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 person's 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 to have a bullet that pierces bullet- proof armor get banned, but the bullets were made especially 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.