A debate about whether there is need for gun control or not

The recent mass shooting at an Oregon community college has put the debate over gun violence and gun control into the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control laws don't work.

A debate about whether there is need for gun control or not

Actually learn some history.

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The 2nd Amendment is not about hunting, it's not about sport, and it's not even about self defense from crime. It's a last stand against tyranny. James Madison, the guy who more or less wrote the Constitution, stated in Federalist 46 that the people need to be armed up to the same standards as the military, so in the event of a tyrannical uprising, the people would not be forced into oppression by the government.

So don't give me that crap about the founders not knowing about AR15s. The founders didn't know about Scientology, so does that mean the 1st Amendment doesn't apply to that religion?

And banning only "assault weapons" is the biggest joke in legislative history. The most violent mass shooting in the nations history, Virginia Tech, was done with handguns. Columbine took place during the assault weapons ban of The fact of the matter is that not only are gun control laws unconstitutional, they are totally worthless in that nobody who would commit a mass shooting or any type of gun related crime is going to obey them.

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The government doesn't care about gun deaths, they want more power over the everyday lives of the people.Pro-Con Debate regarding increasing gun control regulations.

Background: If people obeyed current laws, there would not be a need for more laws.

A debate about whether there is need for gun control or not

Current laws are often poorly executed. Criminals are often able to buy guns even when the law says they should be . This classroom activity takes up a slightly different question from traditional gun control activities that pit opposing arguments regarding the rights of gun owners against gun control advocates.

The central question is not whether gun control is "good" or "bad," but whether it is good policy. The second is that there is, in his mind, “not much support (to put it mildly)” for the move.

Only on gun issues can something with roughly 80 percent public support be described as a political nonstarter. It’s true, though, that there’s not much support for the measure among Republican members of Congress. The key issue in the gun debate of today is whether or not guns should be for the exclusive use of the military and law enforcement personnel.

Gun control advocates believe that today there is no need for a regular citizen to own or carry a firearm because there are law enforcement Gun Control There has been considerable debate recently in.

There’s these areas where you have all of these protests, whether it’s from business leaders or from different groups, and you say, oh, Republicans will buckle under this.

No, they won’t. Mexico has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world and yet, in , Mexico had 11, gun murders ( gun homicides per , people) compared to the United States that had 9, gun homicides ( per , people).

The (Current) Gun-Control Debate Is Not Really About Gun Control