This year alone there has been 4,002 incidents involving guns (www.gunviolencearchive.org). Acts of gun violence, Illegal gun sells, and accidental shootings are among the different ways guns affect our way of life. Acts of gun violence such as terrorism and gang violence causes grief, triggers emotions, and ruins society as a whole. All across America schools and universities are experiencing an alarming rate of acts of gun violence. Individuals are committing selfless acts
Teens are either buying guns or taking their parents' and shooting up schools many times killing or injuring other students. There have been 96 school shootings since Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting according to “gun facts” website. “380 children age 14 or under were killed with firearms in 2010, or 0.0005% of the children in America and barely more than one child per day. Of those, 58% of those were homicides, likely innocent bystanders in drive-by scenarios.”(gun fact,2014). Furthermore, More than 1,300 children commit suicide with guns.
The agony of shedding their last tear while knowing they might not survive? Consequently, seven children and teenagers below the age of 19 are killed with guns in the United States on an average day. Correspondingly, annually 78,815 people get injured because of the usage of guns. In average, 216 people are injured daily because of dangerous firearms. Guns also contribute to mental and psychological trauma, such as Hoplophobia, the fear of firearms, Haemophobia, the phobia of blood, Thanatophobia, the anxiety of death, and plenty more.
Vicious Violence You kept a straight face as you watched the news. There was another news report about a police officer that opened fire on an unarmed African American, resulting in a fatality. You then sighed as you turned off your television. Violence is responsible for more than 1.6 million deaths worldwide every year. Statistics show that violence is one of the leading causes of death in all parts of the world for people ages 15 to 44.
The fact that the 2nd amendment allows certified citizens to bare arms makes it understandable that a family will possess a firearm to protect their family or to utilize it for recreational purposes. However, I find it grossly unfair that countless young Americans die every year through the use of gun violence. Incidents continue to rise, with more than 50,000 individual cases and over 250 mass shootings occurred in a single year according to the Gun Violence Archive 2017. Armed with these facts, one cannot deny that America is facing one of its greatest challenges of its time with gun violence. Instead of having an open-minded discussion, the American people continue to be divided more than ever, with clear distinctions on political issues.
People certainly should be able to defend themselves with a gun against an attacker. The main concerns on the Anti-CC side are that carrying a concealed weapon can lead to unplanned injuries whether by accident or in the unfortunate snap decision of a heated argument. I also understand these concerns. For some people, their emotions can get the better of them and they can do detestable things such as shooting the person they are arguing with.
Indispensable or Ineffective: The Influence of Gun Control on Society’s Wellbeing Gun violence leads to more than 31,000 deaths and 78,000 nonfatal injuries every year according to Dewey Cornell, a forensic clinical psychologist at the University of Virginia. Many of the most horrific cases of gun violence are mass shootings, which appear to be growing more frequent. Even though there have been multiple publicized massacres that have taken place in recent years (such as Sandy Hook, Aurora, and other mass shootings) there is little awareness of the growing controversy of how to prevent these incidents and others involving gun violence in the public. This controversy has led to the continued debate of gun-control. Peter Tucci, a free-lance journalist form the Daily Caller, argues against the establishment of more gun-control saying that it is not efficacious, widespread gun ownership protects citizens, and that gun control does not ensure the safety of the public.
Throughout the past decade, we have been facing a very strong issue, this is drunk driving. This has caused many tragic deaths and is an obstacle that kills many innocent people. The issue with drunk driving is we can stop it, but no person stands up to it. Drunk driving kills many in only a matter of time. On average in only forty minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S.
According to the Guardian newspaper (2013), the estimated total number of guns held by civilians in the United States is 270,000,000. Also, gun ownership has increased dramatically in the United States by 88.8 percent per 100 residents, and this is due to many reasons. Firstly, owning a gun by society members shouldn 't be permitted because it damages the society. According to Sarah Boseley, a journalist for the Guardian newspaper (2013), pistols do not make countries safer. US medical team has compared
According to “Stronger Gun Control Laws Will Save Lives,” all of the weapons we own are far from keeping us safe. Guns are used to kill more than 30,000 Americans each year and injure approximately 70,000. Guns are also used to commit nearly 400,000 crimes each year. The rate of firearm violence in America far exceeds that of other industrialized nations, where gun ownership is strictly regulated. Although many people own guns for self-protection, studies have repeatedly shown that keeping a gun in the home increases the risk of gun-related death or injury to a person living in the house.
Today’s world is marked by violence and deaths. One of the major kinds of violence is the gun violence. In fact, the gun violence is literally any gun related violence or death. According to the 2013 report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of gun related deaths were equal to 33169 or 1.3% of all deaths in the country. This gun violence issue affects the population by the number of deaths but also on many other levels of life.
Recently, a miserable mass-shooting incident in Las Vegas has caused 58 deaths and approximately 500 injuries which was the fatalist gun-related incident in history of the United States (CBS NEWS, 2017). Besides, the number of gun violence incidents has increased from 51,882 in 2014 to 58,784 in 2016 (Gun Violence Archive, 2017). The stunning incident and the upsurge in gun violence in the recent years provoke much public debate about whether guns should be ban completely in the United States. Waldman (2017), a senior writer of The American Prospect Magazine and a blogger of The Washington Post, suggested only allowing a small group of people who have special need to own their private gun like in other Asian countries in order to stop heavy casualties caused by guns every year. Maltz Bovy (2015), the author of ‘’The Perils of Privilege’’, agreed to ban guns completely with a view to forbid guns from entering the realm of possibility.
American families are suffering from violence more than ever before. “The CDC and the World Health Organization already consider violence a public health threat, whether a firearm is involved or not.” (Leaonard) More than 30,000 deaths are caused each year by the use of a firearm in the United States. Gun violence is a problem, not only in Houston but in the all country. Most of the Americans who have been killed or injured due on gun violence are by robbery, assault, suicide and homicide.
Gun violence accounts for a significant portion of deaths each year, approximately 30,000 people in the United States (American Public Health Association, 2017). Gun deaths affects everyone; the victims, families, society, as well as healthcare. Within the last decade, roughly 700,000 emergency department visits were related to gunshot wounds, these cost hospitals on average, $25 billion dollars (Johnson, 2017). Health Affairs released a study showing that from 2006 to 2014 cost associated with gunshot wounds totaled $2.9 billion in emergency department charges alone, and $22 billion for inpatient care (Johnson, 2017). Those numbers do not include follow-up and rehabilitative care.