The argument over gun control in the United States has extended for decades. Gun controls are laws and policies that regulate the use, manufacture and trafic of guns. Over the course of almost eighty-two years, gun control has become stricter due to mass shootings, suicide rates and criminalistic acts involving guns. However, there is still controversy amongst citizens of the United States over gun control. Many people have a different perspective over the use of guns.
When it comes to mass shooting, the United States has the most. There are more public mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world, according to a study by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Mass shootings are defined for the study as having four or more victims and it doesn’t include gang killings or slayings that involve the death of multiple family members. When used properly, guns can be beneficial to society. However, when in the wrong hands, guns can be used to do terrible things like mass shootings.
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.
Tragedies like these spark the debate of gun control, should guns be regulated by the government and to what extent? 30,000 American lives are lost each year due to guns, estimated by Barack Obama. 30,000 lives are ended with guns, this doesn’t include the families and friends affected by such occurrences. There has been a rise in the death toll of mass shootings and the frequency of them, the deadliest only occurred last year. In 2018, there have been twenty nine mass shootings alone (Gun Violence Archive).
At least tens of thousands of the deaths that have been recorded in America are affiliated with gun violence. According to 2013 statistics, at least 23.2 injuries were recorded per 100,000 citizens while 33,636 deaths are related to injuries resulting from the use of firearms (Statistics behind gun violence in USA). Discharge of firearms further led to at least 505 deaths which were linked to 11,208 homicide cases and 21, 175 cases that were mainly suicidal. Out of these staggering statistics of deaths caused by the use of firearms, about 281 resulted from ‘undetermined intent’ (Statistics behind gun violence in USA). These statistics provoke worries and rekindle questions on gun control and ownership.
According to the statistic guns are held for over 33,000 deaths in the United States. CDC also reports that 11,008 homicides involve a gun. Over half of the suicides cases in America involved a some kind of a gun. Although Americans have the Right To Bear Arms there should be more restrictions on guns because guns are responsible for a lot of deaths across America. The history on the second amendment and gun control is that everyone has the right to bear arms but now it has been getting out of control with the mass shootings and how people can go online and purchase a gun illegally.
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”.
There have been so many gun incidents in the this world ours , we still don’t have a type of law for gun control policies, and there should be. There are about 100,000 Americans killed each year by guns. If the Congress could just lay some type of control on guns right now, we can save many lives from being in danger, stop all the school shootings, and have a better, more safe life. Gun policies can help lower crime rate and stop children and irresponsible adults from getting guns. Having a gun control laws can help save more lives in this world and stop having families suffer in pain because a mental man had killed a member that belongs to their family.
With that being said, what will happen to gun laws in the future? According to the Wall Street Journal “The most significant development won’t be a nationwide swing toward gun rights or gun control-but widening and entrenched gulf that will divide American politically, socially, and even technologically” (Jennifer Carlson). Jennifer goes on to say “Gun-control initiatives will follow the approach blazed by the gun lobby, shifting away from the national stage and focusing increasingly on state level efforts” (The future of guns). Many of the state gun laws vary and some states have weaker laws then others. With varying laws gun trafficking has a way to exploit federal laws by moving illegal firearms to weaker states.
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. The fact
There is a problem with gun related violence in the U.S. but there is a perception that it has suddenly worsened, in reality things have been in bad for a while. What the media does not say is that of 30,000 gun deaths 20,000 of those people killed themselves with a gun (Goldberg 2012 pg 70). Some of these facts are shocking to hear. Even though gun control is the first thing
One author of an article finds out through his research that around 30,000 people die each year from guns (Lunger 10). The article goes on listing some more of the specifics of who is killed by firearms every year such as, around 600 people of these victims are under the age of fifteen, and about 3,500 are between the ages of fifteen to 19. Note that only around a seventh of these deaths occur because of accidents with a firearm. More than half of the deaths (53%) are due to suicides. The rest of the deaths caused by firearms are because of homicides.
Joseph Joubert once said that “The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.” If I were to create a Flash Seminar, I would aim the discussion towards understanding, which then can lead to progress in the world. Specifically, understanding about gun violence and steps that can be taken to reduce the amount of victims from it. The sheer prevalence of gun violence in this country is heartbreaking. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days. Furthermore, not every shooting has a large number of victims.
According to a 2000 report by engineering statistician William Sturdevan, in Texas the general public is 5.3 times more likely to be arrested for violent offenses and 14 times more likely to be arrested for nonviolent offenses than concealed carry weapon permit holders. The Christian Science Monitor reported that “ the number of incidents in which concealed gun carries kill innocent people is a fraction of 1% of all gun related homicides. As one could see, concealed carry is a very important right in the US. This is why I think it important to be able to legally be allowed to conceal and carry a weapon or be able to own one for protection. Whether it’s because it’s a second amendment for people to bare arms or statistics of all assaults that could have been prevented if it would have been legal for people to protect.
Gun violence in America has been alarmingly increasing since the 90s and has continued throughout the years. Although guns may save lives, evidence shows that most guns in America are stolen from other thieves and misused. Due to lack of gun control found in nearly fifty percent of the states, guns are mostly misused for other reasons. Since 2012, there have been gun sales spiking across the U.S. Every year, America’s minimum increase in gun sales is five percent. The American government should raise gun laws to reduce gun violence, which leads to death.