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The solution to this issue is called gun control. Gun control needs to be implied more in our society because gun related crimes are mostly committed by those diagnosed with mental illnesses, there is no contradiction with the second amendment, it has the ability to lower the amount of mass shootings in the United States, and universal background checks help prevent mass shootings. Many shootings sere committed by those diagnosed with a mental illness. “Laws cannot regulate responses to emotions, mental illnesses, or past events that foster the concepts and motivations of a killer” (O’Brien and Stanton). What causes these laws to not regulate certain people is that they have a certain mental illness or emotion.
. Assault weapons are far too dangerous for regular citizens to hold, some restrictions should be placed so not everyone can achieve them we have seen the many mass murders because of assault weapons. I don’t believe assault weapons, which were originally created for military purposes, are really not for protection either ways, only a simple handgun is necessary .Although easy access to handguns can be dangerous, incredible amounts of human deaths won’t be occurring as often as we have now. Guns should not be totally outlawed, or extremely hard to obtain. There should be some sort of a barrier to stop mentally ill, disturbed people, or dangerous people from obtaining dangerous weapons.
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There have been some times in American history where guns have caused the loss of innocent Americans lives due to an unstable person, but there have also been multiple times where guns have defended each and every American’s freedom. Most people don’t think about a day-to-day basis and how guns can be beneficial to our lives. Private gun ownership should not be banned because guns provide protection, people are responsible for killing people, without guns, criminals will find other ways to kill, and it is our American right to own guns to protect ourselves. Without guns, people would be running crazy in the streets. We all want to have that warm, fuzzy feeling of protection.
For example, gun control protects: law-abiding citizens, children, and any other type of citizen from other harmful citizens, such as criminals. It keeps guns out of criminal’s hands -- especially the mentally ill. Not only is there the fact that gun control will make it harder for criminals to achieve a gun, stricter background checks placed will help protect everyone. However, one of the most important reasons to implement gun control would be saving the lives of the thousands of people per year who are killed by handguns. Yet, all these seemingly satisfactory advantages are based upon protecting citi... ... middle of paper ... ...dnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn>. . "
Violence and crimes are growing in number and affecting American society. By reinforcing background checks we could reduce crimes and limit easy gun access to mentally ill people. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a database where the names of people that have committed a misdemeanor, are mentally ill or drug abusers is kept to prevent them from attaining guns. Most criminals buy guns from unlicensed sellers at gun shows that don’t do properly background checks through the NICS, making it easier from criminals to purchase firearms. Another problem is missing records or information that was not reported to the background check system.
Anyone can walk down a road holding his favorite shotgun if he wants to, and if he has the correct license, then he can conceal it, too. This is for the protection of the citizens. Just like any other country, crime happens in America, and there is no use in counting on an officer being there to help when crime happens. American citizens have to take things into their own hands sometimes, and an armed citizen is a lot safer than an unarmed one. Some people don’t think this amendment is still significant.