Grifin M. Price Kendra Gallos English III H 3/21/18 Gun Control Will Not Solve Anything Guns are given a bad reputation because of the terrors that can be committed by people who want to cause harm. Those who are gun control advocates wish to ban certain weapons without basis, ban certain weapon attachments, and restrict the rights of the second amendment. Gun control supporters base their opinion on statistics about gun violence that use a portion of data that is not about gun violence just to boost the value of the number.
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.”
These types of weapons only benefit the military and there is no reason for a regular citizen to own a military level weapon. Opponents argue that they can be used for personal protection and recreational use but there is no logical reason to use a semiautomatic gun when you’re just trying to “have fun.” A New York Times editorial argued, “Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership.” As many Americans agree assault weapons are far deadlier than other firearms (Assault Weapons). “From 1984 to 2012, assailants who used large capacity ammunition magazines were able to shoot 161 percent more people and kill 78 percent more victims than those who used a weapon holding 10 bullets or fewer,” Argued Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission in New York (Assault Weapons).
So you would still have people who don’t obey gun laws trying to kill people with their guns. The only way to fix this problem is make purchasing a gun more difficult. According to CNN “There, gun buyers have to fill out a form from the ATF, or the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Required
People feel as though it is necessary to have a gun because hey feel as though they are in danger. Like this man they feel that they need to protect themselves before others decide to kill. (add citation). Some people feel as though they have no choice but to carry a firearm because they feel as though they are in so much danger. People should not have to buy a handgun because they are scared that is not the answer.
Even if assault weapons are banned, who is to say that other weapons can’t be used to commit crimes. Handguns, revolvers, and knives are just some weapons that can be used to commit crimes. From 1994 to 2004, Congress banned the manufacture, sale, and transfer of large amounts of assault weapons. However, a study conducted by the Department of Justice in 2004 found that there was no evidence that the ban on assault weapons had any effect on crime or gun violence, and that if it were to be renewed, it would have only a small effect. Even though there are many mass shootings in the US, assault weapons are actually not even connected to a significant amount of crime in the US.
People think that guns would keep them safe but more guns aren't the answer. Heather Hagleberg (a teacher) inferred that “I don't want teachers to be armed, I don't know a single teacher that wants that.” I agree with Heather's opinion because more guns won't solve anything, it will cause more violence. Heather also added that “I'd probably quit than carry guns,” This infers that teachers carrying guns is unnecessary. Jessica Blythe (A Citizen) added, “i'd stand in front of my kids and take a bullet”.
Gun wasn’t useful as what we thought. In some case, the gun making our life more serious and bad situation. If we choose to without gun, the society will be becoming more peaceful, and more safety. If you have a choose, you would to buy a gun to fear when I will kill people by accident or thinking when people going to hurt me, or you would choose to trust people without hurting others. Gun is a tool for protection or
The gun cannot be blamed for that. The bans California has include banning high capacity magazines, banning pistol grips that the thumb can be wrapped around on rifles, and handguns must be certified for sale(). California has very strict laws, but there are a lot of people who live there and many big cities. I believe their laws are a little extreme, but good for their situation. I also believe that gun laws could probably be enforced better instead of making new laws to protect us that don’t work.
These restrictions would have lessened the bridge that divides American society. No Ferguson police officer would have ever had to fear for his life when faced with the daunting decision of firing his
Guns themselves are not responsible for crime; it is the peoples who are guilty for it and using gun for killing peoples. Guns are the weapon which can be used for self-defense and protecting peoples but never hurting anyone. According to me government should restrict or normalize the use of guns by selling to people, because there are some good peoples who use gun for hunting, shooting practice and competition. As stated by Mytheos Holt, “Guns in the right hands help public safety. Guns in the wrong hands harm public safety”.
Making background checks stronger will make sure that the mentally ill and people who are angry don 't get guns. This will bring down shooting rates because if there is nobody that can get a gun with the intent to hurt someone else, there will be nobody to pull the trigger at an innocent person. If we just abolished the 2nd amendment and made guns illegal, that would cause people to riot and anger many people around the country, and if we don 't do anything then things will stay the same and shootings will
Over the course of history humans always been in war and somehow found a way to kill one another. Weapons have become more and more deadly to the point where we have weapons that can kill less than a second. These weapons are called guns and they have been one of the most controversial subjects in history. Many people think their should be a ban on guns and their are those that think otherwise. Molly Ivins, the woman who wrote “Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns” supports knifes over guns and says that guns only kill but, her essay is put together poorly because of constant use of verbal fallacies such as hasty generalization, oversimplification, and even either-or fallacy.