why do we need stricter gun laws

If this article is supposed to be a well thought out critique of the current gun laws in the USA then the author needs to resign his position and enroll in a good middle school. Let's just critique it one argument at a time. You start your article by building a straw man. Unfortunately for you your arguments are not able to tear down even your very weak straw man. Do people have guns to protect values? Where did you get that idea? Probably read it on a Facebook post. Why did you change terms from rights to values? Because you cannot state what you know to be true. You want to take away people's right to own guns. A right given to the citizens of the USA. If you stated your goal you would lose the argument straight away so instead you cloak your goal with a soft peddling change of terms and hope that only weak thinking people will read your article and miss the lie. Your second argument is much the same as the first. Where did you get the idea that most gun owners purchased those guns to fight against some future tyrannical government? Could you please site your research? The constitution of the USA grants and protects the right to bear arms. It doesnt matter why the citizen wants to bear those arms, the right is given and protected. Your third argument is full of data but you missed the point that is right in front of you. Criminals do not obey laws. It is already illeagal to kill someone with a gun unles you do so in self defense. How would more laws stop the criminals? Again you refuse to state your goal which is to outlaw all guns. Confiscate all guns and there will be no gun violence, leave some guns legal and criminals will use those guns to commit violence. Why not just state your position? Because you cannot advocate for that after stating in your opening that citizens should trust that everyone should just trust that everyone else will follow the rule of law.


You are the poster child for why we cannot trust that people will follow the rule of law. You advocate against the highest law of the land. Your fourth argument is to site a flawed study and jump to a conclusion. How have the researchers eliminated all other factors to be able to conclude that the only factor in reducing homocide rates is stricter gun laws? Then you tack on a moreover side argument that has nothing to do with homicde rates. Why? Because you know that your preceding argument was weak and without merit. You failed there also because your weak argument cannot be helped by another weak argument. All of your previous arguments could be forgiven as the ramblings of a well intentioned person struggling to find some way to curb violence. Your last argument shows your real shortcoming. You are not capable of grasping even the simplest concept. The right to free speech is not limited. Yelling fire in a crowded theater is not free speech, now or ever. You cannot put other peoples rights at risk and try to hide behind a law. The right to free speech is unlimited. Go back and read the constitution and find me a law that contradicts the constitution. There is no law that makes it leagal to break another law. There is no right that when exercised will take away another right. To compare the right to bear arms and free speech with the privilege to drive a car is ludicrous at best. If I were you I would remove the comparison before any of my students or peers has a chance to read it. You lose all credibility with that argument. You fail as a philosopher because you do not deal with first causes.


What is it that causes violence? Guns? Please, for the sake of all your students tell me that that is not your argument. Deal with the first cause and maybe you can make progress toward a solution. Do you believe in rights? Who gives rights? Is there any such thing as right and wrong or truth? Why are people the way that they are? The answer is a simple one albeit not popular. Sin wrecks everywhere and everything. Until you are willing to deal with the problem of sin violence will continue. There is only one person who has dealt finally with the guilt, power and penalty of sin, the Lord Jesus Christ. There is a day coming when all will be made right, when justice will be meted out by God who is love and when that day comes no one will be able to hide and only those who have repented will be brought to glory. Today is the day of salvation.
I think that we need stricter gun laws. I think that we need stricter gun laws. ItБs too easy for people to get guns nowadays. I heard somewhere that there are as many guns in America as there are people. The rate of gun violence in America is unbelievable. If we donБt do something about it now, it will only get worse. Guns should have stricter laws. I think guns should have stricter laws because of the rising crime rate especially in America, they should be harder to get because there are lots of people doing crimes like armed robberies and even murder just because it is easy to do. Guns are actually just a bad idea because people use them badly. Guns should have stricter laws. I think guns should have stricter laws because of the rising crime rate especially in America, they should be harder to get because there are lots of people doing crimes like armed robberies and even murder just because it is easy to do.


Guns are actually just a bad idea because people use them badly. Guns should have more restrictions and should even maybe be banned all together, there are lots of people doing crimes with guns and it is very easy to get your hands on one. In America it is an ongoing problem that people are doing crimes and armed robberies with guns because it is the easiest way. Yes we need stricter gun laws. I think that people should be checked at lest once a year for mantel and insanity reasons. If we had that we could have a peaceful place, now people can still and get the guns any more. Think if we had this we would not be in big fight. :( I just do not feel safe anymore. Whenever I go to the movie theater, store, or basically anywhere in public, i feel like somebody with a gun will start shooting at me. For the longest time, I was afraid that my parents (specifically my mom) would go somewhere and get shot while I was at school. Seriously, I just want to feel safe. Nobody is coming to take the guns away, but nobody should be able to walk into a department store without a valid license or significant background and mental health check and walk out with a gun. Shootings in public places are becoming rampant and guns are only part of the problem, but there couldn't possibly be anything wrong with limiting their access. No. i do not think we need stricter guns laws. No. I do not think we need stricter guns laws, because most illegal use of guns are committed by people who are not licensed carriers, welding stolen weapons. This exactly why we have the second amendment, to protect are self from the criminals. Guns are they only way to defend yourself in this scenario.

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