Residents in those nine states in America who want to carry firearms that have the lowest violent Crime rate in the Country are those that allow its people the right to carry guns. On the morning of December 17,2012, it was a regular routine for the administers and the students who were of the ages 5 and 6 who had no idea about the tragic shooting that was going to happen two hours later they arrive to school. By, taking the innocent victims gun, so they cannot protect themselves, is not promoting gun safety. The second amendment gives victims the right to carry arms for their protection. This country was founded on the people of the country owning guns to protect what they think is right. The constitution gives the people the right to bear arms and protect themselves. Any law against guns should be unconstitutional but the laws were made because it is what some people want. The Government wants to take the peoples’ guns because the government assumes by the civilians owning guns, they assume accidents happen when people retain guns. Handguns are used for protection against criminals in America nearly 2 million times per year. The government should use different bases to set safer ways, rather than automatically taking the innocent peoples guns. The constitution has regulations that make the gun control act debatable with ownership of guns. The regulations need to be enforced better, rather than being stricter. Hunters should be able to continue playing the part in conservationism. Furthermore, hunting firearms are designed for hunting animals and not killing people, therefore the rate of fire on these weapons are slower than military grade weapons and the bulky size of many of these rifles make them impractical for close quarters fighting. Hunting is a massive part of some people’s lives that need to hunt for sustenance. Gun Safety should be stressed more than rather stressing out about removing firearms. Gun laws require that in order to obtain a fire arm in your home, you must have a safe to safely store them in. Parents should teach children to not touch any guns that are in sight, and teach them how they should react to a criminal with a weapon. The government should also do a better background check and quicker. The government thinks that enacting the law would stop gun violence, but sadly it would not. The percentage of gun violence would most likely to stay on the same rate because of the criminals getting a hold of them. .” In 2007, there were 613 fatal firearm accidents in the United States, constituting 0.5% of 123,706 fatal accidents that year, The Government thinks there is more deaths with firearms, but the government is proven wrong.”( James D. Agresti and Reid K. Smith) The fact about gun violence shows that if innocent people are armed, there is less of a chance of a mass killing, or anything involving killing. There is statistics that show that civilians are more likely to stop a problem with hostages, or anything in that area in a short amount of time before cops show up. The average number of civilians dying in a mass shooting when stopped by civilians is 2.3 compared to mass shootings stopped by police being 14.3. The civilians stop it most of the time because cops take an average of 21 minutes to show up to a crime. If more people were armed, less people would die in a mass shooting Texas murder rate has averaged 30% lower than it was before the law took affect, while the U.S. murder rate has averaged 28% lower, the murder rate decreased in January 1996.” 5,340,000 violent crimes were committed in the United States during 2008. These include simple/aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders”, while “about 436,000 or 8% were committed by offenders visibly armed with a gun”. The results show that crimes would still be done by being armed by criminals, but it is better to be safe than sorry, so the innocent people should be able to carry concealed
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…
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…
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…
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…
While researching gun control in America we are becoming more and more
stricter on our policies. Of course people have different viewpoint on the subjects.
It is definitely a subject that we need to take very serious. Gun control is a right that
every law-abiding citizen should have since our founding fathers made it our second
amendment for a reason.
The recent mass shooting such as the movie theatre in Colorado have made
people pro-gun control. In those…
and more importantly, a problem with guns.
Like every other good ol' boy, I am concerned about being the victim of a random shooting, but at the same time, I want to be able to take down a nice10-point buck during hunting season. Guns effect every one of us every day. They fill us with fear or they make us feel protected. My point is this: guns are a problem, but using gun control to abolish them isn't necessarily the best solution. In gun control I mean laws that keep firearms off the…
When gun control is discussed, the conversation tends to center around gun crimes rather than how guns affect abuse situations and suicide. Gun control should be a conversation that covers a wide variety of topics so the pros and cons of either opinion on the topic can be examined fairly and in depth. In 2010, 62% of all gun deaths were suicide. This makes suicide the leading death category for gun violence according to the executive director at SmartGunLaws.org, Robyn Thomas, who graduated with…
One of the most controversial topics in today’s society is the one on Gun control. Lee and Stingl states that “the term gun control as it is used in the United States refers to any action taken by the federal government or by state or local governments to regulate, through legislation, the sale, purchase, safety, and use of handguns and other types of firearms by individual citizens.” (Lee & Stingl, 2015, para 1). It is a matter that has been debated in the courts and on the streets, however, it…
the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” This amendment guarantees U.S. citizens the right to have firearms. Since this amendment is relatively vague, it is up for interpretation, and is often used by gun advocates to argue for lenient gun laws. Hence, gun control is a frequently discussed controversial topic in American politics. I believe this Amendment gives U.S citizens the right to own a firearm for safety and protection for themselves and their families. This and nine other…
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…