The issue of guns is one of the most prominent social problems in the United States, and every time after the shooting incident, the voice of gun control became to rise and the debate of banning guns emerge again. What People can do is only to offer their condolences, griefs and protests for gun violence, and stand for moments of silence. People still don’t have any law of gun control in return even if in the face of these bloody statistics. Because this issue is not just a simple social problem, and this issue has evolved into an intricate issue and many factors are intertwined, such as cultural tradition, value concept, legal rights, party politics and interest groups. I argue that the gun control movement will continue to develop,
While Americans were contemplating gun control proposals in the wake of mass shootings at a Colorado School, another gunman massacred 50 people in a club in Orlando. This incident brought heated political exchanges between President Obama and Trump, the Republican presidential candidate. It is estimated that in 2015 alone, there were more than 351 mass shootings in the United States. This is a worrying trend that should be reversed as soon as possible. Surprisingly, the trend has divided Americans into two groups. On one extreme end, there are those Americans who believe that the government should enforce gun control. On the other end, some Americans insist that stricter gun controls will not help in the fight against killings. In this light, this paper will try to provide a detailed analysis of the gun control debate while highlighting the various points made by the proponents and opponents of the gun control. The essay posits that gun control is counterproductive.
The American society has for long struggle with the debate and issue of private gun ownership. There are the advocates proposing lenient laws to allow more gun possession while the people against it calling for stringent laws to control the situation. For many centuries, since the enactment of the Second Amendment and even during the slavery period, gun ownership remains an issue to debate. The negative effects have been the harassment of the minority and the vulnerable as well as increased crimes. On other hand, it has helped promote the security of the people and ensure there is no violation of people’s rights to own guns as required by the Second Amendment. As such, gun control and ownership remains a controversial and hot topic of discussion
Historian Richard Hofstadter, in his article "The United States is a gun culture" in the concept of "gun culture" to describe Americans have a enthusiastic of firearms. Many people want to accept and support the rights of gun ownership is part of the American tradition. Some people that individuals possess a gun in self-defense is a central feature of American identity, especially in the Midwest and southern people. The original of United States to open up frontier history - guns, as the Americans against native Indians, animals, riot self-defense weapon, the United States is an important part of the 19th century westward expansion, because people need to be responsible for their own safety. Hunting firearms are also important from American
When a person hears the word "gun," he or she usually associates the purposes and uses of a gun with crime-related issues and plots of terrorism because of modern culture. They are used for that purpose by some people, but those people do not represent all aspects of the relationship of firearms to society. In the United States, many laws have been passed in order to regulate the use of guns by certain individuals, along with the establishment of associations that specialize in the usage and handling of firearms. With the regulation of firearms passed by the government, guns has become an integral part of modern society, attributing atrocities such as homicide with them, but also providing a portable means of protection. The addition
A shooting here; a shooting there; an every day occurrence heard in the newspapers and on the news channels on television. New media are reporting a shooting somewhere. Whether the shootings are accidental or intentional; they are happening across the United States. Nevertheless, in today’s society, gun violence is sparking debate and controversy on how to control gun violence. Throughout the country, thousands of laws and regulations have been created to aid in the control of guns. Through much study, the gun laws and regulations in place have very little effect on the number of gun related injuries and deaths. More needs to be done to establish an effective way to control gun violence.
When the data on gun related crime and incidents is properly analyzed, it becomes very obvious that the gun, in and of itself, is not one of the roots of the problems that plague modern society. The failure of the anti-gun advocates to recognize that vast corpus of contrary scholarship reflects that fact that the " Great American Gun War is really a culture conflict.
There are different issues that have caught media headlines over the years. However, one subject that has attracted much focus is mass shootings. With the rise in cases of gun violence, the public has been engulfed in fear. These shootings have taken place in different areas (DeLateur and Fox 125). Examples include Aurora in Colorado and school shootings in Connecticut. According to Towers et al, these events have increased the need to comprehend the dynamics and causal factors. The main reason for this is the fact that compared to other developed economies, per capita level of such occurrences in addition to weapon-related deaths is greater. This paper provides an analysis of gun violence in America and raging debate around the subject. It will examine the extent of gun violence (statistics) and the reasons behind these heinous crimes. The effects of gun violence will also be analyzed. This paper will also analyze the debate that has surrounded the calls for gun control. In conclusion, the paper will provide steps that must be taken into consideration in order to prevent gun violence in America.
