New assault weapons came and ended more lives. Gangsters might be gone ,but criminals are still around and they use assault weapons for their preference of mass murdering. Assault weapons should be banned. Assault weapons are far more dangerous than other guns. They shoot nearly a thousand bullets in a few seconds.
Michael W, shows in his article “We Need Stricter Gun Laws” how the data show that strict gun laws reduce violent crime.For example, there is a correlation between restrictive laws and lower homicide rates with and without firearms, both within the United States and internationally. Moreover, a recent study published in the Southern Medical Journal found that the presence of a gun in a home is twelve times more likely to lead to the death of a member of the household or a visitor than an intruder. ( we need,2014). With stronger gun control laws, the crime and murder rates will decrease all across the country. Countries with strict gun control have less crime.
Guns are used by millions of police officers every year to protect themselves. Therefore, yes, guns do kill people, but in reality, they also save millions of lives per year. If law enforcement wasn’t allowed to use the tools that they are equipped with, such as firearms, tazers, or pepper spray, there would be tons more cases of cops that were injured trying to protect the people, and do their job. The people that are trying to get rid of guns, don’t understand that if they get rid of guns, the people that are protecting them, won’t be able to protect them anymore, because their main source of protection got taken away. Lots of times, it isn’t even murder, “Estimated 33,636 American’s were killed by firearms in 2013- 63 percent were suicides, and 33.3 percent were homicides.” (Detroit 4) This shows that while people think that every gun death is a murder, that suicides are a huge problem too.
“Yes, people pull the trigger but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.” (Eliot Spitzer) People are mostly 50/50 about gun control laws. Gun violence is unnecessary ,there has been one to many mass-shootings. Columbine high school in 1999, Texas 1991, California 2015. All these shooting all over the United States.
I was devastated once I heard the news that a past member of my youth group was shot and killed through the violence of an enraged individual. Not knowing her personally did not devalue the impact that she made on me, and the visualization of the shock it had on my community. Not only that, several students that attended my high school were also affected by gun violence. Growing up in a low income community ultimately caused gun violence to be more apparent in my life. In modern times, the world seems to be so vastly complex with countless amounts of disparities, that we lose focus on what truly matters and fail to seek compromise in regards to gun reforms.
The number of incidents of gun violence last year in the United States was about 60,000. In recent years, the number of mass shooting has risen to about one mass shooting per day in the United States. The country is divided with some wanting to reevaluate our gun control laws and either ban or add additional regulations to the purchase of guns. Others say it is our right for Americans to own guns and something the founding fathers considered important to put in the Bill of Rights. The number of firearm sales has risen with the number of mass shooting many Americans question if banning guns or certain guns could help decrease the number of gun violence deaths.
The government is debating about guns and if the age range should go higher or lower. This can change America's future by a lot, not in a good way like how caterpillars change into butterflies. Guns should be held by people with experience like police officers or the military and guns should be held by adults at least in their 30’s because, kids and new adults can do crazy things, people can use guns for harmful activities, and a mass shooting occurs because of legal gun selling. First, when kids, young or new adults have guns, they can do crazy things. On the other hand, older people are wiser and lived through life and know what can happen.
As the regulation on the use of the firearms was being changed from time to time, the effects were also changing in the same trend. Guns in the hands of civilians are majorly for personal protection. It is estimated that at least 162,000 civilians use guns per year for self defense, in which if not for the gun, they would have been killed. By adopting the policies that help control the guns in the hands of individuals, murders, aggravated assaults and rape cases have greatly reduced. It is therefore evident that criminals respond rationally to deterrence threats.
The assassinations of political figures, the murder of John Lennon (1980), and other assassination attempts against Regan forced the Congress to pass the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. The Act underlined the need for a background check on persons owning guns, transporting, or even purchasing firearms. There have been continued advocacy for and against gun ownership. However, the gun ownership debate has been fueled by happenings in the United States that have led to a divide in opinions. There have been many instances of shootings in the United States.
He recalls "Suddenly, my family was thrown into the middle of a nightmare, being told my brother was going to die…". Rightly so, this touches our feelings. It hurts us to see other people suffer, and we all know that gun violence affects many more people in our country than it should. Most of the time people are very separated on the topic of gun control. Either you are a republic, democrat, pro-gun, or anti-gun and this divide in the public is why nothing can ever get accomplished.