President Obama’s new gun laws: are their consequences good or bad?

President Obama recently signed into law an executive order that adds new procedures to the process of purchasing guns through legal dealers. These new restrictions have caused an uproar in the pro-gun rights community.

President Obama recently signed into law an executive order that adds new procedures to the process of purchasing guns through legal dealers. These new restrictions have caused an uproar in the pro-gun rights community.

The laws signed by President Obama have, for the most part, already been in effect, many legitimate gun sellers already use background checks and multiple forms of I.D. necessary to purchase a gun. However, the way he went about instating these new laws are what have many, like myself, in uproar. He used executive action to pass these laws without going through the proper steps through Congress, something that he is not new to. There were reasons why Congress didn’t approve it, yet he still managed to get around the law. If our President is capable of this, how do they expect to regulate gun control for 300 million people, with about 3.2% of the population under some kind of correctional control. Health care professionals are expected to throw away their oaths and laws that protect patients, releasing medical data to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or (NICS). Besides, despite all of the school shootings recently, from 2009 to 2013 homicides in the U.S with weapons of any kind has actually decreased with a slight spike in 2015, but not enough to completely blame guns solely. The naive saying that guns kill people have been proven wrong time and time again. The fact is people kill people. If they are willing to kill, you can guarantee they will find any way to do it, including with their bare hands.

President Obama also plans to ban AR rifle ammunition, because it is not necessary for hunting. While this may be true, it certainly doesn’t give him the right to take away our 2nd amendment right to own that gun. As someone who does own one, I can honestly say the impact of this law will only be negative. After all, our forefathers clearly wrote that our right to bear arms, ¨shall not be infringed, ¨ and, ¨The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated. ¨ You know the country is slowly falling apart when the president starts taking away rights given 250 years ago. What happened to America, the land of the free, home of the brave? Now you are telling citizens they possibly won’t be able to protect themselves in their own homes, yeah that will definitely go well. The President thought he had problems with gun control before, wait until these laws go into effect.

I understand that mental health treatment in the United States is not always reliable, but that shouldn’t affect every American who owns a gun. There are less people who legally own guns actually killing each other with guns, than not. While many of them are not insane, they plead that way because it has nicer treatment and it does not last as long. We need to stop treating people with kid gloves. They killed someone. They deserve cruel punishment either way; I don’t think that even needed to be said. I don’t know about you but I do not want a murderer out within five years. That’s not nearly enough time for them to realize the true impact of their actions; they’ll simply kill again. Thanks, Obama.