In the article of Porter (2013), he argued that the rising number of deaths due to firearms in the US is running at 32,000 per year and continues to increase despite the decline of the general crime rate which is 40 percent lower compared to the 1980 records. The perennial problem of the massive slaughter of innocent children in schools and adults is alarming that it needs the intercession by the United Nations to impose the international humanitarian laws to protect the American people. The suffering of the victims and their families must be prevented, and at the same time to protect the more victims in the future. I agree with the author that the gun use in the U.S. has become uncontrollable but the intervention of international law forum is not necessary. In fact, President Barack Obama had prioritized the approval of stiffer gun laws to keep the nation out of danger. Hence, the country has the vested power to strictly enforce the gun laws within its jurisdiction. Although the passage of the new gun laws had met several protests from gun-rights groups claiming the infringement of Constitutional rights of Americans, the government has to remain firm in enforcing the law for the greater good. After the 9/11 terrorist attack in the U.S., the approach of the government on terrorism had changed. Hence, although the enforcement of laws had curtailed some of the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the people, there is a justification to support the grant of terrorism-fighting power to government agencies to promote national security. Therefore, this includes the enactment of stricter gun laws to stop all forms of violence in the country.
Porter, Henry. “American Gun Use is out of Control. Shouldn't the World Intervene?”
The Observer. October 7, 2013. Web. October 7, 2013.