Some people believe you should control guns, while others believe there is nothing wrong. Guns are not all bad they provide protection and have recreational benefits. When guns get in the wrong hands is when violence occurs. Keeping them out of the wrong hands is more difficult than you would think; “30 to 40 Percent of all guns in circulation were purchased without a licensed firearm dealer.” Many stolen guns are used in crimes with 500,000 guns stolen on average each year (Ludwig, Cook 4). People argue that if you take away guns you can reduce violence but, violence can occur without guns.
People see firearms as weapons of criminal activity. They say that if people purchase more firearms, there is a higher probability for people to commit crimes such as theft, homicide, and improper use. It is confirmed by many that handguns have been the killing tools of most crimes in our country and around the world. Guns are involved in most criminally active situations. This is why people say guns should be enforced heavily and avoided especially, if possible.
Right now many people can easily obtain guns. One effect if gun control would be passed as a law is the invasion of privacy. According to Garen Wintemute, Director of Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis , “As much as 40% of all gun sales are undocumented private party gun sales that do not require a background check.” This shows that almost half of the guns sales in the U.S are undocumented. It doesn’t matter if we pass stricter gun laws. There will always be more loopholes in getting around background checks.
Gun control would place harsher restrictions on obtaining firearms, and in some cases, complete bans on some types of firearms. However, gun control and weapons bans rarely accomplish their goals and have a minimal effect on crime. Many gun control activists associate greater control with less crime. However, they overlook the root causes of firearm-related crime and already declining crime rates. Some misattribute such decreases to gun control laws already in place, neglecting to make connections between what the law does, and what crimes decreased.
Sawed off shotguns have special restrictions by the government (“Gun” 441). A sawed off shotgun is a shotgun with the front cut off. These weapons are banned because they are very deadly. The National Firearms Act bans people from buying guns such as fully auto machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, and silencers (“Gun”). Fully automatic machine guns are banned because of the rapid fire rate.
For example, 512,000 people in the United States reported using methamphetamine, an illegal drug, in the last 30 days. So, by following this logic, it is safe to assume that even if guns were made illegal there would still be guns in the hands of criminals and the gun death rate would not go down, but go up because the criminals would have guns with which to kill, while law-abiding citizens would not have guns with which to defend
Since most criminals will get a gun if they want it; some individuals in society feel that by owning a gun; they can protect themselves better from the criminal and that crimes involving guns with stop. In fact, statistics have shown that at least one half of every household owns at least one type of gun (). On the other hand, There is many faults to more law abiding citizens being armed. For one, the unarmed will become more vulnerable to becoming ... ... middle of paper ... ... ownership is allowed. 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.
Gun Control Guns can be used to control violence, Guns cause violence, Guns can ensure peace; Guns can destroy peace but should gun regulations be tightened to prevent national gun- related crimes? As the world changes and technology advances our natural born rights will never change because it is the base that holds our country together. Thereforth law-abiding citizens should be able to have guns because of the second amendment, right to insulate as long as there are more critical background checks. If we allowed every american to carry a gun legally in public it may cause a reduction in crime because potential criminals might not follow through with their crime if the gun is not hidden. but if it is and a law is passed allowing it criminals will not know who will be carrying a firearm.
None of these laws have decreased the amount of deaths caused by hand guns. The media also plays a part in more laws being passed against guns and ammo. The media helped have a bullet that pierces bullet- proof armor get banned, but the bullets were made specially for law enforcement and licensed dealers. All of these laws should be considered unconstitutional because it goes against the right to bare arms. So these gun control laws should be stopped.
In 2009, 67% of slaughters were committed with a gun compared to one-third in Canada. Although critics argue owning a gun can help to ensure our own safety, it is still harmful to society because most violent crimes are perpetrated with guns, the risk of death increases and suicides are higher with gun availability. First of all, critics argue that owning a gun can defend themselves from villains. The idea is that, if someone breaks into your house or assaults you on the street, you will be able to protect yourself by shooting them. This argument is relevant.