Kids killing kids is a problem in today's society. A man with easy access to guns, can simply go out and buy one. Get in the bus with it hidden, and go to your child's school and massacre everyone in that school, including your kid.
Trained personnel, in the right places, would ensure that this would never happen. Mass shootings, like the one in Maine yesterday, wouldn't have occurred if a concealed weapons permit holder with a weapon, had been around. There will always be evil men and they will always find a way to enact their depravity. The overwhelming majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens others are safer because of.
Additionally, nine of my ancestors fought in the American Revolutionary War to give us the right to protect ourselves from enemies both foreign and domestic. I will NEVER give up my right to protect myself and my family!
According to the FBI, the majority of gun deaths in the U.S. are suicides, not homicides or mass shootings. That said, it's crucial to have responsible gun ownership and proper mental health support in place. However, overly stringent restrictions might not necessarily prevent these incidents but could infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens.
Guns should be restricted for people with reasonable intentions with it. The person should also show history to prove there intentions. Such as gun training and licences.
if people weren't able to walk around with guns then other people wouldn't feel endangered, and they wouldn't feel that they'd have to carry around a gun as well.
That's a utopia I'd love to see. But in the meantime, in the real world, people carry guns for a myriad of reasons, often for their own personal security. Your suggestion seems to overlook that reality.
We can ensure that responsible, law-abiding citizens who feel the need for protection can still obtain firearms.
Take Australia for example, they implemented strict gun control after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996. The regulations didn’t prevent people from owning guns entirely but made the process more rigorous. Subsequently, both gun-related homicides and suicides saw a significant decrease.
Switzerland has a high rate of gun ownership and still has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. This suggests that an armed society does not necessarily lead to a feeling of danger or the need for everyone to arm themselves.
In recent years, there have been such an increase in public shootings, especially schools for example. I think that there should be a background check, and a training class that is required in order to even buy a gun.
Every day, 116 Americans lose their lives as a result of gun violence. Guns play a crucial role in the majority of suicide deaths. In comparison to other nations, America has some of the laxest gun laws. In America there are also more guns than people, with about 120.5 guns for every 100 residents.
Every day, 116 Americans lose their lives as a result of gun violence. Guns play a crucial role in the majority of suicide deaths. In comparison to other nations, America has some of the laxest gun laws and the highest number of firearms.
there are little to no restrictions on who can get a gun, what gun they can get, and unless there was a system of extensive assessments by a psychologist to prevent certain people from getting them; also there is absolutely no valid argument to allow for semi-automatic or automatic guns.
I agree, when the second amendment was created they had no idea what guns would be like today, there is no reason why a citizen should have an automatic weapon. Hunting or self defense do not require guns like that.
Gun violence is the highest cause of death in the US. More than heart disease, more than car crashes, more than smoking. The argument that guns shouldn't be regulated is ridiculous; how can anyone say that when ~316 people are shot every day in the US. Anyone who says this isn't a prevalent issue that needs to be regulated is lying to themselves.
as people theres no reason to own fully automatic ar15s. A shotgun and pistol are only needed for slef defense.
People should have the right to own any gun of their choosing but, there should be a very extensive background check and also the people should be required to take classes on the proper ways to hold and shoot a gun.
It should be more difficult to purchase a gun than it is to adopt a child. Civilians do not need weapons used for mass causalities. Gun lobbyist are too influential and control how guns are used, not the government.
The amount of school shootings has gone up significantly in recent years do to the ease of buying guns
i think being able to protect yourself and your family is important but also knowing that people who shouldn't buy a gun are able to should be changed. it should require more rules and paper work to be allowed to carry or own a gun. its not the gun who kills people its the person behind the gun who does.
I don't believe guns should be so easily accessible. I think we should provide through background checks to make sure that the buyer doesn't have any serious mental health issues or past imprisonment that could lead them to using the gun horribly.
yes i belive there should be a backround check on he/her and there family and make sure a family member knows they have that gun before they buy it
They should require a license and responsible use of the weapon, since many in the country possess guns without the legal requirements and the background check should inspect if he/she has a criminal record and need for it
Many lives are lost due to giving guns to the wrong set of hands. Guns are a weapon, not a toy. They need to be under serious control and not be sold like an object. Innocent lives are being taken with no valid reason and the people committing the crimes aren't being punished enough. There's no need to buy a gun, no need at all. School shootings are the last thing that this world needs. Newer generations don't need to be worried for their own safety. Therefore, in order for that to happen, gun control should be taken seriously and more secured so no more lives can be lost.
I do agree that gun control should wildly more regulated. I think that guns are very dangerous and people who use them need to be held accountable for how safely the gun is stored, as well go through classes and mental checks yearly. My only real problem with making guns illegal is the same reason why I think a lot more drugs should be legal, people will get them anyway. I also know that hunting with guns is a big part of where funds come from for saving wildlife which is very important.
Just as it is not safe for people to handle heavy machinery, cars, or other potentially dangerous tasks without proper training, license, and evaluation, it is not safe for people to handle deadly weapons without proper training, license, and evaluation either.
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