There is an American consensus for some form of gun control. “…[F]irearms were involved in two-thirds of all murders in the United States and [t]he United States leads the world's richest nations in gun deaths…murders, suicides, and accidental deaths due to guns - according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the International Journal of Epidemiology” (Lepore). There might be some far extreme people who think that all guns should be banned but most sane Americans do not think that gun rights should be abolished. Americans regard self-defense as the most compelling reason to have a gun and twenty-two percent of households have handguns in the United States. However many people do think that gun control laws must be enacted and enforced. Pro-gun extremists and the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) must understand that there is a real for many people at the uncontrolled s...
Although the Second Amendment prevents the federal government from completely banning guns in America, limited restrictions are allowed on the distribution and possession of firearms. Certain groups of people such as criminals, the mentally unstable, and soldiers dishonorably discharged from the military are prohibited from possessing or interacting with firearms (Flynn). These restrictions are enforced by background checks in some states on both a state and federal level. However, gun laws vary from state to state and are often not thorough enough; the background checks are flawed due to lack of information and misinformation, and guns can easily end up in the hands of criminals and malevolent individuals. The ease of obtaining a firearm in America fosters crime and a dangerous environment. Hence, the Second Amendment should be reinterpreted so that stricter gun laws can be implemented because modern citizens do not require guns, current background checks are flawed, gun...
Gun control is a very hot topic in the United States. Some people think that gun control is the solution of safety problem, while others believes that gun control cannot reduce crime. The United States is the most well-armed nation in the world. Also, the United States owns 270 million guns and 22% of Americans have one or more guns (ProCon Organization, 2016). Some people support gun control because the increasing number of the shooting case makes them feel unsafe. Although when properly used, guns can protect people themselves, the fact is that some people who own guns cannot use guns properly and this make the whole society feel unsafe. Gun Control should be enacted strictly.
In light of the recent gun violence throughout the country, whether terrorism or hate crimes, the idea of gun control has been brought up several occasions in an attempt to cease the violence. Chicago in particular has been increasingly violent. Although there are restriction in place already many people are calling for more regulation. The history of the United States has always been on the favorable side of gun rights, but it is not adequate for the problems we face today.
“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” (Bill of Rights). This is the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. This is a document that grants all Americans certain inalienable rights. All citizens no matter their age or standing in society have some understanding of the Bill of Rights and the freedoms that it allows. One freedom that is granted to us, the right to bear arms, has become the center of a heated issue in today’s society and many years before. The majority of citizens have felt the impacts of guns, either positive or negative, during some point of their life. It is because of the fact that guns are a part of numerous American’s lives that we must ask: is gun control needed for the protection of Americans or for the empowerment of the government through the removal of Americans rights.
Discussion Comparing the United States’ homicidal statistics to England and Wales’, I’ve been moderately persuaded towards the opponent’s side of gun control. It’s difficult to dictate what’s morally acceptable in today’s society with the increasing amounts of controversy, but noticing the dramatic increases in crime rate due to the lack in supply of guns, versus the dramatic decreases in crime rate because of an increase in the supply of guns, definitely proves the consequences of gun control to a certain degree. I would also have to agree that ridding the public from their firearms does take away the privilege of defending ourselves from any sort of crime. With the given results, knowing that our American citizens defend themselves from
Gun control is the cause of many deaths. It has a high rate of suicides and homicides. Are guns the reason for many homicides and suicides? Gun Control should not be allowed because guns cause to many accidents and incidents that should not be happening.
Gun control is a term referring to the different laws and policies that controls everything related to the uses of firearms by civilians. The topic is relevant in our country and society because some people are taking this issue not serious and a lot of people are losing their loved ones. On top of that, there is the media which is helping in one way and hurting in another. There's so many fake news out there the reader couldn’t tell what is true and not. Generally speaking, most of the time the news media has put together the gun control debate as a conflict between two equally matched oppose from pro and con of gun control. Gun control is problem especially in the wake of so many recent, tragic mass shootings. It is also a conflicting issue,
When it comes to gun control, I believe that we should not enforce it, by having restrictions towards people obtaining one, since it creates problems like criminal acts, riots, or wars. Unfortunately, people can get a hold of a gun since the 2nd Amendment supports the concepts, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” The idea of having a possession of a gun gets into people’s heads that they have power over people. When people are about to do a criminal act it always acquires a gun. The person holding the gun makes them feel in control of others, for example a normal bystander is just walking by a neighborhood, suddenly gets threatened by a person with a gun. Obviously, the bystander can not refused the person’s request of giving him
Gun control is a law that controls how guns are used and possessed and who can possess them. Gun control laws vary around the world. Some countries allow the gun possession for ordinary people and they don’t even have to have a license to own a gun whereas, there are few countries who are strict about this law.