Gun rights and gun control have long histories. Although both sides on the gun debate have claimed to have history on their side, each has presented a favored version of the past (Cornell 2009). The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution 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." The Founding Fathers included this in our Bill of Rights because they feared the Federal Government might oppress the population if the people did ... ... middle of paper ... ...ls committed those crimes. We should punish the individuals who commit these crimes, and we should imprison those who pose a threat to society so that they do not have the opportunity to cause harm to others.
Gun Control Guns can be used to control violence, Guns cause violence, Guns can ensure peace; Guns can destroy peace but should gun regulations be tightened to prevent national gun- related crimes? As the world changes and technology advances our natural born rights will never change because it is the base that holds our country together. Thereforth law-abiding citizens should be able to have guns because of the second amendment, right to insulate as long as there are more critical background checks. If we allowed every american to carry a gun legally in public it may cause a reduction in crime because potential criminals might not follow through with their crime if the gun is not hidden. but if it is and a law is passed allowing it criminals will not know who will be carrying a firearm.
Mental health is huge problem in the United States, especially when it allows certain individuals to have access to firearms. Politicians should aim to work more on keeping guns out of the hands of those who seek to harm others, not the law abiding citizens. But this is no easy task. In the CNN article, The real gun problem is mental health, not the NRA, the author, Mel Robbins, points how the mental health problem is to blame , not the gun. Robbins states "Next time there 's a mass shooting, don 't jump to blame the National Rifle Association and lax gun laws.
The gun control debate has been in the news a lot lately. Their are two clear sides to the debate. One side states that they don’t want their second amendment rights taken away. While the other side sees guns as dangerous and wants reforms set in place so that certain people can’t have access to them. 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 discussion about gun control is far-gone, and America should enact laws that will require gun owners to register their firearms. A background check on every citizen bearing a gun is necessary so that guns do not land in the arms of felons and the mentally ill. Thinking that people can use guns to fight for their liberty is a far gone idea that needs a second thought. However, gun control is not the only solution because it is necessary to educate the population on the risks of keeping guns and asking them to remit the guns at their own will. Sources "Gun Control And Gun Rights."
The Ethics of Gun Control The phrase "Gun Control" means different things to different people. One bumper sticker states that "Gun Control means hitting your target." However one defines gun control, the mere mention of it brings controversy. Opposing sides have for years fought over the laws that govern firearms. For the purposes of this paper "Gun Control" is defined as policies enacted by the government that limit the legal rights of gun owners to own, carry, or use firearms, with the intent of reducing gun crimes such as murder, armed robbery, aggravated rape, and the like.
Background checks are performed on some weapons but they want a full background check for felonies, mental issues, proper classes, safety precautions to name a few. Background checks would make sure that if you have any type of police record you will be given a second look and make sure that you are fit to own a gun. (Asa Best) If you have a record this does not mean that you will not be able to own a gun it may just mean that your ch... ... middle of paper ... ...rage American to purchase a handgun are being presented to our legislation. Although most are turned down most bills are aimed toward handguns. (Clint Best) The Gun Control problem in the United States of America is all because of the problem that we have with people not knowing how to use a gun, and the safety.
Regulation of guns is a necessary action that needs to be taken in order to save lives. A good definition of gun control is needed to understand the sides and issues. Gun control is an effort to stop the rise in violent crime by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. Persons in the group against gun control believe that gun control is wrong, and that it is a violation of constitutional rights. Those in favor of gun control believe that gun control is good, that the Second Amendment does not apply to regular citizens, and that guns should be taken out of the hands of criminals.
When law abiding citizens are armed, it is a help to the police and the citizens that are around them. The people can only do this if the have the rights to have a gun and also have the right to carry a gun around with the proper gun license. In conclusion, while the United States legislative branches debate over the future of gun control, all law abiding citizens should take comfort in the fact that the United States too have a powerful voice when it comes to gun control and that is with the peoples vote.
“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.” The ideals and dreams of the founding fathers are very simple and straightforward. The early leaders in America felt strongly about the rights of the people to protect themselves from a tyrannical government. As a result of recent mass violent incidents involving firearms, many people are calling for strict gun laws. Some of these proposals make it nearly impossible for the average law-abiding citizen to buy and own firearms for self-defense. Some lawmakers support these ideas and claim that gun-violence will decrease if strict limitations are placed on the purchase and ownership of firearms.