Gun control is not one issue, but many. To some people gun control is a crime issue, to others it is a rights issue. Guns are not for everyone. Certain people cannot handle guns safely, and some individuals choose to use firearms inappropriately. Many of us have heard many times, Guns do not kill people on their own, it takes a person to pull the trigger. Even if people find this statement to be true, guns are an issue that needs to be discussed.
A gun is simply an easy tool that people can use and manipulate with hardly any thought. Many people suggest taking away guns and promoting peace through government help while others think that the guns are what keep them safe. Situations arise everyday where people have witnessed, know someone who has been affected by gun violence. Sadly, many of the cases result in death or severe injuries. Even though this is a very controversial topic, many people would agree with the fact that guns are an easy means to commit a crime.
It is a constitutional right to be able to have weapons to defend yourself, including guns. While some restrictions should certainly be in place, if the government is given too much power over these types of things it would be easier for them to attempt to take all guns from citizens. The government can make some rule for the citizens in order to buy a gun. For example, a person who wants to buy a gun need to be go through certain training and education about the gun. In this way, a person is familiar with use of gun. If the person does not have enough knowledge about the use of guns, then they harm other people.
In Pakistan, there is one organization which organize one training camp in summer every year for teenagers. In this training camp, all the participants go to the rural area where no population is. They stay there for one month with one professional team which teach every participant about the use of gun. In this way, during adolescence life they know the use of gun which prevent them and, other people from many big troubles even death. However, there is some people who grew up in bad environment try to injure other people with inappropriate use of gun because they are brain washed. If there is a terrorism in any country and terrorist obviously have dangerous weapons. But this does not mean that guns or people are bad. This could be some political benefits between two countries which lead the people of those countries toward the negative use of firearms.
The simple definition of a criminal is someone who does not obey the law. The simple definition of a law-abiding citizen is someone who does obey the law. Criminals break the laws with or without the use of gun. They break the law anyway so what is the difference if the gun laws are strict or not. Criminals also make weapons, use knives, and other objects besides guns to help in their crime. They do not get their guns through customary retail. For example, there is one incident happened in Crossroad Center Mall in St. Cloud. A guy came to mall to fix his cellphone according to his mother. Somehow, the guy ran around the mall armed with two steak knives stabbing before he was killed by an off-duty police officer. Since, the police officer was off duty and carried gun in mall which is not allowed. The police officer was suspended from his job until for further investigation.
No one knows that what happened with that guy who were fine suddenly start killing people. But this guy did not have firearm which shows that if something wrong with the person then they could injure other people with any weapons. However, the police officer who did a good thing to kill that guy, but he lost his job for several months because he unfollowed the rules of mall. This shows harsher gun control laws are not needed.
What is needed, however, is a greater focus on education about firearms. We should teach people from an early age the damage that they can do, how to properly and safely use them, and the steps to take to make sure that they are safely used and stored. As of today, it is easy to get your hands on a fire arm. If the laws and regulations made to be much stricter and more regulated, then the amount of people who die from gun violence could possibly go down drastically. Illegal guns are a huge trade and business especially in the United States. According to the CDC from 2012 to 2016, the last years for which data is available, an average of 35,000 Americans died from gun violence every year (Abrams and Chan, 2018). Even, if gun control laws where made much more, strict these criminals would still be able to obtain illegal weapons and use them to inflict harm and commit violent crimes.
The only difference would be that the people who are not criminals would not have the ability to defend themselves. We see a good example of this in Switzerland most of its citizens own guns. For example, if someone were to go into a theater and start open firing, there would be a pretty good chance that they would get taken out by one of his/her would be victims who also had a gun. Again, it really depends on the country.
The act of making it illegal to own firearms does little to prevent criminals from getting guns. These laws only restrict people who respect the law, the people who would only use firearms for legal purposes. And when we give people the right to defend themselves, we find that criminals start looking for other victims out of fear that they will become the victims themselves.
Another source of information on the use of firearms for self-defense is the National Self-Defense Survey con- ducted by criminology professor Gary Kleck of Florida State University in the spring of 1993. Citing responses from 4,978 households, Dr. Kleck estimated that hand- guns had been used 2.1 million times per year for self- defense, and that all types of guns had been used approximately 2.5 million times a year for that purpose during the 1988 to 1993 period (2013). We must work to reduce crime, but we should look at the problem realistically, and develop plans that would be effective.
