History will tell that banning doesn't solve anything. One can get a good idea of what would happen if guns were banned by looking at other things that have been banned in the past. One example is prohibition in the 1920's. The government rid alcoholic beverages and all it did was make criminals rich by selling it over a black market. Another example is the ban of drugs; they're illegal, but any teenager will tell you that they can get drugs very easily.
Why Drugs Should be Made Legal During the 1920's, laws prohibiting alcohol sales and consumption did very little to stop people form getting their hands on a bottle of rum. Instead, the streets became the battlegrounds for organized criminals. Innocent people were being killed and public officials corrupted. Prohibition was a mistake and hopefully we are wise enough as a society not to try to repeat the same mistake. However, we are making the same mistake by trying to fight the war on drugs.
In conclusion, banning guns in the US will not lead to a safer country because it will not keep guns away from criminals, it will hurt safe gun users, and may leave citizens at the hands of a tyrannical government. The right to bear arms has been intact for over 200 years and should not be taken from us now. Guns are all around and could be stolen by a criminal even if they are banned. People who use guns correctly will be punished for doing nothing wrong, and tyrannical governments have usually begun after gun control was put into effect in other countries. Banning guns from the US is a terrible idea; even though it might seem like a good idea it will not do anything to prevent criminals from doing what they want to do.
Even with death penalty, crime rates in some states are still high even with death penalty and there is no gu... ... middle of paper ... ...making them question the strength of the government to make tough decisions in whether the criminals should live or die by the death penalty. Death penalty should be avoided and eradicated in this country and other countries that still use the system. It does not bring any good in any way, just the pleasure of getting rid of a problem. It is a brutal and unjust technique of destroying the life individuals without knowing the truth about their problems, their past, or their suffering. This is the 21st century and countries still perform these inhumane acts of executions.
There have been no studies of the effectiveness of gun laws that have shown any positive effect, yet some studies have shown a negative effect of gun control laws. The obvious effect of gun bans is to deny the law-abiding citizens access to firearms for their defense. Many people argue that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens doesn’t prevent the possessions of guns by criminals, because if criminals really want to get guns, their going to get them. If guns were eliminated from the scene, more knives, clubs, axes, pieces of pipe, baseball bats, brass knuckles, or, for that matter even fists would be used to kill people. “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”.
Americans are faced with a huge problem of violence in the streets, these streets have become a place where old people are beaten for their social security checks, where little women are attacked and raped, where teen aged thugs shoot it out for some turf to sell their illegal drugs, and finally where small children everyday are caught in the way of bullets during drive by shootings. We try to ignore the criminals in our society and how they hurt it, but we shouldn’t. We should take actions to stop these acts of crazy people. And people try, but the hard work of some misguided individuals to stop the legal ownership of guns doesn’t really affect the problem at all, and takes the guns from the innocent citizens, who simply want means of self
Stricter gun laws simply will not work because the law-abiding citizens will be the only ones to follow the rules. When it comes to violence, the stricter gun laws will only help the criminals hurt more innocent people. The reason that I believe this is because during the Prohibition years in the United States people were still able to find alcohol and the government could not do anything about it. Then drugs became a huge problem and the government still has yet to find a way to stop all drugs from reaching consumers. This same exact thing will happen with guns.
What kind of criminal is going to go running around with shotguns and rifles breaking into houses or killing young innocent victims? Criminals are going to do whatever they can to get their job done. At least banning handguns and assault weapons should decrease the rate of deaths from weapons in the United States. Military and police forces should be the only people that have possession of assault weapons. There is not a reason for anyone on the street to own an assault weapon.
Banning the sale of firearms seems to me a most malicious and reckless deed, that instead of safeguarding and protecting, endangers more the entire society. The Government justified this act by saying that it would protect the innocent citizens. But it failed to even entertain the notion that the enactment of this law would come to protect the right of those who violate the rights of others. It has never occurred to authorities that vicious criminals, in spite of this legislation, will still manage somehow to get the firearms. Innocent people, however, will suffer, because they will be less likely to obtain handguns in order to protect themselves and their families.
Most of the guns used in crimes are brought illegally or stolen anyway, so that proves the ban wouldn’t affect the criminal’s ability to commit crime. The bottom line is that if criminals need a gun, they will get one. “Since 1976, it 's been illegal in Washington, DC to own any handguns or to keep any type of gun in your home unlocked and fully assembled. However, Washington, DC is the ‘murder capital of the United States.’”(Kopel). This concept of banning guns has been tried and has failed terribly; it has had an opposite effect on crime