However, amidst this fact of destruction, they can also be used to defend and protect the lives and property of people. One important point to be noted here is the fact that guns are very powerful instruments that can either be used for good or ill. It is because of this fact about guns that the gun control debate still goes on and seems rather inevitable. From my above highlights about gun control, it seems obvious why I am motivated to write about gun control, especially the American context that has been plagued by gun abuse amidst all the laws on gun control. Hence, it is pertinent to be conscious of the direction where the gun control laws are headed.
In America, gun control has been a source of debate for decades. Recently, an increase in the frequency of mass shootings has caused the country to become extremely polarized in relation to the issue. America is often described as having a gun culture as a result of firearms being engrained in its history and perhaps, consequently, has among the highest rates of gun-related crime as well as gun ownership rates, among developed nations. There exists an abundance of scholarly work done in an effort to develop a solution to reducing America’s high levels of gun related crime; however, there exists no definitive answer to the problem and statistical data could support both arguments for and against guns. The general assumption among these studies, is that gun control, one way or another, will have some sort of effect on levels of violence.
The authors also make an outline on the major measures that should be taken to reduce gun violence (Cook & Ludwig, 2000). M. Doeden (2011) analyzes the gun control debate in contemporary society and points out the importance of building up a culture of gun use, which should be based on the historical and cultural background that is a characteristic of the United States. The author also follows the history of the Second Amendment and speculates about the possibilities of its contemporary interpretation. He also speaks about the history of the gun control movement and legislation, and explains why it is so important to renew such legislation and have it correspond to the developing realities (Doeden, 2011). Larry Gerber (2011) also speaks about the history of the Second Amendment and analyzes the common laws, customs, and traditions of gun use in America.
In the United States, gun control is one of these tumultuous issues that has both sides firmly entrenched in their positions. Those parties in favor of gun ownership and the freedom to use and keep arms, rely on the fact that the provision for such rights is enshrined in their constitution. In this climate of growing violence, rife with turmoil and crime, gun advocates feel more than ever that their position is justified. As citizens of the “Land of the Free” possessing a gun is a fundamental right, and may even be a necessity... Anti- gun lobbyists point to the same growing violence and gun related crimes in an effort to call on the government to take action. By enacting more laws and stricter control, these people not in favor of guns feel society would be better safer.
The argument about guns stems into more than just mass shootings, the large realm of the debate regards how guns affect crime rates, and whether more guns leads to more crimes or reduces crimes. One side of the argument is that guns lead to less crime, and the other side argues that guns do not lead to less crime, and likely cause crime. A second important aspect that I will touch on is the effect of public interest groups on firearm availability debates and public policy. Using multiple criminological reports, as well as class discussions, my view on firearms and crime, as well as firearms and politics, has evolved. Lastly, I will examine the effect criminology has had on how I examine empirical evidence.
This essay will discuss the pros and cons of gun control. Some U.S. States have already adopted some of these gun control laws. I will be talking about the 2nd amendment, public safety, home safety, and do gun control laws really control guns. I hope after you have read this you will be more educated, and can pick your side of the gun control debate. So keep reading and find out more about the gun control laws that the federal and some state governments want to enforce on U.S. Citizens.
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While the safety and well-being of the American public is important, these lawmakers are taking the wrong approach in their strides for protection. Throughout American history, there have been guns to help protect us. The minutemen that defended their country at the battle of Lexington and Concord serve as... ... middle of paper ... ...r that much more care and concern when the matter is something of this much controversy and dispute. Works Cited Dreier, Peter. "Massacres And Movements: Challenging The Gun Industrial Complex."
We will discuss this issue, touch on present public opinion and political so-cialization pertaining to gun control, and the possible outcomes that may occur. The issue of gun control has become a popular debate in the United States due to high crime volume throughout the nation. Unfortunately, more emphasis is put on this topic whenever acts of gun violence occur. As a result of this violence, the public has developed two distinct groups, pro-gun and anti-gun. Those for increased gun-control do not believe that the state and federal government enforce enough policies for control, are pro-gun control.