Pro-Gun Control and Anti-Gun Control
Gun violence has skyrocketed over the past years, which has caused Americans to panic due to the lack of gun control laws. Gun control laws have been a debate for years and still is an ongoing issue today. Having gun control laws which require additional security measures to obtain firearms will result in a decrease of violent crimes. The Supreme Court vetoed the ideal that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to protect the state militias from the deactivation of weapons…...
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Gun Control Doesn’t Effective
Gun control does not limit the amount of violent deaths in the United States. For example, you can go to Chicago, Illinois where they have the strictest gun laws and yet this state has the most gun deaths in the nation. Some people don’t want gun control because gun’s are a means of protection for them. They are able to protect their land, their belongings, their family and themselves. Gun control does not limit the amount of violent deaths in…...
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Does Gun Control Help Solve America’s Gun Violence
Gun control has become one of the most controversial topics in America, primarily after the many shootings that have occurred in the last twenty years. The question is, will more gun control be the answer to our problems? Will banning certain types of firearms, such as assault style weapons, really solve America’s gun violence problems? I think there are many other solutions to gun violence or mass shootings than implementing gun control laws. The Washington Post writes “The district's best…...
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The Growing Crisis of Guns on Campus
On June 1, 2015, Governor Greg Abbott signed S.B. 11 into law. The law makes it legal to carry a concealed handgun on college campuses and dormitories and describes the conditions in which citizens can do so. The law took effect on August 1, 2016 for four-year universities and extended to community colleges a year later. The law does not allow open carry, and carriers are required to have an LTC (license to carry). Professors and lecturers are not allowed…...
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Why Our Campuses Are Safer Without Concealed Handguns
In a national survey, 94% of Americans answered “NO” when asked, “Do you think regular citizens should be allowed to bring their guns [onto] college campuses?” (640). This just shows how much students and faculty disagree with concealed carry. However, some people on campus feel safer if they have a gun. There are two sides of this discussion, there are people who say that it should not be legalized to have guns on campus because it would increase danger and…...
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The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control
The demand for self-defense is on a high rise, especially in the nonmilitary accessible zone like the campus. People need to be taught about protecting themselves from potential harms and also from assaults of any form in the campus. The argument on allowing concealed weapons on campus by college students, professors, and other college employees has not been properly dealt with. We could judge with common sense that allowing concealed weapons on campus will only make the problem worse and…...
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The Danger of Having Guns on College Campuses
Policies removing restrictions on gun control laws have changed over the last few decades. The changes are based on assumptions and claims about civilian gun use in populated places. University and colleges have been able to prohibit people from carrying concealed carry on campuses. Now some states have laws that allow individuals who are legally authorized to carry guns to carry them on campuses. The majority of states leave the decision to allow concealed carry guns on campuses up to…...
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Common Arguments Against Campus Carry
The increasing number of shootings in universities and other institutions caused a debate with the issue of carrying concealed weapons on campuses. Mostly, the concealed weapon has been forbidden in schools, colleges and universities campuses. But some state laws allow students to carry their weapons on campus. Moreover, supporters of this idea are sure that it is a practicable solution to prevent mass shootings on college campuses. So, allowing college students and teachers to carry concealed weapons on campus is…...
Should Teachers Be Allowed to Carry Guns in School
After the incident Oregon Community College, there were 994 shootings in President Barack Obama's second term (1004 days), almost every day in a public shooting. The numbers make people wonder why makes the founders believed that the right to private weapons is human rights, maybe it could be an interesting feature of the United States compared to most of the rest of the world. Especially with the gun issues in school, where suppose to be a safe place for students.…...
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The Second Amendment is Out of Date
By 2015 an estimated 13,286 people were killed by a firearm, this number excludes self inflicted deaths. The problem is that as gun technology and availability has increased United States gun laws and regulations haven’t kept up. A common argument within the opposing side of gun control is that limiting the ownership of guns goes against the 2nd Amendment, but times have changed since the 2nd Amendment was written in 1791 and the reasons behind it no longer apply to…...
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Should Teacher’s Carry Concealed Weapons
In the last few years, there has been a tremendous amount of school shootings around the world. Like Sandy Hook Elementary were Adam Lanza fatally shot and killed 20 students and 6 staff members. Since then the students, teachers and concerned citizens have be wondering as to what needs to be done to end mass shootings in America. The question is, will arming teachers with concealed weapons be the right answer to solving this issue. In this paper I will…...