It is obvious that gun control laws are neither realistic, nor effective in reducing crime. Therefore, we must direct our efforts toward controlling crime, not controlling legal ownership of firearms. Therefore, if we pass laws restricting ownership of firearms, which category of people does it affect? The simple answer is that gun control laws affect law-abiding citizens only. By their very nature, the criminals will continue to violate these new laws, they will continue to carry their firearms, and they will find their efforts at crime much easier when they know that their victims will be unarmed.
The situation is similar to that of the disarmed blacks a century ago. US whites have twice the rate of gun ownership of blacks, oppose gun control to much greater extent than blacks, but are considerably more likely to kill themselves with those guns, than be killed by others or blacks. While the literature suggests that racism in whites’ shapes fear of black violence and support for policies that disadvantage blacks, no research has examined whether racism is related to gun ownership and attitudes to gun-control in US whites (2013).
Innocent people are turned into victims when new laws make it impossible for them to fight back. An unarmed man stands little chance against an armed one. Terrorism beams into our homes through television screens, it assaults us in newspapers and magazines, and it sometimes touches our lives in more direct manners. People do not seem to worry about the definition of terrorism at such times.
This religious terrorism comes from different nations, groups and individuals. The truth is terrorism has not religion. They just brain washed by bad people and behind the terrorism there is some political advantages. There are different organization in the world who brain washed teenager and also teach them who to use different kind of weapons. The question is that from where all these organization get weapons. Most probably they have political links who have approach to big weapon companies provide them all the dangerous weapons. For example, an incident happened in Pakistan on December 2014 (which is also called Tragedy of Army Public school).
When six terrorists entered in to school name Army public school in Peshawar. Peshawar school massacre, terrorist attack in which seven heavily armed Taliban fighters stormed an army-run primary and secondary school in Peshawar, Pakistan, on December 16, 2014, killing 150 people, of whom at least 134 were students (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2018). All the terrorists had so many dangerous weapons with them which they use to kill people. The people who were terrorist did not bear to kill people and they were not a bad people, but in the environment, they were raised and the way they brain washed make them bad.
And the other point which we consider that all those terrorists had the training of using firearms and they know how these gun harm people. Then we cannot say that those people who has the training of guns cannot harm people. It’s all about the mentality of those people who use the gun whether they want to use it for positive thing or negative. I still remember the time when those terrorists killed because I was in Pakistan at that time. They way those terrorists scare all the people in Pakistan and especially the managements of all school in Pakistan. All the school had been closed for about three or four days.
At the end, people just blame to guns or terrorist, but no one try to figure it out what kind of things convert those people into terrorists and who are those people who convince those people to use all those weapons to kill innocent people. In my point of view, all those things happen just because of political benefits. Different countries train people to do terrorist attacks on other countries just to show the positive image of their own country. Just because of this benefit they kill so many innocent people and all they blame goes to weapons and terrorists. World leaders and prominent politicians and diplomats united to condemn the actions of the Taliban who’ve claimed responsibility for the attack on a Peshawar school on Tuesday that left more than 131 people dead, mostly school children. Six Taliban gunmen attacked the school and were eventually killed by Pakistani security forces (2014).
This shows that terrorism has no religion and there is no humanity in them. On the other hand, we have seen that in the past years that opened fire incidents happened in USA and the one incident which happened at Santa Fe High School in Texas. There have been at least ten shootings in schools so far this year, with two of them, at the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and the Santa Fe High School in Texas, involving mass deaths, of 17 and ten people respectively (Royal wedding). One Pakistani exchange student name Sabika Sheikh also dead in Santa Fe High School in Texas including 9 other people. This is a form of terrorism. It shouldn’t happen anywhere: not in America, not in Pakistan, said Sabika’s father, Aziz Sheikh, in an interview at the family home in Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial hub (Ahmad & Abi-habib, 2018). United States is a developed country and Pakistan is an underdeveloped country but there is terrorism in both countries. It could happen in any country and at the end media just blame to guns that why guns are legal in U.S for everyone but no one try to figure what are the thing behind those people which lead them to someone without any fear.
Why guns are issue today? Guns today are used for a variety of things. Hunters and professional sharpshooters use guns for sport. While some people have guns in house for the protection. Gun laws take away the important feeling of safety and protection along with a basic right in the Constitution that has been given to the public for centuries. The feeling of safety and protection are important to a community and a nation. Owning a gun allows one to have the safety the gun provides as well as a fighting chance against an armed robber or criminal. If gun control laws are placed, many people in the community would be denied a major component of safety as well as decreasing their chances of surviving an attack from local or international attackers.
