Is it possible to have a gun-free environment? Yes it is, if only everyone will maintain a harmonious relationship with each other, if everyone will help in obtaining peace and if everyone will not bring guns.
“To some people, gun means independence, protection and defense.” (Harcourt, Bernard. Language of the Gun: Youth, Crime, and Public Policy, University of Chicago Press 2006).
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How can it be that gun possession law is a need for personal safety? For me, it is unnecessary to have a gun possession law for one’s safety.
Gun at times is the source of injury and worst of all death. Some gun owners abuse the use of their guns.
Since the early times gun abuse is already present.
In the 19th century and early 20th century cheap revolvers are called “Suicide Special”. What does this really mean? Suicide special is a mass manufacture of cheap guns and many suicides were committed with this kind of guns.
The purpose of Gun Control Act of 1968 is said not to control guns but rather to control blacks and minorities. (Sherrill, Robert. The Saturday Night Special, New York, Charterhouse: 1973, p. 280-91.)
The Gun Control Act didn’t control the use of guns but instead gun owners use their guns to terrorize and discriminate other people.
Cheap handguns are widely use today because minorities and even the poor can easily afford it. Cheap handguns have a magnetic effect on students. Before, schools are safe refuge from violence. In recent years, there is a shocked because of multiple killings in schools caused by students. (Elliot et al. Violence in American Schools: A New Perspective, Cambridge University Press 1998).
Why did this happen? It is because of laws that legalize the possession of guns. A handgun means fame to students, fame that leads to an abuse on its use.
Power is often associated with guns and youngsters are attracted to the feeling of having the power to control others in their own hands. Violence in schools due to guns is also present. Students’ rivalry regarding to academics, partners, and peers often causes group nuisance and killings. Since handguns are inexpensive, there will be no control on the illegal or even legal possession of it. So what is the use of a law n gun possession if the production of it is uncontrolled? It is worthless.
Weaponry is seen as a central stimulus to the commission of aggressive acts. The use of handguns causes fear and loathing effect in the environment. . (Wright et el. Under the Gun: Weapons Crime and Violence in America, Aldine Transaction1983)
Guns are also associated to burglary. Robbers use guns and sometimes use synthetic guns to threat their target.
Homicide is also associated in the abuse of the use of guns. Let’s take for example a professional man who caught his wife with another man. The scene is the wife is having an intimate affair with another man, her husband caught her in the middle of the act and due to great anger and shame he pulls his gun shoot his wife immediately. The point here is that if the husband doesn’t have a gun, things might change and instead of killing his wife he might just talk to her, clarify things and get a divorce.
In order to obtain a gun free world according to the gun free groups is to ban laws regarding gun possession. Let’s try imagining enactment of laws which forbid all non-government posses’ decree involves mainly those who are ready to obey them.
When there is a discontented must — and money to be made — there is more often than not a way just about the law. In the black market where restricted goods are illegally sold at a higher price, guns are sold privately. There were as many as 2 million illegal guns on the street in 1993.The implication were that all those guns were in the hands of criminals, and the insinuation was that seizing the guns would make the city a safer place.
Laws imposing now globally aren’t good enough. A steel hand in imposing the law might give real teeth
For our, government, possession of guns won’t help. As long as officials are allowed to have guns, there will always be gun manufacturers. Government officials sometimes protect gun manufacturers for their own sake. They might even corrupt and supply guns to the black market.
Kleptoracies is a form of dictatorship. In our world, most of our leaders are kleptomanias. We don’t like Kleptoracies in our government. Gun laws are used to deceive tax payers so that they can corrupt more for their own fortune.
Gun laws is good but don’t we think that we’re being too unmotivated? Gun law is not enough to secure personal safety for ourselves.
Peace is in our hands. Let us change our strategies. Imagine, aim and create a gun-free world and don’t just wish for laws. Vanish all the guns evens those who are owned by government and its officials. Close all the gun factories, too. Let’s start a new and clean beginning.
Peace for all.
Elliot et al. Violence in American Schools: A New Perspective, Cambridge University Press 1998.
Harcourt, Bernard. Language of the Gun: Youth, Crime, and Public Policy, University of Chicago Press 200.
Sherrill, Robert. The Saturday Night Special, New York, Charterhouse: 1973, p. 280-91.
Wright et el. Under the Gun: Weapons Crime and Violence in America, Aldine Transaction, 1983.
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