For example, gun control protects: law-abiding citizens, children, and any other type of citizen from other harmful citizens, such as criminals. It keeps guns out of criminal’s hands -- especially the mentally ill. Not only is there the fact that gun control will make it harder for criminals to achieve a gun, stricter background checks placed will help protect everyone. However, one of the most important reasons to implement gun control would be saving the lives of the thousands of people per year who are killed by handguns. Yet, all these seemingly satisfactory advantages are based upon protecting citi... ... middle of paper ... ...dnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn>. . "
Guns can be hazardous, but only if they are in the wrong hands. Owning a gun is a right that every American should take pride in having. Guns are used for self-protection, hunting, law enforcement and other practices. However, recent incidents, like mass shootings, have caused a change in opinions and demand for gun control. 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.
Introduction The implementation of gun control in the United states is a large problem as it will take away the 2nd Amendment rights and would also stop the ability of law abiding citizens to protect themselves from criminals who obtain guns illegally. The right to bear arms is promised to citizens of the United States, and to put gun control into effect is to take away their Constitutional rights. Crime is very high in cities that have few gun control laws. However, the problem will not be solved by taking guns away from people who are registered and licensed to carry them. Americans have never responded well historically to prohibitions.
This flaw let 3,722 prohibited buyers to have access to guns. States also have the ... ... middle of paper ... ...em with the corrections mentioned before it will increase the safety of the U.S. people. The United States needs to have a nationwide gun sale background check system that will correct the flawed system right now, reduce homicides in the country, and protect the mentally unstable citizens from harming themselves or others without taking away their rights. Works Cited “Murder victims by weapon, 2007-2011.” The FBI. Table 8.
18 Nov. 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/sep/17/gun-crime-statistics-by-us-state Schulte, Brigid. "Obama Urges Nation to Demand a Common Sense Balance on Gun Control" Washington Post. N.P. 22 Sep. 2013. Web.
In order to reduce gun-related crime, unlicensed gun sellers should be required to run background checks on their customers. Right now, the U.S. has a National Instant Background Check System; however, it contains many flaws. This system is meant to act as a filter to stop the wrong people from having guns. In 2007, the Bipartisan legislation was passed to strengthen this system. It relies on data supplied by the states, but the data is often incomplete and inadequate (Merino 104).
The United States is country that has the largest gun related deaths in the world. A lot of cases happened because the background check system is not strict enough to prevent criminals from purchasing firearms. “Many supporters think that the United States Government should consider having tighter background checks on firearms” (Opposing viewpoints….). This involves the court decisions, gun control laws, and incidents spark calls for reform. Many troubles were caused by bear arms.
It seems like every time we hear about a violent crime involving firearms the focus is turned to gun control. This has turned the issue of gun control into a major debate in our nation. When it comes to taking a side on the issue many people decide completely on an emotional level instead of looking at the issue rationally. People think that solving violent crimes involving guns is as easy as taking away the guns. How do you go about taking guns away if that is the solution, or what will the effects be of taking guns away from people who don’t use them for crime?
Firearms are broken down into three classes, handguns, shotguns, and rifles. A popular form of gun control is a quick background check. If a person has an offense that prohibits them from buying a firearm the store will be notified and the customer will not be able to purchase the gun. The problem with background checks is that they can be very easy to break as shown, "Using fake driver's licenses bearin... ... middle of paper ... ...16 Sep. 2013: p. 20-21. SIRS Issues Researcher.
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). It takes certain smarts to live as a criminal; many criminals most likely have snuck their way out of the database and would therefore be able to b... ... middle of paper ... ...ideal that we would not be able to defend ourselves, is a terrible nightmare and almost a terrible reality. Legalizing gun control will only further the loss caused to our county through the many instances that have occurred in the past and recently. In response to this, I believe that we should keep our guns free and our lives safe. Works Cited Keefe, Patrick.