In 1996 an Australian man killed 35 people in a massacre larger than any American massacre acted by single gunmen. In the wake of this incident Australia passed super restrictive gun measures and banned any and all automatic, semi-automatic, and pump/regular shotguns. “This resulted in a decline of firearm related homicide by 59% in Australia.” (Margaret Hartmann). After hearing something like that we believe the U.S. should follow in Australia’s footsteps and ban almost all weapons from civilians. Gun control has been a topic of debate since 1837 and has been since. The most popular argument pro gun enthusiasts make is that it 's simply the second amendment and has no business being changed. But there have been 17 amendments since the original ten so adding another would not be unheard of. Also they were written in a time where, “the average gun could maybe fire twice in one minute and the odds of hitting a target 100 yards away was 1/3”. (MilitaryHaritage.com). …show more content…
It’s when someone decides to use it heinously that people get hurt. You can’t punish everyone for a select few mistakes. (NRA.org) “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” isn’t a solution. When 68% of murders are committed with firearms than there’s no denying the issue.(National Institute of Justice). The issue that goes right along side guns is the people using them, how are guns seemingly so
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However those in favour of tighter gun restrictions believe that “The Constitution of the United States Really needs to be edited” I too concur because the Second amendment states “The right to keep and bear arms” this supporting the natural rights of self defence however if this amendment is in place for peoples safety then how is it possible to identify those who keep arms for protection and those who wish to carry out murder. I can strongly say that it is impossible to separate these two group as how can we prove who bear arms for defence and those who bear arms for offence. This is why America has a police force, to be there for those in need of help. So I say this amendment needs to
Gun control has been and is a very hot political topic. Trying to make changes in gun control goes back and changes some of the core beliefs our country was founded on. What does the Constitution say? “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. I will explain what has been changed and what people are trying to change.
A man killed 27 children in an elementary sure the gun was the weapon but it wasn't the cause it was the man who pulled the trigger and fired. and even though that the gun ownership has doubled in the twentieth century the kill rate has decreased. more laws wouldn't stop people
Just in In the United States itself has been said that a gun has been the top most violent weapon in violent crimes. Just into 2011, 128,900 of crimes were committed with firearms(Klimas). Also in the year of 2014,8,124 murders were used just by fire-arms(Quadl). Gun control is not only entirely reasonable but also certain to be effective. Some of the society needs to recognize in-state Manning fully that legally owning or selling guns only puts another life at risk.
People are afraid that the government is trying to take away the ever sacred second amendment, and that without weapons, the ordinary man cannot protect himself. This, however, is not the case. Creating these laws would mean that criminals would be less able to commit gun related crimes, and those who abide by the law would still have proper protection. Even if criminals acquire weapons, people can still find protection in their weapons that they have. No matter what certain citizens view and believe, there are few critical downsides of gun control laws; on the contrary, the laws will provide more protection for the American people, and will ultimately show criminals that this country can stand up for
Gun control and gun rights have become such a hot topic throughout the United States that people are beginning to question if the fault of such violence actually lies with guns. This isn’t the issue, the problem is that the US government is incapable of passing gun legislation, social media blames mental illness for mass shootings, and gun policies aren’t strict enough on selling guns. The only danger in having a gun is when it is put in the hands of the wrong person. Due to strong opposing ideals between both the Republican and Democratic Party within the house and senate, the American government has been incapable of passing adequate gun legislation.
Gun control has been a hot debate for many years among Americans. Most countries around the world don’t allow firearms to be owned by normal citizens, and those who do are very heavily restricted. Those are countries I would not want to live in. I believe that the right to own a firearm is one of the most important rights in our Constitution. Without firearms I cannot hunt, which is one of my favorite activities.
Some people may argue that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Gun control isn’t needed, what is needed is education on guns and gun safety in order to prevent accidents. Even if gun control laws were put in place, it wouldn’t deter criminals from obtaining guns or breaking laws. For example, in a recent article it was stated that, “At the moment, only licensed sellers must run a check on a buyer to make sure he isn’t barred from owning a gun because of a criminal background, mental illness or other reasons. But many guns are sold privately at gun shows and elsewhere.”
Gun control has always been an issue in the US, simply because we love our guns. The only problem is too many people have been killed for no specific reason. This has caused more mayhem than ever before, with riots, movements and more murder. There has to be a way to stop these events and actually move forward with a valid system for guns that stops all this violence and nonsense. We have come too far in this world to have problems the cowboys should have only
This makes us wonder why people can be so defensive over something like a gun that is so dangerous and has lead to a lot of deaths in the American society. Gun control is essential in our society today because it will help prevent unnecessary shootings and crime rate Gun control will play a major part in the decrease of the crime and murder rate. Therefore, in my point of view, guns should be totally controlled and regulated by the government. If gun ownership is controlled by the government, only a limited number of people will be allowed to own guns. In addition, the regulations will make it difficult for people to access guns unless they have a concrete reason as to why they need the weapon.
Gun control Guns have been around for several hundreds of years. Many people in well-known major historical events and battles have used guns for security and self-defense. In current times people tend to think that guns are the problem with society, when it’s actually the people who the guns are sold to causing the problems. Guns are by far one of the greatest things that mankind have ever invented.
Gun control is what restricts people from buying and using guns, but these laws are not strengthened at the extent they need to be strengthened. This leads to many people getting these guns and using them to cause mass shootings all over the U.S. For example, according to the Council on Foreign Relationship, a news article that covers major world issues, in 2017, mass shootings at a music festival in Las Vegas and at a church near San Antonio have rekindled the gun control debate (“U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons”). The fact that gun control is still not tightened is a huge margin and error, and still causes mass shootings as we just covered. Many people have said that we should not allow guns to be purchased, which would seem like the logical option. However, according to the same source, Council on Foreign Relationship, some states, such as Idaho, Alaska, and Kansas, have passed various laws attempting to nullify
Gun control has been a controversial issue for many years. Many citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would reduce the threat of crime. People have the right to bear arms for protection, or even just the pleasure of hunting and recreational activity. With the recent events involving firearms and mass shootings, people are skeptical whether to increase or decrease gun laws. Americans have a constitutional right to own handguns and stricter laws and licensing will not effectively save lives.
Most people assume that guns are supposed to be very dangerous, risky and harmful. However, that is not true; guns can be unsafe and dangerous, but only if they are in the wrong hands, in that case anything could be dangerous if it’s in the wrong hands. Owning a gun is a right that every American should be able to take pride in having. Guns are used for self-defence, resistance, hunting, and law enforcement and also it has its other uses too.
Nowadays it’s just too easy for people to get gun and that’s why we have more murder and gun violence in this country then anywhere in the world. It all needs to stop by making the gun control stricter. Only person or group who should be carrying gun is law-enforcement people and this is it.