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Gun Violence in the United States
“The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which no account be neglected”(Sun Tzu)”. The earliest known United States shooting to happen on school property was the Pontiac’s Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764, where four Lenape American Indian entered the schoolhouse near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, shot and killed school master Enoch Brown,…...
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The Second Amendment & the Right to Bear Arms
Firearm ownership in the United States has become a controversial issue. The second amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, but in the light of recent frequent mass shootings this right has been challenged. Americans have the right to own firearms for protection and security of life and property, to provide food for the family and to ensure liberty. American citizens have the right to bear firearms. Americans have had the second amendment rights since 1791, when the bill of…...
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Why Banning Handguns Makes Sense
There are many reasons why guns should be banned. Nowadays we live in a fast world full of stress in which one a simple gesture, look or opinion can put end at your life in a second, just for a bad interpretation or a madness people. Gun control is simply not an option. It is a real issue that we have to face and as soon as we do it the better results that we can have. Our world is…...
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Gun Violence in Louisiana
Gun violence in Louisiana has spun out of control the last few years, passing other states and taking the lead in highest firearm deaths in the U.S. Louisiana hasn’t had a “good year” since 2011 with a low of 865 firearm deaths that year, compared to Louisiana’s nearly 4.6 million residents. Louisiana has been in and out of being the state with the highest murder rate since about 2000. Gun violence is a problem all around the world but seems…...
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Do You Ever Wonder What Would Happen If Had Gun Control?
There has been a lot of mass shootings in the past few years but is gun control really the answer to end all this? There has been a lot of talk about there being more strict gun control laws, but this is not the way to help end mass shooting. Guns actually save more lives each year then they do kill, according to the CDC. Guns save about 500,000-3,000,000 people each year. Compared to about 13,000 deaths excluding suicidals. Many…...
The Notion of Gun Control
If Gun Control laws increased it will decrease the amount of crime in the The United States Such as School shootings, Massive Murder, and armed robbers and etc. Gun Control Laws will decrease crime. A high-capacity magazine should be less available for people, and gun laws should increase. According to Procon.org “High-capacity magazines should be banned because they too often turn murder into mass murder.”/ “High-capacity magazines were used in at least 50% of the 62 mass shootings between 1982…...
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Wilson’s “Just Take Away Their Guns”
Gun control is a subject that is being debated and will continue to be debated for years to come. There are many different views of what causes crime. Some say crimes caused by guns and others say that it is the people behind the guns. In James Q. Wilson's essay entitled "Just Take Away Their Guns", he tries to propose some solutions that would solve the gun control debate. Of course, every plan of action is going to have it's…...
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Gunns Limited are a forestry enterprise based in Tasmania, with market capitalization of $204 million. Gunns undertook a pronounced change of strategic direction in 2010, attempting to revitalize itself and ensure future success after poor recent social and financial performance. This strategic direction was not allayed into financial success in the following year, 2011, with a loss reported of $355.5m. The purpose of this report is to examine the external business environment and its subsequent impact on the future performance…...
Commonsense Control vs. Gun Control
A discussion of the pro and cons of gun control, with a focus on the benefits of education towards using firearms. It's late at night, and you're home all alone. You double checked to make sure all of the doors were locked and made sure all of the windows were closed. It's been a quiet night, but for some odd reason you cannot sleep. During your restless night, you hear a bump in the kitchen. At first you dismiss it…...
Gun Control and Mass Shootings
General Purpose: To persuade the good and bad of gun control laws and why the government should not enforce these laws. Specific Purpose: To explain why the government should not enforce strict laws on gun control. Central Idea: Should the government push so hard to have stronger gun control laws within the United States. INTRODUCTION: Attention Getter: Today when you look on the news its mostly bad because of multiple mass shootings within the United States. Most people believe that…...
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Gun Control – Controversial Issue in the United States
Gun control has been a controversial issue in the United States, and nobody seems to have a solution. America has been experiencing numerous shootings and indiscriminate firing incidents in schools, malls, and churches. Most gun owners think that gun control is not a good option. However, laws that make gun ownership of any type to fall into the wrong hands. Therefore, regulating gun control laws could save peoples’ lives; the State laws will reduce mass shootings, and it will restrict…...
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Gun Control and Should the Laws About it be Stricter?
