If gun control laws were enforced, the Second Amendment would be violated. In addition, guns will be less accessible for law-abiding citizens to purchase. Crime rate will not diminish if stricter gun laws are enacted. Because guns have the ability to cause crime and violence, few people like them. People see firearms as weapons of criminal activity.
The power to defend yourself is the reason that people have guns. The government should not ban rifles, shotguns, and handguns, because the truth is, there is no reason to take away guns as long as there are criminals out there waiting for that to happen. Let’s take a look at what gun control laws are in effect right now. In North Carolina, you can own a rifle or a shotgun without a permit. You can own a handgun after completing a thorough background check (which includes making sure that you aren’t insane and that you aren’t a convicted felon, among other things), and it is illegal to own a machine gun.
True, gun control can lessen the amount of guns on the streets, but it also takes the guns out of the hands of responsible owners, not the criminals. Illegally purchased firearms can hardly be regulated and these are the guns that are used by the people doing most of the killing. By inserting a block on legal purchases, the government is refusing the common citizen the ability to protect themselves. It seems such a disgrace that one would have to die because the government wouldn 't let them have a gun. The emphasis of gun control should be placed on educating gun safety to those who haven 't had any experience and licensing those wanting to use their firearms.
Of course some criminals will steal their firearms, but others look to breaking a different law. Buying guns from an unlicensed dealer gives criminals a feeling of safety. The criminal does not have to worry about being caught with breaking and entering and can also feel safe knowing that there is not a file containing records that says he owns a gun. Federal law limits who can purchase a gun on the basis of age, criminal status, and mental health (Zimring 37), but it does not put a limit on the amount of firearms a person can purchase. Enabling people to buy as many guns as they would like supports the black market.
It is not necessary to strip citizens of their right to own a gun, but we should be able to make it harder to get guns. If you are someone with a clear record and using a gun for recreation use, you will have no trouble obtaining a gun. In the long run increase the laws on gun control hurts nobody. Despite historic events where governments seized firearms and killed millions of citizens, today we have a different problem, which is making sure guns are in the right hands.
Under a strict Gun Control law, when a holdup happens, the attacker is less likely to have a gun, and even if the attacker did somehow obtain a firearm, the victim would not have one to use carelessly and get himself killed. Crimes with Gun Control will be much less violent for the people that obey the law, and most criminals will be deterred from even attempting a crime if they cannot buy a gun. Similarly, Gun Control will help prevent terrorism of this country. Terrorism, now a big issue for the United States, can be prevented in many cases if Gun Control laws are put into affect. Many terrorists use easily concealed guns that come from the United States, getting the guns from either exportation or in the country.
Gun control laws aim to restrict or regulate firearms by selecting who can sell, buy and possess certain guns. Criminals do not obey laws and stricter gun control laws or banning guns will have little effect on reducing crimes. There are many myths about gun control reducing acts of gun violence, which are simply not true according to research. People are responsible for the crimes, not the guns themselves. Taking guns away from United States citizens that use them for many reasons, shooting practice, competition, hunting and self-defense, should not be punished for the acts of criminals.
but if it is and a law is passed allowing it criminals will not know who will be carrying a firearm. David Kopel stated, “Data showing that laws allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a gun legally in public may cause reductions in crime because potential criminals do not know who might be carrying a firearm” (Kopel,”The Gun Fight”). If the United States passed a nation-wide law that all law-abiding citizens, with extensive background checks could carry their registered firearm in public and it may cause a reductions in crimes such as armed robberies and kidnapping but the most dangerous mass shooting, but what happens when pro-gun control advocates claim that guns kill people? It is the person the physical act of killing someone that is valid not the object itself. it is the persons thought of firing the gun all citizens have the natural born rights to the right to bear arms.
The belief that enforcing stricter gun laws on those who use guns for good(gun owners who protect themselves, their families, and potentially prevent crimes) will keep guns off the streets(from those who buy guns off the black market rather than a gun store – obviously requiring no permit, no background check, etc) is very foolish. If this method were actually effective, then illegal drugs would not be an issue. Vilifying gun owners by imposing gun restrictions make it tougher for registered, law abiding gun owners from purchasing firearms and does nearly nothing to prevent real criminals from acquiring them. Is gun control the solution to deterring heinous acts and creating less crime? Gun control is legislation that is specifically aimed at imposing measures to make it harder for an individual to acquire a firearm.
In the United States many people believe gun control will decrease the amount of crime, but gun control merely takes guns away from citizens who use firearms for protection; taking away people’s rights to carry a gun will not stop a criminal from obtaining a weapon. There has been studies shown that gun control does not decrease the crime rate. Criminals do not need a gun to harm someone, a criminal can use anything to hurt someone. Making gun control more strict is depriving citizens of their rights. Making gun control laws more strict is leaving citizens helpless if they do not have any means of protection against a would-be shooter.