", but are the laws that the Obama administration are attempting to make paving the way for Americans being disarmed in the future? In this paper, I hope to help the reader realize that Obama does not want to take our guns, but the actions we are taking now may not be the best decisions for the present or the future. The majority of the time that gun control is discussed, you will hear points made such as "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." Anti-gun-control lobbyists argue that Obama blames mass shootings, homicides, and suicides on guns. Is Obama placing blame in the wrong place?
Gun rights and gun control have long histories. Although both sides on the gun debate have claimed to have history on their side, each has presented a favored version of the past (Cornell 2009). The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution states: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." The Founding Fathers included this in our Bill of Rights because they feared the Federal Government might oppress the population if the people did ... ... middle of paper ... ...ls committed those crimes. We should punish the individuals who commit these crimes, and we should imprison those who pose a threat to society so that they do not have the opportunity to cause harm to others.
“America is the most violent nation in the Western World” (Strahinich 23). The gun violence problem in America is not with the firearms themselves, but with the violent people that use them. Here I focus on the two most extreme views of gun control in this document and then add in my own opinion. It‘s mostly about the two extremes of gun control, abolishing the second amendment entirely or still keep one of the most important pieces on the bill of rights. “If you let one side give an inch it won’t stop until it has a mile.” (Babcock) He says that if you don’t have the two extremes in this debate then too much will be given to one side.
Gun control is a hot issue in the wake of so many recent, tragic mass shootings. So, what is gun control? Gun control which is also known as firearms regulations refers to laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms. Some people would argue that gun control is generally a widespread of gun ownership that increases the danger of gun violence while others would argue that gun control does not increase the crime rate as far as gun violence; however it does violate individual liberties. Gun control is the heart of the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
Those in favor of gun control believe that gun control is good, that the Second Amendment does not apply to regular citizens, and that guns should be taken out of the hands of criminals. There are several major anti-gun control groups. These groups include the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the Gun Owners of America (GOA) . The NRA is a national group dedicated to the upholding of the Second amendment of the Constitution (See Appendix). In their magazines, American Hunter and American Rifleman, they say "The NRA, .
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.
What’s sad is that, all the blames went to the guns, not the shooters, but the guns! The government and the media kept giving out the wrong information to our society. They made guns the enemy in the public’s eyes, but in reality it’s the shooters state of mind. Recently, the Obama administration and the government leaders are trying to pass laws pertaining to gun control. They believe that by doing this, crimes would perish, and the wounds of the victims would mend; but they’re wrong.
Guns can be hazardous, but only if they are in the wrong hands. Owning a gun is a right that every American should take pride in having. Guns are used for self-protection, hunting, law enforcement and other practices. However, recent incidents, like mass shootings, have caused a change in opinions and demand for gun control. Obama’s proposals sought to reform the national firearm purchase check system, so that offenders and the mentally ill could not buy guns legally, and close down the unregulated secondary gun market which is such a handy supply line for the criminally inclined.While critics dispute that enacting restrictions on gun sales is imperative to keep Americans safe, gun control restricts citizens’ rights to the 2nd Amendment, proves ineffective in other countries, and neglects to lower the crime rate.
Even though this amendment is hundreds of years old, any law or person challenging the rule is clearly goinf against the founding principles of the United States. The key to the proposed solution of a national law is not to leave communities vulnerable to gun violence, but to limit gun ownership to those that can be very responsible and understand the dangers that are associated with guns and what can happen in the event of misuse. The proposed solution is geared towards enabling society to be more accountable for their gun and the whereabouts of each gun. The proposed solution will also allievate most of the illegal guns being sold and aid in solving crimes that involve gun use. Also, the prososal is designed to show that with the proper knowledge and usage guns can be very beneficial in preventing crime, saving lives, and hunting for food.
Gun-control advocates seek to quell firearms-related violence with laws. Pro-gun forces, led by the NRA, fear what they see as a gradual erosion of Second Amendment rights. Both sides agree, however, that gun control laws do prevent some criminals and mentally ill from buying guns, and that is at least one small step in the fight against gun-related crime and violence.