That is not to say that there is not a strong need for gun control legislation. According to an author , the United States has the highest per capita gun ownership among all developed nations. Americans own approximately 200,000,000 guns, of which approximately 70,000,000 are handguns, according to an author . In an extensive firearm survey, the National Institute of Justice reported guns present in thirty-five per cent of households . Furthermore, there is a great deal more gun violence in the United States than in other industrialized nations . The Centers for Disease Control, reports that the United States hasÂ "the highest firearm mortality rate" . In addition, the CDC reports that Americans each other with guns at a rate 19 times higher than any of the 25 richest nations they surveyed; "since 1960, more than 1,000,000 Americans have died from firearm homicides, , and accidental shootings. Moreover, for every firearm , there are six nonfatal injuries".
Writing academic essay or research papers on some important issues of public concern is a very common assignment in today’s high schools and colleges. Teacher very ofter offer their students to write an argumentative essay on gun control, capital punishment, cloning, same sex marriage, legalization of euthanasia and other controversial issues in order to develop students’ skills to analyze an issue, bring effective pro and con arguments, elaborate on their own point of view and properly defend it in their academic papers. Writing a research paper on gun control can be an interesting task which requires certain information to be researched on and analyzed, as well as working with the most recent factual info and data to support and validate the author’s point of view.
The arguments for and against gun laws would never have reached such fervent heights if not for the ghastly spate of mass shootings that have enveloped the nation in recent years.
The law that is used to decide the owning of a gun is termed as gun control law, which determines whether ordinary citizens can own a gun or not.
The United States has far more gun murders than any other country in the world. America can continue down that path, or it can change its ways in some fashion, resulting in a positive disposition. Several countries such as Australia and Great Britain have used blanket gun bans with great success. Although the United States has notoriously gripped its rights to bear arms tightly, it may very well be time for a change, especially in light of the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
54% are of the opinion that gun control can reduce mass shootings.
Let's take a look at some arguments that favor gun control and their rationale in terms of the surplus weapons in the United States.
One often hears anti-gun-control activists argue that if guns were banned or severely regulated, only the criminals would have access to them and law-abiding citizens would be helpless.
Article 130 Whoever illegally enters a public place or gets on a public transportation vehicle with any gun, ammunition, controlled cutting tool or explosive, inflammable, radioactive, poisonous or corrosive materials and thereby endangers public security, if the circumstances are serious, shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years, criminal detention or public surveillance.
Article 126 If, in violation of the regulations governing control of guns, any enterprise that is designated or determined pursuant to law for manufacturing or selling guns commits any of the following acts, it shall be fined, and the persons who are directly in charge and the other persons who are directly responsible for the act shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than five years; if the circumstances are serious, they shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than five years but not more than 10 years; if the circumstances are especially serious, they shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than 10 years or life imprisonment:
Darrell Scott Subcommittee on Crime House Judiciary, may 27, 1999 162 The NRA is right...handgun controls do little to stop criminals from obtaining handguns.
* Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
In any of the killings where multiple people were shot, could the assailant have succeeded at killing the number of people if the assailant were not using a gun?
These arguments are weak because the logic seems a bit flawed to me.
I do not think it is persuading to make the comparison that there are more people killed in automobile accidents to people killed by guns as the bases for your argument against more gun control.
This does not mean that I cannot be convinced.
Even though I believe in the right to bear arms, I just have not heard any argument against more gun control that makes me believe that fewer guns is a bad thing.
Another argument that I find a little weak that is used by gun advocates such as myself is that Guns do not kill people, people kill people.
This debate is to determine if gun ccontrol is the main problem and should be highlighted or if the powers that be are ignoring other more important issues to propel their anti-gun campaigns.
Constitution quoted on NBC, December 8, 1993 62 ...If "gun control" meant only keeping guns out of violent hands, I'd not only use the phrase, I'd support it.