However, amidst this fact of destruction, they can also be used to defend and protect the lives and property of people. One important point to be noted here is the fact that guns are very powerful instruments that can either be used for good or ill. It is because of this fact about guns that the gun control debate still goes on and seems rather inevitable. From my above highlights about gun control, it seems obvious why I am motivated to write about gun control, especially the American context that has been plagued by gun abuse amidst all the laws on gun control. Hence, it is pertinent to be conscious of the direction where the gun control laws are headed.
In this day and age, gun control is a major topic of debate in the United States. Many people believe that gun control is the solution to ending violent crimes in the United States while others believe that gun control will only make the situation worse. There are three main causes of the gun control debate that spark public interest in the subject: school shootings, political attention, and gun control laws. The first cause of the gun control debate is school shootings. School shootings have always been a huge factor in the gun control debate because they spark public interest in the subject.
Gun rights and gun control have long histories. Although both sides on the gun debate have claimed to have history on their side, each has presented a favored version of the past (Cornell 2009). The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution states: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." The Founding Fathers included this in our Bill of Rights because they feared the Federal Government might oppress the population if the people did ... ... middle of paper ... ...ls committed those crimes. We should punish the individuals who commit these crimes, and we should imprison those who pose a threat to society so that they do not have the opportunity to cause harm to others.
In the United States, gun control is one of these tumultuous issues that has both sides firmly entrenched in their positions. Those parties in favor of gun ownership and the freedom to use and keep arms, rely on the fact that the provision for such rights is enshrined in their constitution. In this climate of growing violence, rife with turmoil and crime, gun advocates feel more than ever that their position is justified. As citizens of the “Land of the Free” possessing a gun is a fundamental right, and may even be a necessity... Anti- gun lobbyists point to the same growing violence and gun related crimes in an effort to call on the government to take action. By enacting more laws and stricter control, these people not in favor of guns feel society would be better safer.
Gun Control If you look at the hot topics in political debate these days, you will find that Gun Control is among the most popular. The reason it is such a hot topic is because people are either all for it or not for it at all. Also because people will fight for every inch of there being for what they believe in when it comes to this topic. In this it will talk of the debate itself, the pros, the cons, and the rights that we have to keep the guns. Plus it is in the constitution that we can bear and buy arms.
One side is for gun reform in which they want laws and reforms to be passed that would have stricter guidelines as to who can own guns. The opposing side has a strong belief in the second amendment which reads; “ A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This gives the pro gun rights advocates the idea that everyone in the United States has a right to a gun, because the Constitution says so. This paper will focus on t... ... middle of paper ... ...t around 400 people looking at their page that they wouldn't otherwise have through one person liking their page. Once this is multiplied by hundreds of likes the message spreads very quickly. The National Rifle Association (NRA), has been very outspoken when it comes to gun rights.
Gun control is a hot issue in the wake of so many recent, tragic mass shootings. So, what is gun control? Gun control which is also known as firearms regulations refers to laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms. Some people would argue that gun control is generally a widespread of gun ownership that increases the danger of gun violence while others would argue that gun control does not increase the crime rate as far as gun violence; however it does violate individual liberties. Gun control is the heart of the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
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. So defined, gun control understandably brings favorable responses from some, and angry objections from others. The gun control debate is generally publicized because of the efforts of the Pro-Gun Lobby or the Anti-Gun Lobby. The best known of the Pro-Gun Lobby is the NRA, headed by Charlton Heston and Wayne LaPierre. The Anti-Gun Lobby includes such organizations as Handgun Control, Inc., The Violence Policy Center, and the ACLU, and is commonly associated with such figures as Sarah Brady.
For this reason a lot of cases have ended up in courts to try to decide what the truth about the second amendment is. As the U.S. Constitution guarantees people the right to bear arms. Not only is this but there debates about this amendment, that look to strike down the law in effect. There have been laws banning the ownership of handguns, which has been an attempt to stop the violence in districts. Many are searching for the correct way to regulate dangerous or potentially dangerous weapons, by doing this they would make the ownership of them illegal (Hoxie 474).
If they want to make any proposals they need to estimate what the real problem is behind the violent crimes and the answer is the people. We need to evaluate who should and should not own a gun because guns don’t kill people, people kill people. It is hard to change the overall statistic of high crime rates due to firearms because each state has its own laws for usage of firearms, and rightfully so. It wouldn’t be fair to make one universal law for the usage of firearms because in some states the violent crime right is much higher than it may be in other states. For example, in a peer reviewed article called, "Mandatory Sentencing And Firearms Violence: Evaluating An Alternative To Gun Control" there was a study done in the city of Detroit, Michigan.