gun gontrol pros and cons zach brown Guns ????? Homicides in the United States are more common in states where more households own guns, according to researchers. Gun control, as we know it, consists of the government restricting the ability of individual citizens to purchase weapons. The different types of gun control vary from waiting periods between when you purchase the gun and when you actually get it, background checks so that high-risk people can’t purchase guns through legal channels, and completely banning certain types of guns. There are countless ways for criminals to avoid these government regulations, causing them to only provide the ability of innocent citizens protecting their home and family’s ability to purchase guns. Many people found that household gun ownership was linked to homicide rates throughout the nine regions.
At the state level, the link between rates of gun ownership and murder existed for all homicide victims older than age 5, according to the report in the December issue of the American Journal of Public Health.” In fact, the six states with the highest rates of gun ownership are Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Wyoming, West Virginia and Arkansas had more.” The waiting period method of gun control is basically a two-step process. The first step in the procedure is that the person wanting a gun goes to his local shop (or calls a reputable mail order outlet) to place there order. Then, he must wait one to two weeks while the government performs a small background check for past criminal activities, disorderly conduct, or lack of mental/emotional stability. During this time, if the purchaser of the gun wanted the gun for impulse reasons, it is hoped that they will not still want to cause bodily harm after a couple weeks. The problem with this method of gun control is that it stops the ordinary citizen from purchasing a gun on the whim, but it actually protects the common criminal.
Many people have heard about how gun violence has been so rare in European countries like Britain, which have historically had very hard gun control. I’ve heard their number of gun crimes was just a lot lower than ours, per capita, and that the Europeans kind of look good at our allowing all this gunfire to continue. There are alot of Arguments from the Second Amendment. The amendment says the guns are for a militia which isn’t the way we work anymore, and anyway they had these crappy old single-shot guns and not our automatic weapons, but back then they didn’t see there guns as crappy. gun control would not necesarily lead to better safety. Underage buyers and other delinquents can purchase mass quantities of weapons through fake buyers that have clean backgrounds.
So if a burglar enters a house with full intention to rob or kill, the innocent victim (who can’t get a gun to protect his family because he was arrested for drunk driving seven years ago) is simply a victim of a law that supports black market trade. There are over 200 million registered guns in circulation (Larson), and they are the ones that will not be killing peoples children. The unregistered ones are owned by murderers, rapists, and thieves. Another practiced technique of preventing dangerous firearms from killing honest people is to ban an entire type of weapon. The AK-47 is a commonly used example of that.
Again, the criminals still have limited access to the weapon through underground channels, but these banned weapons are so powerful that there is really is not practical purpose for them in the home or in hunting. This can easily be adverted by the common criminal who knows anything about the way guns are assembled. A semi-automatic machine gun can be converted into a fully-automatic gun with a little handcraft. A shotgun can become a bloody powerful weapon by sawing-off the tip of it. Obviously, new methods of gun control are needed to produce desired results.
The worst gun violences have occurred in places where guns are prohibited, like schools and office buildings. And in the USA, anti-gun laws would not stop crime activity. Many people think more safety consideration should be given to gun laws, though. criminals would probably break all those laws, of course, but good people could be saved from accidental deaths with their own weapons. Many believe that in the long run and with few exceptions ( cops, military use), handguns should be eliminated from our society. Also, the widespread use of handguns and automatic weapons in connection with drug commerce reinforces our repeated call for effective and courageous action to control handguns, leading to their eventual elimination from our society.
Gun control would no always lead to better safety. It is very easy for someone to get a gun in the u.s.a. any person can go to a store buy a gun and not even non how to operate the gun. That is unsafe due to the fact some one who is suicidal or has anger problems can go buy a gun and kill them selves of someone else. In the first half of 1991, fifty children under the age of seventeen had been shot to death. If we continue to monitor the sale of firearms, there must be new techniques that can watch where the guns end up.
And if we decide that we can/will not go down that track, we must make that judgement, and without haste, because it will decide the future of The United State of America as we know it.