Americans are faced with a huge problem of violence in the streets, these streets have become a place where old people are beaten for their social security checks, where little women are attacked and raped, where teen aged thugs shoot it out for some turf to sell their illegal drugs, and finally where small children everyday are caught in the way of bullets during drive by shootings. We try to ignore the criminals in our society and how they hurt it, but we shouldn’t. We should take actions to stop these acts of crazy people. And people try, but the hard work of some misguided individuals to stop the legal ownership of guns doesn’t really affect the problem at all, and takes the guns from the innocent citizens, who simply want means of self …show more content…
They say that violent crimes with guns need to stop and stop now. They want to disarm criminals and stop the random violence. I agree fully. But these people are going about it in the wrong way. They want to take guns away from criminals, and pass legislation to do so, but so far their plans have backfired and ripped guns from the hands of responsible, law abiding citizens.
What these gun control people don’t understand is how a criminal thinks, a criminal is a criminal armed or not. They both break the law, so what makes them think that a criminal won’t break the law to carry a gun. Also criminals don’t attack other criminals, they attack the honest citizen, I wonder if this is because they know that most likely their fellow criminals are in fact armed and the citizens are not. This is a result of the latest legislation from Mr. Bill Clinton himself. These laws make it impossible for the average American to fight back.
In many states especially Texas and Florida, citizens are trying to keep their right to have guns for self defense. As a result their crime rates are way down compared to the national average, and Florida was leading the nation in crime until the gun owners arose and took …show more content…
But men, women, and children can still go down to their local dealer and take advantage of any sales or discounts this person might be having on their drug of choice. These guns are just as easy to get as the drugs that also are illegal. Now a days criminals often carry highly illegal weapons like sawed of shotguns, machine guns, and homemade zip guns. But the gun control guys have blamed once again the gun not the criminal. Washington D.C. and New York have lots of gun control laws.
So why do these cities also have the highest crime rates? And why are the crime rates dropping considerably in states like Florida where gun ownership is encouraged?
Also such catchy phrases like assault weapon and cop killer bullets have been invented by the gun control people to in a way frighten the non-shooter simply because they don’t know any better and believe them how they are said. What the frightened people don’t understand is that assault weapons are any semi automatic rifle, and cop killer bullets are any bullet that can go through type two body armor. But little do people know that many hunting rifles can then be called both. I guess just because somebody has one of these guns, they’re a rapist, or a
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Tragedy after tragedy, people find themselves mourning over the lives lost. And over and over again, they look back to see how they could have prevented it. People continue to argue and constantly debate what actions should be taken, and while doing so, more and more people lose their lives at the hands of gun violence. It’s clear to see that not much has been done to keep these weapons out of the wrongs hands: the shootings at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech have shown that. What would happen if there were to be another devastating shooting to occur? How would people react? Or would they just argue some more, while the wrong people can still easily get a hold of guns? The only way they can ever gain control of anything is by controlling the source of the problem, where people are able to freely purchase guns without restrictions. In order to reduce gun-related crime, unlicensed gun sellers should be required to run background checks on their customers.
Detroit and Chicago have some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the United States. Yet both of these cities have high crime and homicide rates. Criminals benefit from overly stringent gun control laws, because when the citizens are not armed, committing crimes without immediate punishment becomes significantly easier.
Gun laws control the types of firearms that may be purchased, designate the qualifications of those who may purchase and own a firearm, and restrict the safe storage and use of firearms. Advocates for gun control laws argue that with these laws in place the incidence of violent crimes are reduced because the prevalence of firearms is reduced or in other words fewer guns mean less crime. But this only holds some truth because the relationship between gun control and crime rates don’t effect each other immediately. A law that is put into place won’t see any effect crime rates until a few years down the road. A study taken in the 1997, found that the right-to-carry laws reduce violent crime rates. The reductions are greater in counties with proportionally higher urban populations and the laws afford relatively greater protection to minorities and women. The study also shows that criminals substitute non confrontation crimes such as burglary, auto theft, and larceny, for violent crimes such as robbery and assault (Moorhouse et al., 2006). Thirty five states now permit law abiding residents to carry a concealed weapon (Malcom and L., 2003). With concealed weapons laws in place, the probability of a criminal coming to a confrontation with an armed citizen has increased. As such, right-to-carry laws
The US is among the various countries that are having problems with enacting laws that control guns. However, what the world fails to understand is that controlling guns does not end crime. Controlling crimes is the only sure manner and way of maintaining peace and order in various states across the US and the whole world. The various administrations have been trying to address the issue of mass shootings and illegal owning of firearms to no success. Controlling guns cannot thus end crime. The solution lies with putting an end to the crime itself first before checking on guns.
The right to bear arms has been an important conversation in America for decades. As of recent tragedies such as the Sandy Hook shooting and the Aurora Colorado Theater shooting, the debate is more heated than ever. From large-scale massacres to single fatality shootings, gun violence is unwarranted and heartbreaking. However, the Second Amendment protects individual citizens’ right to own firearms: “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,” it states (Bill of Rights). Although this part of the Bill of Rights has not been changed in United States’ history, some citizens argue that, because the Constitution is a working document, this should be adapted to fit current needs and protect communities. Citizens who wish tip the scale in favor of the community’s protection argue that guns are dangerous, easy to access, popular weapons that allow disgruntled or mentally unstable citizens to “inflict mass causalities” and were originally only intended for use in a militia (Joe Messerli). On the other hand, those who wish to benefit civilians argue that taking away guns restrains individual liberty and that gun control would prove futile because criminals would find ways such as the black market to obtain guns, weapons can serve as self-defense prevent crimes, and reasonable restrictions would be more effective than an outright ban (Joe Messerli). Both arguments have valid, well developed ideas, and both sides tend to be passionate in debate.
