Gun control in the U.S. A new gun law will not prevent mass murderings, no matter how strict they become with new laws. It is extremely rare to find cases of mentally healthy citizens with registered guns going out and preforming mass killings such has in Arizona, Colorado, and Connecticut, it is inhuman. We must remember that “is it not common sense that it is what is in the heart,not in the hand of a person that makes them a murderer?” (Wright) When deciding a new possible gun law there are many points discussed, but one sticks out like a pink elephant and this point is the size of the assault guns. The average magazine size is fifteen bullets. Anti-gun groups want to reduced that to 10 bullets. This will simply not make them less lethal and once again “is it not commen sense that it is what is in the heart,not in the hand of a person that makes them a murderer?” (Wright) Also, a rumored point is banning guns as a whole. This is being radical dont you think? The number of cases found of citizens getting in to gun fights at grocery stores because someone took anothers parking spot is more rare than unicorns. In all the anti-gun groups point is, “normal" people can't be trusted with weapons to defend themselves or their families, and it is best if they endure whatever assault is made against them until real police arrive to fill out a report and issue a warrant for the attackers.” (Wright) Taking our arms simply goes against our nations beliefs and we must remember that “is it not common sense that it is what is in the heart,not in the hand of a person that makes them a murderer?” (Wright) In response the gun laws do need to be revised because things do change and peoples way of thinking has…
English Composition 1
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 (U.S. Const. amend. II, § 2). Some will say that this is not true today. Some people believe that the government is continuing to try to take that away from the people of the United States.
Passing any substantive gun-control law was always a long shot, even after the nation…
Guns are very powerful weapons, and they are so easy to access now a days. The United States has the highest gun ownership rate in the world, there are 89 guns for every 100 Americans, gun crime and murders had been increasing every year. Cutting the source of distribution of these weapons to U.S population wont be quite be the solution to this problem, but yes to make the possibilities to obtain an specific categories of fire arms more “strict”. For instance running background checks…
According to the U.S. Justice Department, seventy-eight percent of all law enforcement officers utilize hand guns (Welford 2005). From 1977 to 1996, the United States Firearm Industry produced 39,024,786 hand guns, but another 50 million rifles and shotguns here made during the same period. Not only is it necessary for our armed forces and police officers to use weapons for their daily lives, but it is also a huge source of income for the U.S. (Fernandez 2002).
When James Madison proposed the Bill…
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.…
November 10, 2011
Guns & Terrorism
To be a terrorist you need: guns. To get guns you need: the United States of America. In the U.S when you walk into a gun show, you can buy whatever gun you want. I recognize that a majority of gun dealers and gun owners carefully follow the law but there is always some sort of corruption also known as loopholes in our systems. I support the Second Amendment and the rights of citizens to own guns but I don’t support that terrorist and convicted…
amendments to the Constitution. When the topic of Gun Control is brought up you will find that there are many opinions divided amongst the population. Whenever there is an election or a major event that happens to involve guns this is a highly debated topic. People that are anti-gun control believe that it is their Constitutional right to bear arms. They also believe that “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. Pro-gun control activist believe that guns are the source to many of America’s violent…
one. Gun control and gun violence are two of the most talked about controversy in year 2013. It is clear that our President strongly believes in the Second Amendment (guarantees an individual right to bear arms). But to better protect our children and our communities from tragic mass shootings like those in Newtown, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Tucson, there are four common-sense steps we can take right now (which will later be discussed).
On your average day, in your average city in the U.S., guns causes…
The United States Constitution says that U.S. Citizens have the
right to bear arms. Although this was written with no
constraints, there are now laws that limit certain parts of gun
ownership. The reasons for gun control fall under the flag of public
safety. Though there are many safety reasons why private ownership of
firearms should be banned, these arguments are outweighed not only by the
need for protection, but because the limitation of ownership rights could
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…