Gun Control: Against
The government has placed many gun control laws, but some of the laws
were made to make the general public feel safer. For instance the government
banned a handful of assault riffles when they are not even used for most gun
related crimes. The government also administered another law called the Bradey
The Bradey Law makes a five day wait on the purchase of a handgun so a
check can be run on the persons background. None of these laws have decreased
the amount of deaths caused by hand guns. The media also plays a part in more
laws being passed against guns and ammo. The media helped have a bullet that
pierces bullet- proof armor get banned, but the bullets were made specially
for law enforcement and licensed dealers. All of these laws should be
considered unconstitutional because it goes against the right to bare arms. So
these gun control laws should be stopped. They should find other ways to deal
with gun related crimes and violence.
This country was founded on the people of the country owning guns to
protect what they think is right. The constitution gives the people the right
to bare arms and protect themselves. Any law against guns should be
unconstitutional but the laws were made because it is what some people want.
The ban on assault riffles took effect in the may of 1994. Nineteen
assault-style weapons and broad categories encompassing many more semiautomatic
firearms… were among the many weapons that were banned. The guns that were
banned were only used for three percent of all gun related crimes in 1993. Most
of the crimes and murders were committed with handguns. So the only reason for
making this law was to make the people feel good and safe.
In 1993 the Bradey Bill became a law. It placed a five day waiting
period on the purchase of a handgun. The reason for the wait is to make sure
no criminals or mentally disturbed people purchase handguns. Did that really
solve any of the problems? I don’t think so. The law only prevented 45,000
people from getting guns. That number doesn’t even compare to the number of
deaths caused by handguns. If they want to stop the amount of killings enforce
gun education and enforce stricter punishment on murders.
The media also plays a part in gun control. If the news says something
is bad or wrong people take their side and views. Rhino Bullets were banned
that way. What the bullets were capable of is being able to pierce bullet-
proof armor. What people didn’t hear was that it was for law enforcement
officers and licensed dealers. The bullets got banned because of lack of
information because it was going to be used for the good of the people.
Society is the one who suffers because people got the wrong image about the
We are slowly having our rights taken away because people would rather
be safe than have freedom. If we keep giving more and more freedom their will
be no freedoms. If the common people have no guns or ammo the only groups who
will have guns will be the criminals and the law enforcement so who is going to
protect you from the criminals when the law enforcement can not come that
instant. That is why gun control is bad.