Archive for February 1, 2013
Gun control has forever been discussed in politics and in the government. It seems that every couple of years, or whenever a big political battle is taking place, the topic of gun control comes up again and again. We know that America needs to have a clearer cut picture and understanding of what gun control means and what laws will be in place about ownership use followed by the educational purposes that people needs to be in accordance with on gun control before we can move on from the issue. Gun Control statistics are beginning to point at the danger more heavily. While America does allow certain citizens to utilize guns, we are finding that somehow that power is either abused or it the gun itself ends up in the hands of the wrong person. While the Constitution states that we as Americans reserve the right to bear arms, we find that those that oppose the use of guns by civilians will point to the tragic situations. The use of guns has increased rapidly in the last twenty years. Now we are seeing guns getting in the hands of children and young adults that never had a gun registered to them. This is resulting in suicide, homicide, and the loss of many innocent lives because someone who should not have had a gun had their hands on one. Gun control opponents feel that the mentally ill are the ones who are committing these crimes, and therefore they are to blame rather than the gun itself. Those that are pro gun control feel that the way the gun is abused that makes it dangerous. Gun control does not control the usage; rather it just more lawyers to getting the gun for the determined individual. Many use guns for hunting trips, but a large population of Americans are using guns as defense mechanisms in their hope to protect them from outside intruders or a home invasion. Many people live in fear, and they feel a gun will protect them. With guns being so accessible, it makes it so that if one cannot get a gun from a particular bureau, they will fight tooth and comb or they will find someone who has one that will loan it to them. With this in mind, we must figure out what the root of the gun control issues is all about.