Gun Control

The 2nd Amendment states “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. B. Thesis Statement: that gun control will save lives. The con argument is, gun controls will not save lives. Evaluations of ethical, moral, statistical, and legal issues are identified in relation to gun controls. The team presents the audience with arguments for both sides. The arguments are established to inform the audience of gun control and allow them to make an educated decision on choosing which argument to side with. II.

Con argument of debate. A. Owning or not owning a gun will not make you less susceptible to experiencing rime. 1 . In 2010, in four counties, 444 domestic homicides relating to guns were recorded. In only 8 of these instances, the gun involved had been kept in the home (Lott, peg. 25, 2010) 2. Guns in the wrong hands are dangerous, but in the right hands they are used for protection and deterrence. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, Georgians homicide rate dropped 21% after making it easier to get guns, whereas Wisconsin rate went up 33% during the same time period after making it more difficult to get guns.

There are a lot of factors that go into homicide rates, but gun ownership is finitely not one of them dews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership). B. Most guns start out legal and end up in criminal hands. 1 . “In reality, the English and Chicago approach has not reduced violent crime. Instead it has left law-abiding citizens at the mercy of criminals (animals) who are confident that their victims have zero means to resist them. Imitating this model would be a public safety disaster for the United States. 2.

TAFT officials say that only about 8% of the nation’s 124,000 retail gun dealers sell the majority of handguns that are used in crimes. (Frontline) A. Gun control would reduce violent crime and moralities, especially in urban areas; by as much as 58%. 1 . States with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes. Thirty-one states now have such laws-?called “shall-issue” laws. These laws allow adults the right to carry concealed handguns if they do not have a criminal record or a history of significant mental illness.

Cohn R. Lott, Jar. ) 2. You are referring to the often-cited statistic that 58 percent of murder victims are killed by either relatives or acquaintances. However, what most people don’t understand is that this “acquaintance murder” number also includes gang members killing other gang members, drug buyers killing drug pushers, cabdrivers killed by customers they picked up for the first time, prostitutes and their clients, and so on. “Acquaintance” covers a wide range of relationships. Cohn R. Lott, Jar. ) B.

Statistics on how many people and children are killed each year by guns. 1 . According to the CDC, the number of total Deaths from guns in 2010 was “31 ,672. Deaths per 100,000 population: 10. 3 (CDC) 2. “In 2010 4,828 young people ages 10 to 24 were victims of homicide-?an average of 3 each day. Homicide was the 2nd leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24 years old. Among 10 to 24 year-olds, 86% (4,171) of homicide victims were male and 14% (657) were female. Among homicide victims ages 10 to 24 years-old, 82. 8% were killed with a firearm (CDC). 3.

The Brady Bill, the most important piece of federal gun control legislation in recent decades, has had no statistically discernible effect on reducing gun deaths, according to a study by Philip J. Cook, a Duke University professor of public policy, economics and sociology. (U of Virginia School Of Law). IV. Stronger laws need to be made on how people obtain guns while also including, ethical, legal, and moral issues into consideration. A. Now, what ethical, moral, and legal issues could arise from strengthening gun laws? 1 . “In its June 2010 decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago, the U. S.

Supreme Court ; which applied the “incorporation” doctrine to the Second Amendment–that is, it held encroaching on the right to keep and bear arms. (WAS). 2. I know for sure that people will always Jump back to the Bill of Rights, particularly the Second Amendment. There will have to be cases weighed on both sides and a termination of who has the stronger case. Everyone has different ethical, moral, and legal standards. That, in essence, is the benefit of being an American, I for one think. B. SHOOTING WITHOUT ETHICS 1 Gun control advocates argue that the state is the only agency that has a legitimate right to use guns to enforce ethics.

The state has a monopoly on ethics, they believe, because private individuals must not be trusted with guns. Decent individuals must be protected against mentally sick individuals, and the only agency suitable to provide this protection is the state. The state therefore gets a monopoly on ethics, cause it alone has a monopoly of gun ownership. This is the Party Line. This always creates a problem for liberals when somebody like Hitler, a major advocate of gun control, comes into power, and then uses the state for evil purposes. That is why liberals do not like to talk about Hitler as a gun controller.

They want to bury that aspect of history. They also do not like to talk about the fact that German Jews were disarmed by the state. Of course, they do not like to see people pick on Jews, but the liberals’ bottom line is this: better a disarmed Jew who is pushed around than an armed public that is not pushed around. Cap Pistols, Gun Control, and Ethics). 2. The moral issues can be, morally how can an individual on an ethical basis argue that going through a background check to see if you’re a criminal or a terrorist can be unconstitutional?

Basic human morals of preserving human life should be the top of an ethical debate. The answer of can passing these stricter laws actually save lives, will have to be debated in court. V. Conclusion A. Tighter gun controls will not save lives. The arguments presented is gun controls will or will not save lives. Gun Control laws are intended to keep firearms out of urinal’s hands. More stringent gun control will only obstruct the law abiding citizen’s ability to secure a firearm. Criminals have demonstrated exceptional resolve obtaining the object(s) of their desire.

President Nixon declared war on drugs in 1971. The U. S. Has spent trillions of dollars and used massive amounts of law enforcement officials, and resources and still have not been able to stop illegal drugs. In 2011, an estimated 22. 5 million Americans aged 12 or older-?or 8. 7 percent of the population-?had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication (such s a pain reliever, stimulant, or tranquilizer) in the past month. This is up from 8. 3 trends During Prohibition, people were still able to get alcohol.