The gun owners agree with the new laws, that are restricting the accessibility of guns, but they still think guns should be allowed in US. The views from the other people, who do not own guns, are different; they are opposing the guns, and are arguing that guns should not be permitted in America. Especially, since the school shootings, this social issue became a huge conflict, and lots of new laws were created. The new laws are favored by the opponents of guns and even to the guns owners. Guns can be either a helpful or a harmful instrument whether if it is used in a right or wrong way, but to prevent the guns from getting used in a wrong way, the only solution is to create new stricter laws and use the laws properly.
People don’t respect the gun laws we already have in affect. The laws should be stricter because countless tragic massacres and murders are happening. Guns are meant to be in the possession of people with a license that took test to have them. However, many guns are being sold and exchanged illegally. That’s how we get guns in our community and people in gangs and drug dealers get them into their hands.
Since it is a national issue, this essay will focus on gun control from the perspective of a gun advocate and provide evidence as to why gun ownership must be preserved and enforced. If gun control measures become too severe, civilians would be disarmed against criminals who would cause them harm, as the civilian population would have no way to defend themselves. Since gun control is a largely controversial issue, there are many political individuals and groups on both sides of the issue that struggle to either preserve gun ownership or increase regulations on firearms. In recent years, gun control supporters, such as President Barack Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Brady Campaign and the Coalition to Stop Gun Vio... ... middle of paper ... ...r "assault" weapons, as to pass legislation to prevent gun owners from possessing such firearms. Although the debate still rages on about gun control, what remains important is that the right of the people to bear arms to be preserved, as a society with a disarmed people will be at the mercy of the criminals, and possible oppressive government, who will use force against those who can't defend themselves.
When presenting the proposal to society; consideration is needed on what would happen in the likelihood that there is a large disapproval rate. The ethical ramifications could be a negative factor in not being able to get the proposal passed by knowing how society reacts to gun control. There are constant arguments when the suggestion of banning guns is presented. Most of the argues involves rights and discrimination issues. Since most criminals will get a gun if they want it; some individuals in society feel that by owning a gun; they can protect themselves better from the criminal and that crimes involving guns with stop.
If an intruder was to come into a person’s home, and if guns were outlawed due to excessive gun control, then that person would have to protect themselves by some other means. Overt gun control could put a person’s life and their property in danger. However, because of the Second Amendment found in the Bill of Rights, a U.S. Citizen has the right to own and bear arms. It seems the government would just dig themselves in a hole if they were to try to remove that amendment. They would have to deal with Congress and all the pe... ... middle of paper ... ...as, the guns used for hunting.
And if so, do laws placing restrictions on firearm ownership and usage stop the crime or protect the citizens? These are the questions many citizens and lawmakers are asking themselves when creating gun control laws. Guns have been a part of American history for as long as people can remember. For most individuals guns are supposed to be very dangerous and unsafe; Though, that is not true. Guns can be hazardous, but only if they are in the wrong hands.
In terms of the gun debate in America, individuals should prioritize personal liberty because having more guns people might feel more safe and protected. In the United States, in order for people to legally carry guns, individuals have to pass through background checks but the background checks are failing because some individuals are bringing guns illegally to the state. In Nicholas Kristof article “Some Inconvenient Gun Facts for Liberals” gave some suggestions that having back... ... middle of paper ... ...he gun debate in America, has many people talking about how dangerous guns could be. Trying to avoid people to buy guns or eliminate guns would not help because guns could be brought illegally. Background checks would only work if the government makes the law stricter but since is not yet strict, then things will still remain the same.
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).
Even if all guns were taken away there would still be violent crimes in America. In the article The Unrealistic Goals of Gun Control, there is an argument that there are several uncontrollable details as flaws in taking away all registered guns. In the U.S., For example, if guns are removed bad people will still find ways to commit crimes with or without guns (Wilson 1). I bel... ... middle of paper ... ...ules and monitoring can and will help with the lowering of violence in America. Now it’s ridiculous, in my mind, to not have a moderate view on most things especially this, because either side of the spectrum seems too harsh and closed minded.
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.