Essay On Guns In America

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"In 1990, handguns were used to kill approximately 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States”. For many years, America has been regarded as one of the world’s most perilous and ferocious countries in the world. The death rate caused by active gun shooters in the US is extraordinary: “since 1968, more Americans have died from gunfire than died in … all the wars of this country 's history”. Hence why public ownership of guns should be abolished in the USA. Can you imagine to what extent the death rate in America has increased by now? To begin with, the second amendment of the US constitution gives citizens the right to carry or possess a gun. As a result, gun violence in America has increased drastically over the years due to guns being utilised in a reprehensible manner and people getting wedged in the crossfire, hence why stringent law enforcements need to be put in place regarding guns in the US. “Since 1982, there have been at least 61 mass murders carried out with firearms; in most cases, the killers had obtained their weapons legally”. …show more content…

He proposed to ban military-style assault weapons, universal background checks and harsher penalties for gun traffickers. Yet the number of firearm incidents in the US has not changed. All due to the fact that the laws regarding guns in the US are not strict enough. This proposal was announced in the aftermath of the shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School which occurred on December 14, 2012 where twenty children and seven women lost their lives. This was one of the most deadly and tragic mass murder shooting which has ever occurred in any school in the US. Adam Lanza; the man responsible for this tragic event committed suicide immediately after the police had started to arrive at the crime scene. To why he did this, remains

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