Contrary to the common belief, crime has been on the decline for the past three decades. Yet, news and media have been covering crime more than ever, resulting in the public belief that crime is at an all time high. The sharp drop in crime since the early 1990s has left experts curious to discover the reasons for the decrease in crime. As I compare the article Understanding Why Crime Fell in the 1990s: Four Factors that Explain the Decline and Six that Do Not by Steven D. Levitt and the article Evaluating Contemporary Crime Drop(s) in America, New York City, and Many Other Places by Eric P. Baumer and Kevin T. Wolff, I will briefly describe the articles, compare their agreements and disagreements, as well as discuss my personal preferences.
On the one side we have for example Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg, Thomas Menino etc. They think that it will save innocent American citizens if there is a stricter gun control. Some off the proposal is about banning assault weapons and making magazines with more than 10 bullets illegal. That could save lives because assault weapons are more dangerous than regular weapons and it is impossible to kill as many with 10 bullets per magazine as it is to kill with for instance 20 or 30 bullets. There is also an opposite opinion to gun control.
She did not understand why anyone but soldiers and police need guns. As an advocate for gun control, she worked to make it harder to get a gun. In response to people having firearms for self defense, she responded by saying that they are paranoid. In regards to gun owners, she
Plus, our government has some very imaginative minds they. It would be scary to see some of the things they could conjure up to punish those. They could have the power to whatever they want to you. Heck, they could force you to sit in a movie theater with all of your crushes, and see the worst photos of you ever. That would be terrible.
There have been many cases of teachers being the ones behind the gun. Which is why giving teachers guns is far more dangerous than not giving them anything. Some argue that teachers with guns are dangerous because the teacher could be the active shooter. But on the other side of the debate, people say teachers with guns in their position is very helpful because if there is an active shooter they will keep their students safe. However, a lot of individuals think teachers should not have guns because it puts students in more danger, it's unnecessary and the teacher could also have mental health issues.
We watch movies all the time about crimes , which plants a seed of fear for people. Society will start to believe that serial killers live among them and that no place is safe. We start to think about how this can happen to us or even our family. Most people have a belief in what is good and evil. When it comes to good , we categorize it has innocent holy , pure.
citizens is to reduce the success rate of suicide. Gun is dangerous because it can take one life away in a sudden if the correct places are shot. States with more guns tend to have more homicides. Back to 2001 to 2005, the state with the lowest rate of gun ownership had around 31.5% of firearm suicides out of all suicides (Matthew, M. & David, H., 2008). However, for the state with the highest rate of gun ownership, the firearm suicides rate out of all suicides is more than 64.3%.
As societal crime rate continues to escalate, the epidemic of homicides and mass murders remains a prevalent social problem. Thus, the emergence of serial killers has caused alarm among many criminologists and psychologists. Serial killers usually have an impulsive desire to kill for no particular reason, which makes it difficult for law enforcement and criminal professionals to understand their motives.
They felt that if people turned in their firearms then gun violence would end completely. Sadly this did not happen. Gun violence spiked after this law went into effect. They saw a 20% increase in gun violence after just 12 months (ABC, 2011). This shows that no guns for citizens in a free society has negative
The assault weapons ban is extremely arbitrary about what qualifies as an assault weapon.” In this time period we need guns for public safety and Fiorina sees that aspect. She knows that not just today, tomorrow, or a week from now but every day that the guns the American government is trying to ban will be needed (On the Issues Quote
People state that there are a lot of police
In conclusion, the people for Gun Control are infringing rules that are immovable, and the against it are literally on higher ground because they know that the people for it are trying to fight America, which they are. Gun Control is just one big fight that was started by people that lust for control and use it to pollute the society. Even though gun laws are the top answer for less gun
(Laws.com) Here we see a dramatic increase that could actually attribute a lack of guns to an increased murder rate. Lastly, after Texas implemented concealed carry laws, it’s crime rates dropped 50% faster than the rest of the U.S. (Laws.com) Because of this, we cannot conclude that violent crime is correlated to firearms. However, it is easy to spot the association between an increased gun count, and a decreased crime