Universal Background Checks Need To Be A Law and 20+ Round Clips Should Be Banned.
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The Elastic Clause states "The Congress shall have Power ... To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof." This means that the government can make changes on a federal level, and it is key that these national laws are changed. A prime example of this is in Chicago, a city with some of the strictest gun buying laws. But this hardly influenced the numbers of illegal guns in used by organized criminals in the "Windy City." This is because a short trip by car could bring criminals to out of city or state to buy a gun. This practice became so common that hundreds of illegal firearms confiscated every year could be traced to one store in Riverdale: Chuck"s Gun Shop. Proving that this problem can only be solved federal level. If I were to change gun laws at all, I would do it right. I can"t tell you what will work best, but something has to be done and I wish I could do it. In just the last 30 days there have been 5 public shootings at schools (including Purdue University where my Uncle and Aunt both work), movie theaters and stores. Is my right to walk safely through my town, were two people have been shot and kill in the last year, less important than someone's right to a 20+ round clip? Or their right to buy guns and ammunition without a full and detailed background check? I don"t think it is. I think that loose gun laws steal lives, and this is why background checks need to be a law.
On the other hand, you argue to have stricter laws that limit 20+ round magazines, which I am assuming you know it will limit the amount of bullets the gun can fire, thus allowing the shooter more time to reload which will allow the shooter to delay his shooting time. However, the gun legislation that has been created for many states in this country has limited the magazine capacity to 7 rounds. How do you expect to defend your family from three armed criminals that are breaking into your house? I know for I it"s going to take more than seven round to hit at least one of them to protect my family. Which raises the following the question: Do you really believe that criminals are going to abide by new gun reform legislation? You made great point by stating Chicago is a city with the strictest gun control laws. I say this because Chicago also experiences shootings every single day, not just one but many. Also, you stated that there were 5 shootings in the past 30 days. How many of them were used with high capacity magazines? The weapon of choice was a shotgun, which does not come near the amount of 20+ rounds.
The reason why gun reform has become such a hot topic in the past year which also persuaded so many minds such as yourself, is because the media is spending every second of the day searching for these types of violent crimes. In my opinion, why doesn't the media ever talk about the drone usage in foreign countries and how innocent children and adults are being killed by US power? The Washington Times released article stating that drones have killed over 2,200 Pakistanis and 400 of them were civilians. I understand they are from a foreign country and we are at war with terrorism however they are still human beings that are being killed by senseless technology.
Firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens protects this country.
P.S. I would like to know where you obtain the 90 percentile that Americans are in favor of Gun reform.
It also seems apparent to me that you think that guns lower the amount of deaths, this is a completely illogical statement, with little to no evidence to support it. To be quite frank, the states with the highest amount of guns per person also have the highest gun homicide rate. If you are correct in stating that guns are great defense, why is this the way things are? It is also no coincidence that that the states with more gun laws tend to have lower gun homicide rates per person. This is why gun control is necessary for saving lives.
My sources, by the way, include, but are not limited to:
P.S. The 90% comment comes from a speech given by Obama, and was confirmed by multiple polling services.
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