Does Obama Really Want to Take Our Guns? Our country has always believed in a citizens right to own a gun. It is a principle that is so important to our country, that it is listed as the second of twenty-seven constitutional amendments. Gun control is a subject of great controversy that carries many true and false claims. Many people believe our second amendment rights are being attacked, and that the government wants to take our guns away.
As an avid gun owner and enthusiast I am against the gun control laws and gun control in general. Although I do believe they should have stricter back ground checks and offer more training for the use of guns, which they already do both, they should also be a lot more careful on how they sell and who they sell guns too. Guns are extremely powerful weapons. They can cause destruction, harm or even death. People need to understand that and I think that is what is wrong in today’s society, the lack of education and proper training with guns and firearms.
An issue that has been highly debatable in the recent years are the gun laws. Many believe that due to recent events that the gun laws should be changed. On the other hand, people believe that guns are not the true issue and want to keep the laws the same as they are. Both sides have very strong evidence to help support their claim. They discuss issues such as mental stability, the Constitution, and the type of gun that is legal to own.
Those who would like to see more limitations on gun control and gun possession have been citing various factors that are related to rising occurrences of gun related mortality; association of guns with authoritarianism and rising incidences of domestic violence. There are also those groups that are against gun control argue the following points. According to them, if the victims are armed then they will be able to protect themselves. These groups also refer to the second Amendment of the bill of rights, which has made the possession of guns legal for private citizens. It is also claimed that that guns are necessary for individuals or citizens to possess guns to protect themselves from the government.
Current lawmakers believe that any possession of firearms leads to serious danger because of the way that they might be used. It is also reported that since 2000, most American citizens have been in favor of stricter gun laws (Dreier 92). These lawmakers look toward the tragedies of Newtown, Connecticut and of Aurora, Colorado. They realize that guns pose a legitimate threat to the safety of the United States and the well-being of its citizens. While the safety and well-being of the American public is important, these lawmakers are taking the wrong approach in their strides for protection.
Gun Control War We are no stranger to gun control debate and controversy here in the U.S. We hear of gun deaths, mass and school shootings on the news on a daily basis. Is it safe to say that the U.S. needs permanent gun control laws to protect its citizens or would it be in violation the constitution? The second amendment was written by our founding fathers back in 1791 in a day where it was common for any citizen to own a weapon. Many times we tend to misinterpret our rights as well as we do with gun control laws. As George Washington once said “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined”.
If we take that statement and apply it to other amendments of the constitution, our... ... middle of paper ... ...takes time to educate and promote safe gun practices and competency with firearms. The NRA’s official motto is “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. I believe this is the sole valid argument when talking about gun control. If we look at almost all gun related incidents, most of the time the member involved has some motive or is mentally unstable. Shootings do not simply happen from the gun itself, but the person behind the gun.
Today in society guns are one of the most debated issues. President Obama is even trying to push new legislation for there to be gun laws. However President Obama is wrong by trying to push for new carrying laws on guns. Obama and people who share his belief believe that guns are the problem but they are not. 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.
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.
Gun control is a topic that stirs a strong opinion from the general public. Gun control is the effort to regulate or control usage and sales of guns. The right to bear arms is granted to all Americans by the Second Amendment and many consider it essential to maintain order in the United States of America. Even though this was the Second Amendment right granted to citizens in the Bill of Rights, many Americans opt not to own a gun, and others would like for this right to be abolished altogether. Both sides of this issue have a good argument, but when further researched, there are many more details that come up explain why siding against gun control is a better conclusion for the United States and its people.