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They argue that it would assist them in fighting for their security. Opponents present with arguments that increased availability of guns would result in the falling of the weapons in the wrong hands and would therefore bring harm rather than benefit to the nation. The subject of gun control remains controversial in the United States and different rulings and researches have been conducted with regard to the matter of gun control.
According to the National Vital statistics many people succumb to injuries resulting from guns and the data from the year 2001 alone highlighted the fact that 11,001 people lost their lives owing to firearm shots from criminals. In the same year, 16,455 people resorted to suicide by using guns. The great number of fatalities that result due to firearms has led to the marking of guns as the second death causing reason in the United States. Furthermore, it has been seen in the history of the country that many great figures have lost their lives due to firearm injuries. The killing of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy who were killed in the year 1968 uphold this fact. Despite of these findings, an interesting finding that has been presented is that the number of people who die to due firearm injuries has reduced after the year 1993 owing to the relaxation in gun control laws following this year (Gold 2004; Valdez 2003).
The first and the most important ruling with regard to gun control got passed in the United States in the year 1939 by the Supreme Court of the country. According to the ruling the possession of firearms was restricted and personal firearms were not to be issued. The ruling has been subjected to many arguments since that time and it has undergone many changes since that period. Opponents of this ruling use the Second Amendment in their favor as according to this Amendment, "A well regulated militia, being necessary
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Before buying a gun, one must get a permit from the authorities and the buyer must pass a record check. The records check is voluntary and necessitates a minimum waiting period between the original purchase effort and the ultimate delivery of the gun, which is almost similar to the Application to purchase system
Little danger from wild animals and no hostile Indians to contend with; the government is secure and selected by a democratic method and the people of the nation have the most dominant army mankind has ever seen in addition to numerous levels of law enforcement to defend it.
If the public was denied the right to possess guns for their own safety, there will occur many changes within the society. According to Barbara, “Gun control will have effects on the general public that may be detrimental but in general, the control of firearms is critical” (Barbara 103).
Introduction Contemporary America revolves around guns violence and crime as they are regarded as the main issues affecting the society. In the 1990s, the crime rates had dwindled down but this was not the case in late 2002 and early 2003, as the rates at this time had leveled off.
Gun control laws have been passed to reduce gun violence but the question remains whether these laws tend to actually lessen gun violence or they make the society more vulnerable. This speech favors the fact that eliminating guns from the scene does not play any role in improving safety.
In 2006, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that total of 11,600 homicides were committed with firearms, claiming 68% of all homicides (Kleck, 2009: p. 1). In addition, about 100,000 to 150,000 people a year suffer non-fatal gunshot injuries (Kleck, 2009: p.
Matters that were not considered to be significant have come forward as issues of serious debates. Gun Control is one such issue that has become a matter of intense debate in the United States. Different rulings have been passed with regard to the issue of gun control.
The ownership of a gun in the United States of America applies as an individual’s right, if kept for self defense. Different views about gun control translate to the different opinions that diverse people hold about their American dream. While some legislatures promote gun controls, others oppose gun control with the view that people should not bear firearms because of incidents of improper use.
Gun control leads to focusing on appropriate use of firearms, that may be used inappropriately and in an improper violating way by others. There are legislations and laws are designed for the use of firearms. Most of the legislations are designed focusing on the reduced use of forearms and protecting the rights of common men and individuals.