Debate On Gun Control

Decent Essays
gunpowder in order to send the spear flying. Due to the power of these new weapons, they were kept secret and not available to the public. It was considered so top secret that no army knew about it until it hit them on the battlefield. Through the evolution of the firearm, more reliable models were created and put on shelves for citizen ownership. Because of the new item on shelves, citizens became wary and some disagreed with the sale of such a violent weapon. This led to a proposition to enforce gun laws, and even boycott the sale of guns in America. There is no doubt that the issue of firearm control is one that is prevalent across the entire globe. However, within America, the main debates toward gun control are: The rising and lowering …show more content…
The second amendment is quoted as “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.” This can be argued form both sides. What anti gun control advocates would say about this is that the people have a right to defend themselves. If the US were to fall or become compromised, it would be up to the citizens to defend themselves from whomever the perpetrators are. Citizens also quote the second amendment when talking about measures that do not refer to protection. Stricter gun laws, or even the banning of certain types of weapons would hinder citizens who enjoy sport shooting. While it may not outlaw the sport; it can in fact hinder the citizens ability to freely shoot for sport. Citizens who are pro gun law may try to quote the fact that at the time of writing the Second Amendment, only the military was used for it. At the time of the writing of the second amendment, the US Military was still comprised of mostly militia forces. Since they weren 't bound by the Military Code, they still had to follow whatever laws that congress voted on. The Second Amendment allowed these militia forces to have private ownership of guns, specifically muskets at the time, so that they can do their job which is to protect the citizens of the US. Pro law citizens can say that …show more content…
Surely there will always be cases of denied gun registration due to someones background check. A way to compromise between pro gun and pro law would be to create stricter background checks before licensing someone to a gun permit. This could work because of how easy it is to gain possession of a gun whether you are as criminal, or a law abiding citizen. Criminals are criminals so simple gun restriction is not enough to hold them back from committing whatever crime they want. Law abiding citizens who take the time to obtain a gun license are not the ones committing mass murder; so why do they have to be the ones who pay the price for

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    In answering these questions, we need to investigate all viewpoints, compare, and analyze them. Some people believe that having gun laws will prevent criminals from getting guns; however, this law will also mean law abiding citizens will not have access to gun. Some people also believe that gun control will have minimal effects because if criminals wanted guns, they will get them regardless of the law. Even though guns are considered a lethal weapon and therefore very dangerous, we need to educate ourselves and learn how to manage them properly so that we can acheive its benefits or use it strictly for their purpose. Guns are not the problem, people are.…

    • 794 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Why Guns Are Bad

    • 750 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Throughout history, the citizens of the U.S have used firearms to defend themselves. Also, the second amendment gives them the right to carry guns, and it is because they believe that guns control law is not working. Did you ever think of how you would defend yourself if our country was invaded in a war ? the only protection we will have is our military. They can not fight for this country forever.Therefor the arms embargo laws simply reduce the possibility of self-defends laws.…

    • 750 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    That when you buy a gun, you’re either going to be hurting yourself or another person. The Board also makes note of how officials try to distract the public with “arguments about the word terrorism,” (End the Gun Epidemic in America), but aren’t calling the shooting sprees and other gun shootings terrorism. Pathos was used well here because terrorism is always going to be an emotional and frightening topic to think or talk about. Especially since it’s happening in your own country but no one wants to shed light to the idea that mass shootings are related to terrorism. Pathos was effective because the argument to stricter gun laws provoked fear and emotions by shedding light on the real reason to buy a…

    • 1105 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Once the government starts putting restrictions on certain type of assault rifle or the amount of rounds for your weapons, its possible they wont stop there, and there’s no telling what else they may want restrict. Some believe the government wont just restrict the type of arm you carry, but also take away free speech, and freedom of religion. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads "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." Many believe the amendment is intended for ordinary home defense, but I believe that is not the case. The second amendment intent is protecting and guarantee that the nation will never be overcome by any military power, foreign or domestic.…

    • 1463 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    It is a right given to us in the second amendment. It states “the right of people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” (“Second Amendment”). The government would need to erase the amendment to ban firearms. This decision would be very unpopular with many citizens in America who consider firearms a part of their culture. The government also cannot remove all firearms from society, because there are many guns that are not registered.…

    • 1808 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    They would rather buy a gun off the black market because more than likely the serial number will not be present on the weapon. It will be scratched off so the weapon cannot be tracked. “The result of these studies appear to indicate that gun control laws have no effect on criminals.” (Alters 1) As a result, even though there are gun laws in place, criminals find a way around it. Criminals always have. This is often argued by people since they tend to ignore the fact that criminals will always have weapons.…

    • 1892 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Is Gun Control Good Or Bad

    • 1068 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Not only does it cause law abiding citizens to feel that their safety and rights are being infringed but it does not help prevent violent crimes. As has been mentioned, in some states the more gun-owners there were resulted in less violent crimes to occur. Despite the amount of laws that could be placed to prevent criminals from obtaining weapons there are still black markets and other illegal ways for them to get guns. Unfortunately, gun control would only be affecting those who abide by the law in obtain guns and using them. The United States should not be a place where people fear for their lives and have no way of protecting themselves.…

    • 1068 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Gun lobbyists have a right to advocate for laws and policies that they see fit for citizens who own guns. Clinton should not be able take away their right to advocate for policies they believe in. Ultimately, citizens of the U.S. should be able to express their right to keep and bear arms, but the process of obtaining a gun should be stricter in order to keep criminals and other people from using guns in acts…

    • 1439 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Cons Against Gun Control

    • 1406 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Gun control laws do not discourage terrorists and criminals. Gun laws tend not to work because criminals don 't follow the law. They will acquire a gun by illegal means if necessary. Gun free zones are a prime target for shooters. They know that their targets would struggle to defend themselves, and the police won’t arrive until after the attack has already started.…

    • 1406 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Just because there may be an interrelationship, or correlation, between two concepts does not mean that one is necessarily going to lead to the other. Establishing strict gun laws would put unnecessary restrictions on law-abiding citizens; therefore, they should not be enacted. Stringent gun laws do not always effectively prevent crime as criminals will still have their own connections to a gun in order to commit a crime; people need to stop playing the blame game and become educated about guns and the safety regarding them. Laws are put into place to give order; not to take away a basic right, such as the right to bare arms. If the right to bare arms were to be taken away, what would be taken away next, if that doesn’t solve the “problem”?…

    • 1090 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays