Gun violence in america accounted for 33,636 deaths in 2015 alone and that number is only rising. If every american was able to obtain a firearm imagine what the numbers of gun related deaths. Even gun related injuries caused many more hospital visits in america what many other common incidents. That is why america needs to implement tighter gun laws to reduce the amount of gun violence in America. Without this we will continue to see shooting, gun death, gun injuries resulting in more and more gun related violence. Although the second amendment states all americans have the right to bear arms crime statistics show that we need tighter gun control to lessen the widespread shootings.
The question on whether the 2nd Amendment in the U.S. should be changed or not has become a widely discussed and argued topic as of recent, due to recurring incidents of shootings occurring on U.S. soil by its own inhabitants. While many would be in support of the right to bear arms, including myself, I do believe that the current gun laws need to be made more restrictive than they are in their current state, for the sake of the country and the safety of its people. I’m well aware that I am not a U.S. citizen and that I have no say in what decisions are made there regarding the country’s constitution, but I feel that what I have to say is shared by many of America’s people and that it’s not only Americans that are affected by guns but also those who are visiting the country from abroad.
School shootings are starting to become a norm in today 's world. This is something we can only take precautions for but, we cannot completely stop school shootings from happening. Banning guns is not the option because the shooters are still going to find a way to get their guns. We should not punish everybody for the stupidity of some people 's actions. "At Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado two teens went on a shooting spree on April 20, 1999, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before turning their guns on themselves and committing suicide" (Columbine Shooting, 2018). This is ridiculous to me that two teenagers had taken the lives of innocent people and then just decide after they had done the dirty work they just
Gun control over the years has been a controversial subject, with people arguing for both sides. The 2nd amendment states that everyone in the U.S. has a right to bear arms. Mass shootings and suicides by firearm have been a growing concern for many people living in the U.S. Numerous people making the argument that there should be more gun control. Having gun control would help lessen the deaths by firearms in the country for a variety of reasons. Solutions can be made to help the problems with death by guns in the United States, this in term may fix the problems with the second amendment.
In recent years a great deal of attention has been centered on youth violence. Numerous studies have been conducted on children of all races who are subjected to gun violence. However, violent behaviors start from within the environment where children have been exposed to. Household, poor communities and school as well have put children at risk each day. With a crime rate of 45 percent 1,000 residence, Norfolk has one of the highest crime rate in America. The high crime rates caused by firearms are a result of how easy it is to access firearms. If the government system were to put more restrictions on weapons, the crime rates are more likely to go down.
A weapon in the wrongs hands is the maximum danger humanity can face. Nowadays, violence and delinquency in society are viewed as the maximum problem solver. Humanity is full of chaos; hate and envy seize our souls. Guns are the ultimate security for some citizens but for others, these add to a feeling of defenselessness. Throughout history, any topic related to guns means a plethora of problems. One of the most controversial issues our nation faces today is gun control laws. This controversy has been created due to the different interpretations of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution which states the right of citizens to bear arms; “a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” (Cornell Law School). Anti-gun control laws believe that the amendment guarantees the right to bear any kind of firearms. On the other hand, we have does that believe that more controls laws should be implemented since the 2nd amendment was for the right of States to have an armed militia during wartime. Both sides have strong point, however, the safety of our children comes first, and a firearm means death in the wrong hands.
Another argument deals with children confiscating the gun. If a student finds the gun they have the potential to start their own shooting and might take it home with them, putting himself or herself and others at risk. Russ Moore (2014), a licensed gun owner and the school principal of Shaker Junior High School, claims that guns could be retrieved by students and used inappropriately: “Don’t think for a minute that a secured gun, secured in a school, would be inaccessible” (para. 9). Moore continues by declaring that the gun has to be reachable by teachers and administrators in order to be used in defense (para. 9). Furthermore, guns located nearby in a classroom or certain accessible areas are easily discovered. Suddenly this leads to the chance that the weapon could end up in the wrong hands with a student securing it or the assailant finding it and increasing his or her weapon power. Some think that innocent children would not touch a gun or know how to use it, but Ken Corbett (2013), an assistant professor of psychology at the New York University, proclaims, “Kids get their hands on guns, and they know how to use them” (para. 7). As a matter of fact, Corbett also includes a 2010 FBI homicide statistic in his article: “The most up-to-date FBI homicide data indicate that of the 1,448 children who died as a result of gun violence in 2010, 165 of those deaths were at the hands of other children” (para. 7). A little over eleven percent of those deaths were caused by other children, nonetheless, those 165 deaths could have been avoided if the guns were secured or not
As you all know, our old parties have been destroyed thanks to the ice age. Well, all of our problems are going to disappear due to the new party forming, Torpedo, and its slogan, “Where one solution can solve a lot of problems.” My party can stop the havoc and chaos throughout the United States of America, we are representing ourselves through the party symbol as a torpedo shooting out of a submarine. The submarine represents the United States of America whereas the torpedo symbolizes the solution shooting towards the problem. All candidates of the Torpedo Party came together to discuss the three main issues that need to be resolved and handled properly.
