There are many debates about gun violence and gun control, but no one can really find the common ground to stop the violence. Mallory Simon is an experienced writer who makes it aware that the people need take the shootings more literal than just brush them aside. She argues that there is a need for steps to be put into place to stop the reoccurrence of gun violence within our communities. She developed an article about the ongoing debate about gun violence, called “Gun Debate: Where is the Middle Ground?” She uses the emotional point of view from those that are affected by the violence, to show their concern and struggles they face in their lives to prevent the shootings.
More gun laws would have a negative effect on shootings and crime rates. Stricter gun laws would not prevent people from getting guns, would not prevent killings, and would not fare well with the people of the United States. Strict gun laws would only prevent law-abiding citizens from getting guns, and criminals would still be able to get them. Crime and shooting rates do not go down after increase in gun-restrictive laws are passed. People in the United States have the right to defend themselves from harm, and the 2nd Amendment right to own firearms.
An ongoing and highly debated social problem that continues to grow in our society today is the gun control epidemic. Gun violence in the United States is a national epidemic. Many people take advantage of guns using and manipulating the tool with hardly any thought. Countless lives have been lost due to fact that people have been able to obtain firearms legally or illegally and have taken the notion to be judge, jury and executioner in holding ones live in their hands. This is a common issue that will continue if action is not taken as a nation to try and stop it. Gun violence can lead many citizens to believe that no place is deemed safe anymore and recent tragedies that have taken place in United States holds up that statement. In
Every day some news related to gun violence are being heard all over the world. Shooting in driveway, public places, schools, homicide and suicide are some of different types of gun violence. Shooting on people and killing them is a big issue in the world and different comments are provided about that. One of the most important of them is about gun control laws. Stingl (2013) says “The term gun control as it is used in the United States refers to any action taken by the federal government or by state or local governments to regulate, through legislation, the sale, purchase, safety, and use of handguns and other types of firearms by individual citizens.” According to this idea gun control laws should be
From 2014 to October 2017, there have been 213,787 gun related incidents. Nearly 54,000 of those incidents have resulted in death. In my lifetime alone, I’ve experienced 42 mass shootings resulting in 414 deaths and 851 injuries. Although the location and number of victims changed, I still felt the same mixture of sadness and anger wash over me every time I heard about a shooting. Another constant through the years was the phrase “worst mass shooting in American history”. Living through the different iterations of mass shootings negatively shaped my views on the state of gun control. Coming from a
During the presidential campaign in 2007 president Barrack Obama in his speech said that ‘we know what to do, we’ve got to enforce laws that are in the book’ in his speeches, he alluded to the fact that we are not doing enough to enforce the already existing laws and this is exactly what in all these many words I have been trying to put forward. Implementation is in many ways a political function. In, effort to reduce gun violence without stricter gun control, our federal government needs to take the responsibility in enforcing the current laws. The justice departments need to be proactive with prosecutions especially with cases of falsification of background information for example in 2009 FBI reported 77,000 falsifications but only 77 or 1% were prosecuted. Congress also needs to approve enough funding for national instant criminal background check system (NCIS) and also states should be encouraged to provide more information regarding background information. The issue of straw man purchases should be well investigated and properly penalized. Organizations like the NRA and the community, who value gun ownership, needs to put the pressure on the federal government. In doing this, citizens have the right to file petitions to the state legislature, or place a ballet to be voted upon by voters, or just voting for those who have the power to make changes. In taking these actions, we can see that Congress will provide more funding, like grants for our current background check
On December 14, 2012, an armed staff member at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. stopped a gunman in his tracks and saved the lives of hundreds of students and teachers. Imagine if this had been the headline on the news, or on the front page of every newspaper. Would it have garnered as much attention as the tragic situation that actually unfolded when an armed gunman stormed the elementary school and committed the deadliest mass school shooting in America’s history? Would gun control activists have come out in droves to protest and feign a need for new gun laws? Would the distraught families of the slain students and teachers be paraded in front of the media and invited
I think it is good idea to have stricter gun law on the country; it will reduce the gun violence. Gunshot which included: suicide, homicide, accident. According to article, Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted? shows that “the United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world” (http://gun-control.procon.org/). In the second amendment of United States, people have right to buy a gun to protect themselves if they take certain class and pass the test. The main problem is that do people really use the gun for self-protection or they use for gun violence? In the CCN article, Death and guns in the USA: The story in six graphs points out that “In the U.S., guns
I believe that the United States. should not enact stricter gun control laws because people have the right to self protection,
There have been 215 terrifying school shootings of innocents across America since 2013. These tragic happenings have left the nation in shock and horror, opening our eyes to the reality of the growing problem of gun violence. There are more than 310 million guns in circulation in America, 90 guns for every 100 people (Gun Violence: Facts and Statistics), and on average 93 American people are killed by gun every day (centers for disease control). Gun violence has been increasing in past years, however, improved education and gun regulation can resolve this.
I am writing to you today about the recent gun problems in America. In the past, America has been notorious for its’ mass shootings. From 1966 to 2012, almost a third of the world’s mass shootings took place in America and this is only the shootings where four or more people were killed. The number would be significantly higher if every single shooting was counted. Since the beginning of this year, there have been 384 shootings and we still have two months left in the year. That’s more than one shooting a day. However, it’s not a surprise there are this many shooting in America because there was a study done that shows that there are approximately 270 million guns owned by U.S. citizens. That means that in every hundred US citizens, 88.8 of
Dan Griffin reports, “while no one knows exactly, the most reliable estimates have United States citizens owning between 300 and 310 million firearms; however, it is believed to be much higher.” In very recent years gun control laws have become a very serious controversial topic. Now, in today’s society school shootings almost seem like the norm. Which brings up the question, should stricter gun laws be introduced by the United States government. Proponents of stricter gun laws believe that such laws would reduce gun violence; however, opponents feel that violence and dangers would only increase if such laws were introduced by legislators.
Every year thousands of people are killed by guns, including babies and young adults. Families are left broken from deaths of their loved ones. “Gun homicides were 10% higher in states with restrictive CCW laws, according to a study spanning 1980-2009(“Concealed Carry Law”). Guns should be illegal but since they are not the law should say that they are required to be register. Unregistered guns are going to cause more accidental deaths for a lot of people. Also they put more then just adults in danger, and they expose children to the danger as well. States make this bill legal because they think it helps.
Owning a handgun in the United States is legal, and it has been an issue on debate for many years with no success so far. It is very important to understand that if handguns don't get restricted or ban from our community, consequences will keep raising and death statistics will speak for themselves. Handguns in our community are directly affecting the future of our children, they are responsible for increasing the number of violent death rate in the United States, and it also keeps having a significant effect in our economy.
“When we lose family, friends, or neighbors to gun violence, we feel tremendous pain. When we read about an innocent bystander who will never walk again because of a stray bullet, we are rightly outraged. But gun violence doesn’t only shake us emotionally and morally, it also imposes enormous financial costs and generates a vicious cycle of fear and flight that damages our economy.