In these past years, the United States have finally hit a crisis when coming to the issue of guns precisely in their lack of security measures. Consequently, the issue of guns has led to the current events of mass shootings that have increased each year by at least two hundred deaths. Therefore, death was the price we citizens must pay for our country's lack of security measures. In which, even with the help of metal detectors and bag searches has so efficiently. Even with the help of the Gun Control organization for its sole reason is to try to decrease the use of guns and cut the violent effects of violence in our country. That being the case, guns involved in mass shooting cause not only great devastation to the families, but also a great
Changing the gun laws has become an attention-getting issue in this modern day and age. According to Wodarz and L.komarova (2013), firearm violence has become a significant problem in the United States, and the rate of firearm-related murders is higher than developed countries. They added that the gun law in this essay can be defined as the proportion of population that can acquire guns easily and legally. This essay will discuss changing the laws in the USA is necessary to reduce firearms-related loss of life by focusing on firstly，the fact that a large number of violence in the United States; next, self-defense by carrying gun and the right of citizens; lastly, after change the gun law in some countries and achieved significant
It is impossible not to open a newspaper, watch the television, or listen to the radio with out hearing about some type of gun violence. Perhaps the main reason for such high gun violence is that guns are so plentiful in the Unites States. In fact, there are sixty five million handguns in America ("The `facts' about Guns"). These guns contribute to an annual medical cost of fourteen billion dollars, which is spent solely on treating gun victims ("Handguns in America"). Not surprisingly, handguns are the cause of eighty percent of homicides, seventy percent of suicides, and almost every accidental shooting ("Youth and Violence"). Handgun violence is a problem that is easy for everyone to see. How to solve this predicament is another
This paper will explore the history of guns, myths and realities of gun violence. Gun violence is a hot topic in America today and some may believe that America was built on gun violence. This country was colonized by the use of violence with guns. We’ve had wars since the invasion of this country. The violence has been around also with the well-known 1775 speech from Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty or give me death” (Jr.). Give me death is a very strong statement that to me means this is of a violent nature. Since then violence with guns would only escalate from taking land to taking lives whether it be homicides, suicides or threats of violence against one another. With the violent history of gun violence in America and so many different opinions, who or what is responsible for the destruction on self and society and what are the some of the ways to discourage these behaviors.
In the last 3 years, 1000 mass shootings were committed in the United States are which is why the majority of the U.S. citizens do not feel safe in their own country. As a consequence, for the local attempts to convince the regime to act, the U.S government adopted laws for the restriction of firearm use. However, the number of deaths caused by firearms is still significant. For this reason, this essay will discuss the question whether the laws surrounding gun control in America should be restricted.
Just before this attack, the murderer shot and killed his mother (Barron). When the security units arrived at the crime scene, the assailant’s dead body was found. This is only one specific example, which shows people how someone can easily create terror by using guns. Another point is that gun violence does not only include creating terror or killing other people like in the example mentioned above. This approach is shown to have a weakness to describe the problem that people faced. Knox states that armed citizens using guns to defend themselves and their families, police using guns to stop criminals, hunters unintentionally shooting themselves or others in the field and people who use gun to take their own lives are the part of gun – related deaths (Webster, 5). In this essay, some basic reasons underlying the gun violence in the United States will be addressed, and some major precautions, which can avoid the deaths and severe injuries, will be discussed. Rational firearm laws and regulations and smart guns are going to be focused on as a
Indeed, gun control has been to a great degree an emotive issue in the United States for a long time with moving news relying upon specific occasions. Case in point, in the outcome of the Sandy Hook Massacre, numerous residents needed stricter understanding of the Second Amendment to guarantee guns do not fall into the wrong hands (Keidan). Be that as it may, the Boston Marathon besieging changed Americans discernments on their wellbeing. Consequently, in the result of the marathon bombarding, more Americans felt the need some type of self-preservation instrument following the administration demonstrated failure to protect them. The civil arguments on firearm control rage on with both sides guarding their positions on the issue. Some of the divergent points of view vary from authorizing of firearms with some calling for mental assessment of all gun holders (Verma). Another major argument regarding gun control is the effect of firearm possession in uplifting aggressive behavior at home.