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.
Now making gun laws stricter will not mean the death rate or shootings will decrease right away because mainly the only people that go to a gun store to buy a gun are law abiding gun owners. A criminal will always have a weapon and a way to get more weapons, criminals do not follow the law. In Chicago, they have some of the strictest gun laws in America, but the shootings still increase; they have had at least 141 people shot and over 40 deaths since the start of 2018. No
Firearms, handguns especially, are the weapon of choice in the majority of these homicides. While Chicago does have a reputation for rather firm gun laws they are not as severe as they once were (Fessenden and Park, New York Times). Completely banning ownership of all handguns is not the way to go, however punishment for illegally owned handguns needs to be more severe. Right now, the punishment for illegally owning a handgun is a one year sentence (Fessenden and Park, New York Times). One year is not enough to scare people into not illegal possessing a handgun.
Guns have dramatically changed peoples lives for the better. Without guns people would have nothing to defend themselves against criminals; especially the police, they wouldn’t be able to fight certain crimes without guns. Despite the necessity, many other people believe guns should not be used at all in society. Guns can be used for self defense,reduce crime, and relieve your stress. First, many Americans purchase guns for their safety.
Only 3 months into 2018 there have been over 10 shootings on a school campus. So in light of the most recent school shooting that took 17 lives in Florida many ask, should the government put stricter laws on guns? There are many different opinions on this topic considering the circumstances at hand.some believe that guns should be easier to obtain others believe they should be much harder to get your hands on, there are people who think guns should be just straight up banned. If the government put stricter gun laws on firearms then of course it would be harder to get get them. But for someone who is willing to take others lives they could easily get them illegally by means of purchasing them illegally or possibly stealing them, or in most cases if a parent has a firearm a child or whoever could easily get to that firearm.
Assault weapons are dangerous to let citizens own them. Despite the danger, the government should not ban assault weapons. The danger isn’t the weapon, it’s the person wielding it. Some assault rifles hold 6 times the amount of pistols. Most pistols hold around 15-16 rounds, but an AR can hold around 30-100.
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. Before researching more in depth, I believe bad people do bad things and banning guns will not be effective in stopping it. Australia is a great example of a country banning certain guns and the crime and homicide rate have both
Seventeen students killed in gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been a controversial topic in recent days (Lopez, 2018). It is a great shame to read or hear about a kind of gun violence every day while living in a country where human rights are at the forefront of the world like the United States. There has been a lot of debate about whether the gun laws are strict enough and what people could do to reduce gun violence significantly. The fact that many Americans are badly affected by gun violence, so letting everyone live a safe life when the gun is in use should always be on the top Although gun violence in the United States has become a social trend worth noting because of the impact on lives and morale that directly affects
Some people have given up on this issue because throughout all the protest nothing has drastically been done about gun laws. Megan Brennan a writer of the Washington post said in an article tilitied "Support for Stricter Gun Laws Edges Up in U.S” “The public 's overall desire for stricter gun laws has fluctuated substantially since Gallup 's first measure in 1990. That year, a record-high 78% favored stricter laws covering the sale of firearms. A majority of Americans held that position until 2008. Support then fell to a low of 43% in 2011, when an equal number said gun laws should be kept as is.
Over the past decade, the amount of United States citizens killed by guns has skyrocketed. Many of these deaths are the result of a gun legally getting into the hands of an unstable person who should not have a gun. These criminals and mentally ill people use guns to take the lives of innocent children, women, and men every single day. Many people argue that the second amendment gives them the right to bare arms and no one can take that away from them, however, this amendment is a large part of the reason why so many undeserving people are able to obtain a gun. America needs stricter gun control laws because they will help decrease the immense number of gun deaths every day and lessen the chances of the wrong person getting their hands on a gun.