I believe citizens should have the right to own weapons and that the Background process (when you purchase gun) should be a lot tougher to weed out the crazies and criminals but the problem is, criminals will always get weapons, one way or another, legal or not
Obvious people can control the trigger, you know.. Pull it, people HAVE to have guns to protect themselves from criminals, they should HAVE the background checks... But the things is, is that imagine.. If someone has ADHD, Bi-polar, or Schytsofrenia, they are walking around town and notice someones wearing their least favorite color for example it's red. "Oh my god I see someone wearing red. I hate red! *Grabs gun and shoots them*". Or even people with worse mental problems buy a gun and pass the background check.. They shoot people, go to court and their only excuse is insanity and they are mentally unhealthy! Ridiculous! They should run full criminal, traffic, hunting, fishing, and medical background checks on people who purchase guns! If someone is on probation, or got out of jail for murder, assault, attempt of murder, lying to the police, or drunk driving five or less years before they buy the gun, they shouldn't be allowed to purchase a gun! Nuff' said! Now this is just a 13 year old Alaskans opinion, so if you disagree, don't go crazy on me, I'm only 13, and homeschooled. Leave your disagreements, agreements, or concerns and comments below! :)
I'm British and I live in England where it is illegal to have a firearm in a public place (or even to possess one). The only exception to this is if you have a legitimate reason to have a shotgun (a farmer for example) or if you participate in a shooting sport (and the regulations for storing and transporting the weapon from A to B are very strict). I prefer to live in a country where guns are not allowed and the United States gun law rows intrigues me. Why on earth do you think that allowing people to have guns will make your society a happier, safer and more attractive place to live?
People kill people, not guns. It takes someone to pull the trigger, yes. But using the Boston Marathon & the horrible murders there as an example, pressure cookers were used in the bombings. People kill with knives. If a person is sick enough to murder, they will find a way - gun or no gun. As to the British guy above: We escaped British rule & tyranny and created our government FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE! Our Second Amendment gives us the Right to Bear Arms so that we can protect ourselves from any enemy, foreign or domestic. I believe that criminals will have access to guns & the general population not if gun control is implemented. We have the right to protect ourselves & our families.
I firmly believe in our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. However, there are many ways to effectively negate that right, without an outright gun ban -- and all these ways are being attempted, as I write. It's a complicated issue. Setting aside the desire to protect ourselves and our families, it has been shown again and again that banning guns (even in the UK, please note!) has only resulted in increased gun-related violent crimes. However, my primary reason is one that that our Founding Fathers would have thought was obvious: I don't wish to be part of a disarmed population, who are then completely at the mercy of the government. Too many other countries (about 20+, at last count) completely banned civilian guns -- and then their governments morphed into monsters that killed millions of people. Yes, millions! Do not think for a minute that Nazi Germany was the only, or even the worst, offender. They were pikers at only 13+ million deaths. "Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely!" I love our country the way it is, but we have to make sure it doesn't get corrupted by giving it total and absolute power over its citizens. Do NOT give our government absolute power by banning guns to civilians. Do NOT let them legislate a virtual ban with other "limitation" laws, like severe taxation, super-high registration fees, magazine limits (a slippery slope, there). There are gun background checks laws in place. There are gun sales and licensing/registration laws in place. Insist loudly that those are more rigorously enforced, but do Not, please, give up the right to own a gun, or let that right be legislated into a red-tape nightmare or make it financially inaccessible to the average citizen.
People can kill without guns, but guns can't kill without people. It's always the person behind the gun who kills.thats why we need gun control. Of course guns have always been controlled. it's the people we can't control. we need to at least try to identify the people who shouldn't legally own guns. background checks can do this to a certain extent.
That's a hard one the only way a gun can fire is if the trigger can be pulled.so let's think about this who can pull a trigger ?In my opinion a trigger can be pulled by a lot of people .Some might pull it and really not want to.like a child .Or mentaly unstable .Or the angry and full of rage and not think inking or the drunk.And on drugs person .Or. The criminal that finds your gun .Or a person that buys a gun out of fear and doesn't know a thing about guns .Pritty scary .Just because you have gun doesn't mean you will be safe .A gun is a gun .Thats all it is .And in the news I've been hearing a lot a bout guns has it helped I don't know what do you think?
Actually its the trauma that the bullet inflicts on a person that can range anywhere from mild to severe and will most certainly harm someone. Gun control doesn't stop criminals from getting illegal guns. When is the last time you saw a law abiding citizen hurt someone else? answer is never because of the definition of the words "law abiding"