Guns are useful way to physically and mentally protect family and friends. Guns are dangerous when used inappropriately, especially when they get into the wrong hands. Travis Roundtree said, If someone purchases a gun for someone illegally, they both should be punished. If it is used in a crime, they both should be punished the same (usa today).
There just isn’t a problem with adults handling guns the wrong way, there is also children getting their hands on them and injuring and killing others as well. More gun control will not reduce crime because people will find other dangerous ways to injure and kill others. When a gun is sold and purchased, a certificate of ownership must be published. When a gun is sold and purchased illegally, a certificate of ownership will not be published. For those people who do buy and sell guns illegally, the punishment would be a 10-year jail sentence. Threatening people with larger punishments will have a positive effect on the annual number of deaths due to guns.
Most importantly, guns should be given to police and people with very clean criminal records. Police are to receive one and only one gun, no matter their position. People who have never had a criminal history may purchase a gun. If they have even the slightest crime on their criminal record, they will not be able to purchase nor own a gun. For those who wish to purchase a gun and are anywhere between the ages range of 18 and 30 years old, both, their criminal records as well as high school and college transcripts will be checked. In recent years, firearms have become easier to get access to them for example; by stealing them, in some states they don’t require to have permits to own a firearm, friends and family letting someone borrow theirs. With this being said, this just goes to show how easy it is to get a firearm. Guns are incredibly powerful weapons. They can be used to protect and defend or to threaten and even kill. As high school students and upcoming college students, it is important to stay informed about the relevant events in the news.
As high school students and upcoming college students, it is important to stay informed about the relevant events in the news. It is very important to pay attention to the direction of where gun control laws are headed as the government works to create laws to both protect the public safety of the population and also protect the constitutional rights of the population at the same time. The Increase in Gun Violence Hearing about people getting shot has become a normal thing in today’s society and we usually hear on media as well. It’s happening more and more as time goes on because of the accessibility everyone has to a firearm. Even though gun violence is an arising problem, it can be slightly reduced by increasing security on weapon purchases and availability. This then increases the chances of something tragic happening on purpose or not.
The rise of gun violence in the past year or so has many people and families worried what the future has in store for us. Guns are everywhere, and they aren’t going away anytime soon. Guns are in video games, movies or TV shows, hunting, war, and books. It’s a huge issue and it needs to stop now to ensure our peoples safety. They have become easily accessible from the law the government put into effect. The right to buy a gun is given people to go purchase it for safety but some lying and use them for other causes. People don’t fully understand how dangerous issues that guns have. For example, one of our relative had a gun in his home. He was cleaning his gun and her daughter was just in front of her to do some other stuff.
The guy didn’t know that he has one bullet in his gun and while cleaning the gun he just clicked the trigger and he shoot his daughter. This shows that when people do not know the use of gun then they do silly mistake. As a result, someone lose their life. They have many malfunctions and can go very wrong, even if you are just simply target practicing. The politics of gun control remain to be a controversial topic in the United States. The issue here is not whether one should have the right to carry firearms, but rather the right to carry on college campuses. Recently Texas has passed Senate Bill 11, more commonly known as the campus carry bill, which allows the carrying of concealed firearms on college campuses because of the incident happened in Texas school. Cowboy up, Texas professors! Teach however and whatever you want. Don’t worry about the presence of legally carried guns in your classrooms. If you are going to worry, worry about someone illegally bringing a gun on campus with the intention of causing mayhem, not someone who legally carries a gun in the hope of protecting himself from harm (Gilbert, 2016).
Although allowing guns on campus represents a safety hazard, most believe guns are essential in preventing school shootings. Unfortunately, however, licensing guns to students can be more detrimental than beneficial to the security and safety of learning institutions. Introducing guns into colleges and universities would be disruptive to the learning environment. One cannot possibly focus on their studies in a classroom with the prospect that a fellow classmate sitting next to them is armed and dangerous. Guns today are used for a variety of things. Hunters and professional sharpshooters use guns for sport.
While some people have guns in house for the protection. Gun laws take away the important feeling of safety and protection along with a basic right in the Constitution that has been given to the public for centuries. The feeling of safety and protection are important to a community and a nation. Owning a gun allows one to have the safety the gun provides as well as a fighting chance against an armed robber or criminal. If gun control laws are placed, many people in the community would be denied a major component of safety as well as decreasing their chances of surviving an attack from local or international attackers. Guns are useful way to physically and mentally protect family and friends.