Some argue that the guns need to be taken away because guns take away Innocent people’s lives. However, the real reason people are killed by guns is that of the people using the gun. Regulating guns will not stop all of the killings that are occurring in America, and there are better ways to cease the killings than regulating guns. Body Paragraph One: Topic Sentence: Regulating mental health will be more effective in ceasing killings with guns than regulating guns. In an analysis provided, 22 percent of the perpetrators of 235 mass killing, could be considered mentally ill, many of which were carried out with firearms (Qui).
They are gadgets that police use to keep order and for emergencies, but guns are also killing people. 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?
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne La Pierre repeated the mantra of all gun supporters that, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. However, this assertion that many gun rights activists have begun to declare has been proven to not always be the case. For example, the shooter of the Las Vegas mass shooting was on the 32nd floor hotel room. He opened fire looking down at the thousands of concertgoers who attended the music festival. Once the SWAT team had arrived, fully equipped with weapons, the shooter had already committed suicide.
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).
Knives and other cutting instruments are dangerous too. Knives and other cutting instruments were used to kill 280 people in California, 175 people in Texas, and 130 people in New York (FBI: UCR, 2016). So, should we also ban knives? Getting rid of guns will not get rid of Crime. So, if we did away with all guns and knives there should be no Murder in the United States.
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.
In an article written by Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, she stated that of all the gun deaths in America, 60% were suicides; and even more contrary to belief, nearly double of the mass killings (4 or more deaths) were with handguns instead of rifles (statista.com). Banning the AR-15 will not have an impact on violence whatsoever. The AR-15 is a very misunderstood firearm. From the name AR, to mean “Assault Rifle” to people saying the gun
Guns have dramatically changed peoples lives for the better. Without guns people would have nothing to defend themselves against criminals; especially the police, they wouldn’t be able to fight certain crimes without guns. Despite the necessity, many other people believe guns should not be used at all in society. Guns can be used for self defense,reduce crime, and relieve your stress. First, many Americans purchase guns for their safety.
It is correct that nearly hundred thousand individuals are injured, hurt or killed by firearms in the United States every year (Scalia n.d). However, three point five million people in the United States have conceal-to-carry an owners permit for their firearms or any other weapon
One reason to keep guns in the hands of the people is fairly simple, but its impact is highly underestimated: guns stop criminals and in some cases prevent the crime before it even begins. Criminals are less likely to commit a crime with a gun such as mugging if they believe that there is a chance that they will get shot in the process. In situations a bit more extreme such as mass shootings, guns owners have the ability to take out the shooter and prevent a much greater loss of life from happening. According to an article published in Investors Business Daily, “A major factor in determining how many people are harmed by these killers is the amount of time that elapses between when the attack starts and someone is able to arrive on the scene with a gun” (Lott). Often times civilians with concealed carry permits are on the scene much sooner than possible for law enforcement.
In 2012, 64% of reported gun deaths were from people committing suicide (washingtonpost.com). Waiting periods to purchase a firearm can be lifesaving for someone attempting suicide. In a CBS News and New York times poll based off gun owner’s views towards wait periods, 87%-89% were in favor of wait periods (Wolpert 248). This shows that current gun owners believe wait periods have assisted in stopping those meaning to commit last minute gun violence. When purchasing a firearm from a dealer, over 15
The topic I want to talk about is Gun violence. Gun violence is pretty much explains itself, It is the usage of a gun to commit a violent act. I think Gun violence is an important issue because there are roughly 32,000 gun deaths per year. The way it affects me personally, is because my grandmother shot herself when I was younger. So roughly 33,880 people die each year from gun violence.
This shows that incidents that people are killed or hurt accidentally, are very common. In Hayden, Idaho, a 2-year old grabbed a handgun from his mother 's purse and, accidentally, shot his mother dead, according to the New York Times (Johnson) . This demonstrates that even a toddler, can pull the trigger of a handgun resulting death or a serious injury; just like the toddler who killed his own mother, unintentionally. Another reason why handguns should not be allowed in the hands of the people is that according to BBC News, there have been 1.4 million homicides using firearms between 1968 and 2011 ("Guns In"). This validates that so many people have died between the period and so many lives have been lost to firearms; weapons like those are extremely dangerous.
People also “...support the rights of hunters, sport shooters, and recreational gunmen.” (openreader.org).Criminals are already breaking the law, so adding more won 't deter them. “Criminals will get hold of guns – indeed, by definition, if guns are outlawed, one becomes a criminal just by acquiring one – and leave non-criminals more vulnerable than ever.” (bigthink.com). Gun control laws do not help deter, and only slightly inconvenience them. Guns are a high trade item in the US, so there are definitely many other illegal sources. Also making strict gun laws takes power from the people.
We can decrease the criminal percent by a lot. If an adult had their own guns they could kill drugs dealers or anyone who tries to sell drugs. What about the kidnappers, if kids had their guns parents wouldn 't have to worry about their kids because they have gun they can protect themselves. If any person tries to kidnap any kid they would have think twice about because they would kill anyone who tries to kidnap them. We can save a lot money, just think about it.