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Is Gun Control Necessary As a result of the many school shootings that have taken place in the last few years there has been a huge push for stricter gun control laws Many people dont feel safe in todays society The government has been listening to the people and has already passed some laws There are some people who are opposed to stircter gun control laws Many gun enthusiasts dont believe that gun control laws realy work because only the law abiding citizens would follow them and they arent the ones creating the problem These people do present some good arguments for getting rid of gun control One of the main arguments that anti gun control groups make is that they have a constitutional right to own guns The second amendment to the constitution says that all American citizens have the right to bear arms There are many people who think that guns should be banned all together According to the constitution this cant be done All people have the right to own a gun if they want to If the people are given this right by the constitution then this right cant be denied The government hasnt gone so far as to ban guns completely yet but they have started to pass some laws aimed at controlling guns One thing that they have done is to require a waiting period and a background check before people can buy a handgun Gun dealers use a computerized instant check system to perform background checks Many people argue that this system doesnt really work According to Newsweek the system does block some people from getting guns but it isnt 100 effective The system is only as good as the information entered into it and many local courts are lax about reporting convictions Newsweek 30 Even if a potential criminal is stopped from buying a gun they could still get one if they wanted to According
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