The rest of the deaths caused by firearms are because of homicides. These homicides account for both lawful and unlawful killings (Lunger 11). With these statistics, it is staggering that in some areas there aren’t that many laws put into place to help reduce some of these deaths or
Gun Control and Mass Shootings in America Gun violence is an unquestionable issue in America, with the United States ranking as one of the worst with both homicides and suicides using guns. That being said, we outnumber Mexico in gun related deaths and among first-world countries we rank far above others in the number of gun deaths, such as England and Australia. Consequently, we live in one of the only first world countries that does not have extensive gun laws and restrictions to gun access. Aside from the countless homicides and suicides by firearm in this country, one particular issue within this predicament is mass shootings, with the most recent mass shooting occurring on February 14th, 2018 at a high school in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed. Although, it may seem like an easy fix to just implement gun control laws into our society to eliminate gun violence, but it is important to note that Americans own nearly half of all firearms globally, which is roughly 325 million guns; when
Gun control By conner clark Did you know that americans have more guns than anyone else on earth and that more than 30,000 americans die each year to firearms. Well that is what these two articles are teaching us that america does not have a lot of gun laws for guns and how people show more animosity towards gun laws after all of the shootings. These two articles are similar but yet are still really different. The way that they are different is because the article Issue Overview: Guns in America by Bloomberg, adapted by Newsela staff is just stating the facts about the way people feel about guns the pros and cons of gun laws and this article has no opinion in it and the article Famous Speeches: "We call BS," Emma Gonzalez 's speech to gun advocates by Emma Gonzalez, adapted by Newsela staff is only showing one side of the story and not the other and her speech is very opinionated towards guns laws and getting read of some guns. In the article Issue Overview: Guns in America by Bloomberg, adapted by Newsela staff is states in paragraph one line one “Every mass shooting in the United States starts a new debate over the right to own guns”.
Since the begining of America, the Founding Fathers wrote the strong-standing Bill of Rights with amendments to protect the country that had just recently won their freedom, but one amendment has been the top theme of controversies for centuries. Gun laws offend the Bill of Rights in so many ways and they prove ineffective. Gun Laws are relevant due to thousands of deaths and self-protection. The argument goes on but without guns there is militia, one of the main intents of the Second Amendment. These simple rules can reduce deaths, proven by millions of influential people.
Nationally, guns are used in 68% of homicides, which helps explain why America experiences more gun homicides than any other modern nation in the world (Hirsh 86). If America wants to make a real change, then its legislators and constituents must have the will to improve its current gun control laws. By recognizing the lack of any meaningful laws, society can start focusing on the failures of the political system. Currently, there are twenty-two thousand gun control laws in place (Hirsh 86). Due to the large number and minimal impact on America, it appears that these laws are ineffective and in need of a restructuring focused on the gun retailer.
Adopting new and more strict gun laws, feuds with the second amendment. Everyone in the U.S. has the right to bear arms. People that believe in less gun laws will argue that if you take away or make the laws more strict. That their rights are interrupted or taken away from themselves. Like I mentioned before, cities with the most strict laws have the highest gun death total.
I don’t want more crime just because people have stricter gun laws. Taking away guns may cause people to go to other ways of committing violent crimes. I also think if we have don’t have more gun control laws, then gun deaths would reduce dramatically. American children under age 15 were nine times more likely to die of a gun accident than children in other advanced wealthy countries. About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds (Frum).
Many police stations around America say that this Law should be banned and so does Obama. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said, "I have seen far too much gun violence in my lifetime to think that more guns is a solution... a gun is more likely to be used against you than you use a gun in self-defense." All police stations around America say that this Law should be banned because not only will it stop crime from occurring, making people feel safer and narrow the search on criminals it will make America a safer place for all people. Not only that but Barack Obama respects the 2nd Amendment, but local gun bans he is okay with. Major companies, sheriffs and high position people want this law repealed or changed.
It’s impossible to assess whether or not that person would use the weapon instantly, however, it only takes one bad day, and suddenly that gun could potentially harm countless innocents. Statistics prove that more people have been killed in USA than in Europe by guns, but how come? A main reason to this are the different gun laws in both continents, the US is known for its 2nd amendment, but in Europe there is no such thing. Every country has its own gun policy, and while some countries do allow guns, the death rate by firearms is very low. This proves that it is not only the 2nd amendment
Despite law enforcement mass shootings and incidents of gun violence continued to occur all across America with President Obama attempting to make change as recently as 2013. Requirements to obtain a gun are much stricter in Canada while still allowing citizens to bear arms legally. Gun violence in Canada, by comparison, is a third of what it is in America with less than one thousand deaths per year and a declining rate of armed robbery. The measures in place to procure a licence are listed below with America’s requirements listed as a
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. To begin, when guns are taken away from citizens, they may no longer be able to defend themselves. Crimes are committed when there is a “motivated suspect, an opportune target, and a lack of a guardian.” (Peterson, 2013) When our “opportune target” loses their firearm, they lose their guardian.