Gun Control Lately people have been using guns in a negative way and causing a bad effect on the world. People have been using guns inapropriatly and have been performing mass killings. If guns are being used by people then the people using them should know how to use them correctly, or not being a crazy lunatic. When I was 12 I was playing with a pistol and accidentally shot it, I wasn’t hurt and no one else was hurt but somebody could have been injured badly. Gun laws are the cause to a lot of the violent crimes in the united states and laws need to be changed so people can’t purchase guns as easily that way we aren’t in as much trouble. Most people that commit violent gun crimes are mentally ill, for example the last school shooting that occured on february 14 2018 at Marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida, the gunman Nikolas Cruz was mentally ill. He walked into the school with his guns and shot and killed 17 students and a teacher.He had issues with learning, and controlling his emotions and stuff. (source) Someone that is mentally ill or has certain problems like Nikolas Cruz shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun in the first place. This is where it is believed gun control would have a good effect in the long run, if its harder to get a gun then these guns will not make it in the hands of a school shooter. A gun becomes dangerous when it is in the hands of a dangerous unsafe person. It is proven that most U.S. deaths are caused by gun violence.
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Mr Lapierre, Do you know of the 8 year old who is afraid she will be shot during lock down by a psychopathic student because her shoes light up? Do you know of the 14 year old who got shot because she refused to go to prom with a boy? On average there are nearly 13,000 gun homicides a year in the U.S. In January 2018 alone there have 28 shootings with varying numbers of killed and injured people. 28.
There have been 141 people killed in a mass murder or attempted mass murder at a school since the Columbine Shootings. (Pearle) Sandy Hook Elementary School, Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, and University of Texas at Austin are just a few examples of the tragic events that we are reminded of during debates on gun control. It is foolish to believe that having stricter laws on guns will control the school shooting epidemic. With this argumentative essay, I hope to provide multiple sustainable reasons why harsher laws on guns will not stop mass school shootings. To begin, after the shock of the tragic events, the world begins to analyze the shooter’s mental capacity.
The regulations of guns in the USA has been a hot topic in the GOP debates this election year. Gun Control seems always to come up in conversation when it is time to elect our next president or when a tragic event involving guns occurs. Regulations of guns in the USA has been around since the early 1900s, and is ever changing to this day. There are both Pros and Cons to Gun control laws. Also many factors on why there are different laws on guns in different parts of the country.
There are a lot of misconceptions of gun violence and how it correlates to the mentally ill population. A 2011-2013 survey shows that people believe that gun violence is more likely to occur due to someone who is mentally ill rather than someone having an easy time buying a weapon. One of the first things people think about when the hear the latest mass shooting news is that the perpetrator had to have been someway mentally ill. They take this statement, twist it, and then say that all those who are mentally ill are violent. An article on mental illness and how it correlates to gun violence stated “Only 23 percent had a documented psychiatric history of any kind ― which means 3 out of 4 did not.”
I believe it is very important for each state to have strict gun laws regarding who can purchase guns. Considering the fact that it is so easy to purchase a firearm in America, guns are constantly being bought legally and sold to people in the streets illegally. It is these guns that are being sold into the streets that are being used for armed robberies and other malicious crimes. I am a firm believer in the second amendment and as an American citizen I appreciate the fact that I have the right to bear arms. I have come to the conclusion that it is vital that each state make it harder for people with mental issues, veterans with PTSD, and other people that can be considered as a menace to society to purchase firearms.
Gun Violence and Mental Health: Teachers and Staff Should Not Carry Guns in Schools When people started shooting students and staff at schools nobody knew what to do, but they knew that a change needed to be made. With all of the tragedies that keep happening in school campuses there is a debate on what that changes should be. Some say that teachers and staff should have guns in school premises to protect students from an intruder and prevent another horrible incident like the Columbine, Sandy Hook, and many others. Others say that teachers packing heat is a bad idea and that we should be looking at mental health a little closer.
These people can be mentally unstable and end up doing something tragic and not even care. There are many types of mental illnesses, not all of them can be harmful or a dangerous illness. Policeman are able to take a firearm from a mentally ill person, they can also test the person to see if they qualify to me mentally
America Needs Gun Control Once said by former American politician Eliot Spencer, “Yes, people pull the trigger, but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary , and delay means more death and horror.” His remarks mean that gun control will reduce tragedies. While gun control will affect law-abiding citizens also, gun control will limit people from getting guns and will lessen mass shootings.
Adam Lanza shot 20 children and 6 adults that day because he suffered from a mental illness. People who have a serious mental illness are more likely to use a gun for violence. If gun control law is not strictly enforced, then people will use the gun to solve their issues that may frustrate them. In an article on the National Catholic Reporter about t gun control, Jeffrey Swanson notes “’Mass shooters are really atypical,’ he explained. ‘They are atypical of people with serious mental illnesses, the vast majority of whom are never going to be violent’”
Election years, like this past year, often times bring up controversial topics that a person may feel more one sided about rather than the other. The topic of gun control laws seems to be one of the more popular topics that the public likes to talk about. With news stories depicting school shootings, police shootings, and other gun related violence’s, many Americans are unaware of how this is influencing their idea on whether the United States should have gun control laws. Many people may say that they feel like they are not influenced by anything when it comes to how they feel about guns and the idea of gun control laws. This however, is false.
The date is February 16th, 2018. The world has only reached its 46th day of the year and yet we have already bore witness to over 30 mass shootings in the United States. While politicians and our own President refuse to accept the real problem with the situation, citizens across the USA are fighting to rid the undeserving of their deadly assault weapons. In a New York Times article titled "Mass Shootings Don 't Have To Be Inevitable", James Steinberg addresses questions we are left to ask when the tragedy strikes and we are desperate for answers. Why is destructive ammunition so easy to obtain?
Guns. A constitutional right we as Americans have. Something that has been a hot topic that has been debated heavily recently in the United States. With all of the media coverage on the recent gun-related tragedies, it has gotten many Americans talking about gun control and firearm legislation.
Gun control laws should be enforced because it will lead to fewer suicides. “About half of all suicides are committed with guns, seven in 10 men, who also account for 74%of gun owners in the country” (Pew Research Center) If we enforce the gun
Gun Control On February 14, 2018 seventeen innocent people were shot and killed at a school in Parkland Florida. The shooter being over the age of eighteen, legally purchased the gun that caused this massacre, back in February of 2017. The federal law states, anyone with a clean criminal record over the age of eighteen can legally purchase a gun. This brings people to wonder, is our gun control enough?
The problem is that there seems to be an ever-increasing issue of people going and killing innocent people such as the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Now some people have been saying that we need more gun control to fix the issue of school shootings, and although I believe that gun control has some merit and does need to have some form of implementation I don’t believe it fixes the underlying issue. Gun