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.
George Washington once said, “Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people 's liberty teeth and keystone under independence …”. In the United States, Gun violence has become a reoccurring issue impacting the nation immensely. As we look into the past ten years, school shooting and public shootings have played out in the media stirring up a debate on gun violence. Because of these ongoing evil attacks, firearms are seen as the killer rather than the person who is firing the gun.
However, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has a most formidable lobby, and lobbing campaign, which up until this time, has presented past Presidents from initiation gun control laws. There appears to be an almost grass roots movement to stifle efforts which attempt to establish more effective gun control laws. To a large extent, it is our Constitution which gives us the right to bear arms, and with which who oppose gun control rely most easily upon. However, when someone is shot in New York City, or any other major metropolis for that matter, the average cost that person incurs in medical treatment in $9,646. The figure does not include ambulance costs, follow-up care, medication, or rehabilitation.
Gun Control Gun control is defined as the laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms (Wikipedia 1). According to the second amendment, all citizens of the United States have the right to bear arms. Is this the reason gun laws in the United States are more laxed than in any other country? As with most laws, why is it that each state gets to make their own gun control laws rather that follow a federal mandate? Why does the NRA fight so hard for the right to bear arms as opposed to protecting society from mad men?
Gun control policies regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession and use of firearms. In The United States the issue of gun control has been a hot topic for many years. The second amendment to the constitution "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" means that individuals may own guns, not just police and military however; Democratic lawmakers believe this may not be the way the amendment was intended to be interpreted. One problem with this issue is determining the rights of the people as they were intended by our forefathers. Since 1791 Americans have had the right to keep and bear arms, the misuse and illegal acts of criminals have brought this right under “fire”.
Citizens have a right to bear arms gun control laws will not prevent gun violence Death by gun rates were lower before gun control was out into effect. As you can see from this chart the death by gun rates have decreased dram... ... middle of paper ... ...rict of Columbia vs Heller The Supreme Court striked down the District of Columbia’s handgun ban and ruled that “the inherent right of self-defense has been central to the Second Amendment right,” and that the amendment protects “the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation. This meaning is strongly confirmed by the historical background of the Second Amendment.” In Beard v. U.S. (1895), the court approved the common-law rule that a person “may repel force by force” in self-defense, and that, when attacked, a person “was entitled to stand his ground and meet any attack made upon him with a deadly weapon,” as needed to prevent “great bodily injury or death(NRA).” Forty Seven out of fifty states do not have gun control laws and the sates that do have them like New Jersey, New York City and California have higher crime rates (NRA).
The successful enforcement of our current laws would be a major stride toward decreasing the amount of crimes committed with guns and the amount of criminals with gun possession. The most challenging element of the gun control debate is whether existing gun laws are adequate or whether more gun laws need to be created and enforced. In 1791 the Second Amendment was a law designed to allow the citizens of the United States the right to own and carry a firearm. Although this law seemed to give more freedom to the citizens of the United States in the 18th century, it has become a law ov... ... middle of paper ... ...ciety. Conclusion In all, a Federalist approach to the gun control debate will lead to less violence within domestic borders.
What holds many people back from seeing the truth is the disadvantageous annotation that comes with change. Sure, this country was built on people who rose up and overthrew the unethical government with their own weapons, but that is not what is being threatened; the right of a militia and to own firearms is written in the second amendment. What does need to change, however, is the idea that the constitution is flawless and covers all things. Although the constitution does lay very stable ground rules for a country to be governed, laws are meant to change with new inventions and ideals. New models of more and more deadly firearms are created everyday, each being deadlier that the latter.
The surplus in food and modern law enforcement, along with rising firearm crimes prompted the government to start reviewing gun laws. Furthermore, over the past century the right to bear a firearm has been restricted by many laws. These laws are instated to help prevent accidental and planned deaths attributed by firearms. The question still stands: can gun-safety laws help prevent accidental and non-accidental deaths caused by firearms? Is the second amendment out dated in today’s world, and is there a need for some a revised version of this amendment?
(Clint Best) After Lanza committed this horrible act of violence people started to push the gun control laws more furiously. Lanza was thought to have asperger’s syndrome but this was never confirmed. Lanza opened the door for many gun lobbyists and vice versa for the gun control advocates. One way gun control advocates have tried to reduce the number of guns being issued to citizens of the United States of America is to require background checks. Background checks are performed on some weapons but they want a full background check for felonies, mental issues, proper classes, safety precautions to name a few.