Should There Be Gun Control?
- In America, there are approximately 270 million firearms possessed by civilians, and only 897,000 carried by police.
- 51 gun shows banned attendees from bringing loaded guns to events in January 2013, to promote a safe, recreational environment.
- When people refer to the 2nd amendment, they are referring to militias, as well as to American individuals
- 40 to 45 percent of U.S. households have at least one gun.
- Since 1950, every public mass shooting (with the exception of just a couple) in the U.S. has occurred in a place where civilians are banned from carrying firearms.
- In January 2013, President Obama presented his comprehensive plan to prevent gun violence in the U.S. His plan includes:
- improving the background check system
- banning assault weapons and large capacity magazines of ammunition
- creating and enforcing stricter trafficking laws
- increasing our study and knowledge of the gun violence epidemic
Example: Supporting an American to have the right to have a hand gun in their home
"Dick Heller, at age 66, an armed security guard, sued the District after it rejected his application to keep a handgun at his home for protection in the same Capitol Hill neighborhood as the court.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in Heller's favor and struck down Washington's handgun ban, saying the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to own guns and that a total prohibition on handguns is not compatible with that right."(Woods 64)
Example: Robbers get shot and go to Jail!
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Dolan, Edward F. Gun Control: A Decision for Americans. New York: Watts, 1978. Print.