Yes we should have better gun control laws, according to Brian Duignan, in the United States mass murders committed with guns are so frequent that the vast majority of them are not even mentioned in mainstream media outlets. Those that happen to be massive enough to gain national attention typically spark a short debate about the need for stricter gun control. If we define gun control' it is the regulation of the sale and use of firearms. Fire arms as…...
Fight Against Gun Control
Criminals will be criminals. Have you ever thought about this? No matter how you legally make something, criminals will still find a way to get it. Marijuana has been illegal for years and people have still found ways to get a hold of it and smoke it. Now let’s talk about guns. If someone were to break into your house armed with let’s say a 9 mil, what would you do? You’re going to want to protect yourself, right? Well,…...
Gun Control Debate
There has been a very intense debate in regards to gun control regulations and all of the gun violence that has been going on throughout the nation. Gun control is an issue that the entire nation has had to deal with for many years and will most likely continue to face in the future. In recent discussions of gun control, a controversial issue has been whether we as a nation need to strengthen our gun laws and regulations. On the…...
Issue of Gun Control
Gun control is an issue that has been brought to the public's eyes in recent years. Until 1968, guns were available over the counter, at stores and through mail catalogs to just about any adult in America. This is an example of how loose gun regulations were. In America today, the National Rifle Association has stepped up to take full responsibility of gun regulation. The question is, are they really stepping up as the real deal or are they just…...
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Gun Control Discussion
The notion of gun control has been a subject of great debate for many years. People have argued to have gun control better regulated or more strict due to the risk of accidental or malicious death. Others have debated reducing gun control laws, citing the Constitutional right protected by the Second Amendment as well as the use of firearms to protect one's life and property. Statistical data has been used again and again to contest the issue in both directions,…...
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Twitter Analysis of NeverAgain
In 2018, seventeen students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) were killed by a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle. Four days later, students of MSD began an activist movement known as Never Again with the goal for stricter background checks for gun buyers (Witt). Since then, #NeverAgain has emerged as a broader movement on social media for "genocidal remembrance and awareness" and "human and civil rights" (NeverAgain). A current overview of Twitter reveals that…...
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Controversy of gun control
What would life in the U.S be like without all the protests and disobedience? Since the start of our nation, our society has faced many hardships such as racism, gun control, and religious freedom. However, our society has taken it into their own hands and have begun protests to fix these problems in our nation. They have also gone as far as to be disobedient towards the law to fix problems that our government ignores and takes forever to fix.…...
Would A Gun Ban Be the Right Path?
There are many growing concerns these days about how to stop gun violence. Tougher gun laws or confiscation come to mind, but some people believe that keeping guns legal is a better alternative. There are many people that vehemently protest private ownership of firearms, while others maintain that owning firearms makes you more secure and is a deterrent against tyranny. The proper way to combat gun violence has been a largely discussed topic in the US. One consideration is if…...
Guns Should Not Be Sold
The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which no account be neglected (Sun Tzu). The earliest known United States shooting to happen on school property was the Pontiac's Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764, where four Lenape American Indian entered the schoolhouse near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, shot and killed school master Enoch…...
Gun Control Problem
"It was just so scary, you could hear him walking, you'd hear him walking right past our classroom." (CBS News) "We were scared. I was yelling to him. Don't shoot! Don't shoot!" (Maui News) "This is going to be absolutely heart-wrenching time for me and my family. His younger brothers and soon-to-be born sister would miss him terribly." (NPR) "I have two words: gun control. Now, now, now, now! No more NRA! No more money! Gun control now!", a mother…...
Stricter Gun Control Laws
Gun control in the United States has been a controversial issue over past years, especially in light of the recent events of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings. Gun control is the regulation of the selling, owning, and use of guns. Americans have many reasons for owning and using fire arms, both positive and negative. The second Amendment of the Constitution gives the rights to American citizens to keep and bear arms.On the positive side of the issue for stricter…...
Self-Defence Gun Use
People of this country have the right to protect themselves and own guns, so long as they are capable and responsible. Even though guns are dangerous, being defenseless is even more dangerous and everyone should have the right to defend themselves, whether or not firearms are used. As people of this country we should have the right to defend ourselves, and that should include defense by firearms. The gun owner does not have to pull the trigger of a firearm.…...
Gun Control Essay Introduction
As of today we know that “Gun control” is a very popular demand here in the United States of America. Enforcing our gun laws here in the USA are sort of complicated for public authorities to handle. Why do we have guns on the streets? Is it because people are irresponsible for their owned weapon? Or maybe it is just easier for a person to get a gun anywhere faster than I can buy one from a different state the…...
