Racial insults are undeserving for First Amendment protection because the perpetrator’s intention is not to discover truth or initiate dialogue, but to injure the victim” (Lawrence, pg 175) If someone is going to have a conversation with another person, than their freedom of speech should be protected, however; if someone had the sole intentions of causing harm or discomfort to the person that they were speaking with or at, then their freedom of speech may not be so protected. This should be of no concern to any persons on a college campus who are worrying about their right to freedom of speech or expression being neglected, considering that speech codes only work to prevent harm inflicted by hate speech to all students. I agree with Lawrence in that if we are going to end racism, we, as a society, have to take small steps in protecting minority
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.
Precisely because we can 't start from scratch, all we can do is trim around the edges, try to find ways to reduce the unending slaughter a little bit here and a little bit there.” What Paul Waldman suggests in this passage is that we need to start getting rid of all the items that are used to make guns more dangerous to trim down on these problems. In conclusion, Paul Waldman believes that cutting down all these extra gun parts will lead to a less awful death rate in the United States. In my opinion, I do not agree with what Paul Waldman has to say about banning guns. More specifically, I believe that banning items like bump stocks and lightning switches will not help with reducing the death rate by guns because no
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.
Also, when the mental illness card is played, it takes out all other factors as to why a shooter may want to do a mass shooting. For example, poverty, substance abuse, unemployment or other stressor can be to blame for the cause of violent acts. Again this is not a valid excuse, however the only causation in the media’s perspective should not just be mental illness. (Murphy). Some say that gun owners need to have a mental health screening before they are allowed to buy a gun because of the fear that it may fall into the wrong hands.
A gun is a dangerous object and only a police officer should carry one. We are worried about violence on campus, if we just expand police officer on campus will also help. Gun will not solve anything; it will just make things worse. For instance, if a person that has a gun and feel unsafe and threated people with the gun. A gun brings power that everybody can’t contain.