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. Collier states that if Americans did not intend the consequences of holding an army with almost unlimited access to firearms, they would start demanding laws to control the gun violence: But changes of this magnitude are hardly to be expected—not in a land where a one-gun-per-month purchase limit counts as bold—even “pioneering”—legislation. (The debate over assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, after all, is not about whether people will be killed; it is about how many will be killed, and how quickly). (81) Collier writes his article in a pessimistic view of the future of gun regulation. He uses logos in the quote above by using deductive reasoning.
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. Rather than put more restrictions on guns and gun owners, we should be able to freely protect ourselves and our fellow man.
Guns are recurrent in the news, as more and more cases of tragic public shootings and school massacres are being reported. These weapons separate the United States of America into those who own these unnecessary weapons and those who are vulnerable to this twisted society. Organisations like the National Rifle Association, or the NRA, support these easily preventable butcherings because they believe it is a ‘right’ to bear arms. But is it? Guns make America an unsafe country, with most individuals living in fear.
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This way he or she does not have to go to a gun shop and have a background check just to get a gun. Modern handguns are no longer legal in the UK. In 1996, before the law against handguns was introduced, the rate for international homicide in the UK was 1.12 per year. In 1997, when the law was enacted, it rose to... ... middle of paper ... ...hy Gun Control Can't Eliminate Gun Violence ...." nationaljournal.com. N.p., 18 Feb. 2013.
As Alexander McNabb states in one of his articles, “How you feel about guns is self-evidentl... ... middle of paper ... ...uns are used for far more better things than illegal crime, such as hunting, competition, recreational use and they teach responsibility. Guns are a symbol of self-defense and they protect people throughout the country. By taking guns away from people it would be taking their right to life as a citizen of the United States of America. Works Cited McNabb, Alexander. "Yankee Prejudice and Gun Control."
Gun control activists are lobbying and pushing for a revision of the nation’s gun laws with new legislation trying to pass a new background check law, but it failed to pass early in 2013 due to the National Rifle Association’s ability to present evidence to rebuttal the law and persuade lawmakers otherwise. The United States needs a change in its gun laws; will they help? Many Americans believe stricter laws will hinder dangerous people from owning a gun more or less the statics shows that is not the problem; dangerous individuals obtain their weapons either through a family member or friends. Year after year, it is proven by the series of gun related incidents throughout the United States. Stricter gun laws will stop the violent killing of innocent human beings, by preventing criminals and mentally incompetent individuals from purchasing and possessing firearms.