Last year, handguns alone killed 48 people in Japan, 34 people in Switzerland, 8 people in Great Britain, and 10, 728 people in the United States. This proves how gun control laws are so essential to keeping people away from the threat that guns pose to society. Although guns might be used as a source of self-defense, an increase in the number of gun control laws are necessary to lower death rates due to guns, to ban weapons that account for much of the violence, and to eliminate the misinterpretation the second amendment for one 's selfish purposes. One reason why gun control laws are so crucial is to reduce the number of gun deaths in the United States.
Some believe that stricter laws and more restrictions to the second amendment would resolve America’s problem: Others believe that the second amendment should be left alone. In December of 2015 statistics showed that a total of 12,942 deaths occurred due to guns. That total includes homicides, unintentional shooting, and murder/suicides. On average 36 people lost their lives due to guns. It is said that most gun related crimes are committed by criminals.
Criminals are people who choose to break the law, gang violence is responsible for 48% of violent activity in the United States. ¨100% of cities with populations greater than 250,000 report gang activity.¨(Geer 1) 59% of homicides in La and 53% of homicides in chicago are caused by gang related violence. These two cities are known for their strict gun control. Advocates of gun control seem to focus more on law abiding parents and families from owning a gun yet never mention the fact that criminals are the ones misusing firearms. Criminals are careless when it comes to breaking the law but they will care if you shoot back.
The amount of people calling for a full ban are in the vast minority; most people advocating for gun control just want to make sure that average people, not the mentally ill or felons, can own a gun for self-defense, hunting or recreational shooting. There are more guns than people in this country, and while it may be difficult or pointless to regulate the legal, over the table purchase of them, it’s better than doing nothing, or letting teachers carry guns, which would do nothing but cause more chaos, fear, and deaths. Your 2nd amendment rights are not restricted by having to pass a background check or mental health test, in the same way that your 1st amendment rights are not restricted because you cannot say “fire!” in a movie theater or threaten someone’s life. Amendments need to adapt to be applicable, and an amendment written by people 240 years ago should not and will not be applied the same way as it is in the
The gun ownership was legalized in United States in 1787, but crimes committed by the people who have guns still endanger the life or property safety of innocent citizens now. According to Follman’s study,“ since 1982 there have been at least 61 mass murders carried out with firearms across the United States, with the killings unfolding in 30 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii” (Follman 119). It shows that many criminals have guns and many people are under the fear state of being killed. As a result, it made the topic whether the government should control guns more strictly more controversial.
Every eighteen seconds, a burglary occurs in the United States and guns is our safest source of protection, guns don 't kill people-people do. This claim is 100 percent absurd. Guns, along with plenty other weapons do kill people. Anyone who thinks otherwise is arrogant and should thoroughly rethink what and who they are endangering with their selfish desires. Guns provide easy access to suicide, encourage violent crimes, and help inhibit many accidental deaths.
Should guns be banned or should guns still be kept in America?This topic of banning guns has been a progressing debate yet the question still remains unanswered. Many people have probably heard of someone or knew someone that got injured or killed by a gun. These incidents happen every day from suicides to homicides. First, guns cost the lives of many people in America. Guns cost the lives of more than 30,000 people each year.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), about 60% of gun deaths are from the 450000 incidents in the United States in 2012 (“Guns in the US: The statistics behind the violence”, 2016). In general, people tend to condemn homicides because of the gun; however, the reality is those gun accidents and suicide have astounding statistics. For instance, the number of deaths due to autopsies and gun accidents is several times higher than the number of deaths in gun-killed deaths; specifically, a Congressional study report estimates that more than 19,000 people died from gun-related suicide in 2011 (Lewis et al., 2015). Moreover, gun violence also directly affects the morale of the people, especially the young generation of the country. For example, according to Lewis's findings, offenses in the educational setting are mostly students whose cause is bullying; bullying in schools has been dragging on a series of serious issues involving gun violence (Lewis et al.,
Over the past decade, the amount of United States citizens killed by guns has skyrocketed. Many of these deaths are the result of a gun legally getting into the hands of an unstable person who should not have a gun. These criminals and mentally ill people use guns to take the lives of innocent children, women, and men every single day. Many people argue that the second amendment gives them the right to bare arms and no one can take that away from them, however, this amendment is a large part of the reason why so many undeserving people are able to obtain a gun. America needs stricter gun control laws because they will help decrease the immense number of gun deaths every day and lessen the chances of the wrong person getting their hands on a gun.
Gun Control in America 33,000 people are killed in gun related incidents, in United States of America alone every year (The Second Amendment Guaranteed a Civic Right to Be Part of the State Militia). This is a very staggering statistic knowing that the U.S. is only one country out of the 195 countries in the world today. This is due to several reasons. Shootings are becoming more and more common, guns are getting easier and easier to find, but most of all, the second amendment has reigned supreme in gun laws ever since the founding of America in 1776. Some believe that this is a terrible amendment to have our country live by, this group supports enforcing gun laws or even abolishing guns all together.