After offering you the arguments for and against gun rights, as well as a series of infographics to understand what’s at stake in the debate, we’ll extend the discussion with Barack Obama’s speech after the Newton shooting in 2012.
Gun laws in America
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution establishes the right
to own a firearm (December 15, 1791)
“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
Each state can regulate this right to possession, which was first done by
by the State of New York in 1911.
In 1993, Bill Clinton’s Brady Law limited the possession of firearms by
by former felons. The law requires a psychiatric and criminal background check
and criminal background checks when purchasing a gun.
Pros and cons of gun ownership
Barack Obama has revived the issue of gun control. The debate
the debate is all the more complex because the inhabitants of the United States are divided
on the issue.
Pro-gun owners generally point to the custom of a
traditionally enshrined amendment. Emphasis on the origins, and
what makes the American soul. Moreover, it is a question of opposing a
centralization: the anti-federalists advocate that each state decides for itself, that each
that each state decides for itself, that each inhabitant decides for himself, rather than a
national superior force.
Owning a gun does not necessarily mean using it:
seeing a gun, can be used to protect oneself and to make an
Anti-gunners point to the number of deaths caused by firearms each year
every year by firearms. This is about protecting the public and the
american nation. To control scrupulously to avoid abuses.
Infographic, figures on firearms in the United States
The drama that led to the death of 20 children and 6 adults in
Connecticut (Newton) after the use of firearms by Adam Lanza, 20 years old, has shaken America and will have revived the debate on gun control. We offer you a brief insight into this event, so that you can also understand the emotional stakes of the gun debate.
Former President Obama’s speech on guns
→ Short biography of Barack Obama
We’ve endured too many tragedies like this in recent years.
“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years”
And every time I hear the news I react not as a president but as anyone else would: as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there is not a parent in America who does not feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.
And each time I learn the news, I react not as a president, but as anybody else would – as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.
They had their whole lives ahead of them – birthdays, graduations, weddings,
their own children. Among the deceased were also professors – men and women who
teachers – men and women who dedicated their lives to helping our children achieve their dreams.
“They had their entire lives ahead of them – birthdays,
graduations, weddings, kids of their own. Among the fallen were also
teachers – men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.“
So our hearts are broken today – for parents and
grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children and for the families of the
families of the adults who have passed away. Our hearts are also broken for
parents of the survivors, for as much as they are fortunate enough to have their
children at home tonight, they know that their children’s innocence has been torn
innocence has been torn apart too soon, and that no words will ease their pain.
“So our hearts are broken today – for the parents and
grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children and for the
families of the adults who were lost. Our hearts are broken for the
parents of the survivors as well, for as blessed as they are to have
their children home tonight, they know that their children’s innocence
has been torn away from them too early, and there are no words that will
ease their pain.“