The Gun Control Act of 1968 made it a requirement for all... ... middle of paper ... ... they are still getting them. As you can see, there is no way this controversy will be easily solved. There in no solution that will make both sides happy. Congress could pass gun control laws banning semi automatic handguns, and restricting other guns, but gun owners, including collectors would be unhappy. If Congress doesn’t pass gun control laws, the paranoid citizens of America would be unhappy.
Khalifah Alfares Instructor 's Name Mark. Petterson Gun control 19 November 2014 Gun Control There is nothing wrong about protecting yourself, but we have to make sure that the weapons we use to protect ourselves don 't get to the wrong people. " The debate about gun control is a global issue. However, it is more intense in the United States of America than any other region (‘Gun Control’ par 1). The groups against gun control show concern about violent crime and they don’t perceive gun control is the answer to violence committed using guns.
Contrary to popular belief, gun related violence is not one of the main causes of death in the United States. In fact, gun violence does not appear in the top ten leading causes of death. Nonetheless, gun violence is still a major problem in the U.S., and one that could be reduced with a fair bit of concern and better decision making. In 2014, the United States had a population of roughly 319 million people. A recent study revealed that an estimated 55 million American citizens are gun owners (Jervis).
Also many sheriffs across the United States oppose gun control because it takes away the right of innocent citizens to self-defense. Gun control is an unconstitutional attempt at disobeying the Second Amendment, which was written to keep our country’s militia armed and to give the defenseless a fighting chance against corrupt criminals. Our Constitution is made up of the rights of all citizens of the United States, not one of these amendments refers only to a select few citizens, but all are meant to be acknowledged and withheld. The second amendment, ratified on December 15, 1791, 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” (Spitzer 148). James Madison was the author of this amendment because he wanted to ensure citizens that the federal government would not take away any citizen’s right to bear arms.
Gun control laws generally focus on passing legislation—by local state, or national government—to restrict legal ownership of certain firearms. Seemingly, gun control laws may decrease criminals’ access to guns, but in fact the same laws also have their negative effects. Thus, the controversy over gun control is always heated. But my paper is not about whether guns should be controlled or not. From another angle, looking closely at those gun control laws and their enforcement, we can not only see the criminal problem in America, but also another important social problem in America—racial discrimination.
Banning guns would be a violation of Americans’ rights, it would take guns from law-abiding citizens, and it wouldn’t lower crime rates. Instead, increased education about gun safety and improved safety features could lower the frequency of gun deaths. The high number of guns in the US is obviously not the source of our issues, and foregoing the rights we’ve held for as long as the country has existed, is not the way to fix them. But by far the most pertinent action that needs to be taken is a move towards an open discussion in our nation about how we intend to solve this looming
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).
", 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?
President Obama has been coming up with very comprehensive plans to prevent gun violence in the U.S. This paper will inform you about the very controversial topic of guns and whether or not we should have stricter gun laws. Gun laws should have harsher punishment for violators. I say this because, gun bans are already existent and don't work. People disregard these laws as if it doesn’t apply to them.
If an individual carries a gun, then, it would not count as a violence against others because amendment gave right to the people of the United States. Second pro side of the gun control law is, More gun control laws would reduce gun deaths. Between 1999 and 2013, there were total of 464,033 gun deaths. 270,237 people did suicides which is 58.2% of total deaths, 174,773 people were murdered, which is 37.7% of total death and 9,983 people were unintentionally deaths which is 2.2% of the total death. Guns were the leading cause of death by homicide and suicide.