Gun rights advocates, or the people who believe laws should not become stricter and changes should not be made on gun use, trust that the greater good of the nation's rests when guns are more commonly used, and are used for the right reasons. As one argument, pro gunners use the second amendment as evidence of the freedom they have to own guns (right to bear arms) as well as its ability to protect citizens from harm, and finally that the constitutional amendment should not be interfered with. To support this, and as a second argument; after deciding to take action in gun laws, President Barak Obama created a list of twenty-three changes he felt should be executed, and by doing this, supporters of the right to bear arms immediately denounced the Presidents program as a blatant attack on the second amendment (web).
While supporting the second amendment, and believing that the documents historical value has the ability to protect citizens and ensure freedom, pro gunners fear that history's work will be disregarded if laws are changed. To continue with their arguments, Wayne LaPierre, an NRA spokesperson, revealed a statement on December 21, stating that gun sales should not be decreased but rather increased, so that for every bad guy with a gun, there is a good guy with a gun. Also, LaPierre stated the need for armed school security enforcements in schools throughout the nation, by saying I call on congress today to act immediately, to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school, and to do it now, to make the sure the blanket of safety is in place [for] our children . And lastly, NRA news commentator, Colen Noir stated that the right to feel safe cannot be used as support for gun reformation because it is similar to supporting the reformation of things that make citizens feel unsafe, such as everyone who looks scary [or] scary dogs.
[...] Amending gun laws to become more specific, and less lenient will create a safer body of people throughout the nation, as gun control activists believe. President Barak Obama describes his viewpoint on the issue of gun control by stating that the United States mustn't remain “powerless as a price of [their] freedom”, describing views from gun law reformers that are based on arguments related to the second amendment. Another argument posed, in regards to the Tucson massacre, is that supporters of gun control are convinced that if laws restricted how many rounds of ammunition a citizen could purchase, for example 10, then murder would not have occurred; thus cancelling out the possibility of using the weapon shoot as many people as possible, as quickly as possible” (McCarthy). [...]
[...] Gun control- To pull the trigger? 9:35 am, on a cold December day, the 14th to be specific, twenty elementary school students and six adults were shot dead. Although this day was, and is considered a tragedy, it has done more than just bring tears to the U.S nation. The Sandy Hook school shootings initiated the true beginnings of a great debate regarding how to decrease such horrifying events from occurring again. The United States of America began discussing the subject of gun control, or the regulation of gun possession and sales, after events such as the Sandy Hook school shootings, and the Tucson murders, in Tucson, Arizona. [...]
[...] N.p., n.d. Web Oct "Gun Control Follow-Up: Attempts to Pass Gun Control Measures in Aftermath of School Massacre Fail."Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services May 2013. Web Oct "Gun Control Reform." Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services Feb Web Oct K. Vittes et al., Legal Status and Source of Offenders' Firearms in States with the Least Stringent Criteria for Gun Ownership Inj. [...]
[...] On the other side, supporters, or law activists do not believe that current laws address the issue of who should be allowed a gun, and do not believe that the startling statistics and facts showing deaths from guns will decrease if laws are not changed. The Sandy Hook school shooting, and the Tucson murders have rallied debates, and debaters who, no matter their position or argument, fight for the same thing, a safe and united nation. Works Cited "Basic Facts about Gun Ownership in the U.S." SmartGunLaws. Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, n.d. Web Oct The Daily Beast. [...]
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