Recently in April 2013, recalling that the number of states has adopted tough laws on gun control, the U.S. president said that it was the turn of Congress to do the same at the national level (Underwood 382). Barret states, “Gun-control advocates, meanwhile, are sending signals that they, too, expect Obama to take action” (qtd. in Barret 48). It is hard to find in the United States, a problem that would be so hotly debated, as the issue of control over the personal weapon. Although the number of crimes involving firearms since the early 90s in America fell by 21 percent, the debate intensified in connection with several violent incidents in U.S. schools.
Piers Morgan has played a great role speaking for gun control in the America she is on records since January 2013, presenting an analysis of the American resistance on rights of gun ownership whereas she also discusses the Second Amendment. Tragedy in Connecticut sparked a new wave of discussions of the right to keep and bear arms, which acts in America. Approximately 120,000 Americans have signed a petition to the American authorities demanding to begin discussing measurements to limit the free sale of weapons. The petition posted on the White House Web site, and according to the rules of the U.S., administration must obtain at least 25,000 signatures to be considered by the President's office.
Recent Gallup poll showed that 55% of Americans would like to ease current restrictions on weapons or leave them unchanged. It is interesting that each "weapon" is a tragedy in the United States in addition to the waves calls to restrict the sale of weapons and detonated growth wishing to purchase new weapons in self-defense.
Opponents of the "gun lobby" prove that the second amendment can be interpreted in different ways and that in general it guarantees a collective rather than an individual right, that is, if a country has, the army and the police, then that is enough. However, only half of Americans believe that tighter control over personal weapons will lead to a reduction in crime. Many believe that the scenes of violence in films and computer games are applied to at least the same, if not greater harm (Douglas 18).
The problem of control over personal weapons is one of the hot topics throughout U.S. because these days there are so many incidents, which have caused this topic to be hot because it is one of the few issues, on which the dividing line between Democrats and Republicans can divide the entire American nation in two parts. Underwood states, recently “Obama directed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies to study the causes and prevention of gun violence ending a 17-year freeze on CDC-sponsored firearms research” (qtd. in Underwood 381) The present government’s representatives continually offer to introduce more stringent inspection procedures and registration for those who want to own a gun. This is a very right decision to keep American nation from terrorist activities.
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Douglas, Susan J. “NRA: No Research Allowed.” In These Times 37 (2013): 18–18. Print.
Underwood, Emily. “Gun Control Agenda Is A Call to Duty for Scientists. . .” Science 339 (2013): 381–382.
Wals, Bryan. “Arms Race.” Time 181 (2013): 14–15. Print.
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