Gun control in general has been and still is a controversial issue in our world today. People see violence from gun usage on the news, in their neighborhoods and unfortunately sometimes they are the victims of it. Although these things are true and that violent crime does in fact involve the use or firearms, it is the people that use them to harm other people. Guns don’t kill people; People kill people.
Are you willing to sit back and become a victim of violent crime or allow the government to tamper with your civil liberties? In recent years, anti-gun politicians have attempted to control guns in the name of crime prevention this is an assault on the Second Amendment rights of US citizens . The Second Amendment 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.” Not only did our Founding Fathers focus their debate on the right of people to keep and bear arms, they devoted energy to encouraging future generations to defend theses freedoms. In defense of gun ownership, Alexander Hamilton said, “If circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights and those of their fellow citizens.” During our country’s development hundreds of law-abiding citizens were able to take up arms against lawless mobs to defend themselves, their family, their homes, and their businesses. They did the job law enforcement simply could not do. Lives were saved. Robberies were prevented. Homes and businesses were defended and left intact, all thanks to the Second Amendment to our constitutional, the right to keep and bear arms.
Nobody in full cognition woke up in this morning and said, “ I’m gonna go run over little Timmy with my car.” No American in their right cognition woke up and said, “ I’m gonna go shoot little Susie with my Mossberg 243 today.” If little Timmy gets hit with a car, some will argue the driver needs his/her license taken away or that man/woman needs to go to prison. The argument that will come to play with little Susie though will be that this is exactly why we need gun control. Both rights have rules and regulations, before doing either. A person must pass a written test of 25 questions over their state of residence’s road regulations, drive with a licensed 21 year old for 6 months, then pass a driving skills test which takes place with a police officer. To purchase a gun you must have a legal form of identification, perhaps a driver 's license, be 18 years of age (long rifle/shotgun) 21 years (handgun), pass a federal background check (or have a concealed carry license) before you receive the gun. We know who owns guns, we know their address, hair color, and every personal trait they have if a crime is committed with their firearm we can find them and perform
Within the past decade, gun control has become a major topic of discussion in the United States because of all the devastating mass shootings. They have come in multiple different settings, such as churches, schools, governmental buildings, and even movie theatres. Due to these shootings, many people’s response is that we need to crack down on gun control in order to take the weapons out of the killer’s hands, but the fact of the matter is that in some of the cases where many people are killed in shootings, the guy who killed them obtained the gun they used illegally. So us citizens need to realize that no matter what laws are passed or what efforts we make, the “bad” guys are going to get guns regardless, so we might as well allow our own
Guns end lives; surviving from bullet wounds from guns is like a million and one chance of possibility. I know people who own guns. I have been around people who have carried guns on them. I’ve touched a gun, had a gun touch me, scare me. I’m not afraid of guns, but I know the power they hold. Each bullet tells a story leaving, a never-ending river of blood, murder, and death. Every bullet is an evil symbol, a grim reaper, but some think they stand for the safety and protection of one’s life. America needs to wake up and put an end to gun violence. America needs to end the war that it is in with itself. If not, families will keep on burying each other, day after day, year after
Most criminals are deterred to do crime when they realize someone is armed. No one smart, willingly wants to put themselves in a position to be shot. Wayne quoted “39 percent did not commit specific crime for the fear that the victim was armed.” A natural fear lies with the human being, he will take precautions to make sure he is safe. When the citizen is armed and one can see that. It is a deterrent for the criminal to pursue that being. Conceal carry is on the rise, now criminals must be extra cautious of their target, for it may lead to their demise. An argument from the opposite side on the matter is that the conceal carry community is a threat to law enforcement, however 57 percent of non-law abiding citizens have a worse fear of being stopped by the averaged armed citizen then by the police force. The people are not bounded to as much regulation as an officer. The only variable for a citizen’s permission to shoot is, is his life is in danger or someone else’s life is in danger, or if property is being taken or invaded. Police have more regulation for their reasons to shoot a
Imagine being able to get your hands on a gun in your community with ease when you were younger. Sounds cool right? Well, to some it might and that’s how young children are living in our communities now-a-days. Kids are able to get guns as long as they have parents with guns or the money to buy one. There aren’t enough restrictions on guns & who can get a hold of them on the streets and parents aren’t doing a well enough job of hiding their guns from their children. Something needs to be done. Too many children and young adults are being injured and murdered by something that is supposed to protect them. The ease in which youths are able to possess guns needs to be stopped. The harder it is for kids to get guns, the safer they’ll be.
They believe that if background checks were required for private sales, which they describe as “firearms sold at gun shows, through classified newspaper ads, the Internet, and between individuals virtually anywhere” then the “Gun Show Loophole” would be eliminated (Coalition to Stop Gun Violence). As evidenced by the call for an increase in gun control after mass shootings people believe that with stricter gun control, we would have less incidences of gun violence. Gun control advocates argue that if we have stricter gun control then we will have a safer country, with less shootings. According to a study done by the University of Wisconsin and Bowling Green State University between 2005-2007, the number of police officers who “were convicted of firearms violations” were convicted “at a .0002% annual rate” (Fund). According to this study .0002% is “about the same rate as holders of carry permits in states with “shall issue” laws”