So even with all the shootings and random acts of violence, gun control laws should not happen because people will be safer with guns around. It seems as though the government has not looked at the ways that guns can provide safety. Also how gun control laws are not working in those areas that have them. Even though guns get a bad reputation by the government and gun control supporters as being dangerous, I think that they are necessary for obvious reasons, and that gun control will not help stop those violent crimes.
America’s history and culture prevent the government from strictly regulating gun laws, which is necessary to reduce violence in its society. Society is not a chemical equation that can be solved. There is no formula that can be used to foresee what a society or an individual will do. Since “human behavior is, by its nature, indeterministic and therefore unpredictable”( Cziko), there is really nothing that can be done that can totally eliminate what people will do; however it is the government’s duty to set up precautionary measures to lessen the chance of destruction. The majority of our countries’ destruction comes from firearms.
They could ban gun sales all together and it would not stop criminals from obtaining guns. One thing everyone needs to remember is if not guns, then criminals will find other weapons to use to to commit crimes. Will more stringent gun control laws create less crime? Will stiffer gun control deter known criminals from committing their heinous acts? Gun rights and gun control have long histories.
Out of all those crimes, homicides accounted for 11,101 of them (Planty 2013: 1). The issue of controlling firearms could be considered a form of human rights infringement. Some firearms advocates consider that owning firearms is an issue of having the right to defend themselves. Putting stricter gun control laws in place only affect law abiding citizens. Criminals inherently do not follow the laws so it makes sense that gun control laws will not affect them.
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”.
So why put a restriction on private gun ownership preventing the good guys from being able to protect themselves while the crooks are getting their weapons through black markets. If a Murder intends to break a law against murder, robbing, and raping, why would he have any more respect for a law prohibiting him from possessing a gun? That is the question that politicians and Americans in today’s generation are not asking themselves. Laws restricting the use of guns are not only unconstitutional, but also, will not do anything besides increase the crime rates in the United States; therefore, making strict guns laws will no... ... middle of paper ... ...ect 1% could equal to thousands of people. For Gun Control There are some people in this country that say Gun Control is the answer.
In the United States of America, there is much debate about the effectiveness and practicality of concealed firearms. Many citizens today are trying to support their claim with old, outdated evidence and targeted research to attempt to prove a point, but can not escape the truth. Although Concealed firearms may sound appealing to reduce crime rates and stop violence, new evidence suggests otherwise. Recently there has been trends of certain lunatics who own guns that decide to shoot innocent people, justifying the need for more strict gun control laws. The purpose of this paper is to educate and inform about the immensely important topic of concealed firearms, with focus on what effect it has on society and crime rates.
If the government controlled gun use, how would crime increase? The idea of controlling who buys, and sells guns is not to take them away from defenseless people, but to take them away from the bad guys who make good people feel defenseless. Opposers also argue that the
It has the strictest gun laws, but who has the highest crime rate in the country? Washington, D.C.”. Many people say that creating stricter gun laws would help in reducing crime and robberies. But people use guns for self-defense against those types of crimes. If gun control laws were enforced, the Second Amendment would be violated.
You can own a handgun after completing a thorough background check (which includes making sure that you aren’t insane and that you aren’t a convicted felon, among other things), and it is illegal to own a machine gun. In the United States, you need a federal license to sell guns, and a background check must be completed before a sale. These background checks are a good idea, but they are more than often not verified because of irresponsible gun salesmen. Also, in 1976, Washington, D.C. passed a law placing heavy restrictions on guns. The law was overturned in 2008, but while the law was in effect, the murder rate in Washington rose by 73%.