The Debate Over Gun Control Laws Essay
Crime and guns. The two seem to go hand in hand with one another. But are the two really associated? Do guns necessarily lead to crime? And if so do laws placing restrictions on firearm ownership and use stop the crime or protect the citizens? These are the questions many citizens and lawmakers are asking themselves when setting about to create gun control laws. The debate over gun control, however, is nothing new. In 1924, Presidential Candidate, Robert La Follete said, “our choice is not merely to support or oppose gun control but to decide who can own which guns under what conditions.” Clearly this debate still goes on today and is the very reason for the formation of gun control laws.
In light of the Orlando mass shooting, the largest mass shooting in America, New gun control laws are being debated. As this is being written, the Democratic members of the House of Representatives are holding a strike inside Capitol Hill, led by John Lewis. This protest was held in an effort to raise awareness about gun control laws. The participating Democrats are being both congratulated and reprimanded for their decisions. The Republicans are annoyed, and are saying that what the Democrats did was unconstitutional.
Guns are extremely powerful weapons. They can cause destruction, harm or even death. They can be used to defend and protect or to threaten and kill. Any way you look at it, guns are powerful tools, not only physically but socially. As Americans it is…