People who appreciate activities like shooting competitions and hunting, use firearms responsibly. This use contrasts with other uses, which often result in consequences that can be both intended and unintended. With past and present mass shootings, and acts of bloodshed perpetrated with the usage of weapons; has triggered a focus on gun control that once again has been brought into the spotlight. The purpose of the ongoing gun argument addresses the crimes that are committed with guns. This issue of gun control separated people into two groups: those who believe that carrying guns might prevent some crimes and fatalities, and those who don’t. There are individuals who believe absolutely the reverse: that more crime and deaths
Gun control has become an increasingly controversial topic in the nation due to the continuous debates relating to gun control and whether or not laws should be passed to make it harder for guns to be obtained. Guns serve for a variety of purposes that range from good to bad. Guns are not for everyone. Some individuals cannot handle guns properly, and some choose to use guns inappropriately. Lately, guns have become more of a problem in our society. There has been an increasing amount of shootings that have taken many lives and have wounded people emotionally, not just physically. Although guns are used for protection, firearms are reportedly used more in crimes. More and more shootings are breaking out across the nation. As a result, the
Multiple political figures and citizens of America believe that the solution to America’s gun issue is to make gun laws more lenient. People believe that if America increases the amount of guns accessible to the average citizen then America’s streets will be safer, and there will be less gun violence. This fact is backed by Most political figures and citizens who want more guns in America, as they want them for one large reason, self defense. To support this, author William J Bennett wrote an article supporting the claim that gun laws should
The debate over whether the United States should have stricter gun laws has become a major talking point in our society. However, the clear choice that will bring the most prosperity and security to our country is to maintain the current gun control laws as they are the best option for the USA’s modern society. We must not let the rush to judgement after every shooting spree cloud our minds and glaze over all the benefits and lifestyles that guns let us take for granted. Society must also see what the outcomes are for the other options suggested and to not make the wrong choice and have to live with the consequences. We must not let the government enact laws that would place stricter controls on guns.
As the population increases its stocks on firearms, a significant number of citizens are at risk of being harmed. According to statistics, “In 2000, almost 30,000 persons died from firearm injuries in the United States more than the number of deaths from, alcohol abuse, or drug abuse… [in spite of] almost 20,000 laws and regulations regulating gun usage to some degree” (Kwon and Baack). Though several individuals are in fear of losing guns as weapons for protection, a greater number of laws will continue to be useful in maintaining the security of citizens upon significant new laws addressing gun control. Although the existence of guns is necessary to protect the constitutional right to bear arms, gun control laws are beneficial in helping to reduce violence, decrease the homicide rate, and prevent accidents from around the globe. New gun control laws should be enforced to ensure the safety of the entire population, and most importantly to prevent any gun violence as necessary to help save the lives of the innocent.
As I reflect on this past year’s top news stories and headlines, one of the main legal issues that continues to arise and cause terror in our own country is gun control. This is a controversial issue that has been debated for years, especially as more and more shootings occur. We’ve seen deadly mass shootings in our schools, churches, malls, nightclubs, concert venues, and most recently in Las Vegas, which is now classified as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured. All of these mass shootings are senseless actions caused by a small few but have a nationwide effect on countless families and loved ones. People are afraid for their safety with a fear of not knowing when and where the next shooting will take place. This is why there are so many proponents of stricter gun regulations. As I was doing my research on gun control, I found that in America, there is an average of 88 guns per 100 people (about 270 million guns), which is the highest total and per capita number in the entire world, according to the 2011 Small Arms Survey. Additionally, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence estimates that around 114,994 people are shot each year in the US, including murders, assaults, accidents, police intervention, suicide attempts, and suicides. There are also people who fear that stricter gun regulations will make them have a loss of security, arguing that restricting their right to bear arms would leave citizens unable to protect themselves in times of self-defense from local criminals or foreign invaders, or if in a rare case the government were to turn against the people someday. Many gun owners believe it is their birthright to have a gun in their possession as it is part of America’s great heritage, with the country’s colonial history and revolutionary roots. People are divided in their view of what gun control should and shouldn’t be. America has around 35-50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns, according to a 2007 report by the Switzerland-based Small Arms Survey. That being said, the United States also has the highest homicide by firearm rate among the world’s most developed nations. Over the years these statistics have gone up and down but one thing that
Gun Control has been a controversial topic within the United States for several decades. Many of whom argue against it, stating that laws regarding gun control are unnecessary and not needed. However, gun control laws are unequivocally needed more than ever in today’s society. This paper will examine the topic of gun control and gun violence, thus providing evidence as to why the United States needs to implement stern rigorous laws in order to deter the amount of gun related criminal acts.
