Gun control is a highly controversial topic in the United States. There are many advocates of gun control - people who wish to have stricter laws to prevent certain groups of people from purchasing a firearm. However, there are also the people who disagree with gun control laws and believe there should be a more lenient gun control to furthermore help people defend themselves during risky situations. Many gun control laws have been passed for many years. While many have been passed, many have been voted unconstitutional meaning they affect the citizens second amendment rights.
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.
The Obama administration is making valiant efforts to reduce gun violence in our country, and protect American citizens, but they need to re-evaluate some of their efforts. Both advocates of gun control and groups that oppose gun control were stricken with heartbreak over the massive shootings. Both parties want to help reduce gun violence, but is the Obama administration taking the right steps? Even though Obama and his administration have good intentions, they do not have the most efficient approach to reduction of gun violence. They are so worried about the safety of our people, that they are creating laws from a knee jerk reaction.
Rather than put more restrictions on guns and gun owners, we should be able to freely protect ourselves and our fellow man. As we look at the way pro gun control parties are planning on enforcing gun control, you may begin to question why we would even consider using such drastic means. The idea that limiting the size of a magazine or regulating the type of gun you can purchase or even doing something as simple as a background check can stop murders like the Connecticut shooting from happening is very far-fetched. In Making Gun Control Happen the author, Patrick Radden Keefe, writes from a pro gun control standpoint. He describes that one obvious change would be to “mandate a criminal background check for all gun purchases” as it would obviously stop criminals from getting their hands on a weapon (Keefe).
“The twenty-first century is the golden age of gun control.” (Page) As the ability to acquire guns in recent years in America becomes easier, the crime rate has risen dramatically. What is to blame for the rising crime rate? The government for not doing away with our second amendment rights, as some people think the guns are directly the cause and need to be taken away from citizens. Maybe they are both to blame. We as Americans need to find a way to prevent criminals and psychopaths from obtaining lethal weapons but at the same time still allowing law abiding citizens to be able to protect themselves and the traditions of their families.
The continuing Mass Shootings in the United States has caused the gun control debate to intensify. While anti-gun control advocates say the Second Amendment guarantees each individual the right to bear arms, the pro-gun control group reads the Second Amendment as a collective right to bear arms; meaning organized militia are the only ones with that right. This essay will analyse the effectiveness of several different articles which present arguments for and against gun control. Charles W. Collier’s article, “Gun Control in America: An Autopsy Report”, dives into the controversial topic of gun ownership and gun control in the United States. 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.
With regard to Federal laws and policies, it is crucial for them to be upheld effectively and help law makers curb illegal purchase of firearms. Both sides have pleaded their case openly, defending their claims of gun control and, which is better for the American public. At this current junction it is not clear if a compromise over the issue will be reached anytime soon. Current measures proposed by the US President, such as increased funding for patients with mental illness and background checks will go a long way in addressing events of senseless shooting. If the rights of owning a gun are taken away, this will only make firearms more valuable and people more vulnerable against attackers.
Some government officials think guns should be fully legal, other think it should be illegal and that all guns should be taken away from the people. This is a huge ongoing rights debate, because both sides have solid platforms and dedicated members. I believe people should have gun rights, having a gun to protect your rights as a person and as a citizen of the United States is a necessary evil to keep the peace. Taking away the rights citizens have to own guns will result in more violence and will create a bigger issue, because the people using their guns legally for protection will be left unprotected from other people who take advantage of the law and will use an illegal gun to commit a crime. The right to own a gun has evolved over the years.
Those for increased gun-control do not believe that the state and federal government enforce enough policies for control, are pro-gun control. Those for gun-control believe that stricter laws can prevent the loss of countless, innocent individuals lives. For example, they believe had these preventative laws been enforced previously, shootings like the Colorado theater shooting, the Columbine school shooting, and the Sandy Hook tragedy would have been avoided. **State statistics, and political support groups, etc** Those for anti gun-control believe that as American citizens we have the right to bear arms. If those rights were taken away, it would infringe upon the ability to pro... ... middle of paper ... ...es of the public are being trampled on by the agenda of the media which is cause for concern, considering its mass influence.