CLARK B.

The Dog, The Bully, and the Wheelchair

Gun Control

Guns have always been easy to get since the 13th century when the Chinese invented the first gun. Since then guns have played a big part in wars and other violent ordeals. Nowadays guns have been use to threaten, kill and even torture. This must change. Gun violence is a big problem all over the world, which is why gun laws should be way more strictly enforced, why gun control isn't restricting our rights in the constitution, and how gun control can and has helped people in places around the world.

Gun laws are not very well enforced. Shootouts occur all over the country and this kind of violence is unacceptable. Some sort of gun laws must be put in place. Guns are a big problem, especially in Chicago. Chicago has the most amount of gun laws in place but the largest gun violence rates in the US. Gun shootouts are becoming more common because of the unrest they stir up when they are committed. They are making people feel uneasy which doesn't help anything. “First, it applied only to keeping and bearing arms for military purposes, and second, while it limited the power of the federal government, it did not impose any limit whatsoever on the power of states or local governments to regulate the ownership or use of firearms." (bloomberg.com n.p.) Why does Chicago have the most amount of gun violence? Its because outlawed guns are smuggled in illegally by gangs and then they kind of take over because they are the only ones with guns besides the cops who are outnumbered. Gun laws should be better enforced to better help the people stay safe and keep the fear of getting killed down and keeping the government in charge of the land.    

Some people claim that gun control laws are restricting our rights given by the constitution. The reason this isn't true is because gun laws are in our best interest because they keep people safe, help restrict guns and keep suicide rates down. Everyday people abuse the right to bear arms amendment by shooting and or threatening others with guns. ”The right to bear arms refers to a well regulated militia, not every citizen's right to own an assault rifle.”(debate.org n.p.) The reason the constitution has the second amendment arms amendment is because originally people needed to help protect themselves from invaders at a moment's notice but now that threat is almost completely gone. Stronger gun laws have and will help keep people safe and keep crime down convertible.

Gun regulation when put in place has really helped people around the world. For instance, in Canada gun laws were enforced and later that year statics show that there was a 35% drop in homicide. Canada's 35% reduction in homicide proves that gun regulations do help and can be used all over the world to help people. “Guns are not safe. There are too many accidents involving children playing with guns or accidental discharges due to careless or inexperienced adults.” (http://www.clearpictureonline.com/ n.p.) Without gun laws in place bad things happen thing that are happening today like on October 24, 2014 a student opened fire on other classmates killing two and injuring eight before killing himself. This incident could have be avoided if gun laws prevented him from getting a gun or having access to one. Gun laws help people and our rights preventing innocent lives. That's why gun regulation should be way more strict.

To start on the road of ending gun violence we must first put in place stricter gun laws, restate amendment two in the constitution to better fit the modern day and follow in the example of other countries with well enforced gun laws. You know there's a problem in the world when you wake up and look at the news to see “ Police say a student walked into the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday morning, and opened fire. Two people were killed, including the gunman, Marysville, Wash. police said. A federal law enforcement official tells CBS News that police are performing a trace on a Beretta 40-caliber handgun, which they believe is the weapon used in the shooting.”(cbsnews.com NP) It is an outrage that the government sits by while kids are being shot.    

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