Gun control advocates also believe guns are not needed for self-defense. Gun-controllers use points such as: the constitution, specifically the 2nd amendment, hunting and gun related assaults to try to prove their point. Some of their arguments are based in emotions and only have significance in the specific case they are trying to illustrate. When a high school aged boy kills a teacher, two students and then injures one other what should we do? According to gun-control advocate, we must make it impossible for kids like him to get their hands on a gun.
The continuing Mass Shootings in the United States has caused the gun control debate to intensify. While anti-gun control advocates say the Second Amendment guarantees each individual the right to bear arms, the pro-gun control group reads the Second Amendment as a collective right to bear arms; meaning organized militia are the only ones with that right. This essay will analyse the effectiveness of several different articles which present arguments for and against gun control. Charles W. Collier’s article, “Gun Control in America: An Autopsy Report”, dives into the controversial topic of gun ownership and gun control in the United States. He uses recent shootings, including the George Zimmerman case and the Connecticut elementary school shooting, to present his case that gun violence will remain in the United States as long as guns remain high in number and low in regulation.
Many people are refusing to give up their guns because of the recent killing sprees that have been going on. We cannot fight guns with guns, it doesn’t s... ... middle of paper ... ...ople from obtaining guns and using them to cause danger to others well beings, especially to those of children and innocents. Increased regulation and bans on certain weapons are a necessity for America to thrive. Works Cited Saad Lydia, “Self-Reported Gun Ownership in U.S. Is Highest Since 1993” Gallup Politics, October 26, 2011 Web. 25 September 2013.
They should do background checks for any mental illnesses, past criminal activity including petty crime, and whether or not they contribute to the community. Government should not be able to dictate that a normal law abiding citizen who owns a gun for personal protection of home and property is responsible for all of the crime. What the law makers do not understand is that criminals are going to get guns no matter what. It does not matter how strict the laws are. They could ban gun sales all together and it would not stop criminals from obtaining guns.
He states that one obvious change would be to “mandate a criminal background check for all gun purchases” in order to stop criminals from obtaining a weapon. [Keefe] Although obviously what criminals do best is break laws, as a result they would probably smuggle guns illegally anyways. The idea of the background check is to distinguish the responsible, law abiding citizens from the crooks and thugs. Therefore it is a great example of the many wrong things with gun control. The second amendment says, "A we... ... middle of paper ... ...
Brian Leiter's Law School Reports: Glenn Reynolds wants to have a "conversation" about guns. Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. Retrieved July 3, 2013, from http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2012/12/glenn-reynolds-wants-to-have-a-conversation-about-guns.html U.S. Gun Deaths. (n.d.).
“The breadth and complexity of the problem of gun violence is great, but it is not an excuse for inaction” (Kelly 24). By being inactive, like Captain Mark Kelly of the United States Navy said, our nation is allowing the problem of gun violence to continue. Mass shootings are occurring more and more every year in the United States. As a whole, this nation has not taken the proper procedures in preventing this gun violence. This is because we have divided our nation into two different groups: one that is pro guns and the other group, who is against guns.
Although we are a democracy, as more freedoms are taken away, we move farther and farther away from the very idea of America. The history of mankind has many examples of what happens when the state becomes too powerful and there is no check on it by an armed population.5 It is impossible for the government to control the sales of gun through the black market, which provides these dangerous weapons to murders and drug dealers. Shouldn’t it be the government’s duty to allow the average law abiding citizen to protect them self. Bibliography Bieber, James D. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms. http://www.yaf.com/philosophy.html Gun Accidents.
Even with laws that ban guns from being purchased, a killer could easily obtain a gun by stealing it. In 2010, there were approximately 300 million guns known to be owned by American citizens (Agresti). On the topic of suicide, if somebody has a strong intent on ending their life, and they cannot access a gun, they will find another way to accomplish the task, without using a gun (Lunger, 77). The presence of guns in the hands of the general public is a key element to prevent crime. Steve Agresti has ... ... middle of paper ... ...n order to cut back on the amount of gun violence in this country.