However, expensive guns will do little to aid in the safety of Americans. Rather, criminals will be able to easily obtain weapons illegally, and the innocent civilians will be... ... middle of paper ... ... businesses as well. If guns were enforced or banned it would be the same thing, and profits would go through the roof for gangs and other criminals. Instead of trying to enforce gun control laws, the government should team with police and educate people on how to use gun properly and always call police for help. Never try to handle a situation yourself if you know someone will get hurt.
Gun laws and gun owner regulations are absurd and mask the problem; guns are not the real issue. Guns will still be prominent regardless of whether or not the government tries to take them. Some countries with the most strict gun policies, where it is basically impossible to legally own a gun, have the highest shootings statistics. Instead of outlawing guns, people should run more strict background and mental health checks on the people buying the guns. Piers Morgan, a British journalist with his own show on CNN, argued for more gun control in the country on his last show airing.
When an individual is responsible and trained properly, handguns are easily the most effective form of self-defense, and a handgun ban takes this option away from them. John Stossel (2008), who is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, as well as a journalist and reporter for Fox News Channel, explains that laws against guns are really laws against self-defense, and mandatory gun-free zones are in actuality free crime zones. Handgun bans will not stop criminals from acquiring guns; they will, however, prevent a law abiding citizen from buying a gun for self-defense. While he may be a little extreme in stating that laws against guns are laws against self-defense, he does make a good point. Banning handguns leaves citizens with less self-defense options.
They want to take guns away from criminals, and pass legislation to do so, but so far their plans have backfired and ripped guns from the hands of responsible, law abiding citizens. What these gun control people don’t understand is how a criminal thinks, a criminal is a criminal armed or not. They both break the law, so what makes them think that a criminal won’t break the law to carry a gun. Also criminals don’t attack other criminals, they attack the honest citizen, I wonder if this is because they know that most likely their fellow criminals are in fact armed and the citizens are not. This is a result of the latest legislation from Mr. Bill Clinton himself.
Gun Control in the United States Gun control is a very heated issue within the country. There are advocates for both sides for wanting stricter gun control and less gun control. Firearms are such a big part of American history that it has been included in our constitution as one of our inalienable rights. The people who want stricter gun control believe that making it harder to get guns and limiting the types of guns people can use makes everyone safer since there’s less firearms in the public. Those who want more lax gun laws believe that it acts as a deterrent and as a safety measure to protect innocent citizens and themselves.
Criminals do not care about gun laws just as they are oblivious to drug laws. Taking guns from the American people will only allow the amount of crime to increase. Henri Bradford Linden states “Instead of depriving law-abiding citizens of our right to own guns, why not make the penalties for gun-related crimes so severe that someone might think twice before he commits such a crime?” This is true, but at the same time most large gun crimes end in the death of the assailant whether by their own hand or the hands of law enforcement. A common argument is about the United Kingdom’s ban on personal gun ownership of their citizens, but little do they realize that firearm crime has grown thirty-five percent last year (Gun Crime Soars), so it obviously doesn’t work. Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter, did not own any firearms.
In addition, ninety percent of law enforcement officials believe that gun control will make agencies less efficient and will diminish their personnel’s ability to combat crime (Duke). In essence, implementin... ... middle of paper ... ...hrough illegal sources. Not only will individual citizens not be able to defend themselves as a result of gun control but unarmed citizens will not be as protected by the “third-party” effect gun owners create. Undoubtedly, gun control does not result in crime reduction because guns are not the problem it is the behavior of criminals that leads to crime. Works Cited Kates, Don B., and Gary Maunser.
Henry Orji English 1301 Dr D. Rodriguez 12/6/2013 Legislation restricting arms also known as “gun control” does not positively impact crime reduction rates. The myth is that most Americans believe that a gun ban will protect their families and loved one from violence and other forms of danger but in actuality, most Americans are pro second amendment understanding a gun ban has the reverse effect. What gun ban advocates do not regularly acknowledge is that more restrictive gun laws do not incentivize criminals to give up their guns. Chicago & Washington are prime examples of highly restrictive gun zones with skyrocketing crime. The law abiding citizen is defenseless against a criminal who disregards the law.
The belief that enforcing stricter gun laws on those who use guns for good(gun owners who protect themselves, their families, and potentially prevent crimes) will keep guns off the streets(from those who buy guns off the black market rather than a gun store – obviously requiring no permit, no background check, etc) is very foolish. If this method were actually effective, then illegal drugs would not be an issue. Vilifying gun owners by imposing gun restrictions make it tougher for registered, law abiding gun owners from purchasing firearms and does nearly nothing to prevent real criminals from acquiring them. Is gun control the solution to deterring heinous acts and creating less crime? Gun control is legislation that is specifically aimed at imposing measures to make it harder for an individual to acquire a firearm.
Considering all the other ways to cause harm, getting rid of guns does not and never will get rid of violence. "Gun control is ultimately the governments attempt to disarm American citizens, consequently making the public easier to control. Gun control is an infringement upon the right that Americans have enjoyed for the past 250 years. Gun control is merely another consequence of big government and its so called leaders." Harsh, but true.