According to David Emery, of the “18” school shootings this year, only 2 of them were a gunman opening fire in a school with the intention of hurting or killing students. Not taking anything away from them 2 schools because these are tragic and sad situations, but the media has no reason to lie and say that there were 18 school shootings. In an article written by Richard Florida, he said that 39 states allow guns to be carried by trained professionals on school premises. There are two sides to this debate and both sides have valid points. On the left, they argue that some teachers are “crazy” and there shouldn’t be guns put into their hands, there is also a chance that a student may steal the weapon and go on a rampage.
I think that handling a gun could lead to many thing like killing. I also think that handling a gun can tempt someone to do something bad. This further demonstrates that opponents say that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns; that guns are needed for self-defense from threats ranging from local criminals to foreign invaders; and that gun ownership deters crime rather than causes more crime. On washington post it has many information about handling guns. This shows that some people think handling a gun makes them feel safe.
She talks about all the important reasons why we need gun control and why it is an issue as well. One eye-popping statistic is that a majority of the worst acts of violence dealing with a gun are by people who have never actually violated the law in America before. People say that such violent gun acts are by criminals anyway. So putting a ban on all guns from law bidding citizens would have no real effect. However, it would be good if they showed a statistical chart on all the people who committed violent guns acts and break it down to if they were criminals before or if it was their first offense.
To demonstrate whether a person should own a firearm or not, Joe Messerli wrote an article to compare the pros and cons of owning a firearm. In favor of gun control he first, stated that the right to own a gun should be restricted because it would reduce crime. Second, those mental disabled persons, kids who are bullied and aggravated workers could cause a dangerous incident that would not have occurred if gun ownership was restricted. Third, a person who has a gun would be in more danger than a person without one against a criminal. Fourth, suicide and crimes of love or jealousy are more likely to occur easier with a firearm available.
If college students were armed with firearms, this would dramatically decrease the crime rate and the likelihood of a mass shooting occurring on a college campus. The evidence remains undeniable; nevertheless, others just need a bit extra
The following argument is in favor of gun control. The restrictions on guns in place today are not nearly sufficient considering the level of gun violence seen on a daily basis. In the article “Stronger Gun Control Laws Will Save Lives” it is stated, “The fact is that very few federal laws regulate the manufacture, sale or possession of firearms, and those currently on the books are filled with loopholes or significantly tie the hands of law enforcement.” Arming citizens would not reduce crime or allow for self-defense, it would merely place guns into the wrong hands of people who are not trained enough or mentally stable to handle them. This is why there are so many school shootings and public massacres on television constantly broadcasted
Another why guns aren’t safe according to cnn.com 3 kindergartener were wounded when a gun discharged. Ironically the gun fell off the pocket of one of the students. This goes to show why guns aren’t safe anywhere but also again anyone can get a gun. Another Reason why guns should be regulated is because many of our world leaders were assassinated with guns. An Example will be Abraham Lincoln shot killed by John Booth with a gun.
While the intent of creation of the tools may differ the use of said tools by a minority should not decide the fate of the masses. Gun-control is a debate that will continue into the future and well past our expiration dates, we may never see a true answer, but that doesn 't mean it shouldn 't be talked about. There are solid arguments to both sides of the coin such as laws, gun free zones and the morality of guns themselves, each with their own merits. The fact remains that no matter what society decides to do unless the world joins in the effort criminals will find a way to acquire these tools and use them. When and if that day comes I want to have something to protect myself and my children against any
Some opposition of gun control would argue that; guns are valuable for self protection, criminal will get guns no matter what, and lower crime rates with more firearms. There are many facts to prove and disprove both sides. In the end, it is a personal choice where we stand on this topic. Our views about gun control stem from our involvement and knowledge of firearms and how they are used. It is hard for even the most opinionated of individuals to argue against firearms when they spend some time witnessing first hand the enjoyment of use firearms
Drugs are illegal, but people still find ways to have them. Many of us own guns because they make us feel safer. We know we can protect ourselves. If they take guns away, how will we protect our families? There would be nothing worse for a man than to have to sit and watch as someone hurt his family, because he had no means of defense.