Do We Need Tougher Gun Control Laws?
As with any law there is controversy. Some people believe stricter gun law will decrease crime and misuse, while others feel it is against their constitutional rights. Personally, I have mixed feelings on the topic. While, any law is good, if enforced, it cannot control every person in the world or even in a given state or city. ABC News reported in November 11, 2009 reported that the continued controversy would not fix our criminal problem in society and I agree.
As noted above, one of the laws that is and will always be the most controversial one of all is “Gun Control Laws”. This controversy has arisen mostly due to the different ways that the law is interpreted. In past amendments it clearly states that "a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be denied.
On one side of the issue, there are those that believe that the amendment guarantees the right of individuals to possess and carry a wide variety of firearms. On the other side are those that contend that the amendment was only meant to guarantee to States the right to operate militias. One thing that both sides agree upon is that it is up to the Supreme Court to resolve this debate, as it is their responsibility to enforce the U.S. Constitution. Meanwhile, strict gun control laws have been created for the safety of the public. Gun control laws serve their purpose well, and through things such as criminal background checks, training, and permits, they promote responsible gun ownership. Tougher gun control laws are not necessary and would not lead to any intended benefits in today’s society because they only attempt to solve problems that are not being created by the lack of same.
For example, a recent amendment to Florida law now provide that employees who hold a valid Florida concealed weapons license may secure a firearm (i.e. gun) in their personal vehicle while...