If background checks, and polygraph test, then we can decrease gun violence. There may also be ways to make guns less dangerous to store. New technology in "smart guns" recognizes the owners ' fingerprints or hand grip or has other features controlled by the owner, so firearms can 't be stolen or accidentally fired by a child. Those guns are not currently mass-produced in the U.S., a recent "60 Minutes" report found, in part because of fears that they might lead to greater gun control. There are accidental deaths that happen everyday where a child accidentally shoots him or herself or someone else.
Most who support the stricter guns laws believe that the Second Amendment should not just be an open blank option for anyone to own a gun. The gun law supporters feel that if there are more restrictions on firearms, such as who can have them, under what conditions it would cut down on the death crimes but in reality gun control laws do not deter crime; gun ownership deters crime. I agree with the statement from “John Stossel (2008), who is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, as well as a journalist and reporter for Fox News Channel, explains that laws against guns are really laws against self-defense, and mandatory gun-free zones are in actuality free crime zones”. Stricter gun laws won’t do anything except leave law abiding citizens with less defense options. In my opinion a law abiding citizen will less likely not break the law and own a handgun if they are banned, but a criminal will.
It preys on people’s fears that the government will turn into a dictatorship or completely ban guns…The Founders of our country wanted the people to be able to protect themselves from over powerful governments.” - Is it time to pass tough gun control laws? By McClathy Tribune. People might think their rights are being taken but in reality we are making the U.S a safer place for all our citizens. “They say that since Congress stopped banning assault rifles in 2004, violent crime in America has fallen significantly, and shootings are also down slightly.” There are positive consequences for having new gun control laws and the safety of the citizens increases with each new law. Those positive consequences are not enough to convince everyone that we need improved gun control
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. Moreover, if the ownership of guns is limited, it will help prevent unnecessary deaths and violence caused by gun owners, especially students. Gun ownership should be totally controlled and regulated by the government because they will help in limiting the number of people who own guns. When gun
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.
In the past recent years, there have been numerous terrorist attacks on America like 9/11, The Boston marathon bombing, and the Oklahoma beheading. Many attacks that were done in the past years have been done without the use of guns. The democratic government, however, thinks that by banning guns it will simply stop terrorism because there would be no violence. What the government fails to realize is that if someone really wanted to commit an act of terrorism then they will find a way to do it. The democratic government in the past and until recently has been missing this key point and offer a simple minded, ineffective solution to a problem that is much bigger than just the use of guns.
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.
As Pollitt says in The Nation, “… without a gun, it’s difficult to kill and injure a whole crowd of people, no matter how much you’d like to” (484.) Background checks are necessary to keep guns out of the hands of people who will do harm with them. Background checks should not be limited to stores. More should be included as well on the background checks being done. There is no reason they should not also be used in purchasing arsenal.
Do you have a gun in your household? Should people carry guns with them? Michael Steele once said,”You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don 't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It 's not the law-abiding citizens, it 's not the person who uses it as a hobby.“Gun control is an important thing to know about and why it either helps people or doesn’t help them.
The Democratic party 's views are reasonable enough to grasp, although the proposition offends Republican citizens. By having gun control in the states, suicides, homicides, and overall violence could decrease drastically. Citizens would no longer have to fear walking the streets alone at night or anything of that sort, or unarmed citizens getting shot by other citizens. The people of the States, tourists, and visitors will feel safer and more secure going about their days knowing there is a gun control act in place and although this will not stop all gun-related violence, this will decrease it. The safety of the People is more important than the violent and life-threatening American tradition.