Gun control and laws

by Gerardo Chamorro

Gun control

In some places people have banned guns to try to solve the violence problem that is going on in many places but it turn our that in Britain death rates have gone off the charts ever since the banning of guns in

Gun control

In Australia firearms are usually seized if an individual has one and even if they don't have a background of violent crimes containing guns and again in Britain, ever since they have banned guns death rates have gone up somehow.

Gun Control

Here is a list of a timeline that has problems due to the banning of certain firearms

  • 1934 - National Firearms Act imposed a tax on the sale of machine guns and short-barrel firearms, in reaction public rage over gangster activity.
  • 1938 - Federal Firearms Act required licensing of gun dealers.
  • 1968 - Gun Control Act expanded licensing and record-keeping; banned felons and the mentally ill from buying guns; banned the mail order sale of guns.
  • 1972 - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was created to oversee federal regulation of guns.
  • 1986 - Firearms Owners Protection Act eased some gun sale restrictions, reflecting the growing influence of the NRA under President Reagan.
  • 1993 - Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act requires gun dealers to run background checks on purchasers. Establishes national database of prohibited gun owners.
  • 1994 - Violent Crime Control Act banned the sale of new assault weapons for ten years. The Act was sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). the Republican-led Congress allowed the law expire in 2004.
  • 2003 - Tiahrt Amendment protects gun dealers and manufacturers from certain lawsuits.
  • 2007 - via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, Congress closes loopholes in the national database after the mass shooting at Virginia Tech University.

How can we prevent it?

this would work if we got this information to weapon salesmen like getting better background checks on people who buy these weapons because they could have been a criminal in the past and plan something in the future and salesmen can take off military grade weapons off of there list of weapons to sell.

Would taking away guns be a good idea?

In some places for example again in Britain they banned hand guns but some how death rates rocketed on the charts but maybe because people were mad about the banning of these types of weapons so maybe this wont be such a good idea but then again this is only one example of one place.

Would taking guns away other places prevent more violence?

what i think would happen is that the confiscation of guns would stop a decrease the amount of death rates per year because without firearms people cant kill others from a distance and they would think right away that from up close is not a good idea because others would notice that someone is trying to commit murder and another example is school shootings without guns people are not going to go and do something like this so that is another example of taking away guns can save another persons life.