Benjamin Franklin once said, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” This means that no matter how well you try to protect someone or something from any type of threat, your sacrifices and efforts are unwilling of the rights and protection that was initially offered. This extends over to the opposition of gun control. Gun control is the effort to regulate or control the sale of guns as stated by World Net Web, Princeton. President Obama has created his own gun control, which is planned to spend millions on research, counseling, and training and to implement stricter background checks when purchasing guns. Along with the fact, Obama’s gun control plan is to also ban the use of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.
"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." Thomas Jefferson said this quote almost 200 years ago and to this day it still applies. The right to bear arms was such a priority to the founding fathers of this country that it received the second spot on the list of the basic rights of all Americans. This right is in the process of being restricted in order to supposedly reduce crime and homicide. These gun control laws should not be permitted because they restrict law-abiding citizens’ access to firearms, leave people defenseless when a crime does arise, and have been proven futile in other countries.
The same concept should apply for obtaining a gun license. Due to guns licenses not being a test in ability like a driver’s license, obtaining a gun is like being given a deadly device without having to know how to properly control it when in use, or use it properly. This is because the law has not caught up to the social norms and impact it has on the behavior in this culture. Most people say it is our constitutional right to bear arms. The argument should be made about how to regulate that right, and how to better keep it away from dangerous individuals.
Tyrrell, R. Emmett, Jr. "The National Rifle Association's Deterrent to Gun Violence." The American Spectator. (2013): Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 31 Oct. 2013 In this article Emmett Tyrell informs us about gun violence in schools and what the NRA has proposed to stop the gun violence, and mass shootings across America.
Current lawmakers believe that any possession of firearms leads to serious danger because of the way that they might be used. It is also reported that since 2000, most American citizens have been in favor of stricter gun laws (Dreier 92). These lawmakers look toward the tragedies of Newtown, Connecticut and of Aurora, Colorado. They realize that guns pose a legitimate threat to the safety of the United States and the well-being of its citizens. While the safety and well-being of the American public is important, these lawmakers are taking the wrong approach in their strides for protection.
But what we don’t see is any sort of change that can take place, what is it that we can do as a country to come together and make a decision that will help our people? The United States is such a dangerous country to live in even more now so with this Mass Shootings that are now going on which they all involve an assault weapon. It seems as if it is “common sense’’ now days where anyone can start Mass shootings. Assault weapon ban is one of the most widespread new methods of gun control which has been largely embraced by politicians. In fact this not the first time this all debate issue starts with banning Assault weapons from Civilians.
President Obama has been coming up with very comprehensive plans to prevent gun violence in the U.S. This paper will inform you about the very controversial topic of guns and whether or not we should have stricter gun laws. Gun laws should have harsher punishment for violators. I say this because, gun bans are already existent and don't work. People disregard these laws as if it doesn’t apply to them.
The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights gives people the right to keep and bear arms. The ideas of setting strict laws that allow only hunting rifle use, and laws that allow more freedom has been argued over for many years. The best argument protecting the Second Amendment is that people have more security when possessing a gun. Although this is possibly true, gun control provides much more than comfort for the people. The second amendment has some benefits, but many dangers also come with having the right to own a gun.