Why the United States Should Not Have Any More Gun Control Laws
Gun control, especially in the most developed countries, is strict however in others it is a fraught political issue. The United States of America has always had a tangled and romantic history with guns, and as the nation owning more guns than any other country in the world, some Americans view gun ownership and violence as a grave social danger.
The United States of America can only envy their record. To carry a firearm in the state of California, it requires a permit commonly called Carry Concealed Weapons. CCWs are issued by the discretion of the chief of police of a city of the County, or a sheriff of the County, where the applicants live. As long as the applicants or individuals passes the background check provided by California Department of Justice (DOJ), and a chief of police or a sheriff may issue permit to applicants.
Although criminals have been known to illegally obtain guns through the black market, background checks for purchasing and privately transferring guns helps to prevent criminals from acquiring weapons since those on parole and probation are not allowed to possess weapons. Further, Erica Goode argued that the Dark Knight shooting in Aurora, Colorado was carried out by a mentally ill individual, and stricter gun control laws can stop mentally ill people from repeating these shooting. Finally, stricter gun control laws make it difficult for terrorists to obtain weapons in the United States. Therefore, tougher gun control laws, including mandatory background checks, would prevent these individuals from being able to obtain and misuse a firearm (Murphy, Sherry, 2013).
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