“Guns in America”
Gun Control Group Project
In the United States of America, we as citizens have the right to bear arms, provided to us by the second amendment to the U.S. constitution, and are part of the United States Bill of Rights. Most American’s still believe that it is our right to bear arms, while a growing number of Americans believe that there should be better gun control regarding this matter. A rising trend has begun on Capitol Hill and all around the United States, which is to rally for better gun control. Although many tragedies have occurred due to improper gun control, many more have been obviated due to the courage of lawful gun carriers. Do we, as a prosperous nation, give up our rights, or do we uphold our rights for the better good of our country as a whole?
Millions of Americans now are changing their ways, and now are advocating for stricter gun control laws.
Dara Sicherman was never an activist. Until recently, her days were fully occupied taking care of her kids, dog, cat, house and husband. But after the school shooting on Dec.14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 children dead and a nation grieving, she knew she had to do something. (1. New York Times, 2013)
Stories like Dara’s are pouring out of everywhere in the United States of America. At the same time there are other groups of people that believe if responsible people are armed, and then we can better protect ourselves from such tragedies as these from happening. In South Dakota, it became the first state to allow school employees to carry firearms on the job. This new law can make it so that shooting tragedies, such as the one in Newton, Connecticut, could be prevented by law-abiding citizens.
Most citizens of the United States of America agree that there should be stricter gun control laws and stricter background checks for those with mental illnesses. There are also an increasing number of people that believe in banning assault-weapons ban on high capacity magazines. There are those that argue that people could just purchase many magazines, and just reload more often. It is not hard to reload a gun they said. People also argue that gun’s should be kept under lock and key, but that is already a law, and if someone whom is mentally ill is able to acquire a loaded gun, then the owner is deemed to be held responsible. People need to be much more careful when it comes to upholding the laws already written on gun control, and tragedies, such as the one in Connecticut or Colorado, would have been avoided.
Notable Gun Control Failures
While in Washington, gun control has become one of its major issues, it has done little to pass notable gun control measures. Citizens of the United States of America are buying guns more than ever, because of the fear of losing their right to bear arms, given to us by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Most of the Massacres around the United States of America have been due to crazed gun men and their personal vendettas. The failure has been due to the background checks performed on people when they purchase guns, and also the safety measures that rightful gun owners do in order to keep their legal guns under safety from mentally ill people. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution should not be amended, but gun dealers and gun owners should be much more careful in upholding the laws in gun control.
The tragic shooting in Newton, Connecticut will always be a stain in the United States of America’s pursuit to peace. A mentally ill gunner went into a school and tragically gunned down his mother (the school’s principle), also twenty children dead, as well as himself (done by suicide). His mother could have locked up the guns in a better fashion, also declared by law in the United States of America’s Statutes. This would have much better defended the lives of those poor and innocent children. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. took...