On December 15th 1791, the second amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified. The amendment 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 (U.S. Constitution).” While this amendment may have been appropriate at the time, 223 years later it is evident that change is most definitely necessary in the United States. Gun control policy must become much stricter due to the following reasons: 1) more guns lead to higher homicide and suicide rates, 2) most massacres involve legal weapons, 3) modern militias would not work against the U.S. military forces, and 4) other countries have seen successful results after implementing gun control. This essay will attempt to further explain these four factors and prove why gun control laws have to be strengthened in the United States.
American citizens have the fundamental right to defend themselves. Americans also have the right to resist any crime that as the potential to cause great bodily harm or damage. To ignore these rights would be completely ignorant. Here in America, the right to carry weapons to defend oneself is a huge privilege that citizens of some other developed countries do not have. Healthy American citizens should rightfully carry weapons to defend themselves from any act of violence committed against or directed towards them.
Gun control is a very delicate issue with many different sides and viewpoints. On one side you have those that feel gun control is a necessary item for safety. Others feel it is unjust to take away a person 's right to have firearms. Those people also feel that gun control won 't help stop crime either. Anyway you look at it, guns have become one of the main causes of death in the United States. Firearms are first among young black men. This makes gun control an issue that must be taken care of. Gun control will not help, for it is the people that should be punished not everyone else.
Gun control has been a controversial issue in the past, but it has recently been popping everywhere on the news, considering the recent occurrences of abuse. I believe we need a system in which citizens do not need to fear, but we also need a system in which rights are not being taken away. European countries such as United Kingdom have extremely strict laws on firearms. This extremeness has actually proven to work causing fewer deaths by guns. . Assault weapons are far too dangerous for regular citizens to hold, some restrictions should be placed so not everyone can achieve them we have seen the many mass murders because of assault weapons. I don’t believe assault weapons, which were originally created for military purposes, are really not for protection either ways, only a simple handgun is necessary .Although easy access to handguns can be dangerous, incredible amounts of human deaths won’t be occurring as often as we have now. Guns should not be totally outlawed, or extremely hard to obtain. 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. We cannot fight guns with guns, it doesn’t s...
America a great country that defended themselves with guns against the power of Great Britain. After the war with Britain, America got their independence and defended their country with the help of guns. Guns should be for all the people that are responsible and have a clean criminal record. Now people in America use guns to defend their property, family and useful in case of an emergency and use it as self defense.
Guns should be allowed to make America a safer place to defend your property from burglars.
The Need for Handgun Control in the United States
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to
carry arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry
arms have prepared their own fall.” This quote was said by the ruler of Germany , Adolph Hitler,
during the Edict of March 18, 1938. He realized that the people were violent, and allowing them
to carry arms would be disastrous. Today, in America handgun violence is at an astronomical
United States' Gun Control Problem
Gun control is hardly a new issue in America, much less in American
politics. Ownership of guns is extraordinarily widespread in the
United States, and has been for some time. Since the late 1950s, the
share of American households reporting at least one firearm has
remained fairly constant at just under 50 percent (Gun Control Debate
959). This shift in the character of ownership has taken place
against a complicated legal backdrop, the basic feature of which at
the federal level is the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Brady Crime
Prevention Act passed in 1994 (Cohen). Far outnumbering federal
regulations are the various local and state laws that have long been
the principal source of firearm control in the United States.
I have been inspired to write a paper involving gun safety. I think gun safety is a problem because some people abuse guns and safety. Gun safety is also a problem because there is innocent people out there getting murdered over something as simple as gun safety. My last reason why gun control is a problem is because normal everyday people are getting stressed out over gun control.
Some causes of gun safety are too many people with extended magazines.
Gun Control in the United States of America is a topic that has had some criticism and support by many citizens. The critical people of this topic believe that the guns do not kill people, it is the people that kill people. The supporters of this topic believe that guns lead to violence and a feeling of power over others. They also believe that if guns were eliminated from the public, then violence and death would decrease heavily in this country. These two opposing views leave the federal government open to a decision on whether or not to abolish one of our Constitutional rights, or to keep allowing people the right to own a gun.
In 1982, a survey of male inmates from eleven different penitentiaries, stated that sixty-nine percent of the prisoners knew another criminal that had been scared off, wounded, or decided not to commit a crime because they thought the victim had a gun (Agresti and Smith). As The United States heads to the end of 2013, current gun control debates are striking the nation, leaving everyone to develop their own positions on which side of the debate they want to be on. Gun control is defined as efforts to regulate or control sales of guns; however, most of what we hear from other people is that Obama wants to take away every gun in the nation. That’s not entirely true. Obama’s proposal to Congress is a law that would increase background check protocols, ban assault weapons, high-capacity ammunition, and armor-piercing bullets. The proposal also provides more funding for additional police officers on the streets, first response training, mental health programs, and school emergency plans.