Gun violence is talking the lives of innocent people across the nation. In fact, roughly seven children and teenages die per day due to gun violence. The number seven may not seem like much, but the eventuality impacts many lives. North America’s firearm death rate is at an unexplainable high, a rate which is 25 times higher than the average income country.
As Hemenway mentions this in his book, despite the second amendment most Americans prefer uncompromising gun control laws as well as registration of firearms (152). This tells us how the public is threatened by the fact that anyone can commit mass murder any time. In addition to this, lack of trust among the members of the society creates less communication and more stress. Most people believe that financial benefit from the gun market has tied up the lawmakers. According to nbcnews.com, NRA (National Rifle Association) spends millions of dollars on senates and house races, which enables the association to control and silence the politicians.
There are many suicides each year from people who carry or know someone who does or has a family member who carries. The ironic thing is that if people didn’t have the right to carry concealed handguns, most crimes, deaths and injuries would not happen because it would just be harder to get ahold of guns. Concealed handguns can easily cause the risk of unnecessary shootings. Disagreements will happen and instead of a possible fist fight a person 's anger can escalate and a gun could be pulled out and that disagreement or fight turns into a deadly shooting accident. Our society today is so lazy that there may be many that would not go through the trouble just to get a gun.
Guns. Guns are an enormously controversial topic discussed across the world; however, I am going to focus on guns in America specifically. America is in a deadly love affair with firearms despite 32,000 people each year. Losing their life to gun crime for every one person who died due to guns, two more are wounded which can drastically impact someone’s life. I feel that America has a huge influence in the world therefore if they get rid of their right to bare arms, others will soon follow.
For example, on October 1, 2017 there was a mass shooting during a concert in Las Vegas which killed 59 people and injured 500. In addition, “ This remains the largest mass shooting in modern American history. Yet, Google Trends shows that it only took a week for searches about gun
On April 20th, 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 students and injured more than 20 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. At the time this was the deadliest highschool massacre. It sparked huge debates over the safety of schools, gun violence, as well as blaming violent video games. On April 16th, 2007 Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people at Virginia Tech. The aftermath of the shooting consisted of huge settlements, lawsuits, and fines paid by virginia tech until 2014.
According to the statistic guns are held for over 33,000 deaths in the United States. CDC also reports that 11,008 homicides involve a gun. Over half of the suicides cases in America involved a some kind of a gun. Although Americans have the Right To Bear Arms there should be more restrictions on guns because guns are responsible for a lot of deaths across America. The history on the second amendment and gun control is that everyone has the right to bear arms but now it has been getting out of control with the mass shootings and how people can go online and purchase a gun illegally.
Citizens can conclude, through research and data, more gun control would lead to fewer suicides. The opposing side would promote that if one is trying to kill themselves, they will find a way, whether they kill themselves with a gun or with a knife. In 2015, sixty-four percent of the deaths in the United States citizens were gun-related. More than 11,000 blameless residents of the United States were murdered involving a firearm in 2016. In fact, suicide by firearm accounts for almost half of all suicides in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“America’s Gun Culture Charts”).
What do violent crimes and current gun laws look like in America right now? “In 2016, there were more than 38,000 gun-related deaths in the U.S. — 4,000 more than 2015…Most gun-related deaths — about two-thirds —in America are suicides …there were about 11,000 gun-related homicides in 2016, up from 9,600 in 2015” (Rhodan). This confirms that gun-related deaths are rising, including homicides, but the population of the United States is increasing as well. Additionally, most of these deaths are suicides, and only a third
Weapons by terrorism, warfare, or accidents, excluding the holocaust gas victims. That is a very large number but doesn’t compare to the amount of gun deaths. In the U.S. there have been more gun deaths than every U.S. soldier that has lost their life in all of the wars or battles combined. The U.S. hasn’t had a proven bioterrorist attack since 2001 and i have not found any evidence of a chemical attack on the United States. The second deadliest mass shooting was the United States worst terror attack since 9/11 where 49 people were shot dead at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.