People now argue daily over whether or not these laws are truly making a difference. This paper will examine the problems, laws, and response to guns over the past decades. First of all, guns have been a huge problem for many citizens lives in the US today. Guns in a crime are a lot more likely to cause a death than other weapon, so laws are put in place to stop this. (Zimring 440)
Close the Gun Show Loophole . “If it’s OK to register cars and license drivers, why is it not OK to impose similar legal responsibilities on gun owners?” (Steven King).
Lastly, the rates of gun violence will go down significantly in the United States. Therefore, gun violence laws need to be implemented in order to have a safe and healthy society. The government needs to be more careful about who they give guns to because it is very dangerous to give unauthorized guns to random people. According to, “Counterpoint: Gun Control Saves Lives”, “Experts estimate that about one-third of all American households contain firearms, and that the total number of guns in circulation is at least 240 million.” This shows that the government may be too careless about who has a gun, and as a result, people are more vulnerable than ever.
Guns, in many people 's minds, are a very dangerous weapon and a threat, so that 's why gun laws are enforced. In 2017 gun laws in the U.S. are very hotly debated, with nongun owners saying more gun laws should be enforced gun owners saying there should not be more laws enforced, some even argue to rename gun restrictions. Gun owners say that people who are making these laws do not know what they are talking about because they have never owned a gun so they wouldn 't know that most gun owners do not use guns for violence but maybe for hunting and target practicing. But then again this could be argued by non-gun owners that the other percentage of owners that have guns do use their guns for violence. So because of this more gun laws should
This will drastically change the number of incidents . This in turn affects where gun violence occurs. Traditionally media observed that big cities produce more gun incidents that more rural areas. As a result of the NICS this may change over the years and gun violence rates would drop if local governments followed through with the NICS. Firearms could not be sent to anyone who was a fugitive from justice or had been convicted of a felony.
Gun laws should not be in place because guns are essential for people’s safety, guns prevent mass shootings and terrorism, and banning guns goes against the second amendment. Many people that are pro-gun control want laws because of the fear of robbery or home invasion when in reality if a burglar knows that there is a gun in the house they are targeting, chances are they will not try to rob or invade the home. In Switzerland where crime and homicide rates are some of the lowest in the world, there is a gun in nearly every house in the country. Switzerland’s citizens are
What many people do not understand is that gun control laws do not necessarily mean making guns illegal and banned from the possession of all citizens. If the laws in place now were followed and enforced the way that they were intended to be, then a stricter policy would not have been needed. By educating gun owners on how to safely use their weapons, many of the casualties coming from guns can be eliminated. If the appropriate steps are taken and we follow the laws meant to protect us, then certain bans and restrictions will not be necessary, and the number of gun homicides in our country would drastically
Zack Storvick 1st Period 1 January 2018 Gun Rights and Gun Control In the United States there shouldn 't be a ban on firearms. Guns should not be taken away from the people. Anti-gun viewers also have valid points such as the mass shootings in our country, but taking away guns would not solve the issues.
Gun Control in the United States Gun control in the United States has become a highly contested topic recently due to the mass shootings that have occurred. The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines mass murder as a murder in which four or more people are killed in one incident (Morton). Over the past decade the topic of gun control has been prevalent in new legislation because mass shootings seem more frequent. Statistics reveal that although mass shootings have not become more frequent over the years, they have become deadlier with higher death tolls than ever before. The firearms and ammunition that civilians are able to obtain since the expiration of the Assault Weapons Ban in 2004 have led to the increase in the death toll (Duwe).
In the year 2014 much debate began on gun laws and whether they should be authorized. This political fight became a disputable issue among Americans. A source at the Smithsonian said, “More Americans thought it was important to protect the right of Americans to own guns than to control gun ownership.” Most Americans believe that their gun ownership is unrelated to someone else 's gun use in crimes. Many people want strict gun control but that won 't help because mass shooters don 't follow the law; strict gun laws won 't reduce violence and the removal of guns would leave people defenseless, especially in a time where terrorism is rampant.
Studies proving that the stricter the gun laws are, the more likely there is to be gun-related murders, proving that we are safer with weapons than without. “John R. Lott, Jr., PhD, author of More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, stated, ‘States with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes... The effect on 'shall-issue ' [concealed gun] laws on these crimes [where two or more people were killed] has been dramatic. When states passed these laws, the number of multiple-victim shootings declined by 84 percent. Deaths from these shootings plummeted on average by 90 percent and injuries by 82 percent.’”
The statistic if someone owns a firearm, they are 90% more likely to die of homicide, really stood out for me and made me realize while owning a gun might make one feel safe, it is actually detrimental to one’s safety(The
Since this system has been in effect, more then 2.4 million potential buyers have been denied. That is a huge number that may have saved countless lives and is definitely the type of procedures we need in this country to help gun violence decrease. The problem that arises is that the country needs to stop dividing on the debate of banning weapons and start taking the right steps to make sure that guns don’t end up in the hands of the wrong people. Only around sixty percent of gun sales use background checks.
2 Pages “The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world.” (ProCon.org.) This statistic may not come as a surprise to most. What may shock you, however, is how gun control can actually hurt your communities, and in more way than one.
Some people argue that allowing the carry gun law to be legal will increase the percent of deaths, robberies, and assaults. Also allowing the carry gun law to be legal will bring more violence and anarchy to the state. A gun on the wrong hands can be really dangerous and also powerful. Allowing people to carry a gun on the streets any time of the day and any time of the year can increase the number of robberies.