The Conpects Of Gun Control In The United States

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As of right now, the United States has few rules and regulations when it comes to obtaining a firearm when in comparison to other countries. America also has the highest rate of crime and violence with firearms and still remains lose on the laws that control them. I believe we need stricter laws when dealing with who and how someone can own and obtain a firearm because of the mass amounts of gun related violence in America. However, what is gun control? What does gun control even entail? Will it ever become a reality in the United States? Gun control as a term in the U.S. is defined as “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 …show more content…
There is the idea to adapt these stricter laws to help cut down on the amount of gun related violence in the United States. In the United States federal law may stop someone from having a gun or carrying one in public but it really is up to which state you live in whether you can carry a firearm in public. Even with some of these open carry permits they will not count in other states. This is not always true but there is some regulation about where and when you can openly carry a firearm. If the second amendment does include carrying in public, what laws can we put on the carrier or if it doesn’t apply what is stopping us from enacting the laws Australia …show more content…
With greater restrictions on who is buying firearms and how easily the can obtain them, you can cut down the amount of crimes. Automatic weapons produced before 1986 are already banned in the United States (HIRSH). The use of automatic weapons is greatly regulated however and changes from state to state. Looking at the amount of crimes with these weapons and how they’ve decreased is proof that banning and stopping the production of certain firearms decrease the amount of violence and crimes committed. With the decrease in violence with these weapons raises the question of why there hasn’t been more bans or even a complete ban. Even if it is nearly impossible considering there are over two hundred million guns in the United States alone (O’Reilly). Then look into stricter regulations, stopping those unfit to carry and own a firearm from receiving one. The second amendment makes it hard to regulate who owns guns based on reason. The reason to just want one for protection is justice enough for the second amendment (HIRSH). You can’t deny any one the right to own for that reason but stopping it before reason can help

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