I believe that our gun control laws are way to weak. I mean, what does anyone need a gun for, anyway? Yes, we all have the right to bare arm, but if nobody had this right, and no one had these weapons, what would we need them for? Alright, I'll admit that abolishing the right to bare arms is a little extreme but no over-reaction is too far out of this world for a noble cause. However, I do believe that we need prompt and incontrovertible corrections for any violation of gun laws. We should have such scary gun control that we would lock someone up for just drawing a picture of a gun! With laws this tough, people will be terrified to even let guns cross their mind. I don't see anything wrong with phasing guns out, completely. I believe we should stop making guns for the public in order to have tougher gun control. You will not need to protect yourself from any nut cases if they do not have a gun to shoot you with. If they have a knife, you pull one right out. Make it a fair fight. Some people do use guns for sports, but for the most part I see them being used to injure, kill or scare others. Sure, just about anything you can get your hands on can be used as weapon. Even something that seems harmless, like a pillow. However, guns are used more often since it's less effort to hurt someone. All you have to do is a pull a trigger and it's very effective. I pretty much hate all weaponry. It's barbarous and should be banned everywhere! I do believe that stronger gun control will lessen crime. We take driving tests before being issued a license. We do this because the government would like to make sure that the other drivers, and pedestrians on the street are safe with you as a driver. We have to have licensed and register cars because like guns, cars, can also be very dangerous. I would suggest that some sort of test before issuing someone a licensed gun should be held, as well... Perhaps some sort of psychological evaluation. Not only will this help know who is better suited to actually own a gun, but it will also decrease the amount of gun-owners. I am sure that a lot of people would rather go on without the weapon then go through the trouble and burden of being psychologically examined. This, however, might be no argument for people with access to the 'black market.' Regardless, there should be something done about the easy availability of guns. The everyday scenes shown on the new now-a-days of a gunman, police and terrified children have become way too familiar. Shooting victims of today's headlines have spread from urban gang members to whom you once thought were innocent, suburban schoolchildren and parishioners. It's obvious that something must be done about this! According to a recent Newsweek , 81% of non-gun-owners want all handgun owners to register with the government, a position also held by 66% of gun owners. At least eight of ten non-owners and owners favor mandatory courses on gun safety, child safety locks on guns, and a waiting period for background checks for all handgun purchases. There’s even substantial support
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…
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…
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…
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…