Whether mentally ill or not, there will still be persons who obtain guns illegally. In many countries with the advancement of technology and the need for the use of the internet on a rise, many persons use and have access to the Dark Web which is used to obtain items which are deemed to be illegal. When we look at Seung-Hui Cho a Korean who committed a mass killing in Virginia, he would have had a more difficult time getting possession of guns he used to on innocent students and teachers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. However, the crime still would have been committed as he was a deranged criminal who found a way to get his hands on a gun. We are unable to tell whether Seung-Hui Cho's act of the mass killings could have been stopped but what we do know is that strict gun control laws do not always have the effect that lawmakers want to see.
This means law abiding citizens would not be able to defend themselves from a criminal with a gun. The elderly who cant fight for themselves would be in danger if someone broke in their home. Home defense would be a lot tougher if guns were taken away. (Farago).
Do you know how many people are in danger because of a gun. Many lives have been taken just because of a single bullet, despite this little to no action has taken place about these weapons, it’s a little frightening isn’t it. Shootings and deaths by guns are becoming all too common and many people have argued whether or not our government need to do something about this. If gun laws and gun control were implemented then it would lower violence, make it harder for criminals to get these items, and save lives. Though gun control may not protect every life, it would save many.
The problem we have is the people who have the guns. “Gun control laws are just as old or older than the second amendment, the gun control wasn’t as strict as they are now. There still were laws, people were imprisoned if they were doing something illegal with firearms.” (Should more gun control laws be enacted) Mentally ill people are not allowed to own or purchase firearms.
However, a definite solution still has not been reached and America is split on the topic. The solutions currently enacted focus on guns, yet America still has a serious issue with gun related crime attacks, and fatalities. Solutions should not solely target the actual guns, because guns are powerless without the person who fires the weapon. The solution should not be to take away guns, but to consider the people who have access to them. Addressing mental health is the real solution to preventing gun violence and attacks.
And one of those weapons are guns. As many people know, guns are lethal weapons that can kill a life with one bullet. A person’s life can easily be taken away with a simple pull of a trigger. And these guns are also the instruments used by criminals to take whatever they want, whenever they want. That was the initial fear of the people.
What’s better? More guns available to although act as protection, but also pose as a threat or less guns and higher security background checks before owners are able to obtain guns? There are about 300 millions guns owned in America - that’s about one firearm per person The U.S. government permits citizens to buy guns due to their right to bear arms. However, these guns fall into the wrong hands at times as shown in the many mass shootings that have been displayed on the media several times lately. It’s time to change America’s gun laws to enforce the safety of its citizens.
A higher level of obtaining guns equals to more violent deaths to all ages includes homicide, suicide, and unintentional firearm deaths (Miller, Azrael, Hemenway, 2013). Firearms have strong lethality and generally have longer range than other weapons such as knives which make people hard to run away or self-defense. Also, once the guns are fired, generally speaking, there is going to have at least wounded, and there is little time allow people to react. Even though passing a background check mandatorily to purchase a gun may be helpful to deter potential shooters, I think it is still unpredictable what would a person do with a gun, and it is too risky to trust people’s rationality of not doing harms with guns. Recently, one another school shooting just happened at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida which caused 17 deaths and 14 injured.
Guns represent one of the most divided topics in the United States, with the country seemingly divided on whether they should be banned or allowed to be owned. Misinformation causes controversy on gun laws and the decisions regarding policy. The laws surrounding guns are rather complex and this results in many citizens being confused on the guns civilians can own, and the process involved in obtaining a gun. Just the other day, I was watching a YouTube video by Steven Crowder titled “I’m Pro-gun | Change my Mind,” where
In fact, this issue is broad and has different faces depending on which angle you look at it. This paper will analyze the different faces of the issue, those who are mostly affected by gun violence, the areas with the most numbers of gun related violence as well as the periods that were mostly
I see many people getting hurt with guns. I don’t see any good can come out from guns. There are too much guns in America right now. I don’t want many future children to grow up in a country where there are more guns than the people populations. 4.
“The U.S. ranks first in gun ownership per capita, with roughly 270 million firearms, or 89 firearms per 100 residents” (Palazzolo & Flynn). Even though most of the firearms that are bought are used for hunting animals, some are used for killing people. In 2015, “no more than eight days this year have passed without a mass shooting” (Speiser). This seems like a very bad statistic as that is many people's lives that are getting snuffed out. In this research paper, there will be a literature review about mass shootings, as well as a theory that fits mass shootings, and how this theory applies to mass shootings.