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The issue of guns can be reviewed based on a social approach, the criminal approach and the political approach. There should be stricter gun control to avoid the repeat of killings by gun owners.
In the wake of shootings across America, republicans and democrats have been at it spreading their agenda about the existing gun laws. The political approach in the debate deals with the laws and political players that have a voice in the debate (MacKay 17). This approach is a key player in the debate because the decisions taken by the political leaders have a wide impact on the citizens.
Democrats and republics find themselves in different sides of the debate. The pro-gun faction is strengthened by the support of the republicans who are largely doomed as conservatists. The national rifle association is also a strong force that has an association with the republicans in the pro-gun movement. The democrats are largely in support of the gun control.
The key role of the government is to guarantee the citizens a high level of security. There should not be fear of attack but use of guns from other people who were let to recklessly use them because of less strict laws. The role of government in making laws that guarantee safety is very much on demand based on the statistics over the recent years. These who rally for the anti-gun control initiatives argue on the basis of individual rights to security and ownership of a weapon to keep safe. While this could be true and very worthwhile to pursue, it is imperative to consider the wider scope. The social impact of the presence of guns is significant to factor in.
The second amendment does much to give freedom of owning firearms by common American citizens. While this freedom is necessary, it should be checked whether there is a significant social cause for ownership of a firearm. In times where people conduct random shootings in the streets and raid schools, there should be a concern on what the freedom
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In addition to this guns have also been involved in suicides and other crimes such as theft, bank robbery, etc. This increasing trend of keeping guns and their unauthentic use has actually raised many arguments. Analysts are recurrently debating over the subject on how to limit the use of guns or how to effectively implement gun control so that the increasing rate of crime and violence can be reduced (Myers).
The very idea of gun reflects a sign of danger and a common man feels endangered whenever he confronts a gun. It has been witnessed that the Americans have been in possession of private guns more than any developed economies. At present more than one-third of the American households possess a working firearm.
Among the many forms of insecurity noted is the use of guns and small fire arms to commit crime. This has thus implied that success in the fight against crime as well as insecurity cannot be addressed without addressing the issue of guns. In an analysis, we find that many countries are designing and adopting appropriate mechanisms through which the acquisition, transportation as well as the use of guns is to be controlled.
Although each state has different gun laws, yet banning guns at campuses remains a sizzling national policy. Student associations favoring gun rights argue that gun ban on campus can substantially aggravate the incidence of felonies since innocent student will be left vulnerable and unprotected.
Therefore, most governments have looked for ways of ensuring that homicide rate in their countries is as low as possible. In order to ensure this, different strategies are adopted which will keep homicide cases in check. As a fact, most governments have linked homicide
Going by the scope of the issue being discussed, the word ‘arms’ here predominantly means fire arms or guns. A recent spate in the incidents of violence associated with guns in the nation has given way to an intense debate regarding enacting