Obama’s proposals sought to reform the national firearm purchase check system, so that offenders and the mentally ill could not buy guns legally, and close down the unregulated secondary gun market which is such a handy supply line for the criminally inclined.While critics dispute that enacting restrictions on gun sales is imperative to keep Americans safe, gun control restricts citizens’ rights to the 2nd Amendment, proves ineffective in other countries, and neglects to lower the crime rate. The first reason why gun control should not be strengthened is that citizens have the right to own guns; it is one of those entitlements that makes the United States different from other countries. The Unites States Constitution states that, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” This timele... ... middle of paper ... ...nderstanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web.
Gun control refers to the Government placing restrictions on the American public to buy, own and sell firearms. If we read the constitution, our second amendment right is the right to bear arms. This has been the ongoing controversy of this issue. We the people say our constitutional right to buy and own firearms is being seized from us. The government is using our society’s violent incidents as cover to place restrictions and bans on firearms.
Many people believe our second amendment rights are being attacked, and that the government wants to take our guns away. It is my belief that Obama does not want to take our guns, but future administrations may use laws made today to do just that in the future. As more gun related tragedies occur in our country, the question has become "How can we reduce gun violence in our county? ", as opposed to "How can we take the peoples' guns away? ", but are the laws that the Obama administration are attempting to make paving the way for Americans being disarmed in the future?
In contrast it is the people with guns are the ones who carry out these horrible atrocities under these circumstances there should be stricter background checks on guns. Everyone should own guns because it is a constitutional right to own a gun and people need it for protection and for some people even for food. Guns are essential in society today for a few reasons. They are essential today because it is a constitutional right to own a gun. The U.S. constitution was passed in the late 1700’s and since has operated as one of the founding principles of our government.
They discuss issues such as mental stability, the Constitution, and the type of gun that is legal to own. Those that are in favor of changing gun laws believe due to recent events such as Sandy Hook, The laws should ban gun ownership to a citizen unless they are certified to own one. The citizens that oppose changing gun laws are saying people need self defense and bring up the recent Boston Bomber incident. Those that are trying to change the gun laws are saying that the Constitution was written a long time ago and needs to be updated about a person’s self defense. Those who are against change are saying that the Constitution cannot be changed because the guns aren’t to blame but the people that are using them.
Most recently president Obama brought up gun control reform and is trying to prevent certain individuals who are banned from boarding airline flights from legally purchasing guns. Ultimately the government is trying to control the right to carry guns and is making it much harder to buy guns for the responsible and legal
As Hillary Clinton put it on the Today show, “We need to get these weapons of war off the streets. We had an assault weapons ban, it expired, and we need to reinstate it http://www.thedailybeast.com/).” Yes and No, yes we need weapons to be off the street, but no, will it work. Individuals tend to weapons either ways and banning weapon again does not mean terrorist like the Orlando shooting will stop. This is something that legislature will continue to struggle with establishing policies on gun control that are reasonable to society to agree on. One of the economic factors about the gun control aspect is taxing individuals with guns.
Also many sheriffs across the United States oppose gun control because it takes away the right of innocent citizens to self-defense. Gun control is an unconstitutional attempt at disobeying the Second Amendment, which was written to keep our country’s militia armed and to give the defenseless a fighting chance against corrupt criminals. Our Constitution is made up of the rights of all citizens of the United States, not one of these amendments refers only to a select few citizens, but all are meant to be acknowledged and withheld. The second amendment, ratified on December 15, 1791, states, “A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (Spitzer 148). James Madison was the author of this amendment because he wanted to ensure citizens that the federal government would not take away any citizen’s right to bear arms.
Some are against reform that, “private citizens who own guns are constantly told by gun-control advocates that only fully trained government agents should be allowed to possess and use guns” (Krey 41). The pro gun reform advocates see this because of the number of shootings that have happened in the past years. They also attribute our violent culture to one of the reasons the shooting rates have gun up. The pro gun reform advocates have used different outlets throughout the media to get their message out and try to start a movement, in which they are trying to get the public to have the same view point as them. This goes for the pro gun reform and anti gun reform groups.
The supporting side believes guns are a necessity for protection and a natural right. It is written in the constitution under the second amendment that it is, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” The other side, the side fighting gun rights thinks that guns are an unnecessary evil; they cause death when it’s not necessary, and in the wrong hands it could be very dangerous. We have seen this in numerous school shooting and public shootings over the years. Gun rights are not just a hot topic between citizens, the government is divided too. 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.