Gun Control 3 Essay, Research Paper
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 Law.
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 Rhino Bullets.
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.