The shootings that have happened in schools throughout America over the past few months has divided Americans on what they need to do as a nation to stop additional shootings from occouring. Many believe that creating new laws on buying weapons by requiring background checks, holding adults liable for the actions of their kids and requiring safety devices on weapons to stop youngsters will stop these massacres in schools from happening, it 's a step in the right direction, however, it 's not good enough nor is it effective enough, America needs well regulated gun laws and the politicians must understand that the laws should be based on facts, not opinions. There are several problems that need to be looked at in order to determine which laws are necessary. According to a recent study, America has the highest amount gun related deaths every year in the world. “Germany, has 371 gun related deaths, France 255, Canada 165, the united kingdom 68, Australia 65, Japan 39 and America, 11,200”.
As a result of the extremely high number of school shootings, the debate about gun control is more relevant than ever before. It is also a debate there is very to have an opinion about and the politicians’ opinions are also very divided in 2 camps where the president is on the side where they want a stricter gun policy and the gun lobby and the people in the National Rifle Association does not want the law any stricter. Obama wants to save peoples life. To do that he wants to limit the capacity in the guns and he wants to ban the assault riffles. We can
Lastly, the true meaning of the Second Amendment very controversial. Gun rights groups suppose it means universal ownerships to any citizen while Gun Control groups take it as gun ownership should be reduced to those in militaries. Some further thoughts regarding this topic are implementing universal background checks on all purchasers of firearms. According to an article by Ariel Edwards for the Huffington Post, this would make it harder to purchase a firearm from a shop or privately if the potential buyer has been convicted of a misdemeanor violent crime in the past. Additionally, although there would be control on firearms, how well would they be enforced?
Gun Control: Assault Weapons Should be Banned in America In the past decade there have been many mass shootings which sparked a nationwide debate on the ban on assault weapons. Assault weapons are Semiautomatic weapons that are usually used in the military due to their advanced features. The difference between a Semiautomatic weapon and a regular pistol is that semiautomatic guns reload automatically and can fire consistently (Assault Weapons). Majority of Americans argue that Assault Weapons should be banned nationwide because of the amount of mass shootings caused by Assault weapons. The public does not need a military level weapon for protection.
On, February 14, 2018, a mass school shooting in Florida got the nation’s attention, however, gun violence has always been an issue, and it is only getting worse. Now people are saying there needs to be something done, and there are many that agree. Starting off there should be stricter gun laws, because in today’s world it is too easy to get handguns and assault rifles. With, the capabilities a firearm holds, such as taking people’s lives there must be stricter restrictions that could help cut down the gun violence and save lives. Increasing the age of purchasing a firearm would be one step.
The way a question is worded is often the biggest influence on the way someone answers a question. Including statistics or data in the question, can get people to think the way one wants them to think. For instance, one could just simply ask the question, do you believe the United States should have gun control laws? However, if someone was for gun control they could frame the question by saying, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that on average 93 people in America die every day because of guns, do you think the United States should have gun control laws? After hearing this, most people would probably say yes just because of the way it is worded.
In his speech President Obama claims that more needs done about gun control in this country. The President supports his claim by giving very specific examples of mass shootings that have happened in this country such as Columbine, Newtown, and the shooting in the Aurora movie theater. He goes on to say that innocent lives could have been saved if there were more laws in place to prevent people who would use guns irresponsibly from obtaining a firearm. The President also mentions that people are shot everyday on the streets of Chicago and nothing has seemed to change.
The media shows everything about this clandestine crime, that are hidden from view. It visualizes the issue to get support because people don’t take action if they don’t see the problem. So, the possibility of saving lives, preventing the wrongdoings increases with the more visibility the issue gets. 4 years ago, the image on the top was published like a pop-up ad. Approximately, 24.000 people clicked on it and found out the ugly truth about human trafficking.
By allowing powerful guns to our citizens we are allowing them to commit these mass murders. Some people argue that they are used for self-protection and having fun going to shooting ranges and hunting, but these fun things aren 't worth the price of human life. Having stricter gun control laws can save the lives of many Americans. We should adopt stricter gun laws in the U.S. to stop these unnecessary deaths. To begin, there have been many mass murder that have occured during these last few years, and the numbers are just increasing.
The topic I chose for my informative speech was gun violence in the United States. I chose this topic so that others may be aware of all the violence related to a firearm and to inform them of the dangers associated with a gun in the United States. Everyday we turn on the news and hear about a new tragedy involving some sort of firearm. Therefore choosing gun violence as the topic for my speech seemed appropriate. I believe my topic opened the eyes of my audience because of the effect it had on them, especially being that I myself was a victim to gun violence and went through the whole ordeal of being hospitalized and all other effects that follows after being shot.