Lately, there has been uproar about gun control due to the gun violence and crimes throughout America recently. People who rely on the law that protects them are more often affected than those who oppose it for their own explanatory reasons. To keep civilians safe, gun control was made into laws/policies that regulate the manufacture, sales, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by the citizens themselves. Though it may seem, these laws aren’t being held to a higher standard causing disruption to the chaotic peace within the states. This will therefore incline the government to have different ways of justifying gun control to make a safer environment for its own people.
Most mass shooters have no solid reason or any emotional ties with their victims, but they all have access to firearms. For some mentally unstable people, having the gun by itself might be tempting to try something new. According to washingtonpost.com, “The places change, the numbers change, but the choice of weapon remains the same. In the United States, people who want to kill a lot of other people most often do it with guns.” This makes the issue about gun control. Beside the loss of lives, the number of gun violence the country has experienced in a short period of time makes the issue more serious.
People argue that taking away these guns from normal abiding citizens does not stop criminals from obtaining these weapons. (Zimring 441) Nobody knows if this is true or not, but it is a legitimate argument for those who want the ability to own guns. They also argue that criminals would be less likely to commit a crime if they know that the victim is armed. (Zimring 441) This could be true as well, but there have been no dramatic difference in the number of deaths without or with the laws. Some also argue that gun control laws take away people’s second amendment right to bear arms.
Why is destructive ammunition so easy to obtain? What are the motives behind the people who commit such heinous crime? And finally, why is our own political system not doing anything about the laws that could potentially prevent these catastrophes from happening? The answers are not easy but effective strategies can be used to deter these things from occurring so often. According to James Steinberg, a major portion of the problem is coming from the fact that gun control is a major issue in the United States.
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.
We should raise gun restrictions rather than adding more guns because lives are being lost, guns only bring harm, and because we have seen the success of other nations who have raised restrictions. Guns violence has been on the headlines due to the recent mass shootings, this is because precious lives are being lost. Children, adults, and innocent people are being hurt. Not everyone that owns a gun wants to cause a mass shooting, but the
America needs stricter gun control laws because they will help decrease the immense number of gun deaths every day and lessen the chances of the wrong person getting their hands on a gun. People opposed to implementing more gun control often argue that more gun control will make it so that they are not able to have a gun to use for self defense. What many of these people fail to realize is that creating more gun control will not take away their right to owning a gun. All more gun control will do is make it harder for the wrong people to get their hands on a gun. They also argue that criminals will find a way to get a gun even if more gun control measure are put into place.
Advocates of gun control seem to focus more on law abiding citizens and families from owning a firearm, yet never mention the fact that criminals are the ones misusing firearms. Criminals are careless when it comes to breaking the law, but they will care if the victims can fight back. Perhaps guns are banned, will that deter criminals from obtaining them? ( Geer 2 ) No it will not hinder them. Criminals will break the law and if they refuse to turn in their firearms they can just as easily sell illegal drugs, and make money to buy firearms illegally through black markets.
We hear every day the deaths of thousands of people occurring just because of misuse of weapons.. People shouldn’t be allowed to carry guns they shouldn’t be trusted in this. Stricter gun laws wills result into less shootings. One should not need such dangerous and harmful weapons just to protect themselves. We can only decrease the murder rate by making guns illegal to use. If people are allowed to use vehicles or carry vehicles it will make them mentally sick and ill and they will kill anyone they as they carry guns in their hands even without knowing the sense of using it.
People use Concealed Handguns for so much more than just protection. Many people who own concealed weapons use them to injure someone and to commit crimes. They do not realize that the more crimes they commit the more the public will panic and get their own concealed weapons to protect themselves and their families in case someone threatens to cause harm to their families. This causes injuries all around us, and is just a cycle of people trying to protect themselves and others trying to make an “easy”