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Safety and Gun Control Laws The Issue On April19 1999 7-year-old Nafis Jefferson was shot and killed with a 44-caliber revolver a Rossi Model 720 while playing with friends along a street in his South Philadelphia neighborhood Children found the gun stashed under an abandoned car parked along the street One of the children also a 7-year old boy picked up the gun and fired it hitting Nafis in the head Nafis died six hours later at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia This is an excerpt from a press release on 4172001 wwwgunlawsuitsorg Our world today has altered immensely since the days of Adam It is a perfect example of the maxim survival of the fittest Due to the captivating media the revolutionary Internet and the cutthroat competition for winning the rat race human contact is diminishing rapidly The center to prevent handgun Violence filed a suit on 1842001 against Amadeo Rossi manufacturers and others who were involved with the sale and distribution of the weapon The lawsuit contends that the weapon possessed inadequate safety measures and that the gun was illegally distributed The question arises will this measure bring Nafis back to life Will this alleviate Tennille Jeffersons pain of her sons untimely death Laws are structured and implemented to benefit the masses Unfortunately this objective is not always achieved The constitution of the states is considered the best work of law yet it is unable to save the life of a child Clearly the problem of violence is turning more into a socio-cultural and psychological problem than a legal one However laws still need to be implemented justly in order to preserve the freedom and rights of men The gun control laws of the USA have been vague and a source of conflict for a long period The major impediments in exercising gun control are the
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