Federal Policy on Gun Control in America Gun control is always a popular debate in America, especially in the recent years. The second amendment has now become an open debate for ratification. The group of people that don’t support any type of gun control is because they feel that it infringes on their second amendment rights and that they will not be able to properly protect their home and family. Whereas others feel gun control is necessary and needs to be improved to save innocent lives and improve crime rates nationwide. With any policy, gun control does come with pros along with cons, which allow political parties and their followers to voice their opinions, and support changes or disapprove of any changes. Gun control has become a big topic in America and in the media because of recent public shootings such as Sandy Hook Elementary school which was one of the most deadly shooting in America, the Aurora theater shooting, and the Virginia Tech shooting being the worst mass shooting in America, killing thirty two people and injuring many others. In January of 2013 President Barack Obama proposed new policies to the current gun laws, those being stricter background checks that eliminate any loop holes that people may have been using in the past to obtain a gun, especially a handgun. New and stronger ban on assault rifles, the magazine clip size and ammunition, President Obama also proposed better enforcement on gun trafficking ("The White House - President Barack Obama." Now Is the Time. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013). President Barack Obama said “If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora, and Oak Creek, and Newtown, and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that, then surely we have an obligation to try.” Obama’s statement is one that every American can agree with and want some kind of change to come out of the tragedies because it’s become obvious that what America has now is not working and there needs to be changes before more innocent lives are lost at the hand of a crazed murderer. The positives for stricter gun control laws would be that there would be less mass murdering of innocent people and less wounded if there were regulations on the size of the magazine clips and amount of ammunition one person was allowed. It will also help keep guns and ammunition in the hands of people who use them for personal protection and recreational purposes, and out of the hands of criminals’, and people that intend on using them for the wrong reasons or illegal reasons. Another important positive for stricter gun laws is that people who want to own and possess firearms need to become more educated about the general safety rules and laws of owning and operating a firearm. Better background checks nationwide would benefit people. This policy would also keep better track of firearms and who they are owned by to ensure they don’t end up in the wrong persons hand such as somebody whom is mentally unstable or incapable of owning and operating a firearm. Creating and enforcing these policies allow the entire public to become more aware of the importance of stricter regulations. The Democratic Party and people like Piers Morgan support and encourage ratification to the current gun policies. The negative side to the gun policy is that people will feel as if their second amendment right has been stripped from them. The second amendment 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” ("American Civil Liberties Union." American Civil Liberties Union). It was believed that the second amendment was created for well-regulated militia but in 2008 the Supreme Court ruled different in the District of Columbia V. Heller, where the Supreme Court ruled that the amendment was for individual ownership rights ("Why Do We
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
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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…