Anti-Gun Control Arguments
The issue of gun control is relevant and controversial. Politics, Economists, psychologists and sociologists from all over the world argue for many years if using guns should be legal or not. There are a lot of arguments why we need gun control and why we don’t. As for me, I prefer the latter position due to the following reasons. The legalization of short-barreled weapons will enhance the citizen's' ability to self-defense. An opportunity to defend oneself from illegal actions is…...
Anti Gun Control
For many decades gun control has been an ongoing controversy for those who believe guns should be outlawed and those who want the 2nd amendment to be honored. Although guns do have the potential to be dangerous, they are used for self defense, law enforcement, hunting, and to protect others from unwanted harm. Guns put in the wrong hands could lead to catastrophic events, and in the past it has. Due to these horrific events guns have been put on…...
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Gun Control in the US
Just a few weeks ago a man with the name Adam Lanza decided to take the guns of his mother and take the life of 20 children and 8 adults, including his mother's and his own. This atrocity hasn't been the first one. In the weeks since the massacre, gun control supporters have called for a new federal ban on assault weapons and for reductions in the number of concealed-carry permits issued to private citizens. However, to blame assault weapons…...
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Pursuasive Speech on Volunteering for the Elderly
You've read the newspaper stories and have seen the reports on TV: an elderly person is physically, emotionally, or sexually abused – how about the one that was financially exploited by a family member or most recently here locally patients in a long-term care facility are being victimized by staff members. Fact: According to the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (Tennessee.gov), in 2012- 2,032 cases of elder abuse were reported. Fact: only 1 in 23 cases of elder abuse…...
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Should Gun Control Be Enforced More Strictly?
1. Introduction As of today we know that “Gun control” is a very popular demand here in the United States of America. Enforcing our gun laws here in the USA are sort of complicated for public authorities to handle. Why do we have guns on the streets? Is it because people are irresponsible for their owned weapon? Or maybe it is just easier for a person to get a gun anywhere faster than I can buy one from a different…...
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A large percentage being students who threaten teachers and fellow students using these weapons. The many massacres that have happened in the last few years call for the need to implement a strategy on gun control in the entire country. The control strategy will be a success if strict measures will be put in place and adhered to with respect to who should and who should not own a gun.
It is a fundamental right to own a gun in the US; this right is protected by the second amendment to the United States constitution, parts of the Bills of Rights and also by the Constitutions of most of the US states. The 2nd Amendment states “A well regulated, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to own Arms shall not be infringed”. This serves as the reason why gun control in the US has been a hard task, Zick (pp.5).
Culture entails the beliefs, behaviors and attitudes of a certain group of people over a certain issue. The gun culture in the US encompasses all the above attributes with respect to firearms and their usage by civilians, Bindu et al (pp.217). The “Gun Culture” phrase was used by Richard Hofstadter back in 1970 to express America’s long held affection for guns. Based on the facts that gun ownership in the US is constitutionally protected, many citizens, some loyal and others criminal ones, take advantage of this security. Guns in the US are used genuinely and on the other hand misused by a large percentage of their acquirers. In some instances, gun usage in the US is based on self-defense, hunting and recreational uses like target shooting. These reasons were effective in the old days when survival depended on self-defense from enemies and hunting was passion for many. Things have changed and the citizens are taking arms based on personal uses and reasons. The question now is who should and who should not own a gun in the US based current reports on gun misuse in that country. It is quite evident that efforts to control gun use in the country have been challenged severally leaving the case pending. Gun politics have always been polarized between the conservatives and the liberal. Again here we ask, could there be beneficiaries of the gun acquisition and usage epidemic in the US senior political positions? Based on the rights imposed on gun ownership, let’s turn our attention to the effects of misusing these arms.
News Circulation on US Media
Current reports and news circulation on US media are based on the need to control guns in the country. This has been attributed to the rise in death rates based on poor management of these weapons. Guns being in the hands of any US citizen who can afford to access it has resulted in threats on security of the entire US nation. Every citizen feels protected by acquiring these arms. This results in gun violence in case one feels inferior. It is quite unfortunate that many cases of homicides are based on gun usage, Siegel and Rothman (pp.1318-20). Mass deaths reported in America proves that it is not a matter of many do not use in cases where self-defense is most essential. This brings us to the base of this research paper on why gun control is beneficial for the US as a nation and its citizens in general.
