This is very unusual, as guns in America are used to protect people, but these guns are more commonly used to kill other people. This happens in real life because the Las Vegas shooting killed almost half of ten thousand people were injured or killed. The main evidence here that proves my point, is “A background check did not stop this killer, but tighter background checks can keep war weapons out of the hands of those who are known to be mentally unstable.” This helps me prove my point because the killer would not have obtained a gun if stricter background checks occured. Without a gun, the killer become weak, and unable to kill people. This would make us much safer if killers don’t have access to guns.
Clearly, it has been demonstrated that the massive use of guns had only brought chaos and many innocent deaths in the society. Some vast examples are terrorism and the massive shootings. Hence they must create laws to control this dilemma that is only affecting the citizens. Through the years a lot of innocent people have been dead since the number of guns that citizens are allowed to get and have it in the United State. This issue was not common if the United States implemented more laws that will prevent people get guns to eradicate massacre like the Vegas mass shooting and prevent suicide, since that even teenagers in those days have guns in her hands and that 's the main reason of massacres, death, and terrorism in the United State.
At least tens of thousands of the deaths that have been recorded in America are affiliated with gun violence. According to 2013 statistics, at least 23.2 injuries were recorded per 100,000 citizens while 33,636 deaths are related to injuries resulting from the use of firearms (Statistics behind gun violence in USA). Discharge of firearms further led to at least 505 deaths which were linked to 11,208 homicide cases and 21, 175 cases that were mainly suicidal. Out of these staggering statistics of deaths caused by the use of firearms, about 281 resulted from ‘undetermined intent’ (Statistics behind gun violence in USA). These statistics provoke worries and rekindle questions on gun control and ownership.
As for suicide rates, there have been 21,175 firearm suicides, almost all being comitted with a household gun or a relative's gun. Not only that, but firearm suicide is one of the most common ways of suicide across the United States. Even more, data from 2012 showed that 64% of gun deaths were suicides, different than the 2006 data that showed the decrease (57%). However, gun control is not able to decrease firearm suicide. If gun control were to be stricter, there still wouldn't be any control over a persons decisions, unless firearms would be completly out of reach for citizens.
This however isn’t true at all. The race that people think is mainly targeted is the African-American race. Statistics show another story to this myth. The Washington Post has conducted a series of research to track police fatal shootings. The Washington Post has said, “As of Sunday, 1502 people have been shot and killed by on-duty police officers since Jan.1.2015.
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.
It also stereotypes the entire population of people living with a mental disability. (Metzl, MacLeish) Not every person with a mental illness desires to shoot up a school or public place. More research and studies need to be done to understand its correlation with violence like mass shootings. A part of the problem that has more controversy, but more evidence is America’s attitude and lifestyle regarding guns. The US has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world (Vox).
Today in the United States of America, the gun control is the top issue. Over 350 people die from gun shooting accidents, which results in the president to review the second amendment, the right to carry a concealed handgun (“Police one” internet). The citizens of the United States find it their right to bear arms, however guns get in the wrong hands. In order to carry a weapon, people must have a weapon license, and required an intensive background check to obtain the weapon. More often than not concealed handguns have a negative effect on society than positive.
Gun control By conner clark Did you know that americans have more guns than anyone else on earth and that more than 30,000 americans die each year to firearms. Well that is what these two articles are teaching us that america does not have a lot of gun laws for guns and how people show more animosity towards gun laws after all of the shootings. These two articles are similar but yet are still really different. The way that they are different is because the article Issue Overview: Guns in America by Bloomberg, adapted by Newsela staff is just stating the facts about the way people feel about guns the pros and cons of gun laws and this article has no opinion in it and the article Famous Speeches: "We call BS," Emma Gonzalez 's speech to gun advocates by Emma Gonzalez, adapted by Newsela staff is only showing one side of the story and not the other and her speech is very opinionated towards guns laws and getting read of some guns. In the article Issue Overview: Guns in America by Bloomberg, adapted by Newsela staff is states in paragraph one line one “Every mass shooting in the United States starts a new debate over the right to own guns”.
“The first six months of 2017 America saw 174 mass shootings”, (where 4 or more people were killed), according to CQ researcher, a trusted database.These mass shootings killed innocent people that wouldn 't have died otherwise. More secure gun restrictions would have spared all these people their lives. Stricter gun control would equivalent in a lower death rate and less of a threat to your loved ones, as shown by other first world countries. The largest effect of not having gun control is the sizeable and growing number of deaths per year. The number of deaths in America involving guns have skyrocketed each year.
One author of an article finds out through his research that around 30,000 people die each year from guns (Lunger 10). The article goes on listing some more of the specifics of who is killed by firearms every year such as, around 600 people of these victims are under the age of fifteen, and about 3,500 are between the ages of fifteen to 19. Note that only around a seventh of these deaths occur because of accidents with a firearm. More than half of the deaths (53%) are due to suicides. The rest of the deaths caused by firearms are because of homicides.
Unfair profiling and the use of lethal force is causing war in the world among us. 939 people dead at the hands of police. 865 people were either unarmed, mentally ill, or of color. A number of people have been brutally shot and killed by law enforcement in the year 2016 so far, reaching 776 total, and the year is not over yet. Between 1999-2016 there were more white victims than black killed by law enforcement , however, blacks only make up 12% of the population.
According to John R. Lott Jr., PhD. “When states passed concealed carry laws during the 19 years we studied (from 1977 to 1995) the number of multiple- victim public shootings declined by 84%. Deaths from these shootings plummeted on average by 90% and injuries by 82%. In fact FBI crime data by economist and political commentator John R. Lott Jr, calculated that 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 60,000 aggravated assaults, and 12,000 robberies could have been prevented between 1977 and 1992 if concealed carry could have been legal in every US state during that time period,”(ProCon.org). This proves that, by passing concealed carry laws, the percentage of crime has decreased ,and states have become safer due to restrictions but still allowing people to protect
The topic I want to talk about is Gun violence. Gun violence is pretty much explains itself, It is the usage of a gun to commit a violent act. I think Gun violence is an important issue because there are roughly 32,000 gun deaths per year. The way it affects me personally, is because my grandmother shot herself when I was younger. So roughly 33,880 people die each year from gun violence.
There is a problem with gun related violence in the U.S. but there is a perception that it has suddenly worsened, in reality things have been in bad for a while. What the media does not say is that of 30,000 gun deaths 20,000 of those people killed themselves with a gun (Goldberg 2012 pg 70). Some of these facts are shocking to hear. Even though gun control is the first thing