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However, the other school of thought suggests that gun control policies and legislations are necessary in order to lower the rate of criminal activities using guns.
According to the studies the main reason behind most of the casualties in the world is hand guns. The guns should better be banned because they put everyone’s life at risk and most of the guns in the homes are the reasons of unnecessary shooting and nothing else. In one of the study of the shootings, it was revealed that in almost two third cases the shooter got the gun from someone close, a relative or a friend. Keeping a gun is not protecting people but on the other hand it is the reason behind the increasing homicides.
The major aspects of this debate are the sociological, legal and ethical considerations that apply differently to the discussion. The social scientists have their own point of view and according to them the gun control policies are an effective measure taken to reduce the criminal activities that take place with the use of handguns. These regulations are very important for the social security and the wellbeing of the society. From the ethical pint of view, the citizens should be given the right to protect themselves and thus they should be allowed to bear arms. They believe that of the citizens are given the right to protect themselves; there would be no one to be harmed by criminals. However, the most important aspect to this debate is the legal point of view under which the second amendment of the US constitution is interpreted. The constitution says that every person has the right to bear arms. The psychological reason behind keeping a gun in the homes would be the feeling of insecurity and the need to believe oneself as powerful (Diener and Kerber, 1979). Guns are being used in most of the mass shootings. And that is the major reason why guns should be banned (Vernick 84).
Studies show that the presence of guns is likely to increase the crime rate in
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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
America is one of the few nations on earth that still guarantees easy access to guns for nearly all citizens. This fact is at the heart of a national debate that rages primarily during election years. There are many different opinions about what it means to have the “right to bear arms.” Does this mean unfettered access to any sort of gun?
The crowd inclded young children, teenagers and even a judge. Most just wanted to meet her and wish her well whereas others wanted to ask her questions. But one man, Jared Lee Lougher, had a different agenda on his mind. He arrived at the spot some time after 10 a.m carrying a semiautomatic 9mm glock.
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.
These firearms were designed for military use and have huge capacity that allowed the user to fire at least 150 rounds. The study focuses on the understanding of the issue of banning the Assault Weapon and realizing the scope of emotions involved in it. In this context the argument of Timothy Wheeler, the director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, and Jimmy Carter, the winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, will be analyzed.
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.
The contending perspectives on the federal role in combating gun violence expanded the public debate over firearms regulations in recent years amid the furor over the series of assassinations, the racial riots,
These citizens are punished for defending their lives, or merely for taking pleasure in a general, harmless sport. To enforce the ban of guns all through the state means going against an individual’s constitutional