Currently, a well-known issue in America is gun violence. Crime rates are high and massacres are happening all over the country. Adam Lanza killed his own mother before killing twenty children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. After his shooting spree, he committed suicide on December 14, 2012. There are many cases similar to this that shows how important it is that do something about all the gun violence happening. Some people believe gun control laws like background checks may be able to lower gun violence by making it difficult for criminals to get them. Others believe gun laws infringe on our right to bear arms and also rids us our chances of self-protection. There are many options to try, but it is important for people to
Hudson Timm Mr.Fry English 211 20 May 2014 Gun Control up in Arms Gun Control has become a very important and controversial issue in america today. Many citizens of this great country are beginning to question if guns are as useful or if they’re just cold metal death makers. Gun Control: The Great Cop-out by Jared Michaud and Gun Control and the Constitution by David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew M. Grossman professionally carry across their anti-gun control ideals; whereas The Second Amendment is all for Gun Control by Adam Winkler and Making Gun Control Happen by Patrick Radden Keefe display the pro-gun control side. In my views, guns are a very necessary tool that if used correctly can be a valuable source of self defence and protection when help is too far away, or unwilling to come.
Gun Control The United States is a place where guns are a big deal. Independence was won with guns, the President is protected by armed security, and the citizens protect themselves with guns. If it isn’t clear that the United States likes their guns, the second amendment behind only freedom of speech 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 is an important amendment and is a right of the people.
Written on December 15, 1791 was the second amendment of the constitution. It states that "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."(Cite)? United States citizens have used guns for various reasons that include protection, hunting, and sporting reasons. The topic on gun control is a very complex topic that is discussed daily. It is such a big issue that it has both the democrats and republicans firmly established in their positions. One of the main reasons this has been such an important topic in recent years is because of all the murders and massacres that have happened recently in the United States. As our newly nominated president, Donald
Over the last 20 years mass shootings have become more common. More and more people are becoming concerned with guns, and the fact they are being used for killing innocent people. Over the past year we’ve had shootings in Orlando, Dallas, and multiple other cities. Many people have come to the conclusion that guns need to go. Others believe there should be background checks for every person who would like to purchase a firearm. Federal laws already prohibit some people from being able to purchase a weapon. The list includes convicted felons, immigrants without legal status, and people diagnosed with certain types of mental illness (“The Fight over Guns,” 2016). Guns should be a ton harder to buy than they are at the
There is an American consensus for some form of gun control. “…[F]irearms were involved in two-thirds of all murders in the United States and [t]he United States leads the world's richest nations in gun deaths…murders, suicides, and accidental deaths due to guns - according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the International Journal of Epidemiology” (Lepore). There might be some far extreme people who think that all guns should be banned but most sane Americans do not think that gun rights should be abolished. Americans regard self-defense as the most compelling reason to have a gun and twenty-two percent of households have handguns in the United States. However many people do think that gun control laws must be enacted and enforced. Pro-gun extremists and the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) must understand that there is a real for many people at the uncontrolled s...
In America guns have been a part of the country’s society since it’s birth. Throughout history the citizens of the US have used firearms to protect the nation, protect their families, hunt for food and engage in sporting activities. The issue of Guns and gun control is complex. Weighing the rights and liberties of the individual against the welfare and safety of the public has always been a precarious balancing act. 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 is a controversial topic in which people have many opinions. Some opinions are significantly opposed to gun control, while others agree that it is vital to have. I believe that gun control is necessary and that it should be more difficult to register a gun. Although gun violence has decreased, it still remains a big issue. Gun laws do not stop gun owners from shooting, this is why we need to be more careful about who we allow to register guns. Even though our second amendment states that all citizens have the right to bear arms, some people are better off not being able to possess a gun.
The right to bear and keep arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Liberals are looking to amend the Constitution or misinterpret the intent of the Second Amendment in order to carry out their desire to ban handguns, even though research has revealed that gun control cannot halt citizens from committing crimes. Gun control laws and restrictions should not be put in place as it would violate our rights and freedom under the Constitution of the United States.
Gun control has been a major issue lately that has sparked a great deal of controversy. With the multiple shootings that have occurred just in this past year, have caused many people to favor stricter gun control laws. Research shows that there are more than 30,000 deaths each year in the United States that are caused by guns. (USA Gun Violence Statistics) Stricter gun laws are needed in order to reduce all of these injuries and deaths.