BY CHRIS sAGERMAN
The two sides of gun control are the NRA and the National Gun Control
The NRA believes in the freedom for the regullations on gun. The Rebulicans stands against the use of laws to control the purches and uses of gun. They believe that the government should punish and enforce crimials who use guns illegally also the support the 2nd amendment.
The Democratic stands for the National Gun Control. They would like to have laws regulation of guns purched and ownership of guns. They support the legislation for gun control.
The second amendment the right to bear arms, is pertaining to gun control. The people who want to have gun control dont understand that we have the right to the ownership of guns. We use them for sport relative events. its also a right of passage for young boys or girls to shot a gun.
As gun-control case goes before Supreme Court, both sides speak outChicago’s handgun ban challengedMarch 01, 2010|By Cynthia Dizikes and Hal Dardick, Tribune reporters
At the age of 15, Monica Sanders answered her phone to learn that her friend had been fatally shot in the stomach by another female teen, leaving behind a 4-month-old daughter.
"It still shocks me to this day," said Sanders, now 18. "It's insane that a teenager could get a gun."
The senseless act of violence prompted Sanders to join Hands Without Guns, a violence-prevention group that joined a cacophony of local voices Monday on the eve of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court about whether to strike down Chicago's long-standing handgun ban.
On one side, gun-control groups argue that lifting the decades-old ban will increase the prevalence of guns and the level of violence that Chicago-area students such as Sanders face daily. On the other side, gun-rights groups have said the prohibition prevents law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves. They also point out that the illegal gun trade has continued to flourish in Chicago despite the ban.
Both sides, however, agree on this much: McDonald v. Chicago will be a landmark case regarding the "right to keep and bear arms." As the nine justices decide whether the Second Amendment can be used to strike down gun restrictions on state and local levels, their opinion stands to have far-reaching impact.
Mayor Richard Daley, who has frequently decried the toll of handgun violence, contends the federal government does too little to address the issue for fear of the powerful gun lobby.
"We've turned our backs on common-sense gun laws in America and we continuously, unfortunately, continue shooting each other on a daily basis," Daley told reporters.
At a separate news conference where Sanders spoke, Uhlich Children's Advantage Network, a Chicago youth-advocacy group, pointed to its national Teen Gun Survey as proof of that argument. The survey, which is conducted annually, found that more than one in four teens claim to know someone who has been shot, and one in three say they could get a handgun if they really wanted to obtain one.
Gun-rights activists have argued that striking down the Chicago gun ban would actually lead to safer neighborhoods by giving citizens the ability to arm and defend themselves. They also say the prohibition infringes on their fundamental right to bear arms.
"Allowing law-abiding citizens, responsible adults, the right to keep handguns in their homes is not going to make (violence) any worse; it will likely make it better," said Mike Weisman of the Illinois State Rifle Association, which is a plaintiff in the case.
Many legal experts say Chicago is fighting an uphill battle. The nation's top court has typically determined that the Bill of Rights applies to states and municipalities — not just the federal government.
A decision is expected by late June. But if Chicago's law is overturned, that won't be the end of the debate. In fact, experts say it will open the door to much more litigation. In striking down a gun ban in Washington, D.C., justices did not close the door on all gun regulation. Washington later enacted a law requiring gun owners to go through five hours of safety training, register their firearms every three years and undergo criminal background checks every six years.
"This case is just the first step," said Valinda Rowe, spokeswoman for IllinoisCarry.com, a group that favors the legalization of carrying weapons.
I stand with the nra because i grew up around guns. I only use them only to hunt and shoot for practice. I dont understand why people dont like guns because guns dont kill people people kill people.