On, February 14, 2018, a mass school shooting in Florida got the nation’s attention, however, gun violence has always been an issue, and it is only getting worse. Now people are saying there needs to be something done, and there are many that agree. Starting off there should be stricter gun laws, because in today’s world it is too easy to get handguns and assault rifles. With, the capabilities a firearm holds, such as taking people’s lives there must be stricter restrictions that could help cut down the gun violence and save lives. Increasing the age of purchasing a firearm would be one step. Another, law could be to implement mental health screenings to detect any mental illnesses with the future gun holder, that would be most useful, because it is essential to know the mental state of a future gun holder. Lastly, regulating illegal gun sales would also help, along with gun safety and protection. In today’s society, there are gun laws and specific things that must be done, to be able to own a handgun or assault rifle.
The questions surrounding gun control and age restrictions have heated up in recent weeks, and have been asked for years. Should the age requirement for guns be raised? Will the increase create a safer society or just cause an uproar and conflict? Everyone wants a safer community to live in, and keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people is the number one goal. The policies that have been proposed to accomplish this have been diverse and debated. Two sides have formed on a specific procedure to lower the gun violence: those who want age restrictions on guns to keep them out of the hands of the younger generation
Barging through the door, a 20-year old man enters Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Source G) Running through the empty halls, he is suddenly confronted by staff. The young man shoots two adults and without a second glance, runs to a classroom full of six and seven year old kids. Ignoring the colorful paintings on the walls, and without looking into the eyes of the terrified children, he kills the teacher, and then proceeds to shoot 14 children. He moves on to another classroom, killing 6 more children, as well as another teacher and their aids. This rampage, that brutally resulted in the deaths of 20 young children and 6 adults lasted 11 minutes, and ended with the killer taking his own life. Imagine what the families of these people had to go through. Imagine
"There 's a big hole in our hearts and a big hole in our family. I think we go through a range of emotions every day. Just stunned that this happened.”. These are the words of Ryan Petty, father of a 14 year old who was killed in the very recent and tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting on Valentine 's Day 2018. Since January 1st, 2018 there have been 17….let me say that again 17 school shootings and we’re only 3 months into the new year. That number is a new high in the first month and a half of the new year (According to CNBC News), since 2014 (15). Kids no longer feel safe in school anymore, which should be a safe haven for them through all of the bad in their lives, a place they feel protected. This is just one of the major problems
The shootings that have happened in schools throughout America over the past few months has divided Americans on what they need to do as a nation to stop additional shootings from happening. many believe that creating new laws on buying weapons by requiring background checks, holding adults liable for the actions of their kids and requiring gun locks on weapons to stop youngsters will stop these massacres in our colleges from happening, it's a step in the right direction, however, its not effective enough the politicians to understand that the laws should be based on facts, not opinions. There are several problems that need to be looked at in order to determine which laws are necessary.according to a recent study America has the highest amount gun related
Gun control is an extremely hot topic that has become a serious focal point in the news today in America. Americans are seeing an increase in not only the numbers of shooting incidents that are occurring around the country, they are also seeing an increase in the number of mass shootings that are effecting students, in particular high school students. As a society, Americans have determined that mass shootings in school, which should be a safe haven for students, are not acceptable. One can successfully argue that Americans need to develop a way to stop deadly gun violence. There is an old saying that “guns do not kill people, people kill people’’ which means that shooters need to be stopped. However, the most effective way to combat deadly violence in school is to restrict access to guns. Furthermore, in order to decrease the number of mass shootings, Americans have to tackle the issue of gun control and what should be the legal requirements for citizens to bear arms. The right to bears arms should include a minimum age requirement in order to protect the innocent children who are the victims of mass shooting in schools across America.
Gun control is a very controversial topic. A topic which has become more and more debated recently in light of all the school shootings. Many argue that gun control should be enforce. But truly, gun control should not be enforced, because of your rights and many other reasons.