9 December 2013
The State’s Choice
What is gun control? Merriam Webster defines gun control as “laws that control how guns are sold and used and who can own them” (Merriam-webster web). Many people know what gun control is and how it is affecting the people of America. As the New York Times published an article called “The Long Ordeal of James Brady” this article tells the story of one of the most active gun control advocates and how he recovered from a near fatal shot (The long Ordeal of James Brady Pg.1-7). James Brady knows all about gun violence and how it is affecting the people of America. After James Brady made his recovery from the headshot that was almost the end of his life he began to take notice of the gun violence in taking over America. A campaign to stop gun violence has been named after him the Brady Campaign has had many gun control ideas to reduce the gun violence in America. Just like the Brady Campaign there are many other politicians and groups have many gun control options to reduce the gun violence in America. There is a wide array of ideas floating around about gun control; ranging from extremely radical to very conservative, also ranging from very simple to futuristic technologies. While some ideas seem very crazy, and can be very farfetched, some are very sensible ideas which could work very easily. Advocates have thrown around many ideas one idea that is not very practical is the idea of personalized guns which are guns which only fire for a certain palm print. Some radical views on gun control are to ban all assault rifles and ammo cartridges holding over 10 bullets. A more conservative approach to the gun control is to have stricter background checks for people attempting to buy guns. This would be one a very good solution to the problem but there are some better solutions. One excellent solution to the gun control debate is to let the state set the laws for gun control how they see fit,...