[Your full name] April 26, 2011 Gun Control does not Improve Safety Efforts have always been made in order to reduce criminal activity around the globe among which taking away guns is thought to be one such effort, when it is not…
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The most important point here is how are the citizens going to ensure their safety when they are told to turn in their guns, according to Boylan (130). People wish to keep guns to enjoy their autonomy and guarantee their safety when they meet robbers, criminals and terrorists. Armed citizens feel their strength in protecting themselves and their families from physically stronger criminals. If guns are banned, the wrongdoers will still obtain guns and ammunition from whatever illegal sources. And who will be in loss? The common man. Owning guns in one of people’s constitutionally protected rights and when one has a right upon something, one does not have to validate the need for it. Banning guns will lead an individual to look for other dangerous things to create violence, and when there are so many other dangerous things one can think of then why only gun control is thought to be the only measure to improve safety? When a common man will intend to kill someone, he can do so in an automobile accident too. So, gun control seems to be outdated. Nothing is good or bad but its use makes it so. Guns are merely tools. What these guns will be used for is decided by the hands that hold them. Guns are evil, or more guns means more crime, are only myths. According to NRA’s America’s First Freedom (qtd.
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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.
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.