America is the number one country for number of gun related deaths ratio each year. “In Germany 381, in France 255, in Canada 165 in the United Kingdom 68, in Australia 65, in Japan 39 and in the United States, 11,127” (Moore Michael, 51:15-51:48). Due to the United States having the greatest number of gun related deaths, it is almost essential to implement gun-control laws that restrict people from purchasing and owning dangerous firearms. The laws that are created to control the guns should ultimately keep the safety of the citizens first. Of course, there is no easy way or solution to please both sides of the argument, but there should be a balance between both sides.
Every year thousands of people die by gunfire. Thousands of families lose loved-ones because of senseless crimes in which guns are used. Many political figures and innocent civilians debate the issue of gun-control.The current gun laws range from being able to purchase and keep a gun with no provisions, or with provisions. (NRA-ILA) People on the pro gun regulation side argue that less guns means less gun violence. While people on the no gun regulation side argue that guns do not kill people, people kill people. Both are fair arguments. But, without question, The United States Federal Government should enact stricter gun laws because of the gun-related suicides, the evidence of a decrease in gun violence when laws are put into place, and the fact that guns are rarely used for self-defense.
President Obama said at a press conference held in response to another mass shooting in Oregon on October 01, 2015 “The solution to such violence is obvious. It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun” (Simple Minded Gun Control). Despite how "obvious" the president said the solution is, the fact remains that gun control is still a controversial issue today. The reason why this has attracted so much attention is because not everyone is in favor of gun control and each side brings up excellent points about the issue. Research related to this issue strongly supports the claim that there SHOULD be more gun control laws. The first task I will complete in this research paper is clearing up any misconceptions about Gun Control and all the terminologies I will use. Followed by my three arguments that prove this position which are (1) Incidents like Sandy Hook or Oregon will be less likely to occur (2) It reduces the high rates of accidental deaths and (3) As the years pass by and technology updates the laws should be up to date as well. Members from the National Rifles Association state that No law-abiding American should be forced to face evil with empty hands. I say I agree with President Obama there SHOULD be more gun control laws because it should not be as easy as it is for someone who wants to inflict harm on others to get their hands on a weapon.
Today’s statistics present that "hundreds of thousands of other people in our communities committed suicide with a gun and nearly half a million people suffered other gun injuries"(4,name) And this is no surprise,as this nation continues to grow rapidly in number.But this nation must not continue to let these statistics to rise,nevertheless continue "homicide victims [to be] armed in disappropriate numbers:[as] large and growing proportion of victims are criminals themselves"(Polsby,2)The people of the nation must take action by drawing a limit and supporting gun control,for it not only affects the safety of an individual citizen,but as a nation altogether.With the laws established they will make society safer, not interfere with civil liberties,and will work towards saving lives and dissolve gun violence.
The second question arises whether the diversity of firearms legislation across the states is a consequence of different rates of gun violence, the variations in demographics and cultural backgrounds, or the political influences and conventional approaches to this problem. The hypothesis of the study is that no increase in gun violence within separate states with stricter or laxer firearms legislation has been even observed, so there is no direct correlation between gun violence rates and the adoption of new laws regulating the gun ownership and sale.
For this week’s journal, I decided to write about gun control laws. It was estimated that there are 88 guns per 100 people in the United States, which is the highest total number in the world. America’s gun culture have been around from colonial history, revolutionary roots, frontier expansion and the Second Amendment, which states, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security off a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (procon, 1). While opponents state an individual has the right to own guns and is needed for self-defense, I believe that new gun restrictions should be implemented in order to reduce gun related crimes and protect individuals by reducing gun deaths.
The United States of America’s four-centuries-long battle over gun control still continues today, even after several mass-shootings, countless gun-assisted suicides, and increases in gun related crimes. Guns remain the only consumer product not regulated at the federal level for health and safety. The United States has remained the most lax of the developed nations in terms of gun control. With no regulations or laws, guns have easily landed in the hands of the mentally ill, criminals, and children. There is no need for people to have personal firearms. Guns do not ensure people are safer. The police and military forces are specially trained to protect civilians. Gun control laws of the United States are far to weak, and should be strengthened to protect against murders, mass-shootings, and gun related crimes.
Tragedies force us to re-evaluate our current laws and how effective they are at protecting the American population. Many believe that enacting strict regulations on the ownership and utilization of firearms is the next step toward a safe and peaceful society. On the other hand, many believe that enacting such strict regulations would be a detriment to public safety. The question we need to ask ourselves is, how much do we value a supposed benefit to public safety over our personal freedom to use firearms for self-defense? The United States should not adopt laws that place heavy restrictions on the usage and ownership of firearms because the freedom and safety of the American people is worth preserving, regardless of the immoral actions a fraction of the population is willing to commit.