Gun-control advocates think that outlawing guns would have stopped the killing from ever happening. Pro-gun advocates think that it would have been stopped by innocent people being armed and fighting back. In order for an issue to even be at hand, both sides must agree that there is a problem with guns and gun control. Both gun-control and pro-gun advocates do agree there is a problem, pro-gunners say it is too hard to own a gun and the gun-controllers say it is too easy to get a gun. While using a point-counterpoint style to argue against gun control I will show guns are best controlled by good aim.
He uses recent shootings, including the George Zimmerman case and the Connecticut elementary school shooting, to present his case that gun violence will remain in the United States as long as guns remain high in number and low in regulation. Collier states that if Americans did not intend the consequences of holding an army with almost unlimited access to firearms, they would start demanding laws to control the gun violence: But changes of this magnitude are hardly to be expected—not in a land where a one-gun-per-month purchase limit counts as bold—even “pioneering”—legislation. (The debate over assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, after all, is not about whether people will be killed; it is about how many will be killed, and how quickly). (81) Collier writes his article in a pessimistic view of the future of gun regulation. He uses logos in the quote above by using deductive reasoning.
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.
There should be some sort of a barrier to stop mentally ill, disturbed people, or dangerous people from obtaining dangerous weapons. According to Bobby Cervantes, fifty-one percent of the United States population said they did not want assault weapons to be banned. All guns but handguns are unnecessary and can be a threat to the future of our country. Based on my own opinion, I refuse to think that opinion polls about gun control are hundred percent correct due to the fact that many people wouldn’t want to say gun control is ridiculous considering the recent killings of innocent children. Many people are refusing to give up their guns because of the recent killing sprees that have been going on.
However, there are one hundred and fifty plus assault rifles and the people against gun control only want to ban around a dozen assault rifles. They do not look at the functionality of the gun and what it is meant for like handguns can be used for personal protection and the shotgun or rifle can be used for hunting and sporting. The most famous gun people really want to ban is the AK-47 because what the gun was associated with. The gun is famous for being with terrorists like Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban. I understand that some guns that are classified as military grade weapons should be banned, but most guns do not pose a threat in the right hands.
It would be more rationale to stop gun distribution to recently incarcerated people then punishing them for obtaining these weapons (Ed. Louise Gerdes). The NRA is doing some justice; they have enforced the “Brady Act” Which makes background checks a requisite when selling a gun. This act has prevented 400,000 felons and prohibited buyers from purchasing handguns (Ed. Louise Gerdes).
Guns are the reason so many of these bloody incidents happen. Guns do not make the USA a safer country, as they are supposed to. American doctors have compared the rate of deaths related to guns in countries where owning a gun is legal with the same rate of deaths in countries where owning a gun is illegal. They have found that countries like America, where citizens have the right to bear arms, had 10.2 per 100,000 gun-related deaths. Countries like the UK, where this is illegal, had low gun-related deaths of 0.25 per 100,000.
Yes, they would cut back on many crimes, but they will not completely “cure” all of them. People who are for gun control commonly base their decision on myths. Here are just a few of the many myths about gun control: ¥ Gun Control Saves Lives ¥ Guns Should be Banned Because They Kill Thousands of People Each Year ¥ Gun Control Reduces Crime Above are just three of the many myths of gun control. Let’s take a closer look at each one of these. Gun Control Saves Lives “The truth is gun control costs lives, as evidenced by cities which enforce near total bans on firearms ownership.
Once made illegal a letter would be sent to all the people who were known to have that gun stating that they had a certain amount of time to turn in the gun or they would face felony weapons charges. While at first glance this may seem like a good idea the more you look at it the more you can see how poor this bill really is. The major flaw of this bill is that it puts the power solely in the hands of the DA; and all politicians can be influenced by public opinion. According to a Rolling Stone Article by PJ O'Rourke "Now Gore is in favor of gun control, but he voted for the NRA-backed 1986 Firearm Owners' Protection Act and against both a fourteen-day waiting period for handgun purchases and a federal r... ... middle of paper ... ...th their daddy's gun. Another rule was that after every time we used our guns we checked atleast twice to make sure the gun was empty.
In 2015, there were 11,323 gun violence related deaths in the united states (Guns in America). Currently, there is a large controversy in America about gun control stemming from several mass shootings in places that people should feel safe. We do not agree with the liberal side of the gun control debate, which claims that citizens do not have the right to bear arms, only form a militia. Liberals believe that it is up to the government to protect its people. We agree more with the conservative side of the debate which insists that we have the right to keep and bear arms to defend ourselves.