Gun control has always been a highly debated topic throughout the history of the United States, and now, new regulations regarding this topic may soon be put in place.
The White House will meet to discuss new laws for gun control, prompting a difficult decision for President Trump. Staying consistent with his Republican views, he has been known to support gun rights. However, with the numerous mass shootings, uncertainty in Trump’s stance has increased. He is apparently still a strong believer in the second amendment and the right to bear arms, but he is considering a plan that would make it harder for people to obtain guns, such as the expansion of background checks.
The White House proposed an app connected to the National Instant Criminal Background Checks that would identify anyone who should not be allowed to acquire a gun, prohibiting them from purchase. Many voters believe that these regulations are steps in the right direction.
New Jersey and other liberal states have already attempted to expand background checks and restrict gun flow. Some still believe this is not enough. For example, in reference to potential new regulations, Representative Mike Thompson of California, chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, said, “If it’s short of universal background checks, it doesn’t solve the problem.”
Although background checks prevent many dangerous people from obtaining guns, it does not solve the problem of gun violence and mass shootings.
While I agree with Congressman Thompson about this pressing issue, I believe that there need to be even more gun control regulations. Although background checks prevent many dangerous people from obtaining guns, it does not solve the problem of gun violence and mass shootings.
While I am a strong believer in the Constitution, I am not a strong believer in the second amendment. Since I do not see any positives, only negatives, for owning guns, I consider this amendment to be detrimental to thousands of Americans. I understand that people could still obtain weapons from arms dealers or the black market, yet completely outlawing guns would certainly reduce the violence.
I hope that there are more steps in the future about gun prevention than just background checks, but I think that this is too radical of a change for it to happen soon. This has been demonstrated by the White House’s consistent delaying of the meeting. This conversation was supposed to occur several weeks ago, but no new regulations have been put in place.
The longer this meeting is delayed, the less likely the background checks are put into action.