Gun Control essay
A definition of gun control has different meanings to different people. A general statement is it is designed to restrict or limit the possession, production, importation, shipment, sale, and/or use of firearms (Wikipedia). There are many options including Assault rifle bans, large magazine clips ban, and criminal background checks. To a liberal who fears lifeless objects as being evil, it means walking on the bill of rights to assuage their fears, and avoiding or at least hampering the people, in their ability to lawfully keep and bear arms.
To a person who believes in the right to keep and bear arms, it means a sharp eye, a steady hand. To a potential criminal it means it will be harder for them to purchase a gun legally. Whichever choice you choose it still affects the second amendment. The second ammendment is, 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 upon. I think gun control should be limited to prevent felons from obtaining and better tracking of guns. But I think that every American that is not a felon should be able to carry a weapon and defend them.
John Adams recognizes the fundamental right of citizens, as individuals, to defend themselves with arms, however he states militias must be controlled by government and the rule of law. To have otherwise is to invite anarchy (2008 Lillian Goldman Law Library). Gun Control has been a big discussion lately after all the murders mostly at schools and malls. Many any of the crimes have been committed with assault type of guns. 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.
The Federal Assault Weapons Ban was a title of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act established in 1994, a federal law in the United States that included prevention on the manufacturing for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms called assault weapons (Wikipedia). This law was signed by then President Bill Clinton to prevent the purchase of assault rifles made after the law was signed. Dianne Feinstein president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors was the author of the weapons ban, which expired in 2004.
Now she is a U. S. Sen. D-Calif. recently, she introduced a new proposed ban, which would forbid the sale, manufacturing or importing of over one hundred and fifty types of semi-automatic assault weapons, while allowing other guns used in hunting, recreation and defense by her own guidelines (The San Francisco appeal). Singling out and banning specific weapons while labeling others as appropriate is useless, headline-driven gun-control strategy. A bullet can kill someone just as easily when fired from a revolver as from an AR-15.
It is not the gun that kills it is the finger. Millions of people across the country own and use so-called assault weapons responsibly and legally, and blanket illegalization of their sale and transfer seems guaranteed to produce further bitterness and opposition on an issue where common ground is so desperately needed. Even if all assault rifles were banned criminals would find other ways to kill large amounts of people. President Obama has been trying to push for a new gun control which is being rallied by the bleeding heart liberals.
It appears dead due to lack of support in the senate. Everything usually wins by who has the biggest lobbyist. Large magazine clips are another topic of gun control. Many gun control backers, including Vice President Joe Biden has called for a so-called high-capacity magazine ban that would limit the number of bullets held in a single magazine of a gun to 10 or less. In my opinion from what I have read and understand, if my magazine holds only 10 rounds I only would need more clips to shoot the same number of bullets.
Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat from Colorado and a co-sponsor of a bill to ban high-capacity magazines, appeared this week not to understand how they work. She thought that they are like bullets and would be used up as they were shot. There are a lot of people out there that doesn’t really know how the whole gun operation works but when someone abuses his right and takes other people’s life’s due to some mental issue why should normal people suffer of not having a large capacity clip to defend themselves.
There are a few good reasons for large capacity magazines. Multiple assailants, violent criminals often move in pairs or packs. I would prefer to have in my magazine at least Ten rounds or perhaps even 30. Most people always face the threat before the police arrive. One should logically want whatever cops choose to carry. The attackers may well be armed with high cap magazines themselves.
State legislatures agree that police are not always available for immediate response or if there are riots and you are placed on the back burner according to dispatch (John R. Lott More Guns, Less Crime). No ban will affect these criminals; it will actually encourage them. I don’t think the gang bangers care about federal laws. My life and my family life are too precious to risk running out of bullets! Criminal background checks and a three day waiting period if you don’t have a concealed weapons permit to purchase guns, are the only gun control that I really support because it is most likely to prevent a crook from picking up a gun quickly.
The NICS is a national system that checks The NICS is a national system that checks available records on people who may be prohibited from buying firearms. The FBI developed the system through a willing effort with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and local and state law agencies. The NICS is a computerized background check system intended to respond within 30 seconds on most background check inquiries so the FFLs receive an almost immediate response. The three day waiting period is supposed to be there so a hostile gun buyer has three days to cool off and think before get his gun.
In regards to concealed weapons having a legally concealed weapon has been proven that the reduction in deaths has been lowered for the in victims usually resulting in less likely of any bullets needed to be shot (John R. Lott More Guns, Less Crime). I believe that guns are not necessarily weapons, but they are tools also. How they are used is up to the person holding them. Guns themselves don’t shoot, it is the person with the gun that decides where the bullet goes. Gun control will not stop violence because a violent person doesn’t need a gun to be violent.
Violent people can use anything to be violent. Gun control laws are strict enough. We need more education about guns in schools so that the kids know how to use them safely. If someone owns a gun, they are less likely to get robbed or hurt. I was raised to respect guns by my family, we used them mostly for hunting and sports. We knew that shooting an animal was to be utilized for food and not to be wasted, and we did witness the animal dying. When we used the guns for sports we knew to only point at targets and not people.
We did know that they were there for protection also and maybe others new we would use them too. I do believe that education is the most important tool when using guns. Most kids and young adults today learn about guns from video games which show them that it is not actually real and how it affects others. There are a lot of broken homes with kids not having supervision from a dad’s strong hand, which contributes to some of the hate crimes. We must fix the broken America, not the gun laws themselves.