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”.
People tend to get tangled in opinions and quotes on rather semi-automatic weapons should be banned or not, such as if they are protected by the second amendment, halting lawmakers from banning them. However, let there be no mistake that these weapons are a life threat to civilians. The amount of semi-automatic guns in the U.S. puts a shockingly large price on the cost the government would pay to buy all the semi-automatic rifles back. A fairly large amount of guns exist in the United States and of that amount, about a third are assault weapons. “A November 2012 Congressional Research Service report found that, as of 2009, there were approximately 310 million firearms in the United States: ‘114 million handguns, 110 million rifles, and 86 million shotguns.’” (Peters).
Other weapons were used to kill 193 people in California, 136 people in Texas, and 99 people in New York (FBI: UCR, 2016). Guns are dangerous, but so is every weapon. Even if we outlawed every weapon in the United States, there would still be Murder. There was 89 murders in California, 82 murders in Texas, and 32 murders in New York, caused by a person using only their bare hands (FBI: UCR, 2016). We are willing to discuss banning guns for “killing people”.
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.
Gun laws are the cause to a lot of the violent crimes in the united states and laws need to be changed so people can’t purchase guns as easily that way we aren’t in as much trouble. Most people that commit violent gun crimes are mentally ill, for example the last school shooting that occured on february 14 2018 at Marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida, the gunman Nikolas Cruz was mentally ill. He walked into the school with his guns and shot and killed 17 students and a teacher.He had issues with learning, and controlling his emotions and stuff. (source) Someone that is mentally ill or has certain problems like Nikolas Cruz shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun in the first place. This is where it is believed gun control would have a good effect in the long run, if its harder to get a gun then these guns will not make it in the hands of a school shooter.
Firearms have been part of American life for as long as people can recall. Most people assume that guns are supposed to be very dangerous, risky and harmful. However, that is not true; guns can be unsafe and dangerous, but only if they are in the wrong hands, in that case anything could be dangerous if it’s in the wrong hands. Owning a gun is a right that every American should be able to take pride in having. Guns are used for self-defence, resistance, hunting, and law enforcement and also it has its other uses too.
The next con is a 2013 survey found that 30,000 to 40,000 guns were bought illegally (“Right”). Another con is there were 17,075 homicides counted in 1993 due to the possession of firearms (“Right”). In 1994, there were about 600,000 guns stolen from people (“Right”). Also, some people own guns for the protection of their homes. The National Rifle Association (NRA) opposes gun control laws, because they think all people should be able to own a gun for the protection of their self, family members, and others (Benson).
Guns should not be allowed to be used to anyone, this can lead to serious consequences as these may be badly used for assaulting places or shootings. With stricter handgun laws and appropriate licensing, there shall be fewer casualties to save lives for a better society with no fear and safety for all. To start with, guns are risky objects that contradict the lives of people regardless of mental illness. Many
Take for example Chicago, they have the strictest gun laws in the country yet they still have about 4,000 shootings a year. This is proving that no matter what gun laws you pass it isn’t gonna change the people who want to have them are gonna get them. Legally isn’t the only way you can get your hands on a gun. More than three thousand more stabbings have led to fatalities then firearms. About 9,000 firearms deaths and 12,000 stabbings.
The citizens are possessing guns in U.S. and this is a huge risk for the government and the safety of society itself. According to [http://www.rulen.com/gunban/], 0.004% of the guns-possessions are used in the crime each year, and it is an enormous number. This included terrorist attacks, school shootings or just simple hatred murders. With guns, it seems that killing people becomes a lot easier to carry out. The recent Las Vegas Strip Shooting is the best example manifests this lack of gun control problem in U.S. On the night of October 1, 2017, the sound of the shooting appeared in a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.