Along with the fact, Obama’s gun control plan is to also ban the use of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. Yet, these ideas pose a threat to the second amendment, which protects the right to keep and bear arms. Gun control laws don’t need to be put into action, no matter how well the laws are assumed to be protecting. Although the abolition of gun control has its perks, some may argue that keeping and implementing gun control has advantages, too. For example, gun control protects: law-abiding citizens, children, and any other type of citizen from other harmful citizens, such as criminals.
Gun control is a very controversial topic, but banning every gun will not stop all the shootings that occur. Gun control can go in either direction of the debate. There is something that needs to be done to try to reduce as many shootings as possible, whether it is background checks for every gun purchase or required classes after buying a firearm. Banning every weapon, though that is classified as an “assault” rifle or has a magazine that carries more than ten rounds is not fair to gun lovers who have never done anything wrong in their lives. If you think a gun with that much firepower needs to be banned, then you should also ban cars with extreme horsepower because why would a person need that much horsepower?
How do you go about taking guns away if that is the solution, or what will the effects be of taking guns away from people who don’t use them for crime? The lack of information on this issue leads to an unequal view on gun control and can completely distort the ability of that individual to be able to take a rational stand on the issue. I believe that by being open to the facts of gun control that involves elimination weapons people will find that this type of gun control is not rational and therefore is not the answer for the gun control debate in our nation. What exactly is gun control? This question is where much of the misconception begins.
Despite the efforts to prevent gun violence by changing laws about the type of weapons we can carry, magazine capacity, and where we can carry guns; people are still using guns for violent crimes. First of all, does the government really think that changing gun laws will actually prevent people from using them in crimes? Many politicians believe this but they are completely wrong when it comes to this. People that use firearms in a crime do not acquire the guns legally anyways; it is the law abiding citizen that cannot get guns or ammunition to protect their family because of prices or law changes. Bieler stated that “Criminals will always get guns."
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Given the statistics of vicious crimes committed in the United States versus the amount of firearms privately owned, guns are not the problem in our country and should not be banned. A great deal of society believes gun-free zones will help lower the amount of violent crimes committed in the United States. In reality a great deal of cities and countries that have strict gun-free zones report the opposite results. A British CNN reporter known as Piers Morgan is one of the biggest advocates for banning guns. In the United Kingdom there was a shooting spree in Scotland that resulted in a law banning private ownership of firearms.
Guns were meant to protect you and others that may be around but is it ethical to take another man/women’s life? In my observation I believe that only law enforcements should be able to carry firearm, there are many ways to protect your family without the use of guns. Therefore, mass shootings would have a dramatic drop if gun are completely only used by law enforcements. In the article The ‘Ugly’ Truth About Mass Shootings Johnson states “Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statistics analyzed by Fox prove that there have been, on average, roughly 20 mass shootings per yea... ... middle of paper ... ...rust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe” (New International Version Proverbs 28:26). Basically believe in God before you believe in yourself with a gun, you can do so much for yourself with protection and all but God has rain over everything and he will show you the way and guide you and protect you.
After Congress ended the prohibition of assault weapons in 2004, the amount of children and teens that were killed by firearms increased. In 2008, the gun control laws were reversed by the Supreme Court. The case was called District of Columbia V. Heller; “it was a case for the court to decide if the Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms. But the case left many bear arms questions unanswered” (Guns and crimes). There are several intentions for gun control laws.