Whether you love guns or not it’s hard to ignore these points of view. In this video Take Five Nation discusses five powerful arguments against gun control in the United States. In addition to the normal argument using the Second Amendment, these 5 points present a basis for a blockade to stop the improvement of already in-place laws. "Any gun control is viewed as a threat to liberty, and though the Constitution guarantees rights, it does not enforce anything. Guns do."
In the wake of multiple high profile violent events, the pressure is on to enforce tighter gun control. In this video, TopTenz investigates many situations in which a person may argue for their right to own a gun. They then proceed to refute these arguments and provide ten reasons why the United States should improve and enforce stricter gun laws. "Mass shootings are not going to be aided by citizen gunfire."
In this article from Indian Express, Sonakshi Awasthi writes about how gun laws have matured in the United States over the years. Starting in the times of colonization the only people who could own guns were white Protestant men who owned property. Post Revolutionary war, it depended state by state what guns laws there were, very similar to today. During this time there were a high number of homicides that ultimately lead to several debates. “The average New Yorker who carries a pistol cannot hit anything with it. Sudden passion and ready pistols lead to homicides almost innumerable.”
With the recent shootings, the issue of gun control and gun rights has returned to national prominence. Americans have purchased a record number of guns, and gun makers have reported a record high in demand. Firearm sales have surged recently as politicians have urged stricter gun laws and a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban following the shooting. "The gun control versus the gun rights debate exists focuses on an individual’s right to bear arms and the government’s obligation to counter violence and crime."
The basis of the argument between the two opposing sides has always relatively been the same. The people fighting in favor of improved gun control laws tend to appeal to emotion as in "The First-Grade Child" while people fighting in opposition tend to cite the constitution, often arguing "The Second Amendment."
In this article, The Nevada Sagebrush powerfully appeals to the emotional side of the audience. By discussing the heartbreaking shooting at Umpqua Community College, they are able to effectively make a pro-gun control argument. However, they are also quick to make a point of the fact that the government doesn't agree. This article reviews the opposition that many people have towards gun restriction, and ultimately connects it to reason why gun laws have not changed. "While the amendments of the U.S. Constitution are an important part of our country’s legal system, there needs to be consideration of what is best in modern times."