Assignment 1.2: Conflicting Viewpoints Essay - Part II Gun ControlAlesha BelfieldProfessor Lori BaggotPHI 210 Critical Thinking02 February 2016
Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted? This question is one of the biggest issue in America today. “The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world.” (Procon.org, 2016). American citizens are exercising their Second Amendment right, The Right to Bear Arms, which is “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Many people have a different perception of what this really means when broken down. There is a lot of propaganda about gun control. Some people may oppose certain benefits with gun control such as, more gun control laws would reduce gun deaths, more gun control leads to fewer suicides, and guns are rarely used in self-defense.One of the pro to gun control law is more laws would reduce gun deaths. I oppose this argument for many reasons. What is interesting about this view is that, in today’s society, people in general think that having illegal possessions primarily weapons and breaking the law is cool. First of all, many people both men and women, have access to guns despised the laws that we already have in place. For example, gang members, gun control does not and will not affect themand the fact that they don’t care make it just a pigment of their imagination. Second of all, if a person is in need of a gun, they will eventually get a hold of one. Finally, gun violence is not the top leading cause of death in America. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, the leading cause of death is Heart Disease then Cancer not guns. (Cdc.gov, 2016). Therefore, gun control laws would not reduce gun death more like increase it. PART 1.2:I am not for more gun control laws to be enacted. One reason why I’m not formore gun control laws is Gun control laws give too much power to the government and may result in government tyranny and the government taking away all guns from citizens.
(Procon.org, 2016). What is interesting about this view is if the government take away guns fromthe citizens there would be no effective way to protect ourselves when the time is right or when they enforce Marshall Law. What I notice about this view is that citizens will not be able to protect themselves and family members. Crime rate would be high and criminals would have the upper hand. This idea might be true because the government already have too much power over the people. For example the Obama care, the Affordable Care Act, if citizens don’t have some kind of health insurance by a certain time they will be fined. I think I’ve experienced both
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