People believe that the government causes certain events in order to make more strict regulations in the country. During the time of the Sandy Hook shooting, President Obama was fighting for more strict gun control within the country. Many people believe that because of this fight the Sandy Hook shooting took place. Society would rather put the blame on the government, rather than accepting the fact that some people just have issues that cause them to perform unthinkable acts. For example, Adam Lanza, the shooter of Sandy Hook elementary.
That massacre sparked the idea for tighter gun laws. These are the types of actions that we would see occur in the world if we chose to forget all the bad memories of society. Do you remember the atrocities of the first and second world war? What if you never learnt about these heinous acts of cruelty? We would continually see more large wars occurring because society would decide that the mistakes made in the past aren’t worth remembering.
Somewhere in the region of about “32 percent of americans want guns to stay legal,” (“Politics”). The anti gun-control advocates say that banning guns will only encourage criminals to commit crimes because average citizens will no longer have a firearm to protect themselves from these criminals or to use when they go hunt for animals. This would increase the crime rate by criminals being more tempted to commit a crime if they knew that the victim was armed with a gun. The NRA, which stands for National Rifle Association does not want normal people to be punished for the acts of criminals. The NRA was created to regulate the guns that are sold and what is needed before a gun is sold to a gun owner.
According to the National Rifle Association, "2.5 million guns are used for the sole purpose of self-defense"(procon.org). So, if gun control is enforced, it will make it more difficult for people to protect themselves. Like stated, it will leave law abiding citizens defenseless, and unable to protect their families when a criminal attacks. This is problematic, people should have the right to defend themselves. Also, when Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association said," That the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun ' ' (Smith).
The Bill of Rights is something the American people hold close to them, especially their right to bear arms. Recently there has been a lot of debate over implementing gun regulations without infringing on the rights of the people. While a position of this is expressed in Wayne LaPierre’s “Universal Background Checks Mean Gun Registration, Gun Bans and Confiscation”, Jeffrey Toobin’s “So You Think You Know the Second Amendment” provides a more valid position evaluating the issue of gun control. Universal background checks are a big discussion lately in our country’s current climate. Some see them as a step toward safety, and others see them as a red flag.
Zack Storvick 1st Period 1 January 2018 Gun Rights and Gun Control In the United States there shouldn 't be a ban on firearms. Guns should not be taken away from the people. Anti-gun viewers also have valid points such as the mass shootings in our country, but taking away guns would not solve the issues. Gun rights are backed up by the Constitution which is the foundation of our country, gun control wouldn 't stop crime, and the use of background checks plays a vital role when purchasing firearms. The second amendment gives citizens of the United States right to own weapons.
This paper will examine the problems, laws, and response to guns over the past decades. First of all, guns have been a huge problem for many citizens lives in the US today. Guns in a crime are a lot more likely to cause a death than other weapon, so laws are put in place to stop this. (Zimring 440) With so much power, guns are
Banning Guns Will Endanger Law-Abiding Citizens Gun control has been an idea since the 1800s, Gun regulations can be good and bad. History has shown that banning firearms from the populace led to disaster and civil unrest. ¨We the People¨ in the United States are very divided when it comes to dealing with gun control and regulations for gun ownership. Banning guns increase fatalities, decreases personal protection and safety, and prohibits citizens from their constitutional rights. The 2nd amendment of the United States is ¨The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.¨ This statement plainly states that every American has the right to bear arms, there are no other possible interpretations of this amendment that make any logical understanding.
Criminals will always find ways to get guns and banning handguns will certainly not stop them. John Stossel does make a good point when he states that having laws against guns is also restricting self defense on people. Taking away the ability to buy handguns leaves citizens with less self-defense options. This raises a much bigger and serious problem, leaving people vulnerable by taking away their right to self defense and Stossel (2008) is correct to say that gun bans preventing citizens from using guns in self-defense, and giving criminals a much bigger advantage. It is naive to think that banning handguns will keep a criminal from breaking the law.
This scenario could result in injuries or death. This is what our president has not thought about, after saying the guns would be “concealed on teachers” and “nobody would know who they are”. The National Rifle Association (NRA) says that the government should put more money towards treating mental illness and loosen the gun laws. Already the gun laws aren’t very strict and there is absolutely no reason for the laws to be any looser. Ten percent of states in the United States of America (USA), have strict gun laws and prohibit its citizens to openly carry firearms.