David Hemenway, the professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, stated, “Studies show that most attempts act on impulse, in a moment of panic or despair: once acute feelings ease, 91% do not go to die by suicide.”Easy access to guns make suicide more lethal. Other methods may allow a second chance but sadly, once the trigger is pulled there is no turning back. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that suicide with a gun is the most common method. This confirms that guns aid the ability to make suicide an easier action. Secondly, 70% of homicides are done by a firearm.
60% admitted to getting their hands on the gun they used illegally in the other states. No matter how many rules you put into place, evil people will find a gun if they are dedicated enough. The only people that benefit from stricter gun laws, is the criminal with an illegally aquired firearm. You are 4 times more likely to get stabbed to death than to be at the wrong side of the barrel
Fifteen thousand Americans dead, thirteen thousand from guns in twenty-seventeen, making sixty percent of murders involving guns. We are told over and over again, do not politicize events involving shoots. Americans, kids, adults, everyday people, how many more of them have to die before something is done? There is a need for gun control and the time to do it is now. Gun control will prevent more mass shootings, like it did in Australia and the United Kingdom, reduce murders drastically, as seen in other countries, and kill off donations to politicians, removing the political influence of guns.
How to reduce gun violence "In the 1960's, there was one school shooting. In the 1980's, there were 27. In the 1990's, there were 58. In the past decade, there have been over 120" (Hoehn). The last 18 years have been experienced by too many shootings.
do not allow handguns. In December,14 2012, Newton, Connecticut a 20 years old Adam Lanza used weapons to massacre 20 children and six adult at the Sandy Hook elementary. This led the schools across the United States to provide strict security to protect the students and staffs. Also this careless event led to loss of many innocent lives. Apparently, Adam Lanza was not convicted, because he committed suicide (“USA Today” internet).
Additionally, on average there are nearly 13,000 gun homicides a year in the United States.” David Frum, Daily Beast and CNN contributor, stated, “About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds." This 2018 there was a mass shooting in a school at Parkland, Florida. 17 students and staff died at Stoneman Douglas High School. It was just supposed to be a normal Valentines day, but it turned out being the day that 17 lives were taken. Students all over America have protested, showing bravery
Many people don’t believe that gun ownership by an amateur will increases crime rates. In fact, Tia Ghose, a journalist from the Live Science Center (2013), states that amateur gun owners are more likely to be shot with their own pistols as they don’t have enough experience. After high profile of shooting at shooting school centers, amateurs express high passion inside them when shooting on the targets, and this may create an inner problem to teenagers, which may lead to unknown consequences by the amateur. Also, Ghose mentions that United States of America has enormous weapons ownership rates, and also has high rate of shooting deaths. Moreover, a reason that will lead an amateur to own a pistol is depression.
“Mounting research suggests that alcohol causes more damage to the developing brains of teenagers than was previously thought, injuring them significantly more than it does adult brains” (Butler n.p). The alcohol can kill brain cells which are still growing in teens. Drinking may also cause deaths in teens due to alcohol poisoning. “Health experts say they know of no long-term statistics on alcohol-related deaths specifically among college students. It is known, however, that in 1995 318 people died in the United States from alcohol poisoning, including 24 ages 15-24, according to the National Center for Health Statistics” (Scrivo 243).
The issue with incorporating more guns in a school campus is a terrifying idea and in most issues, can backfire. A victim from the school shooting in Forida stated, “I understand what it's like to fear for your life.”, students shouldn't have to fear their own school. Many students are against gun violence and are having walkouts and protests, they want their voice to be heard and want to see a change in schools. Many students from across South Florida supported the Stoneman Douglas High students by walking out of their classrooms. The students from Douglas High aren't alone and are being supported by many other students.
According to The Washington Post, The United States of America (USA) has 88.8 guns per one hundred people or about seventy million guns overall. The country with the highest amount of guns per capita in the world is the USA. However, the laws on gun usage are ineffective and this results in thousands of innocent souls murdered annually. The government agreed with people as young as 18 years of age to legally purchase a gun. Consumers of firearms do not acquire a gun license or undergo screening testings and background checks.