The alternative to a complete gun ban would be simply to restrict gun laws to make it much more difficult for a dangerous individual to purchase a gun. Background checks for all purchases of guns would become a requirement and
Mass shooting has been a problem since gun was made available to the public. There is no broadly accepted definition of the term ‘mass shooting,' many people uses the FBI definition in which 4 or more people are killed including the perpetrator with a gun. Mass shooting can be committed by a person or an organisation, but in recent times due to a rise in terrorism, most are committed now due to their beliefs. Many countries like United Kingdom and Australia have changed their gun laws in the wake of mass shooting. I am going to be looking at how gun laws are different in each countries especially between United States and Australia since they are so alike, and why one country could get rid of mass shooting but not another.
According to the law center to prevent violence, Maryland had the 15th lowest rate of gun deaths among the states in 2013. In that year, 578 people died from firearm-related injuries in Maryland. According to data compiled by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in 2009, Maryland supplied the eighteenth lowest number to other states and it imports many more crime guns from other states than it exports. This means Maryland has very particular and strict views on firearms. This program is just one of many ways Maryland has tried to decrease unsafe people from having firearm use and purchasing them.
However, that is now becoming a problem, especially with how guns are being used. With the past and recent mass shootings, that has taken place in schools and churches, it should strongly be considered to increase the age limit for owning firearms. By, increasing the age limit for handguns and assault rifles
INTRODUCTION This thesis examines closely the impact of mass shootings on American gun laws. According to the FBI definition where a mass shooting is an occurrence in which a gunman kills more than four people, there has not been a rise in this absolutely horrific type of crime. On the other hand, for Wing (2013) a shooting spree that injures at least four people, but does not kill them, is still a mass shooting. Under this approach, a mass shooting happens almost every day. Predictably, these incidents have triggered an abrupt obsession with gun violence in communities and on political level.
Murder-Suicide in Families (2011), “States with less restrictive gun control laws have as much as eight times the rate of murder-suicides as those with the most restrictive gun control laws” (para. 7). Statistics like this one explain that strict gun laws has a greater chance of preventing murder-suicides. Knowing this can be a distinct advantage in having one way to combat this from happening. In addition Murder-Suicide in Families (2011), explains that “Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of domestic violence survivors rate the assistance they received at their shelters as "very helpful," and another
2 Pages “The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world.” (ProCon.org.) This statistic may not come as a surprise to most. What may shock you, however, is how gun control can actually hurt your communities, and in more way than one.
The 2nd Amendment Right has been one of the most controversial liberties that has brought many opposing views with it. Gun control has become a vastly argued topic that has left the federal government with many ideas on it. The United States is the leader in per capita gun deaths. Just in 2016 there were 58,428 firearm incidents with 15,077 of those resulting in a death. The current year, 2017, there were almost 16,000 firearm incidents within the first 4 months of the year.
Some ways to prevent this would be running a background check on gun owners, searching before entering large residents, training police officers, and monitoring. There is not an exact definition of a “mass shooting.” But according to the Gun Violence Archive a mass shooting is defined as “any incident where four or more people are wounded or killed [excluding] gang killings or slayings that involve multiple family members” (Christensen). If this is what is considered a mass shooting, then 136 incidents have occurred in 2016. Which has an average of 6.87 victims (Christensen).
In an online article from The Atlantic, Stray (2013) mentioned 8,583 homicides are by firearms in 2011. (para.1) He also mentioned how this affects us as a whole. The threat of violence makes neighborhoods poorer. It's also very difficult to quantify the total harm caused by gun violence.
Legalizing the green? WOULD LEGALIZING CANNABIS BE A GOOD ECONOMIC DECISION? Section 1.0: Introduction “Around 750,000 Australians use cannabis every week and approximately 300,000 smoke every day” (ABC News, 2008). The use of Cannabis in Australia has been illegal since the early 1900’s, which has had a variety of effects on the economy of Australia.
Alcohol related violence is becoming an increasingly large problem in Australia. One of the main forms of violence that has already claimed the lives of over 90 people in Queensland is the “king hit”. A king hit is “when a single blow to the head causes a victim to fall to the ground unconscious, either from the punch itself or the impact between the head and the ground. This can result in fatal skull fractures and subdural hematomas” (Pilgrim, Gerostamoulos, & Drummer, 2014). The problem of alcohol fuelled violence has escalated to the point that the Queensland government has passed new legislation that will reduce trading hours for licensed premises and restrict the sale of alcohol past 2am ("Overview of the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Act 2016 for licensees | Queensland Government", 2016).
Guns are responsible for almost thirty thousand deaths a year in America a little bit more than half of those deaths are suicides. America has a big problem with guns there are about 280 million to 300 million guns in private hands of americans. Gun shops need to do more background checks and see their mental health that could stop and incident like the gunmen who took thirty two lives at Virginia Tech in 2007. There have been more shootings like this one in various schools around the country.
“Americans in gun owning households are much less supportive of new restrictions on firearms than those who don’t have a firearm in the house. Across polls that reported such results, between 40 and 45 percent of respondents in gun-owning households support an assault weapons ban. A bare majority of this group supported a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines in the CBS-NYT poll, but support dropped below half in three other polls. Strong majorities of gun owning household members support requiring background checks for private sales at gun shows, standing at 86 percent in the Post-ABC survey and 85 percent in the Pew poll.”
Gun Law Reform in The United States The issue of gun control reform has led to arguments in recent years because of the increased media coverage of shootings—the “media contagion” factor outlined by the American Psychological Association—which has caused the awareness of firearm danger to rise (Media). Further, the gun culture of the United States has promoted the widespread use of firearms since revolutionary times, making guns prevalent in society (Kennett). These factors have grim results, making the United States the leader of developed countries in gun homicides — with almost five times more gun deaths than in any other developed country (Quealy). These data found, in an article by Kevin Quealy, a journalist and co-professor at both