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”.
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). In conclusion, these are just a few pros and guns about gun control, but there are many
Guns have been with us for centuries whether it be for hunting or defending, we can all agree it’s something in our life now that most think it’s unnecessary and just causes destruction and that it should be banned, but is that the real answer? If guns were to be taken away it would only cause them to be stashed illegally, so it would barely make a difference. And riots would which is kinda counterintuitive if you think about it. Not only that it would cause more violence around places where hunting was acceptable. It all in would cause more damage than letting people own firearms.
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.
The fight for gun control has been a never-ending battle in recent years amongst the Republican and Democratic Party. How the media portrays gun control has a lot to do with how people view guns and the gun laws at hand; for example, CNN and Fox news are best known for having completely different views and reporting styles. In a CNN article titled “NRA chief accuses Democrats of pushing ‘socialist’ agenda in the wake of the Florida shooting” written by Lauren Fox it discusses the tension between the NRA and Democrats when it comes to gun control. (Fox, 2018)
We should raise gun restrictions rather than adding more guns because lives are being lost, guns only bring harm, and because we have seen the success of other nations who have raised restrictions. Guns violence has been on the headlines due to the recent mass shootings, this is because precious lives are being lost. Children, adults, and innocent people are being hurt. Not everyone that owns a gun wants to cause a mass shooting, but the
Gun debate What is your outlook on the gun eschew about getting gun control or not have gun control? I learned from the New York Times Upfront article is that there’s a lot of people getting gun and using them for killing people. I think that the gun is not the faut. “Since 1994, licensed gun dealers have been required to conduct background checks on potential burger” (pg6).
The present gun laws in America are not enough to keep people from dying. Other countries, like Switzerland, have restrictive gun laws and their gun violence rates are immensely lower. The American government needs to learn from them. Isn’t all the mass shooting and gun violence enough to show the government how much America needs more restrictive gun laws? Americans need to help make a change to keep more innocent people from dying.
It is an “every man for himself” ideology in that there is a growing uncertainty on whether the police will show up on time. Therefore, people take it upon themselves to protect their property and themselves from threats and intruders. That said, studies show that a rapid decrease of crime rates can be directly associated with strict gun access laws and “of the over 30,000 gun deaths in 2002, only 163 were deemed ‘justifiable homicide. ”To obtain a gun increases a person’s chances of being a victim of this dangerous weapon, as sources say that a gun is 43 times more likely to be used in killing its owner or a relative than an intruder.”
It is very difficult to argue that the situation would have turned out differently if one of the concertgoers would have opened fire using a concealed firearm (Millhiser). Supporters of guns also believe that mental illness is the main cause of both mass shootings and firearm suicides. Michael Stone, a physiatrist at Columbia University who studies mass shooters and their personal histories reported that twenty-two percent of the mass shooters were mentally ill, which was only fifty-two out of the 235 killers (Lopez). House Speaker Paul Ryan declined to support the proposal to create a special committee to study gun violence in early February 2018. He claimed, “This is not the time to jump to some conclusions.”
Gun laws give too much power to the government and way less from the people, which will lead to government corruption. And, stated by ClearPictureOnline.com,”Guns don 't kill people, people do. We need to concentrate on the values and morals of our citizens and at the role the media plays in glorifying violence and the lack of respect for law.” (Shootout: Do We Need More Gun Control Regulations?) What people don 't understand is that they are taking away their own freedoms with Gun Control.
On the other side, there are theories that extremely strict legislation and even outlawing firearms completely would be the most effective solution. I disagree with this theory because it would be foolish to take away American citizens main form of protection. When most criminals possess firearms illegally in the first place, then the only ones that are being harmed are the innocent, or those whose intentions are self protection.
Making background checks stronger will make sure that the mentally ill and people who are angry don 't get guns. This will bring down shooting rates because if there is nobody that can get a gun with the intent to hurt someone else, there will be nobody to pull the trigger at an innocent person. If we just abolished the 2nd amendment and made guns illegal, that would cause people to riot and anger many people around the country, and if we don 't do anything then things will stay the same and shootings will
The debate on gun control is a hot topic in Washington today. Democrats fight for more restrictive measures while Republicans feel that citizens of this country have a right to bear arms. After all mass shootings, Democrats usually are vociferous in demanding that there should be more gun restrictions, and the Republicans just deny that the problem is with the guns and make ludicrous excuses. These excuses usually are very persuading, but aren’t factual whatsoever.