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.
There are many crimes in the world being committed right now even if you don't know it. Without guns robberies and many other crimes would be committed even more frequently than in today's society. According to the “ABC4 .com“ it states, “Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8 percent of the time, a citizen kills or wounds his/her attacker.” This text explains that many people who own guns actually use them for their purpose and not misuse the gun that they own.
The only assault rifles that are legal to own are ones that are registered between 1934 and 1986. Out of the 318.9 million people that are in the United States, there are 300 million guns. Out of the 300 million guns that are in the U.S.(3), in the last Eighty years only 2 people are murdered with a legal version an assault rifle(1). the reason that the number is not higher is because of the regulations. first thing is someone have to get a background check.
According to the Honorable Maria L. Fudge, the African-American youth is affected by gun violence in a different way. In fact, she states: “Gun related homicide is the leading cause of death among African American men, ages 15-19; African Americans are six times more likely than whites to be victims of a homicide; and though African American youth only represent around 15 percent of the total youth population, they have comprised up to 45 percent of gun deaths.” She also adds that eighty percent of those who commit suicide are white
Banning Guns Will Endanger Law-Abiding Citizens Gun control has been an idea since the 1800s, Gun regulations can be good and bad. History has shown that banning firearms from the populace led to disaster and civil unrest. ¨We the People¨ in the United States are very divided when it comes to dealing with gun control and regulations for gun ownership. Banning guns increase fatalities, decreases personal protection and safety, and prohibits citizens from their constitutional rights.
33,000 people are killed in gun related incidents, in United States of America alone every year. 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.
According to the gun violence archive, total numbers of gun violence in 2017 are 61,539. The numbers of deaths are 15,596 and 31,189 injuries, and most of the victims are teenagers. Since gun violence is a hot topic and circulates in the media. Jon Stewart is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host gives part of his daily show for gun control topic. Stewart points out the hypocrisy
However, for every death shooting, there are at least three nonfatal shootings (Shay et al, 1999). According to my research, there were about 310 million in the country of United States. There were about 50% of households have gun in 1960s. At the same time, the number of guns had increased to one gun per person. It means that if someone owned a gun, then the person will own several guns too.
Guns are used by millions of police officers every year to protect themselves. Therefore, yes, guns do kill people, but in reality, they also save millions of lives per year. If law enforcement wasn’t allowed to use the tools that they are equipped with, such as firearms, tazers, or pepper spray, there would be tons more cases of cops that were injured trying to protect the people, and do their job. The people that are trying to get rid of guns, don’t understand that if they get rid of guns, the people that are protecting them, won’t be able to protect them anymore, because their main source of protection got taken away. Lots of times, it isn’t even murder, “Estimated 33,636 American’s were killed by firearms in 2013- 63 percent were suicides, and 33.3 percent were homicides.”
The US has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world (Vox). And there are an estimated 270 million to 310 million guns in the USA “close to one firearm for every woman, man, and child” (Pew Research Center). This large number of guns in the US plays into why our gun violence rates (including mass shootings) are so high. Simply put, the more guns you have the more gun violence.