Gun Control Blog

Gun control has brought a lot of attention towards our society. With all the recent terror attacks being made, some gun laws have been enforced in different states. However, everyone has different perspectives on how gun control should be depicted. According to a recent cnn article, “Support for tighter gun control laws have increased 9 percentage points after the Orlando terror attack.” As time goes by people are having biased opinions on gun control laws. Some of the stricter gun control measures that are being talked about are banning assault rifles, and high-capacity ammunition clips. Fifty four percent of people voted in favor for this law and forty five percent of people voted against this law. This statistic doesn’t necessarily depict the fact that guns should be banned, but it does depict that a majority of people want some type of law enforcement to happen. “Widespread support for tougher gun laws also increased after the massacre in Charleston last summer to 49%, but by the fall it had dropped slightly to 46%.” This statement shows a reflection on how people emphasize gun laws only when a tragic events happen, but tend to forget about it with time. Len McDougall states that the biggest flaw in all the arguments for gun control is that they’re being voiced by individuals who have no information on the subject other than what they’ve been fed by politicians.” Based on an article on Topics-mag.com, Jacob Zenner strictly emphasizes why he thinks gun control will not work. He states, that guns are not weapons, they are tools. How they are used is up to the person holding it. Guns themselves can’t do anything it is the person with the gun that decides where the bullet goes. Gun control will not stop violence because a violent person doesn’t need a gun to be violent. Taking guns away from violent people will not make them less violent. It might make them more violent. Violent people can use anything to be violent. Taking guns away from violent people is no more than just taking one out of a thousand more ways to hurt, rob, or kill you.” Some may argue that gun control is part of the problem, however others argue that gun control is not the problem. Instead, they believe the person holding the gun is the problem. Although this may be true, you can use this argument as evidence on why gun control should be enforced. The reason being because it is easily accessible for people to get a hold of a gun. Another person also states that, gun control will not work because we already had something like it a few times and each time it has failed. Remember the Prohibition? From 1919 till 1933 owning, producing, and selling alcohol was illegal. Some people believed that alcohol was a bad thing and that it caused people to do terrible things. To these people it seemed like a good idea at the time to make alcohol illegal. However, outlaws and gang members decided to keep making alcohol anyway. It was obvious that the Prohibition had failed. The latest ban that is having problems is the illegal drug bans.” Will this be the same case with guns? We are already seeing guns being exported and sold to the United States from other countries. Will banning the second amendment only raise more criminality? On the article DifferentViewsonGunControl Patrick Radden Keefe who is a pro gun control enthusiast describes that, “Individuals with misdemeanor criminal convictions, DUI offenses, past domestic abuse restraining orders, and histories of voluntary commitment to psychiatric institutions can and do obtain permits legally.” Keefe emphasizes the simpleness of obtaining a gun in the United States. He also states that “There are bills pending on Capitol Hill that would force checks for all sales, and there is considerable bipartisan support for this kind of measure” Different ideas are illustrated throughout these articles one states that gun laws should be enforced and banned because they are easy to get a hold of however, the other supporters illustrates that guns will always be easy to get a hold of. Through these ideas we can work together and possibly find a solution that will benefit both sides of the debate.

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