Critical Week in Senate for Gun and Immigration Bills emphasizes the attempts by the United States Senate to put more legislative regulation on the gun acquisition and use. This heated debate follows the recent bloody shootings of the Sandy Hook Elementary School children. In this deliberation, there is conflicting stands between the Democrat senators and their Republican counterparts. The democrats advocate for the expansion of federal background checks on individuals seeking to purchase and own fire arms in the United States to verify their eligibility. The democrats also believe that 90 percent of the United States citizens are backing such background checks. However, there are fears that the Republican senators are not comfortable with the move and are probably intending to vote against it in the Senate.
If find this article cutting across several rights of the United States citizens. The Sandy Hook Elementary School children shootings by Adam Lanza are still fresh in the Americans memory. It is obvious that every citizen of this great nation has a right to personal security and this is what the gun possession seeks to uphold. But I strongly do not agree that little school children learning in this school could pose any security threats to this rogue shooter. This incident greatly violated the children’s right to life is also guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Besides, this incident imparted fear among school children. In essence, their rights to elementary education is becoming compromised as some of them who witnessed their colleagues being mercilessly shot may opt to stay away from school. I concur, to some extent, with the parents who vehemently called for the ban of gun ownership. But I think that grilling potential gun owners before issuing them with these assault weapons is well informed and secure.
Jonathan Weisman and Jennifer Steinhauer. "Critical Week in Senate for Gun and Immigration
Bills." The New York Times 8 April , 2013: SR3.Print