When an individual is responsible and trained properly, handguns are easily the most effective form of self-defense, and a handgun ban takes this option away from them. 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. Handgun bans will not stop criminals from acquiring guns; they will, however, prevent a law abiding citizen from buying a gun for self-defense. While he may be a little extreme in stating that laws against guns are laws against self-defense, he does make a good point. Banning handguns leaves citizens with less self-defense options.
When an individual is responsible and trained properly, handguns are easily the most effective form of self-defense, and a handgun ban takes this option away from them. John Stossel (2008), who is a nationally well known 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. Handgun bans will not stop criminals from acquiring guns; they will, however, prevent a law abiding citizen from buying a gun for self-defense. While he may be a little extreme in stating that laws against guns are laws against self-defense, he does have a good point. Banning handguns leaves citizens with less self-defense options.
That 's what needs to be changed who gets determined to be fit to own a gun, but that 's not easily done. It 's not the guns fault all the people died from shootings, it is the fault of the person holding it. Stronger gun control sounds good but, if it only increases gun violence then do not enforce it. Gun control works the way we have it now, so let 's leave it alone before America messes up. Gun control sounds good on paper, but in real life, it is not that great.
Since handguns are easy for criminals to steal or get, handguns are available on the black market; this makes handguns a great choice for criminals. A lot of crimes involving firearms are happening with the use of a handgun; this is a problem in America today. Although a lot of people would agree that something must be done, no one has the answer of what should actually be done. Most gun control supporters believe that banning handguns is the best way to protect citizens. However, banning handguns fails to protect people; if anything you are hurting people who 's going to help you when you 're in trouble
This is why people say guns should be enforced heavily and avoided especially, if possible. Some also say that guns are used mostly for harming or hurting other people, but most Americans look at their guns as safety tools for their families. Stripping that away would leave a family susceptible to a burglary. Some say that if expensive guns are made, the violence will stop and crime rate will drop. However, expensive guns will do little to aid in the safety of Americans.
The amount of organized crime would go down because all of their power is derived from their use of firearms and that is a significant amount of their profit. After gun profits is removed from organized crime, they would have to resort to drug sales, which would be a lot easier to stop if the drug dealers didn’t have guns. Those in support of firearms bans argue that having no guns at all in the homes of Americans would make everyone feel safer at home and in public. Banning guns has many benefits but the criminals could get their guns from various illegal sources, such as black market and other countries. Most of the guns used in crimes are brought illegally or stolen anyway, so that proves the ban wouldn’t affect the criminal’s ability to commit crime.
James Q. Wilson a former teacher at Harvard University understands that taking guns away from the common people will only reduce the chance of surviving a possible attack of any sort of intruder.”Those that they cannot buy, they will steal or borrow”, Wilson talks about how whenever one tries to obtain a gun the legal way background checks occur as well as restricting the amount of gun purchase a month. Although even with all these restrictions guns are fairly easy to obtain illegally. After reading his article I can see his point of view in my favor because criminals will be criminals no matter what weapon they use or how they obtain it, but a citizen that just wants to protect himself/herself will want to go through the legal process. Imagine if that is no longer an option, more people will seek illegal ways to get guns and the criminal rate will just increase. Criminals will see that people will be defenceless and they will flourish in many towns.”Such a ban will only increase the criminal ability to victimize the innocent.” “Over the past 20 years, gun sales have absolutely exploded, but homicides with firearms are down 39 percent during that time and “other crimes with firearms” are down 69 percent.” This w... ... middle of paper ... ...n control is not the safe way to go.
Guns are a weapon not a defense. People come up with excuses like they are “protecting their property” but how is that a good justification for yielding a lethal weapon. You shouldn’t have to kill and individual in defense of it. How many people who own guns actually know how to use them properly and safely? How many people took a gun safety class before they ... ... middle of paper ... ...can also invest in a taser or even bear mace which are both very effective on people.
Although many people believe gun control laws would be beneficial and reduce crime, it is important to realize that criminals will still get weapons and in the end it is the American people who are being hurt by gun control laws- not criminals. In recent years, there have been numerous shootings that have raised concern over gun laws. People are shot and killed every day throughout the US and a portion of the population believes that gun laws would reduce the number of shootings. One of the more notable sho... ... middle of paper ... ...en to do the opposite of what they are intended to do, which is to decrease gun violence. The popular gun control debate has become more prominent because of the recent attacks that have been given large amounts of publicity.
Although there are many people who oppose private ownership of firearms, what they don 't realize is that firearms can also protect their lives. When guns are in the hands of responsible individuals, they can benefit their own lives as well as the lives of those who cannot protect themselves or for just recreational purposes. However, there are many deaths caused by guns, but the amount of deaths prevented with gun use outweighs them tremendously. Also, the smart gun and training courses could prevent many of these deaths. “Nearly two million more crimes are prevented with guns than are ‘caused’ by guns” (Connell).