This paper argues that gun control is necessary both in the short run and in future.
Controlling handguns, for instance, limits the number of new gun owners thus limiting the likelihood of more crime being committed. First, the largest number of homicides is usually linked to the law sector, where homicides by gun account for the greatest number of casualties.
Block's advice, I made an argument that more effort should be put toward mental health institutions to prevent crime.
I kept argument of arming police forces because I found that it ties into my essay very well.
Yet in modern days where private citizens have turned to amassing several firearms with no clear threat to their lives, it is necessary to pursue the Second Amendment with caution.
Cases of armed civilians shooting police officers dead have been on the rise in the past five years.Expecting armed civilians to respond is harder than simply placing checks that prevent the gunman from owning the gun in the first place.In conclusion gun ownership and use needs to be controlled. Such a move would not only limit access to firearms hence save lives, but it will also reduce the rampant cases of mass shootings and high rates of homicides that define the current society.The only true way for society to reduce crime would be to improve access to treatment for mentally-ill individuals, and improve the armament of our police forces.First, allowing law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms does not create violence.Law enforcement agencies need to be empowered to protect civilians and civilians need to trust law enforcers to do their work.Application of the Second Amendment should be cautious.However, such rights made sense during moments when private citizens did not trust the national government.The American civil war of the mid 19th century gave civilians such a chance.One of the key reasons why gun control is necessary is the increase in shooting cases, particularly in schools.Several innocent school children have previously died due to the prevalence of a high number of guns in the hands of civilians.