The gun control debate has been in the news a lot lately. Their are two clear sides to the debate. One side states that they don’t want their second amendment rights taken away. While the other side sees guns as dangerous and wants reforms set in place so that certain people can’t have access to them. 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).
Rather, it involves politics. Gun control is an issue that divides public opinion. Anytime there is an issue that divides public opinion, politicians and their respective parties will take sides. Some politicians choose the side that takes pride in weapon ownership and are part of the “American gun culture” (Spitzer 8). Political science professor Robert Spitzer describes the American gun culture, “This phrase usefully summarizes the long-term sentimental attachment of many Americans to the gun, founded on the presence and proliferation of guns since the earliest days of the country” (8).
As an avid gun owner and enthusiast I am against the gun control laws and gun control in general. Although I do believe they should have stricter back ground checks and offer more training for the use of guns, which they already do both, they should also be a lot more careful on how they sell and who they sell guns too. Guns are extremely powerful weapons. They can cause destruction, harm or even death. People need to understand that and I think that is what is wrong in today’s society, the lack of education and proper training with guns and firearms.
Gun control has been an issue that plagues not only the United States as a nation, but rather affects the world as a whole. The violence that can be caused by a firearm is inevitable and extremely dissatisfying to many people around the world. Unless you’ve been living your past years without a Internet connection, newspapers, or television, you have probably heard everything when it comes to gun control. Jeffery Goldberg is one of the many who chimed in on the matter to try to add some opinion. After reviewing the works of Goldberg, “The Case for More Guns (and More Gun Control)” , we discovered some key fallacies including false analogy and hasty generalization.
Guns and violence have some long lasting effects on not only the crime rate, but the rights that people have to own guns themselves. Even though the violence is a factor in why many believe that guns should be banned, guns should be allowed and not banned because they should be allowed because of the laws and the rights of citizens allow them there rights. The ethics and laws that occur with the current and enduring debates are another meaningful point. As Supreme Court Cases rage on about how a cities ban on handguns could break amendments, this is how the topic has gained from it (Hoxie 474). As crime statistics begin to rise there are many reasons that they need to work on the juvenile justice system (Collier 478).
In the United States, gun control is one of these tumultuous issues that has both sides firmly entrenched in their positions. Those parties in favor of gun ownership and the freedom to use and keep arms, rely on the fact that the provision for such rights is enshrined in their constitution. In this climate of growing violence, rife with turmoil and crime, gun advocates feel more than ever that their position is justified. As citizens of the “Land of the Free” possessing a gun is a fundamental right, and may even be a necessity... Anti- gun lobbyists point to the same growing violence and gun related crimes in an effort to call on the government to take action. By enacting more laws and stricter control, these people not in favor of guns feel society would be better safer.
Is our crime rate increasing because we do not have enough gun laws or are the gun laws that are currently in place not strict enough? These questions in addition to pertinent topics on gun control will be discussed and answered in the following report. Gun control, an extremely controversial topic, impacts all of us living in the United States. Purpose and scope Gun control is any law, policy, practice, or proposal designed to restrict or limit the possession, production, importation, shipment, sale and or use of firearms. Gun control laws and policies vary greatly around the world.
Gun control has been one of the most argumentative and controversial issues in America today. The media is constantly making the public aware of all the altercations regarding firearms and the enforcement of laws controlling firearms. When we see these issues on television we become accustomed to the fact that gun control is a political debate but it is also an ethical debate. Our founding fathers had very explicit beliefs in the right to own weapons and ensured that it was written in the U.S. Constitution. As we enforce “guns laws” and policies, we must not violate these rights that were given to us but continue with the beliefs this country was founded on.
Recent events leading to deaths of many American citizens enough to dictate the need for stricter gun control, although such action may really be meaningless and infringe upon the core rights established by the country’s founders themselves, meaning some values of gun control may help, but ultimately it is a futile attempt. History of Gun Control in America According to the Washington Post, the roots of gun control’s formation can be followed back to the 1930’s, the “Tommy Gun era,” a time ruled by gangsters such as the infamous Al Capone and those such as Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger (History of Gun-control Legislati... ... middle of paper ... ...ecords Administration. National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Web. 06 May 2014.
In America today, many citizens of the United States are divided when it comes to their own stances on gun control. Considering American is home to the biggest acts of gun violence around the world, it is only appropriate that a gun control bill is added to assure the safety of our people. Such as the proposed gun control legislation written by President Barack Obama and his administration. In Mr.Obama’s proposed plan addresses many aspects of gun violence that is seen around America, on a daily basis. Barack Obama’s bill proposes universal background checks, an assault weapon ban, in addition to funds to research mental illness.