In addition, there are opposing views. The strongest one is that guns can be used for self-defense in order to protect the rights of citizens. Adversely, controlling guns stricter does not against the right of citizens to defend themselves, but hopes that the way of self-defense could be variable and do not always rely on guns. More importantly, the stricter control over the guns could make many citizens obtain the senses of security and lead them a comfortable life. The gun should be controlled stricter in order to leading all the citizens a better
Another study by the Harvard Injury Control Research Center reported that the most self defense gun uses are illegal, even if the defendant had a license and described the event honestly. This is basically stating that the majority of self defense uses with guns are for escalated arguments. People often say having guns in the house is best to protect themselves from harm, but more than likely, the person trying to harm them is their spouse or significant other (“Gun Threats”). However, when self defense is used, it is more often than than not ineffective. The National Crime Victimization Surveys display little evidence that defending oneself with guns is helpful in reducing the likelihood of injury or death.
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
A controversial issue facing the United States is the creation and use of Stand Your Ground laws. Stand Your Ground laws allow those who fear they are in imminent danger to use deadly force in self-defense to protect themselves, their property, and others without having to first retreat. 33 states in the U.S. have adopted Stand Your Ground laws following its creation in Florida in 2005, and with it, a major debate has arisen. People who are in favor of the laws believe that they allow citizens to fully protect their property and themselves from possible danger without having to fear prosecution. Those who are not in favor believe that the laws have led to an increase in unnecessary violence and wrongful deaths, along with causing other issues in the country.
When there are not enough laws concerning guns it can lead to leniency with firearms, too many laws can create problems with those firearms, and coming to a balanced set of laws will improve society in which firearms are concerned. There are pros and cons of gun control as well as many different policies concerning this around the world. Therefore being informed about these various issues will help citizens understand which would be the best policy. There are many citizens and politicians that are in favor of stricter gun control policies, pro-gun control supporters. Pro-gun control supporters are in favor of tighter gun laws because it is believed that there would be a decrease in gun violence, a decrease in accidental gun injury, a reduction in mass shootings, and a reduction in crime if guns were under tighter restrictions.
Also, prevent bad people from getting guns. Equally as important it will reduce gun violence. Sixty-six percent of Americans support gun control. These individuals support background checks meaning if one has had a bad past or serve mental illness they will not be able to get a gun, and ninety-seven percent of Americans and gun owners support that. Pursuing this further sixty-seven to twenty-nine percent support a nationwide ban on assault weapons.
Why Americans Need Guns The right to bear arms helps protect ourselves and our families. It is our constitutional right to bear arms and I believe it should not be taken away. Some people think if we did not have guns there would be less crime in the United States, but that is not true. When a person purchases a gun at a store they have to register that gun in their name, unless they buy a used one from someone else. If guns are banned the government will take innocent civilian guns away, because they have them registered in their names.
I don’t want more crime just because people have stricter gun laws. Taking away guns may cause people to go to other ways of committing violent crimes. I also think if we have don’t have more gun control laws, then gun deaths would reduce dramatically. American children under age 15 were nine times more likely to die of a gun accident than children in other advanced wealthy countries. About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds (Frum).
Many police stations around America say that this Law should be banned and so does Obama. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said, "I have seen far too much gun violence in my lifetime to think that more guns is a solution... a gun is more likely to be used against you than you use a gun in self-defense." All police stations around America say that this Law should be banned because not only will it stop crime from occurring, making people feel safer and narrow the search on criminals it will make America a safer place for all people. Not only that but Barack Obama respects the 2nd Amendment, but local gun bans he is okay with. Major companies, sheriffs and high position people want this law repealed or changed.
For instance imagine if one of the victims of the Virginia University shooting, the tragic loss of life could have been avoided and we wouldn’t have such a sad memory in our lives. Permitting guns on campus can have many benefits but do those benefits out-weigh the drawbacks. Supporters for guns on campus say that permitting guns on campus would increase personal safety. That’s quite true but it could also lead to accidental shootings, thefts, and increased crime, should the safety on campus be compromised so some people can feel safe? Another supposed benefit proposed by supports for guns on campus is potential shooters will be discouraged to attack campuses that permit concealed carry.
Those in favor of trying juveniles as adults believe that it deters and minimizes crimes being committing by all minors. That trying juveniles as adults will bring the greatest good to the most amount of people. According to an article posted by the American Bar Association by Nicole Scialabba, “the increase in laws that allow more juveniles to be prosecuted in adult court rather than juvenile court was intended to serve as a deterrent for rising youth violent crime.” It is no secret that youth commit crimes in our society. In 2014, law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made an estimated 1 million arrests of persons under age 18 (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention). It is debated that juveniles are committing more serious and violent crimes because the youth think they can get off easy and take advantage of the system put in place.
When a task force studied recidivism for the state of Florida in 2004, it concluded that “the loss of civil rights upon conviction of a felony” (Miller and Spillane 405) was an element of Florida’s criminal justice system that needed to be reformed. Allowing felons the right to vote is common ground that is shared by felons and government officials alike, which means that the legislators are unlikely to come away from the mediation table without some agreement to show their