I believe that gun control should be much stricter. Guns are very dangerous. We must do everything we can to protect the
lives of the citizens of our country.
Gun violence has gotten out of control and we have to be aggressive in
our efforts to stop it. The only way to
do that is to be strict with our gun laws.
Gun control should most definitely be stricter. They should continue to be strict until the country does not have thousands of people dying from guns every year. It should be harder to get a gun and qualifications for getting one should be specified. Age restrictions, personal background, and other requirements should all be taken into consideration. Guns have been overused for the wrong purposes. If people do not agree with more laws, then maybe there should be clauses that limit uses but still give the second amendment partial liability. There should be no second hand gun shops and the guns should ONLY be sold under government watch, that way they can do background checks and make sure no felons can get guns. Felons should not be able to go anywhere near a gun. People who commit crimes ultimately do lose their rights that are given to them before the crime. Felons do not have the right to own guns, and neither do people with negative background checks.
When shootings occur they not only affect the victims; they affect the whole world and leave it devastated. For example, the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut killed 21 people, and the victim's friends and family were split apart by this conflict. However, this incident, as I said, affected the entire world, and spiked the political uproar today that everyone has been talking about.
First of all, many people have guns all over the USA. But most are used for illegal activities such as shooting, robbing and other criminal activities. Also, most criminals use guns. About 80% of guns used by criminals are bought from an individual that is not a licensed dealers. Legal dealers should have a more detailed background check. Buyers should be over the age of 21 and/or have no record of mental illness. Checks like this should be done at every place to every buyer. Also illegal dealers should be arrested for selling guns without a license. Also, assault rifles such as AK 47, AC-556 and AR 15 should only be available to military or law enforcement officials due to the massive firing capability these weapons produce in a very short time span.
Guns should not be allowed because some people are just abusing the power of guns. Also they are using them to kill random people that have not done anything to them. When people are taking alcohol, weed, etc., they do not know what they are doing and abuse a gun.
Though the US considers gun's a fundamental right of the person to own, this shouldn't limit the type of restrictions the government should practice to prevent "at risk" individuals from obtaining them. As an example, the government should put some basic restrictions to prevent people with a history of mental illness to own guns. The more of these types of restrictions there are, there will almost surely be a drop in the incidents of gun violence in the US.
Talk about complete gun control is a popular topic, and while I do not agree with taking guns away, I do believe in stricter laws must be in place. Something--anything--to prevent the shootings that took place recently. Additionally, though, greater protection is also necessary in and around schools and mental institutions where some of these people are coming from and going to.
Gun control should defiantly be more strict, and recent events in Connecticut have proven that. It is possible for anyone to get a gun these days, and that includes assault rifles. No one should have access to weapons that can kill multiple people in a few seconds, unless they are in the military.
Gun control should most definitely be stricter. They should continue to be strict until the country does not have thousands of people dying from guns every year. It should be harder to get a gun and qualifications for getting one should be specified. Age restrictions, personal background, and other requirements should all be taken into consideration.
If you don't want to own a gun, the don't own one. That's your own personal opinion, and you can figure out how else to protect yourself and your family when a robber/rapist/murderer/whatever other type of criminal comes banging on your door. You give your guns up all you want, I'm keeping mine to protect myself and my family.
I do agree that there should be background checks on people who purchase weapons. However, we do not want to keep piling up restrictions on weapons because sooner or later, we'll ban weapons to the point where nobody can get a hand on one. Then how will we fend for ourselves? We cannot expect to use our fist and scare them out of what we are protecting. Just because shootings have been going off in places that touch our heart, it does not mean that we should take actions on everybody who is getting a weapon. Of course this world has people with destructive minds, but they shouldn't be the ones to ruin who can afford to get a gun. Don't you think that these people's actions shouldn't be blamed on guns? It could be problems these people are facing that lead them to this. Maybe we need more counseling for these kinds of people. This could save so many lives in the future. If these people didn't use guns, and they used something else that could harm people, we'd be worrying about what that person used to harm them and we'd put harsher control on that. Guns can be extremely helpful in situations you need it most, like protection in your house. What will happen when people who don't have a gun to protect themselves and their belongings, don't have a gun because they don't succeed the standards that a new law passes for gun control? I hope you all see my point and realize guns aren't the only thing causing violence in the US.