Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Anti-Gun control verus Pro-Gun control

                     Anti-Gun control verus Pro-Gun control

Anti-Gun control

I choose to discuss about the website called ‘Brady Campaign’ which is in favour with the anti-gun control. Mark Borinsky is the founder of the campaign; he created it after having been robbed and nearly killed at gunpoint. The organisation has been founded 40 years ago (1974) as the National Council to Control Handguns. The center has been renamed after James Brady who was permanently disabled as a result of an assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1981. ( James Broday was a former Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary under U.S. President Ronald Reagan)
The Brady Campaign believes that it’s not complicated for dangerous people to get arms (weapons, guns..) in the United States. They are trying to make it more complicated for convicted felons, people who are mentally ill or dangerous to be around to, people who are not stable or others.


Pro-Gun Control

In opposite I choose the website call ‘Gun owners’ – Gun Owners of America or GOA
In 1975,  ‘Gun Owners of America’ (GOA) a non-profit organization is formed to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners: 

'A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.'

GOA was founded in 1975 by Sen. H.L. (Bill) Richardson (now retired)
‘The GOA Board of Directors brings over 100 years of combined knowledge and experience on guns, legislation and politics. GOA's Board is not satisfied with the "status quo." Americans have lost some of our precious gun rights and WE WANT THEM BACK! This is why GOA is considered the "no compromise" gun lobby.’

After looking through different website I decided to be in favour with pro-gun control. I watched few videos on YouTube and analysed them. Some of them are quite repetitive. I was watching a debate about pro or against gun control and I realised I was agree with both sides but some arguments from the Pro-gun side got my attention.
In this video, a 15-years-old girl is arguing Pro –gun control. She has few good argument, notable:
‘Guns are not the problem, people are’  -
 ‘..instead of liberating American citizen over constitutional rights’
‘ are not eliminating  guns through our society but the ability to protect our lives and liberty of pursuit of happiness’ .
This video specially got my attention because we could think that she is really young to discuss about guns. But the fact she is talking about happiness… Having a gun, is something that make people happy? That’s really what we want people to think about America and happiness?

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