The first one, House Bill 2339, states that persons with permits can carry concealed weapons into government buildings. House Bill 2517 would “punish towns and cities for enacting laws more strict than state law” (Rau par 2). Those who will be most likely to appose new legislation include parties involved in the Tuscon, Arizona shooting in 2011 and conservatives (but not exclusive to just these groups). Government involvement is necessary because we need a push to change legislation that has not been changed since 2010 (Kiley par 2). Across the US there are some alternate bills in the 2014 legislation.
John Lott and David Mustard had researched into the law that al... ... middle of paper ... ...to pass bans on the selling of weapons, which had been proven to have an affect on the crime rate in some states and cities. In conclusion, the phrase that would best explain the gun problem would be “Guns don’t kill people, criminals kill people”. Works Cited Page http://www.i2i.org/S.../Assault_Weapon_Ban_Wouldn’t_Have_Sto pped_Texas_Massacre.ht Assault weapon’ ban wouldn’t have stopped Texas massacre, David Kopel, Assault Weapons.. http://www.funsupply.com/political/carry.html concealed carry http://www.jointogether.org/gv/issues/response/laws/strlaws2 .jtml Gun Violence - the Issues - The Response - Stronger Gun Laws http://infosys.jhsph.edu/centers/gunpolicy/ Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research http://infosys.jhsph.edu/center/gunpolicy/factsheets.cfm Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research http://www.health.su.oz.au/cgc/websum.htm That Claims that Right-to-Carry Laws http://www.joycefdn.org/programs/gunviolence/gunintro.html The Joyce Foundation: About Our Gun Violence Programs http://members.zdial.com/~tysk/Depts/2nd_Amend/gun_facts.htm Thought You Should Know - Gun Facts
There are several intentions for gun control laws. They are designed to prevent criminals from gaining access to firearms. But a lot of supporters said that gun control laws will not stop criminals and insane people from getting firearms because of lack of stricter background checks. “In 1968, after Martin Luther King Jr and Senator Robert F. Kennedy got assassinated, Congress passed the gun Control Act from owning firearms is prohibited since 1968” (Opposing viewpoints…). A person must go through a wait... ... middle of paper ... ...3,006 in 2005, Protect Children, Not Guns Report."
Gun control is an effort to end violent crimes by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. According to our Second Amendment, people have the right to “keep and bear arms.” But, the Supreme Court has acknowledged exceptions to the Second Amendment freedoms, and also the fact that no right is absolute. Americans have argued for a long time about laws that would allow professors or students to carry firearms on college campuses. Do gun-control laws on U.S. college campuses reduce violence, or they take weapons from honest citizens while leaving them in the hands of criminals? According to Villahermosa, “allowing guns on campuses will create problems, not solve them.” (“Guns Don’t belong in the Hand of Administrators, Professors, or Students” para.
Manny Fernandez and Dave Montgomery say we should not allow guns at universities because they believe that not everyone owning a gun is responsible and they care about everyone 's safety in universities. Since their beliefs and values differ from those of the first stakeholders, they tend to have different reasons, and they tend to cite different evidence in support of their claim. For example, in their article “Texas Lawmaker Pass a Bill Allowing Guns at colleges” Manny Fernandez and Dave Montgomery argue a principal claim in stark contrast to the position held by John Lott. Whereas John Lott said, “Guns should be allowed at universities to allow the students to defend themselves against criminals,” (Lott, p.1). Manny Fernandez and Dave Montgomery reply, “Guns should not be allowed at universities it places the students at risk.” (Fernandez and Montgomery, p.1) And Manny Fernandez and Dave Montgomery further support their principal claim with reasons that reflect their values and beliefs.
Based off of Jason Russel’s article: “Should Guns Be Allowed on College Campuses?” guns protect more than they harm. He believes criminals would be more hesitant to “rob” or “rape” if there was a good possibility the victim had a gun. Russel uses a student by the name of Amanda Collins. She is a victim whose rape could’ve been prevented: “at the University of Nevada-Reno in 2007 when she was raped at gunpoint in a supposedly "gun-free" zone. Collins had a concealed carry permit but left her gun at home to avoid violating the gun-free zone law.” (Russel).
Policies were put on campuses to make the environment, classes, and buildings safe and healthy. If people are allowed to walk around with a concealed weapon, the whole atmosphere will be disrupted. Not only would it distract from classes, but like and article “Why Our Campuses Are Safer without Concealed Handguns” written by Students For Gun-Free Schools says “The introduction of handguns on our campuses would inhibit dialogue by creating fear of possible retaliation” (635). This means that not only will the learning of a students be affected, but dialogue between each other as
On the scales, both articles, presented reasonable data, citing research by the CDC, Justice Department, Harvard School of Public Health, Chronicle of Higher Education, Department of Education, IACLEA and the FBI; among the organizations that warned against arming students at their respective campuses. Both articles highlights the immaturity of students in college and their lack of experiences in handling life situations; and warned that if guns are couple with drugs addictions, alcoholism, poor implosive judgements and stressors, the campuses will become places of carnage with higher crime rates in America. Both articles inserted the efforts of law enforcement agencies to deter the permission of guns on college campuses and claim that in the mist of gun violence in America, school grounds are the safest compared to crime in other
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.
Gun laws in total are against the second amendment. Gun control laws should be abolished. Gun control laws are almost useless. “It will not be the local police who will be out making sure that federal regulations are enforced” (Obama). So, almost no one will be enforcing this law.