law on background check that focus mainly on the ability to purchase guns for teens, felons, and the mentally ill. It also increase the standard that limits the population that are eligible to own a weapon. Congress hereby finds and declares that the gun control laws in the United States has little effect and they permit the citizens to carry their own weaponry, which has made the U.S into the most violent country in the world. Gun violence has been a serious issue especially in the city of Oakland
other states have more laws to determine who can own a gun. New York requires you to have a permit to purchase and then register a handgun. The permit may be issued if the applicant is over 18 years of age, has not been convicted of a felony or spent more than one year in prison, and is not an addict, alcoholic or convicted of a narcotics offense. New York also requires the gun stores selling rifles, shotguns, or handguns, provide with the gun a locking device and a label on safe storage. As of March
research has shown that gun control measures do little to keep guns out of criminal’s hands, and merely make law-abiding citizens defenseless against criminals. Since the first attempts at gun control legislation appeared in Georgia in 1837 (Longley, 1999), the battle between collective safety and individual rights concerning firearms has raged. One of the main issues with gun control legislation is its attempt at controlling an illegal gun market by restricting the legal gun market.
Gun control has been a hot topic for very long time. People on the anti- gun control side believe that gun ownership is a Constitutional right backed by the Second Amendment. The anti-gun believe that you should be able to posses and own any firearm. They also believe that gun laws only restrict the law abiding citizens. Pro-gun control believe that guns are the backbone to our crime problem. They also believe that gun laws help keep guns of the street and deter crime.
existing and proposed laws, including the NRA, Gun Owners of America, and the Second Amendment Foundation, routinely argue that the Second Amendment to the Constitution grants unrestricted right to individuals to “keep and bear arms” (Vernick 1773). In another group, they believe that only the military should have the right to keep and bear arms. Many people have many misinterpretations about gun control. There is a lot of misinterpretations on gun control laws, which leads to many fines and deaths.
Why Guns Should Be Regulated The United States being the leader in per-capita gun deaths among industrialized nations, massive shooting such as Columbine, Sandy Hook, and Virginia Tech, and an average of 33 people dying in the United States everyday due to gun related violence are all reasons that we not only should, but need to regulate gun laws. Why Should Guns be Regulated? Gun Laws need to be regulated for multiple reasons. For one thing multiple sources including the United States Center for
Gun law in the U.S. is defined by several states and federal statuses. In the U.S., the protection against infringement of the right to keep and bear arms is addressed in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive is enforce by the Federal Gun Laws. In today’s society, it is simple that we argue and blame guns for senseless attacks and not the person pulling the trigger of a gun. It’s a question whether people want to follow current gun
The media portrays guns as killers, when in fact we are to blame, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. I’m going to state facts and facts only. There are currently 31 states that have the “shall issue” laws, which allows private citizens to have a concealed carry of a weapon. By saying this, the crime rate is significantly lower in these states by 24 percent. There are an estimated number of 875 million handguns distributed among people globally. 650 million of these guns are owned, or in
The problem with guns is fairly obvious: they decrease the difficulty of killing or injuring a person. In Jeffrey A. Roth's Firearms and Violence (NIJ Research in Brief, February 1994), he points out the obvious dangers. About 60 percent of all murder victims in the United States in 1989 (about 12,000 people) were killed with firearms. Firearm attacks injured another 70,000 victims, some of whom were left permanently disabled. In 1985, the cost of shootings was an estimated $14 billion nationwide
Should Individual Citizens in Canada Own Guns? Recently, there has been an issue in Canada on whether individual citizens can have their own handguns or not. Some believe that gun control is absolutely necessary to prevent people from becoming victims of gun crimes, while others maintain the exact opposite view. I agree with the latter, but I also think it is appropriate for the government to regulate the gun-dealing business. First of all, disarming the ordinary people punished the law-abiding