Along with the fact, Obama’s gun control plan is to also ban the use of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. Yet, these ideas pose a threat to the second amendment, which protects the right to keep and bear arms. Gun control laws don’t need to be put into action, no matter how well the laws are assumed to be protecting. Although the abolition of gun control has its perks, some may argue that keeping and implementing gun control has advantages, too. For example, gun control protects: law-abiding citizens, children, and any other type of citizen from other harmful citizens, such as criminals.
They discuss issues such as mental stability, the Constitution, and the type of gun that is legal to own. Those that are in favor of changing gun laws believe due to recent events such as Sandy Hook, The laws should ban gun ownership to a citizen unless they are certified to own one. The citizens that oppose changing gun laws are saying people need self defense and bring up the recent Boston Bomber incident. Those that are trying to change the gun laws are saying that the Constitution was written a long time ago and needs to be updated about a person’s self defense. Those who are against change are saying that the Constitution cannot be changed because the guns aren’t to blame but the people that are using them.
Why Gun Control is better than No Gun Control Consequently, a strong need for gun control exists in the United States. Given the evidence of civilian deaths is a convincing way of saying the government needs to limit who is able to purchase a gun. A society overly protected by gun ownership will eventually result in civilian deaths due to the irresponsibility of gun owners, the access of guns to children, and the uncontrolled anger with the ability to use a weapon. Today there exist much blameless and irresponsible ownership of guns. “Nowadays an adult can murder his parents with a shotgun while they are relaxing in the den and then put Mom and Dad on trial for all the lousy stuff they did to him.
This question is where much of the misconception begins. Many people would reply to this question simply by saying taking away guns. They are correct but this is just a small part of what gun control actually is. The authors of the article, "Does Gun Control Reduce Crime or Does Crime Increase Gun Control?” give a good definition for what gun control is. “Gun control is an umbrella term covering everything from laws prohibiting the ownership of defined classes of firearms to mandating the inclusion of gun locks with every firearm sold.”(Moorhouse) The first step to making a stance on any subject should be to fully understand what all is contained in the issue.
Despite the efforts to prevent gun violence by changing laws about the type of weapons we can carry, magazine capacity, and where we can carry guns; people are still using guns for violent crimes. First of all, does the government really think that changing gun laws will actually prevent people from using them in crimes? Many politicians believe this but they are completely wrong when it comes to this. People that use firearms in a crime do not acquire the guns legally anyways; it is the law abiding citizen that cannot get guns or ammunition to protect their family because of prices or law changes. Bieler stated that “Criminals will always get guns."
Often, horrible gun-related crimes are committed by people who do not value human life, which translates to mental issues. In these type cases, it makes no difference how many laws are on the books because if a mentally deranged person is determined to secure a gun to carry out his or her plan, a gun is what he or she will get. When individuals determine to use a weapon to commit a crime they will find a way to secure the weapon, whether legally or illegally. It brings to mind the adage, “Where there’s a will there’s a way.” Therefore, implementing stricter gun laws and reducing the number of gun permits issued would, for the most part, negatively affect the good, law-abiding citizens. It is this group that could fall prey to the criminal who is going to possess and use a weapon regardless what he or she has to do to get it.
6 Mar. 2014 Fund, John. "The Facts about Mass Shootings." National Review Online. National Review Online, 16 Dec. 2012.
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.
They want to challenge the freedoms that have built the United States into the nation that it is today. They want to challenge the freedoms that Americans are specifically promised in the second amendment of the Constitution. All lawmakers need to stop consider the effects that will come into play with the creation of gun control laws. Lawmakers should not pass gun control legislation because guns provide protection for citizens, the absence of liberty infringing laws keeps trust in the United States government, and guns allow Americans the ability to engage in traditional pastimes. Current lawmakers believe that any possession of firearms leads to serious danger because of the way that they might be used.