In America guns have been a part of the country since its birth. Throughout history, people of the US have used guns to protect our nation, their families, to hunt for food. The issue of guns and gun control takes on a fraction of problems in the world. Weighing the rights and liberties of individuals against the welfare and safety of the public has always been a risky balancing act. In the United States, gun control is one of these issues that has both sides firmly stated in their positions.
After the tragic incident at Sandy Hook many were for the banning of firearms in the US; however, after our government has enforced gun safety laws shootings continue to occur. Guns have existed in the United States for a very long time and have affected the course of history. We the people of the United States have the right to bear arms. Our leaders believe that removing them from the country will lead to a better and safer country; however, I am here to tell you otherwise. Banning guns in the US is a terrible idea because it will not keep guns out of the hands of criminals, it will hurt law abiding citizens, and most importantly may leave citizens at the hands of a tyrannical government.
After a number of reported cases on mass shooting of innocent people, American citizens have decided to fight for their right to gun ownership. The Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting is the recent saddened mass shooting case that outraged the public. In this shooting, 26 innocent lives were lost, including twenty children. After this mass shooting, the president called on congress to pass more stricter laws on gun control. What should be known here is that, a gun is a tool and not the cause of crimes, and therefore, Americans should not be denied their rights to gun ownership because of such cases. In finding a solution to...
On December 15, 1791, the Second Amendment was added as part of the first ten amendments of the Bill of Rights. This amendment was based on the rights of United States citizens to keep and bear arms; however, in the past few years, there has been an increased concern in Americans towards gun control. There are many who suggest that new laws be put into place to combat the Second Amendment and strengthen the limitations for firearm ownership. On the other hand, there are those that believe in the protection of the Second Amendment and Americans rights to own any weapon currently available to the public. These are the two conflicting beliefs at the center of all controversy concerning gun ownership.
Trotter, Gayle S. “Should Congress Pass Stronger Gun Laws?” Congressional Digest. Mas Ultra-School Edition. April 2, 2014
Although the Second Amendment prevents the federal government from completely banning guns in America, limited restrictions are allowed on the distribution and possession of firearms. Certain groups of people such as criminals, the mentally unstable, and soldiers dishonorably discharged from the military are prohibited from possessing or interacting with firearms (Flynn). These restrictions are enforced by background checks in some states on both a state and federal level. However, gun laws vary from state to state and are often not thorough enough; the background checks are flawed due to lack of information and misinformation, and guns can easily end up in the hands of criminals and malevolent individuals. The ease of obtaining a firearm in America fosters crime and a dangerous environment. Hence, the Second Amendment should be reinterpreted so that stricter gun laws can be implemented because modern citizens do not require guns, current background checks are flawed, gun...
Countless individuals across the world are fighting for: freedom, religious convictions and more commonly for their children future. The devastating attack that had happened in Sandy Brook Elementary School in America that led to few deaths and injuries of youths. Which makes individuals question is educational institutes even a safe place for children. Additionally, there are more shootings in America compared to other nations as Gopink states “ United States has more gun violence than other countries because we have more guns and are willing to sell them to madmen who want to kill people.”(Gopinak, 2007, p. 458 ). This demonstrates that United States is just not inclined to take any action on gun control which is leading to deaths of children and adults. Some individuals believe handguns are not needed in American 's society. Then those who oppose gun control argue guns are a necessity to: hunting in the wild, self-defense, and it is part of the American culture. Furthermore, gun violence is having a vast impact on loved ones; losing a family member can have enormous affect socially, physical and mentally.
...ted States (Helena Bachmann). So how exactly can America solve our weapons problem? Suggestions such as reducing demand by enforcing harsher sentences, more closely enforcing laws, and public education campaigns are all possible contributing factors to a possible safer America, but there is no clear solution to this problem. More intensive probation strategies, increased contact with police, probation officers and social workers, changes in policing strategies, such increased patrols in hot spots, and programs featuring cooperation between law enforcement, community leaders, and researchers are all known to offer some benefit to communities (Johnathon Stray). What is important in the case of the right to bear arms is maintaining a balance between an individual and society so that eligible citizens may carry firearms without fearing an attack from their neighbor.
Guns have been the weapon of choice for some of the most brutal massacres on America soil. Since early history guns have been used mainly for militia and defense purposes. But, the development of new gun technology has made firearms more accessible and deadly. Although the second amendment gives the right to bear arms, guns should be controlled and monitored by the government because guns have contributed to a lot of killings in America and will increase crime rates.
There is an American consensus for some form of gun control. “…[F]irearms were involved in two-thirds of all murders in the United States and [t]he United States leads the world's richest nations in gun deaths…murders, suicides, and accidental deaths due to guns - according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the International Journal of Epidemiology” (Lepore). There might be some far extreme people who think that all guns should be banned but most sane Americans do not think that gun rights should be abolished. Americans regard self-defense as the most compelling reason to have a gun and twenty-two percent of households have handguns in the United States. However many people do think that gun control laws must be enacted and enforced. Pro-gun extremists and the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) must understand that there is a real for many people at the uncontrolled s...