Bump stocks are another point of interest for gun control supporters. A bump stock is an attachable stock to a firearm that simulates automatic fire by using the recoil of the gun to aid in successively pulling the trigger to increase fire rate. Gun control supporters are trying to get a ban on these attachments because they do not feel like civilians should have the power to own anything like an automatic weapon “He said he wanted the Department of Justice to ‘propose regulations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns.’” Another focus is magazine size restriction. Advocates for gun control believe that 30 rounds is high capacity and any firearm should not be allowed to hold more than around 10 rounds. These are only a few of the things the supporters of gun control want to
Gun laws This topic brings conflicts among us people in the United States. It’s been an issue for awhile now and it’s going to be an issue on into the future. Some people feel like it is their right to bear arms and have a deadly weapon for protection. They believe the laws should be less strict. Others believe that guns are the issue to violence and gun laws need to be more strict than what they are now.
Maybe those adults who are tempted to use their firearm unlawfully will start a shooting spree, but those who are responsible will help stop that from happening. Lots of adults have the common sense and realize that once they do something wrong, it may change your whole life. In both sides of the argument, there are still pros and cons, but it would be better if concealed handguns were allowed in public
Gun Control is a good thing in many different ways for many people. However, when you have a law abiding citizen who can not purchase a gun because the restrictions are too high then there is a problem. Gun Control was made to keep a person who has something on their record like drunk driving multiple times, armed robbery, or illegal citizen from buying a gun because the government wants to keep everyone safe and does not want to harm anybody. As stated in my research found in a world encyclopedia, “Many people own guns for the protection of their home.” (“Gun 440”). What the article is saying is that if you take away the handgun of a citizen who has done no harm, and when there is a need for the protection of your family and they have no gun then they have nothing else to do but hide and hope the criminal does not find them before the police come.
However this should not be the way “By one government estimate, Americans use guns to defend themselves or thwart crimes hundreds of times a day. As gun owners and pro-gun advocacy groups say new gun-control laws in New York will swing the advantage to lawbreakers…” More guns equals more crime, if there was no handguns, there would be less scared people. Speaking of scared one of the scariest weapons is semi-automatic
Benefits of Gun Control There are many reasons why Gun Control should be in existence. One of the biggest reasons for passing gun control laws is that generally, the most violent crimes are committed with guns, mainly assault weapon style guns, therefore it is a good idea to attempt to limit firearms that are not needed in civilian lives. Individuals who have been bullied in the past, have issues with co-workers, as well as people who are not in the right state of mind, etc. may be less likely or able to obtain a weapon to inflict a massive amount of damage on another person or institution. Many people argue that since guns are legalized to begin with, there is an easier chance of a gun falling into the wrong hands and being used for the wrong
Most mass shooters have no solid reason or any emotional ties with their victims, but they all have access to firearms. For some mentally unstable people, having the gun by itself might be tempting to try something new. According to washingtonpost.com, “The places change, the numbers change, but the choice of weapon remains the same. In the United States, people who want to kill a lot of other people most often do it with guns.” This makes the issue about gun control. Beside the loss of lives, the number of gun violence the country has experienced in a short period of time makes the issue more serious.
Additionally, although there would be control on firearms, how well would they be enforced? If the laws are not going to be enforced well, others will still possess guns and use them. One last thought on the topic, when there is a mass shooting in the United States, sales of guns go up the next day, this is because citizens feel the need to protect themselves and those around them. American gun culture is very well known as firearms are loved and cherished very much in the history rich United States. Here’s a thought, is the American culture to blame for the need of gun
Moorehouse analyzes the societal encounters ordinary civilians have with guns on a daily basis and how one’s action can cost the lives of many. On one hand, gun control does reduce crime to an extent because it reduces the possibility for people to obtain weapons or guns. On the other hand, crime increases gun control because due to the terrible use of guns to inflict crime government systems are forcing stricter gun laws on
However, a stricter regulation on gun control will not ensure people’s safety as gun control not only regulates aspects related to guns, but it also regulates a person’s ability to defend themselves. In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 49% of the people stated hunting as main purpose for owning a gun while 26% stated protection; however, in 2013 when the survey was re-conducted, the reasons changed as 48% of the people stated protection as the main reason why they would own guns rather than hunting, which was at 32% (“Why Own a Gun? Protection Is Now Top Reason”). Additionally, how can the government regulate the purchase of weapons from illegal trade/black markets, a resource criminal often uses to gain weapons? Therefore, gun-violence prevention must be sought through alternative means such as using metal detectors in schools like those placed in airports.