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). This type of gun should remain for military use only and not be an easy access to the
The general argument made by Shiha Dalmia in her work, “The Case Against Banning Guns” is that guns should not be banned in the United States. Banning guns is not going to stop people from killing other people. There is no possible way to collect every single gun in the U.S. and even if there was, people have other ways and items to hurt others. When something gets banned, everyone seems like they want to do that thing more. Guns should only be used for appropriate activities like hunting, for example, but there is no one to stop people from harming others.
The second amendment states that there should and will be no possession of firearms for anyone with a felony and/or a mental illness. Yes, the second amendment protects individual gun ownership but is it not obvious that people should not sell firearms or weapons to anyone that seems challenged or incapable of keeping their community safe with a gun? Amendments of course make your liberty excessively known but it should not get to the point that people should fear getting shot while out walking late at night or doing daily usual things in their
People should be allowed to protect themselves no matter where they are at. A responsible gun carrier could protect the innocent from the violent act of a shooter. A lot of people believe that gun-free zones are safety zones, but families of victims of shooters can disagree. Firearms aren’t the only thing that can be dangerous, yet chemistry majors create explosives without any concern. Guns aren’t the only thing that people should be concerned about, yet they overlook other dangerous factors.
Chris was depressed and angered with the world, and he was mentally ill (biography.com). People that choose to do bad with a gun are mentally ill. The gun is not what kills the people. The second amendment starts with “a well regulated militia,” which someone people interpret as only soldiers should have guns. United States Supreme Court ruled in 2008 and 2010 that the reference to militia is just an explanation of why Congress ratified the amendment (civil-rights.lawyers.com).
This controversial subject has been on the minds of the American people since after the passage of the second amendment that allowed us the right to own guns. The fact of the matter is that it is too easy for the mentally ill, or anyone, to obtain a weapon. Many states, such as Florida, do not require fingerprints, a special permit, or even a waiting period before purchasing a gun. So why not regulate this or even outlaw guns altogether with the exception of our military? What is the potential benefit or need of owning a gun?
Another problem with taking guns away, or banning them, is that the government cannot expect everyone to abide by the laws. In past circumstances when guns were banned, criminals were the kind of people that the government wanted to make sure did not have guns. In reality, they were always the ones who still had the guns (Lott). People can say that gun crime is a serious firearm problem, but guns are not always the exact cause of the crime. Even if the government tries to deny groups access to guns, they could still find their way around the law and gain access to one
Many debate on this issue but no one does anything to stop it or let it stay. “Mass shootings used to inspire a national conversation on guns. Now we find something else to talk about.” (Jessica Winter) Ever since all these mass shootings we tend to stop arguing and start talking about something else. The gun debate will never go away. This is one major way why the US does not follow their democracy since we wanted change but the government has not done
Unfortunately, a ban on all guns in the US would be very ineffective at reducing gun-related violence. As long as the Black Market exists, criminals will always be able to easily purchase firearms from there, and the threat of them using their guns for robberies, murders, etc, will still exist. What will not exist anymore is the ability for the common man to protect himself. Since all guns would be banned, only criminals who purchase them from the black market would be able to acquire them, meaning citizens who previously have not owned guns would be without them if they get robbed, attempted murder,