Gun control is the controlling of firearms in the United States. It has been irritating people for years and it needs to get settled with the right people. Is gun control good? Yes it is good. In my research I have found that the more gun control we have the fewer casualties we have. The background checks were a great addition to the gun control movement. When the U.S. started requiring background checks death from firearms went down. After background checks were required the deaths of firearms went down by 57%. People don’t want guns at all, but there will always be firearms weather they like it or not. The problem we have is the people who have the guns. “Gun control laws are just as old or older than the second amendment, the gun control wasn’t as strict as they are now. There still were laws, people were imprisoned if they were doing something illegal with firearms.” (Should more gun control laws be enacted) Mentally ill people are not allowed to own or purchase firearms. These people can be mentally unstable and end up doing something tragic and not even care. There are many types of mental illnesses, not all of them can be harmful or a dangerous illness. Policeman are able to take a firearm from a mentally ill person, they can also test the person to see if they qualify to me mentally …show more content…
Gun control has decreases the amount of gun violence in the United States. But if you think about it, if there is gun control or not criminals will always find a way to get a gun. The problem is that criminals can get guns. Everyone else can have gun and be fine as long as they know to use it properly and safely. All it takes is a little knowledge in firearms and then people will be smarter about everything. There is no problem with owning a firearm, The problem is the person who owns the firearm. Schools should have a required gun safety class every year to teach the younger generation about gun safety and what a gun is capable
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Not everyone is able to handle a firearm responsibly, and not everyone should have access to all firearms. In the article, The Hard, Simple Truth about Gun Control by Carl T. Bogus writes, “The goal is to devise a system of firearm regulation that allows responsible people to own guns and denies them to irresponsible people”(Bogus 88). One option for gun control is to regulate the sale, purchase and possession of firearms through legislation. This could include measures such as background checks on all gun purchases, restrictions on certain types of firearms, and restrictions on the number of firearms a person can own. Legislation can be effective in reducing gun violence if it is well drafted and properly enforced.
Many states do not even require background checks for private sales. It seems that if a state requires background checks and considers mental illnesses, they have a higher “Gun Control Grade(Kirk).” In all, I believe that the use of guns need to be limited. Specifically in my community, guns do not seem to be a problem.
Therefore, it could be said that it has come a time for change in our gun legislation to make obtaining a gun harder for criminals and the mentally ill. Whether it be through public or private parties. Although gun control in America might seem to be out of control, it 's a matter of gun ownership and gun rights that needs to be reformed into a better set of laws and limitations. Such laws and limitations that would better regulate who can buy or own a gun. Gun rights can represent such things as the right to bear arms.
Do we need guns? Yes, so taking away our right to bare arms will bring more harm to individuals. So how can we prohibit shops selling to mentally ill individual? I do not have a clue; all I know is that we all have the right to own a gun. Those who are anti gun always cry out that if they were to restrict gun that it would reduce violent crimes or homicides but clearly as I have stated from previous cases it is not true.
Therefore, the law needs to improve. In the present time, gun control laws are the much crime, the laws have to be changed so that it will be much easier for everyone to live without being afraid. Keeping guns away from people will reduce the amount of death each year. My first reason on why gun control should be strict is because there are massive shooting going on around the world these days. Few months back there is a terrorist attack in Paris, many people were harm and some innocent citizen were even killed by the attack.
Do you think that greater gun control is a good idea? Maybe you’re aware but would you be willing to altercate to a certain extent to make sure your community feels protected? Perhaps you’re willing to get equal rights with gun laws , or just don’t like the idea of anyone being able to purchase and carry guns freely. Why carry a gun if eventually it will be used to innocent people, and for what? For your protection?
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 what restricts people from buying and using guns, but these laws are not strengthened at the extent they need to be strengthened. This leads to many people getting these guns and using them to cause mass shootings all over the U.S. For example, according to the Council on Foreign Relationship, a news article that covers major world issues, in 2017, mass shootings at a music festival in Las Vegas and at a church near San Antonio have rekindled the gun control debate (“U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons”). The fact that gun control is still not tightened is a huge margin and error, and still causes mass shootings as we just covered. Many people have said that we should not allow guns to be purchased, which would seem like the logical option. However, according to the same source, Council on Foreign Relationship, some states, such as Idaho, Alaska, and Kansas, have passed various laws attempting to nullify
Gun control has been a controversial issue for many years. Many citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would reduce the threat of crime. People have the right to bear arms for protection, or even just the pleasure of hunting and recreational activity. With the recent events involving firearms and mass shootings, people are skeptical whether to increase or decrease gun laws. Americans have a constitutional right to own handguns and stricter laws and licensing will not effectively save lives.
The use of and the owning of guns is a very hot and debated topic in society today. For many, this is a life and death debate due to the recent and numerous school shootings. These school shootings have caused an outcry for more gun control, specifically in relation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Despite these calls, increased gun control is not the answer. Most gun owners’ use their guns responsibly and for good purposes.
I found research showing that gun control laws in their current form, are ineffective; that citizens with guns can and do discourage criminals, and that as a result, guns can afford normal citizens with the proper training a way to defend themselves. According The Chicago Tribune, there were 2966 criminal shootings in Chicago in 2015 despite the bannings of assault weapons, gun shops, and shooting ranges. This compares to 2185 criminal shootings in 2013, before gun control was enacted. The rise
I understand that if everybody had a firearm it would raise the murder rate tremendously, but one must admit should be a little harder to get a gun, just cause you don’t have a criminal background does not mean you are not capable of doing the same actions a criminal. The gun control law should be made to where if you wanted to purchase a firearm, that you
Someone that is mentally ill or has certain problems like Nikolas Cruz shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun in the first place. This is where it is believed gun control would have a good effect in the long run, if its harder to get a gun then these guns will not make it in the hands of a school shooter. A gun becomes dangerous when it is in the hands of a dangerous unsafe person. It is proven that most U.S. deaths are caused by gun violence.
In this world, there are too many people that have died from guns. Some of them have died in large-scale attacks, some of them were in a gun accident. Many want more gun control laws to be passed. In fact, the gun control law must be passed through, because this can be more effective to protect people. people always thinking if they have a gun, they can protect themselves.
In the past, the major gun control legislations that have been put into effect have not stopped people from obtaining firearms (Gun Control.) There have also been cases in the past where cities have attempted to ban handguns. After the ban was put into effect, murder rates tended to rise instead of drop, unlike what most people might assume. Crime rates and violence also skyrocketed after the bans were put into effect. Another problem with taking guns away, or banning them, is that the government cannot expect everyone to abide by the laws.