Gun control, USA,
There are different opinions in the US, regarding to regulations on guns. There are a few main questions we would like to look into in more detail, to see if it would be beneficial to change the current legislation's. Some parts of the country are behind making the regulations tighter, and the control more vigilant, however some organizations are expressing their opinion that a tighter regulation would not make guns disappear from the streets at all. The black market, mafia and the underworld would be unaffected by the changes.
There is a passionate discussion about this issue. Organizations are setting up campaigns regarding to the proposed changes. We accept that there are loads of emotions involved when it comes to arguments, however we will be analyzing facts, when taking our stand in the debate.
[...] Gun control in the USA The Debate of Gun Control There are different opinions in the US, regarding to regulations on guns. There are a few main questions we would like to look into in more detail, to see if it would be beneficial to change the current legislations. Some parts of the country are behind making the regulations tighter, and the control more vigilant, however some organizations are expressing their opinion that a tighter regulation would not make guns disappear from the streets at all. [...]
[...] Although in another study, Guy Smith is expressing his doubt regarding to the effectiveness of regulation. He is looking into the results of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons ban. There are a couple of interesting facts he is using as an argument: ban has failed to reduce the average number of victims per gun murder incident or multiple gunshot wound victims.” (Gun Facts; Guy Smith, 2009) Smith also compared different countries, by the strictness of legislation and the number of homicide rates per capita. [...]
[...] The findings in the statistics show that: “Countries with the strictest gun- control laws also tended to have the highest homicide rates . the major surveys completed in the past 20 years or more provides no evidence of any relationship between the total number of legally held firearms in society and the rate of armed crime.” (Gun Facts; Guy Smith, 2009) Conclusion We have looked into the details of the debate above. There are different facts cited by both parties. [...]
[...] There is an argument about the use of guns for self-defence. Some experts say that citizens cannot benefit from the gun permission at all, as there is only a little chance that they can use the firearms appropriately. Therefore only criminals would benefit from the easier access to guns How does the law discriminate between gun owners? The law applies equally to every gun owner. Therefore all guns would be registered, fingerprints, serial numbers would be traced and that creates privacy issues, the Government needs to deal with. [...]
[...] Inconsistent, tight regulations are the worst option. Regulating legal markets is never going to stop criminals from getting a firearm. References: 1. Phil Dotree: Pros and Cons of Gun Control in the US http://www.edubook.com/pros-and-cons-of-gun-control-in-the-us/19117/ 2. Open Society Institute's Center on Crime; Gun Control in the United States http://www.soros.org/initiatives/usprograms/focus/justice/articles_publicati ons/publications/gun_report_20000401/GunReport.pdf 3. [...]
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