It’s a cold winter day, there’s a bit of snow on the ground and you’re just popping into the store to grab a few necessities for the week to come. It is a normal thing for most people, to prepare for their week ahead on a lazy Sunday, but what is not so normal is to be greeted at the store by a person holding it up with a glock. The glock is a pisol, a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Glock Ges. Your normal Sunday, just turned into a day you will never forget, a good day turned bad in the blink of an eye. This type of event is something that is becoming all too common for more and more people in our society, and something that has gained national attention, with good reason. Articles and research alike have shown that gun control is something that is sweeping the nation. As you continue to read I’ll provide examples from credible sources such as Notre Dame, CBCA, Global News, SIRS Researcher as well as others all stating undeniable facts that this is a serious issue we need to face and face now. Guns, they are a problem, which is not the debate knocking on Congress’ door. How do we control them, who do we ban, and what do we ban? That is the question arising; that IS the debate constantly being battled day in and day out. President Obama wants to mandate what kinds of guns are available for purchase. According to an article published by the University of Notre Dame, Kevin Bradford, an employee at the University, stated “the focus should be on those who distribute guns, not solely on those who buy them” (NewsRx Science, 2013). Bradford and his team performed research to determine how guns move through the system to determine how guns move from those who sell them to the criminals who use them. They examined thousands and legal documents to perform their research. As law makers propose new gun control, Emerson College produced a survey showing “a universal background check on gun buyers are supported by 83% of respondents, and a ban on assault weapons are supported by 60% of the respondents. 58% of those polled favor a ban on magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition” (Mental Health Business Week, 2013). On January 30, 2013 Gabrielle Gifford, the former Arizona congresswoman faced off against the NRA; she said “you must act” (The National – CBC Television, 2013). She spoke of a 15 year old girl named Hadaia Pendleton, who was part of her school’s marching band and had performed at President Obama’s inauguration. On January 29th, 2013, in Chicago, she and several of her friends were shot at, and she was killed. For those of you who do not know who Mrs. Gifford is, she is the congress woman who was shot in the head in Arizona nearly two years ago, and is still today, pleading for stricter gun control while recovering from her wounds. Gabrielle, on Capitol Hill said “You must act. Be bold, be courageous, Americans are counting on you“(The National – CBC Television, 2013). No one is saying the resolution is simple, no one is saying it’s a one stop shop, but what they are saying is something has to be done, people are dying, children are dying and we have to do something about it. We have to make a change. One thing we can see from all the news reports and polls being received is that “lawmakers are gauging public support for a range of new restrictions” (Friesen, 2013). “Banning high capacity magazines and banning the sale of assault weapons, frankly, collectively all these together will create a system the best way to stop a bad guy from getting a gun in the first place is a good background check” (Friesen, 2013). “Gun laws, including the original one, the Second Amendment, have never been easy to pass, and they are rarely passed without controversy. The difference this time is that the massacre of 20 fire-graders in Newton, CT, was so heinous and so shocking that it shifted the conversation about guns – and did so right after a presidential campaign in which the topic of gun control
February 21, 2013
America is known as the land of freedom. However, in present times some citizens feel that the new firearm legislation proposed by the President and his subordinates is stripping that very freedom from them. On the other hand there are many citizens that feel the new legislation will give citizens comfort and peace of mind.
In January 2013, President Barack Obama announced that there should be new gun laws in regards mainly to the horrific…
May 11, 2013
Out of all modern states, the U.S. has the longest democratic tradition. Most democratic norms, freedoms and rules of functioning of political institutions have been enshrined by the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787. However, this continuity has not only positive consequences: the creators of the Constitution could not have foreseen how the situation in the domestic and foreign policy would change within centuries, that is why many provisions…
Gun control is a pretty controversial issue.
There are groups on both sides arguing why we
should or should not have rules when it comes
to gun regulation. When asked about it, most
people who own a gun have it to protect
themselves (67%), the next most popular reason
is for target shooting (66%), and the last is for
Gun control is a controversial issue
because there have been Increased…
Katie Zurita Solis
18 December 2014
The United States of America has laws in place for ownership and control of
weapons such as guns. The Constitutions under The Second Amendment gives U.S
citizens the right to own and bear arms. Unfortunately, throughout the past decade the
United States has seen events in where its citizens have abused their right to bear arms.
Ownerships of weapons in America resulted in massive shootings in schools and malls…
Government Honors28 March 2014
Many people have issues with the federal government deciding if there should be gun control. Some want to completely ban all civilian ownership of firearms and some want to make it harder for people to get guns. Whether they believe guns are good for America or dangerous for America that is still being argued. There are many out there that are against having gun control because they feel their Second Amendment rights are being violated. These…
The Pros of Gun Control
Over the past decade gun control in America has become quite the topic in most households. “In 2011, over 400,000 people were victims of crimes that involved firearms in the United States”(National Institute of Justice).You would think that most people would support regulations or state mandates that would bring more order to gun control, but our society shows mixed reviews on how to approach the issue. Our country has bred a culture of people who believe that guns are essential…
Gun Control in
The Unites States
8 A.M MWF
Gun control is any practice or intention designed to restrict or limit the possession, production, importation, shipment, sale, and/or use of guns or other firearms by private or commonly citizens. Most commonly the guns in question are personal firearms, typically handguns and long guns.
Gun control laws and policy vary greatly around the world; some countries such as the United Kingdom have very strict limits on gun possession while…
Gun Control - Page One
Crime and guns. The two seem to be cohesive with each other, but are they really associated with one another? Do guns lead to crimes? Do laws placing restrictions on firearm ownership really protect citizens or do they promote opportunities for criminals to take advantage of?
Gun violence is a regularly debated political issue in the United States, considering that 30,000 people die from a gunshot each year. Gun-related violence is most common in poor urban areas and…
Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden and Olivia Engel are only three of the twenty children killed in the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (JD Journal 1). These innocent little children had their lives ripped away from them at the ages of six and seven by a mentally unstable man. They had no say, no input on whether they could live or die. It seems as though every week a new tragedy that no one was expecting; not the family of the shooter or the family of the shot, arises.…
people who have gun-disqualifying mental health histories have been reported to the National Instant Check System, where they could be discovered in a routine background check of a prospective gun purchaser. A felony conviction is also supposed to disqualify people from buying a gun, but only 40% of murder suspects have such a previous record of conviction.
The present national moment of grief and soul searching should not become another occasion for oversimplifying the problem of gun violence and…