Gun Control Laws Can we, “carefully controlling guns,” how many shootings at schools or malls will it take before we understand that people who intend to kill are not deterred by gun laws(Stossel)? Guns do not kill, people with the wrong mindset kill. There should not be any gun control laws, because criminals can get a gun no matter the law “money talks”; many of the gun massacres happen in gun-free zones; and when was the last time you saw a story on the national evening news about a citizen saving lives with a gun. Last Stossel, a prominent news reporter, checked, murder is against the law everywhere. No one intent on murder will be stopped by the prospect of committing a lesser crime like illegal possession of a firearm (Stossel).
With all the shootings and random acts of violence, such as the shooting at the movie theatre in Colorado, or the Sandy Hook shootings, stricter gun control laws have been a hot topic in politics and the national mainstream media. The government thinks that gun control being stricter would help to make less of these tragic incidences occur. I am against this thought because I believe that the law-abiding citizens will be the only ones to give up their guns and criminals will then have an upper hand on the innocent. Even though banning guns is supposed to save lives, cities such as Chicago have already shown that stricter gun laws should not be passed because violent murders are still prevalent in these types of cities and strict gun laws have not worked like they were supposed to. Stricter gun laws simply will not work because the law-abiding citizens will be the only ones to follow the rules.
This group is in favor of pushing legislation to cut back on guns, but there is another large portion of the population that opposes such laws because they infringe on the second amendment right to bear arms. Proponents of gun control believe new gun laws that would take guns from everyone would reduce the amount of violent gun crimes in the US. This group also believes that having guns in households increases the chances of accidental death by firearm. The opposition to the proposed laws believe that no matter how many laws are passed and no matter how strict they might be, criminals will still get their hands on firearms and the population would be left defenseless. Although many people believe gun control laws would be beneficial and reduce crime, it is important to realize that criminals will still get weapons and in the end it is the American people who are being hurt by gun control laws- not criminals.
Introduction The implementation of gun control in the United states is a large problem as it will take away the 2nd Amendment rights and would also stop the ability of law abiding citizens to protect themselves from criminals who obtain guns illegally. The right to bear arms is promised to citizens of the United States, and to put gun control into effect is to take away their Constitutional rights. Crime is very high in cities that have few gun control laws. However, the problem will not be solved by taking guns away from people who are registered and licensed to carry them. Americans have never responded well historically to prohibitions.
There are gun control laws to try and reduce the number of violent shootings that occur. They are trying to put limits on weapons that Americans can own. The government is trying to take our guns away mainly because of people that are criminally insane. Most of the people who commit crimes don’t even have the weapons legally. If the government takes away the rights of people who are allowed to have firearms in their possession, it will most definitely cause an outrage.
What are you going to do? You do not have very many options. Banning guns is a very illogical idea because not all murders involve guns, guns are used for recreation and hunting, and criminals do not obey laws. Gun control laws have been starting to become more prominent in American culture as a result of the increase in the number of mass shootings around the country. These laws do not necessarily decrease the murder rate, and in some cases, banning guns has resulted in the murder rate increasing, which defeats the whole purpose of the gun ban.
There have been no studies of the effectiveness of gun laws that have shown any positive effect, yet some studies have shown a negative effect of gun control laws. The obvious effect of gun bans is to deny the law-abiding citizens access to firearms for their defense. Many people argue that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens doesn’t prevent the possessions of guns by criminals, because if criminals really want to get guns, their going to get them. If guns were eliminated from the scene, more knives, clubs, axes, pieces of pipe, baseball bats, brass knuckles, or, for that matter even fists would be used to kill people. “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”.
This is why people say guns should be enforced heavily and avoided especially, if possible. Some also say that guns are used mostly for harming or hurting other people, but most Americans look at their guns as safety tools for their families. Stripping that away would leave a family susceptible to a burglary. Some say that if expensive guns are made, the violence will stop and crime rate will drop. However, expensive guns will do little to aid in the safety of Americans.
I understand that civilians should not use automatic weapons. Automatic weapons are illegal to own, if you are caught with an automatic weapon you could get in serious trouble. I do not understand why there are so many semiautomatic gun restrictions. There are still people out there who think this is going ... ... middle of paper ... ... play it up like this issue is not a big issue but the President has showed us how big this issue is to the government and to him personally. Gun control is a huge issue that should be dealt with immediately.
Despite the concern of the people, articles such as “One Year after Newtown, Congress Still Stalled on Gun Control” from the CBS news shows that the Congress had been reluctant on passing such regulations. The Congress rejected most of the executions that President Obama has suggested, but these are the methods that should be valued when speaking of reducing gun violence. Every year, it is estimated about 30,000 people died because of gun violence. If our country had made stricter gun laws, the number would have been much lower. II.