Based on the current news, the gun control process has been given consideration due to rise in death rates as contributed to misuse of these firearms. It is evident that most of the illegal shootings in the US happen from legally owned/ purchased firearms. Research has revealed over 70 mass shootings in America which covered more than 3 decades of incidents. It is clear that out of the 75% incidents researched on, the guns used to kill were legally owned. This brings in the need to limit those who can acquire and own guns in the US. NRA claims that the guns have helped reduce crime in the US are just fiction and have no base, Kleck (pp.5-7). Instead, gun ownership has resulted in a rise in mass deaths thus the need to control those who can own them. This, therefore, calls for the government to implement more restrictions on legal purchase to reduce the number of people acquiring arms in the US. This will significantly reduce the number of casualty incidents that occur.
Access to Guns
Having access to guns increases the risk of violence in the US. Linda Dahlberg conducted a study back in 2004 which revealed that having firearm at home increases the cases of suicide and homicide in the US, Kegler (pp.13). It is quite unfortunate that these home death cases continue increasing no matter how many guns are owned in a family or how safely they are locked in their safes. Homicide cases are 40 times higher at homes that possess a gun. On the other hand, fire-arm related suicide cases are 90 times higher when a gun is kept at home. This call for the need to control gun ownership among normal citizens. This will reduce the cases of deaths attributed to guns being held at home thus need for strict law governing the same. Losing citizens is a loss to the country. Gun control can result in a rise in population which will be beneficial to the US government in terms of revenue generation, development projects among others. Safe storage of guns is a common form of gun regulation which the NRA has been battling for years. The National Crime Victimization Survey proved that between 20017-11, 92.2 percent of victims did not use their guns as protective devices. This brings us to our argument on the need to limit gun holders as they are not of any positive benefit. The right to carry (RTC) and use guns in the US have resulted in an increase in crime thus the need to regulate it for a better nation.
Based on the facts that people who should not own guns can still purchase them, it is essential for the US government to establish bodies that will be responsible for this trade. If possible, guns should only be sold from the US security departments. Sellers of guns in the US must be monitored in their selling process, Nusbaum (pp.1268). The authorization of the private-sale of guns has increased the number of people owning the arm since they require no background check on the purchaser. Based on stipulations on the Brandy Bill, people prohibited from owning guns may take advantage of these private vendors. Gun control legislation can help stop this trend as it drugs the economy of the US behind. A number of states have adopted laws that are meant to limit unlawful gun usage and accidents. On the other hand, different nations have put different measures that govern their gun control process. Acquisition of guns has been made almost impossible in some nations like Finland, Italy, and France among other nations. This shows that strict legislation measure is the remedy for gun control in the US.
Accidental injuries and deaths are contributed by unintentional shooting among the US gun holders. Based on research conducted in 2010, the unintentional deaths were reported to be 600. A continued research between 2005-2010 revealed that out of 1300 cases of unintentional shooting were youths below 25 years, Renee Doherty and Bornstein (pp.10). It is quite unfortunate that though some parties have been trying to enforce the gun control campaigns, challenges of implementing the strategies and making the campaign a success have been hindered by the rights governing acquisition of Arms, Hamilton and Kposowa (pp.88). It is therefore vital for the US government to be flexible and create room for amending these stipulations that are hindering gun control. The US government should ensure the addition of a loading indicator and a childproof safety lock on these firearms will reduce the rate of unintentional death by 30%. In the end, peace will prevail and responsible gun holders will be realized. The US gun control legislation must therefore include safety measures that if well adhered to will contribute greatly in saving lives. This will enhance the development of the entire country as peace serves as an engine to growth
In conclusion, it is evident that having access to guns increases the risk of violence based on the fact that most shootings in the US come from legally owned guns thus the need to control them Webster (pp.4). This is a serious issue that calls for consideration based on the fact that cases of deaths resulting from gun use are seriously rising. As a matter of fact, gun control does not require confiscation as it is directed to reduction of accidental injuries. This is a fact that is for the betterment of the country and its citizens in large thus the need to control guns in the US. Though gun control would result to black market, the government and the citizens must be ready to commit themselves to this campaign. The commitment would serve as a threat to any person intending to market guns illegally. Gun control if put in practice can take the US security and peace to high heights. In the end, the US will develop economically, socially and also politically and will be among the best nations to reside in.