America has been set on ideals created centuries ago; focusing on freedom and fighting for the rights of many. However these ideals once used to protect the nation are being misinterpreted by far too many people today. Guns have always played a big role in the lives of Americans, and many believe it is a necessity and all should have the right to own one. What they are unaware of are the average 13,000 gun homicides that take place within a year. Guns are slowly but surely becoming the leading cause of death in America.
Although he knows that this task is impossible, he thinks that America would be a far better society without them. To support his opinions, he provides research that states “Over 30,000 Americans dead every year, and tens of thousands more maimed and paralyzed.” How does Waldman know that this piece of information is referring to gun usage? There is no evidence provided to prove that over 30,000 Americans die every year due to just guns. Guns are not the only weapon available in America for people to use in harmful ways. Due to new technologies developing daily, it gets easier and easier for people to find new ways to take innocent lives.
It’s tragic to say that gun violence, such as mass shootings happen so often in today’s society. Compared to countries around the world, the United States has the highest mass shooting rate. In our country we tend to blame our mass shootings and homicides on guns, but without a human behind it guns are harmless. Instead of banning these firearms all together, which may only cause an uprising in illegally owning guns, why don’t we strengthen our gun control laws? By banning people the right to carry and own a gun, we are restricting them of their basic rights.
Out of the 318.9 million people that are in the United States, there are 300 million guns. Out of the 300 million guns that are in the U.S.(3), in the last Eighty years only 2 people are murdered with a legal version an assault rifle(1). the reason that the number is not higher is because of the regulations. first thing is someone have to get a background check. then they have to get a ATF(Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms) license witch again involves a background check.
In the United States of America certain regulations are definitely necessary for public safety. The regulations are there to better the nation and not further control it. The government can not get rid of everyone 's right to own and keep a gun but, they can simply control the amount of guns able to be purchased. Therefore, the government is not taking away peoples guns but, simply regulating those who can or cant not own them to better protect the citizens of America. And thus any remarks about the government taking away peoples guns are untrue, the government is doing this for everyone 's well
The second amendment of 1789 states that all civilians of the United States of America have their constitutional right to bare arms. Now, two centuries later, we have started to finally ride into a major problem regarding this constitutional amendment, what if people use this right for their own wrong will? Mass shootings in the past two decades have grown increasingly popular occasions throughout the world. It just takes one bad apple among the group to cause a multitude of deaths, usually based on mental illness or influence by the media. This not only creates a predicament of how we can stop or reduce these acts, but how we can find the source of them.
There are many crimes in the world being committed right now even if you don't know it. Without guns robberies and many other crimes would be committed even more frequently than in today's society. According to the “ABC4 .com“ it states, “Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8 percent of the time, a citizen kills or wounds his/her attacker.” This text explains that many people who own guns actually use them for their purpose and not misuse the gun that they own. While this may be true many other people might say that guns increase crime instead of decrease crime as it states, in the website called “Think Process” it states, “In 2014, there were 6,165 gun murders where the type of gun used to commit the crime is known”.
Nearly 96 Americans die each day from a gun related death, 62 percent of these deaths are suicides (everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-by-the-numbers/.) Almost 7 children and teens are injured by guns every day, but most instances are due to carelessness or unintentional. Here’s where race plays a part. All lives matter in this world but before I bring race and gender into the statistics I would like to state that these statistics are in no way a game, its horrible how much crime and homicide is committed in the United States. That being said, in big cities like Chicago or D.C., gun control plays a huge effect on consumers of firearms, but in 2015 Chicago reached its record high of homicide crimes in the country.
It is understood that the homicide rate will still continue to increase even with gun control laws. However, it will still make a notable effect on the homicide rate. This is because guns are used very often in homicides. It is nearly impossible to successfully ban every single method of killing. There will be more gun deaths if it is easier to get guns, and this is a third reason why more gun control laws should be
The third reason why people either oppose or side with gun control are the pros and cons in the past, such as how many deaths because of guns and how many deaths for not the use of guns to protect yourself. Many people oppose or agree for many reasons dealing with the Second with what Gun Control is. Although most people can say they understand what gun control actually is, some people can not. Gun control is an effort to strengthen laws to restrict firearms (Zimring 440). These laws aim to reduce the criminal use of guns (Zimring 440).