Why Do Republicans Need Gun Control?

1489 Words6 Pages
The debate on gun control is a hot topic in Washington today. Democrats fight for more restrictive measures while Republicans feel that citizens of this country have a right to bear arms. After all mass shootings, Democrats usually are vociferous in demanding that there should be more gun restrictions, and the Republicans just deny that the problem is with the guns and make ludicrous excuses. These excuses usually are very persuading, but aren’t factual whatsoever. Today the Republicans, who are almost all gun lobbyists, overpower Washington completely and have accomplished all but one of their goals. They now are fighting to make laws that will hurt this nation prodigiously. A very common excuse made by Republicans is that the nation needs…show more content…
Every time a mass shooting occurs Republican politicians make a number of excuses, but the one excuse that is ubiquitous around the Republican world is that the problem is mental illness and not the abundance of guns. If one were to make this excuse, they should probably not pass a law that gives mentally ill people more access to these weapons. (Waldman) III. All that gun control will do to this nation is make the citizens defenseless and weak. Gun control will make the people of the US weak because they will not be able to protect themselves when a dangerous man has gotten a gun illegally and wants to harm. “As columnist Thomas Sowell has noted: ‘The key fallacy of so called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available. Banning guns will not stop the crazed few who seek to open fire on the public’” (Hunter). Many different potential mass shootings have been stopped by a citizen who owned a legal gun and acted in defense. (Hunter) B. Restrictions on guns will not decrease the number of homicides or mass shootings; in fact, they will be completely…show more content…
Gun control is and will be beneficial to America’s security and safety. The US has been seen to be drastically more unsafe than other countries with stronger gun laws.“Gun violence is a crisis. 117,000 Americans are shot every year, a rate that outpaces our peer by order of magnitude” (Gun Laws Matter). “Firearms amplify domestic violence, resulting in American women being 11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than women in similar countries”(Gun Laws Matter). As an example of gun control in its works, Australia’s gun violence statistics show how successful these laws can be. “The chances of being murdered by a gun in Australia plunged to 0.15 per 100,000 people in 2014 from 0.54 per 100,000 people in 1996, a decline of 72 percent...In 1996, Australia had 311 murderers of which 98 were with guns. In 2014, with the population up from about 18 million to 23 million, Australia has 238 murders, of which 35 were with guns” (Kaye and Cole). If other countries have already made tighter gun restrictions and they are successful, why wouldn’t we take this data and make our own gun laws. Guns kill hundreds of thousands of people every year. Obviously, this number is way too high, and to decrease this statistic, change needs to occur. Firm gun laws will lower the amount of gun related deaths in the United States and overall make a more safe and secure

More about Why Do Republicans Need Gun Control?

Open Document