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.
Some are against reform that, “private citizens who own guns are constantly told by gun-control advocates that only fully trained government agents should be allowed to possess and use guns” (Krey 41). The pro gun reform advocates see this because of the number of shootings that have happened in the past years. They also attribute our violent culture to one of the reasons the shooting rates have gun up. The pro gun reform advocates have used different outlets throughout the media to get their message out and try to start a movement, in which they are trying to get the public to have the same view point as them. This goes for the pro gun reform and anti gun reform groups.
According to gun-control advocate, we must make it impossible for kids like him to get their hands on a gun. Their number one goal is to make personal use or ownership of guns to be viewed as wrong. This is a typical emotional argument that the citizen of the United Sates citizen are bombarded with in the media. They want all guns in the United States to be outlawed, confiscated and destroyed. In order to stop gun violence and approximately 38,500 gun related deaths each year we, society, must choose to wipe out the easy accessibility of guns.
To fix this problem, their needs to be stricter laws involving training, a certificate, a background check, and a restriction of what certain type of gun that can be used, depending on the background check and training. This should be a Universal law, and they should abolish state laws. Have you ever heard of or witnessed an innocent person dying because of guns? To make a difference in the world their needs to be a Universal gun control law to stop all of the deaths and injuries of innocent people from happening.
Does Obama Really Want to Take Our Guns? Our country has always believed in a citizens right to own a gun. It is a principle that is so important to our country, that it is listed as the second of twenty-seven constitutional amendments. Gun control is a subject of great controversy that carries many true and false claims. Many people believe our second amendment rights are being attacked, and that the government wants to take our guns away.
it is the persons thought of firing the gun all citizens have the natural born rights to the right to bear arms. “Opponents to gun-control laws argue guns don't kill people, people kill people” (ProQuest Staff, “At Issue”). Pro gun-control advocates ... ... middle of paper ... ... run”(Johnsson). Just think if we took away all guns from every rightful owner the nation or maybe the world would be perfect but, we can't get caught up in fairy tales from the effect of the deposition of guns new problems would arise or would the ongoing war we have with other countries. as much as many people would like guns to be demolished, lets get serious guns are here to stay and for the right reasons they protect the nation, our schools but most of all your loved ones that are apart of your life.
The government is using our society’s violent incidents as cover to place restrictions and bans on firearms. This essay’s purpose is to provide proof that buying and owning firearms is our legal constitutional right and that our government is trying to attack the wrong angle when trying to fight crime involving guns in the United States. If we take a closer look into the U.S. Constitution, you will find that James Madison stated in Federalist 46 that the people need to have access to the same weapons the military has access to, incase of the event of a tyrannical uprising, the people would not be forced into government oppression. Now some people’s rebuttal to that is saying something along the lines of “well our founding fathers had no idea what AR15’s were at that time”. If we take that statement and apply it to other amendments of the constitution, our... ... middle of paper ... ...takes time to educate and promote safe gun practices and competency with firearms.
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.