Florida Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws


While people around the world, Americans in particular, are grieving the killings of dozens of people early Sunday morning at a nightclub shooting incident in Orlando, Florida; I would like to use the tragedy to bring attention to the issue of gun rights. 

According to official data released by U.S. Census Board, Florida (in 2010) had a population of 19, 687, 653; total murders 987; gun murders 669. With gun ownership percentage of nearly 25 per cent that year, Florida’s murder and gun murder rates per 100,000 inhabitants were recorded at 5.0 per cent and 3.4 per cent, respectively.

Florida has very high crime and gun murder rates but whenever a politician or a gun control activist announces an effort to put stricter control on use of guns, many come forward to argue that it would violate American Constitution’s second Amendment.

Protected by the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights, the right to keep and bear firearms or guns is a fundamental right of Americans. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads, “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.” 

But, opponents of the gun control efforts must keep it in mind that rules and regulations are meant to protect people and make life easier; and not to make a system complicated and life more difficult.
While the gunman responsible for Orlando nightclub killings, identified as Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to the notorious militant group ISIS; we should not neglect that fact that in many previous shooting Americanss killed Americans over petite reasons. Some deadly shooting took place in schools, in which a student brought a firearm to school and killed other students and even teacher.

Let me say, introducing new, stricter gun control laws in Florida and other states of the nation is an urgent need of hour. I would also like to use this tragedy to urge gun right groups not to encourage use of guns.
6/13/2016
Florida Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws

While people around the world, Americans in particular, are grieving the killings of dozens of people early Sunday morning at a nightclub shooting incident in Orlando, Florida; I would like to use the tragedy to bring attention to the issue of gun rights. 

According to official data released by U.S. Census Board, Florida (in 2010) had a population of 19, 687, 653; total murders 987; gun murders 669. With gun ownership percentage of nearly 25 per cent that year, Florida’s murder and gun murder rates per 100,000 inhabitants were recorded at 5.0 per cent and 3.4 per cent, respectively.

Florida has very high crime and gun murder rates but whenever a politician or a gun control activist announces an effort to put stricter control on use of guns, many come forward to argue that it would violate American Constitution’s second Amendment.

Protected by the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights, the right to keep and bear firearms or guns is a fundamental right of Americans. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads, “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.” 

But, opponents of the gun control efforts must keep it in mind that rules and regulations are meant to protect people and make life easier; and not to make a system complicated and life more difficult.
While the gunman responsible for Orlando nightclub killings, identified as Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to the notorious militant group ISIS; we should not neglect that fact that in many previous shooting Americanss killed Americans over petite reasons. Some deadly shooting took place in schools, in which a student brought a firearm to school and killed other students and even teacher.

Let me say, introducing new, stricter gun control laws in Florida and other states of the nation is an urgent need of hour. I would also like to use this tragedy to urge gun right groups not to encourage use of guns.