RESEARCH AND READING RELATED PROBLEM SOLUTION ESSAY: US GUN LAWS
Being able to
get gun use under control must be a difficult situation for the US, in other
words, the biggest gun dealer in the World. A person who has watched “Lord of
War” can remember Yuri Orlov’s first speech easily: “There are 550 million
firearms in worldwide circulation. That’s one firearm for every twelve people
on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?”. Think about
such a global world in which every government and many groups, even individuals,
have joined in the arms race and then governments want to prevent individual
armament by legislations. This perception is nothing more than an error. For
this reason, serious steps must be taken by the US in order to solve this
problem, of course, if they really want to deal with it.
One way to combat this problem would be to restrict the
production of guns, because if the US does not restrict gun production, the
number of gun owners in the USA, as well as the world, will carry on increasing. Depressingly, it is almost impossible to get
gun use under control. On the other hand, it seems that serious legal sanctions
might prevent individual armament, but people always have some problems about
obeying the rules. It means that where there is a weapon, there is violation.
Maybe the US can decrease individual armament to some degree, but the US cannot
prevent it completely.
Another way to deal with this problem would be to close
down gun shops and to seize illegal or unrecorded guns and then all of them
should be annihilated. I have never made sense of why the government sells guns
to its own citizens. I wonder if citizens can protect themselves from each
other. If so, the existence of the state must be doubted, because the
government is obligated to protect citizens from troubles.
As it is known, in the capitalist system, demand is a
crucial factor. Firstly, give people reasons like fear, unfair competition and
injustice in order to fight with each other and then make selling guns legal.
It is important to realize that while anyone is shooting, not only gun dealers
but also governments are getting rich. For the US (the biggest dealer of the
world), the first and most important rule is never to get shot with their own
guns. To sum up, this problem cannot be solved for some countries especially
the US, Russia, and China as long as gun production is not stopped by