Coming into this new year, I am working arduously into seeking more change in America, in the next few months we will be addressing enormous problems by establishing some new laws I have in mind. In the time being, many families are mourning and seeking for light in this dark world, my condolences to all of you. As you’ve been hearing in the news, 17 lives in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were taken away by a former student. This tragic has brought to my highest attention that guns are being violated and used in the worst possible way. The availability of guns have been seen to increase the risk of lethal violence and endangering numerous of lives, making this environment unsafe. And I would like to do anything to face and challenge this problem in our society
One reason more gun control laws wouldn't work is because people are the problem not the guns. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Gun control doesn't need to be more strict we just need better laws. We should have better security in public areas.
In 2017 alone, approximately 16,000 people were killed by firearms in the United States, a three percent increase from last year (Wolf). Gun control in the United States has been an issue for many years regarding the most logical way to make guns less of the threat to civilians. Many argue for a complete ban on any and all guns while many others believe in stricter regulations and background checks to ensure only those who should have a gun can get one. The issue of gun control in the United States should be addressed in a way that will actually see change as well as keep people safe.
On January 12, 2018, a state trooper was shot during a struggle with a armed assailant. He was alone with the shooter on an isolated road while bleeding out. As he was grasping for air, enduring intense pain in his shoulder and chest, he heard a car nearby. While the trooper was fearing for his life in his current vulnerable state, a civilian driving by, stopped and took immediate action. The heroic civilian drew his gun and exchanged heated gun fire with the assailant. In the end, the assailant was killed and the life of the state trooper was saved. The life of the trooper was spared due to an armed civilian. This catastrophe was both committed and stopped by civilians with firearms. 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). The safety of all Americans are called into jeopardy, so the paramount question is, to what extent should the distribution and utilization of guns be regulated by the government?
Im assuming that no one in here will ever go out and commit a violent crime involving a firearm. However i cant guarantee that some people we are around everyday will not be involved in a violent crime. I'd like to tell you today why gun control should not be put into large scale effect . I'd like to bring up the number of violent crimes involving firearms in the united states in the year of 2013 before the bulk of the gun control movement had started (refer to chart). IN the year 2013 there were 16,121 homicides nation wide and out of that number 11,208 of them were caused by a firearm of those deaths approximately 750 of the murders were committed with an illegally owned firearm which shows that you do not have to be a felon that is unable to possess a firearm in order to take someones life with one. as people all around the world have said its not the gun that kills people its the person behind the. when it comes to gun control the only people who need to be controlled
The pictures was taken on Thursday, October 1st , at Stewart Park, in Umpqua Community College , Oregon . The first big impression in the picture , two women hold their handmade candle lights in their hands , hug each other tightly. They want to be closer to each other more than they can to erase the lonely and scared feelings in their faces. The woman in the center has the lost , depression look into the ground while the woman next to her hugs her tightly, closes her eyes to pray for all the victims. Somehow she was too afraid to face the dull surroundings around her . On the left side of the pictures ,the young student hold her candles looks at the other people with the sadness , she is really scare about what was happen in the school and
The United States is truly and exceptional nation. It isn’t because of our unique government system or economy. What makes America so special is that it has between 270-310 million guns, whereas the rest of the world combined has around 875 million guns. The most shocking part is the rate of gun murders as well as the shockingly high number of annual mass shootings. Within the past 1,004 days there have been over 994 mass shootings that have ended thousands of American lives. Over 80 years ago someone could walk into a store and buy a gun without a background check. However, there seemed to be far less rampant and violent behavior then than there is now. Nowadays states as well as the federal government
According to the data collected during the years of 2011 through 2016, by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an average day 93 Americans are killed by a gun. Society has argued for years on an effective solution to help stop the killings that happen with guns frequently. Gun control laws have been effective, but more progress can be made to lower the killing rate of not only Americans but also all humans across the world. To clarify, the definition of gun control from dictionary.com is the government control of the sale and ownership of firearms. Lawmakers from each country need to stand together and find a reasonable way to increase gun control, which will help ensure a higher rate of safety for each individual.
Since the LA shooting, many American's have cried, many Americans have prayed for the victims, but not many Americans realized what the causation of this and other 300 mass shootings is. People frequently ask themselves whether guns are really beneficial, and how are people able to buy so many guns at once. According to James Q Wilson, Gun Controls laws are vague and ineffective but the reason for this is fairly simple. I blame America ineffectiveness on America's second amendment. This law empowers any American citizen to possess a firearm thus, people who have psychological deficiencies can buy a gun as easy as you. This law does not only empower Americans as it causes the death of 30,000 people per year, and half of this substantial number
The United States just last year had 385 mass shooting (that’s defined as a shooting where 4 or more are injured or killed), that’s more mass shootings then there are days in a year. Still, Americans cling on to the idea that an ordinary citizen needs access to a military grade assault rifle, whose sole purpose is to be efficient at killing people. What’s even more frightening is the fact that America’s President, newly into office has made his stance on gun control quite clear by saying “I am against gun control”. In an age of mass education and with the ability to instantaneously communicate, it is time that America, once the centre of change, moves with the times and begins changing laws that are based around
“You won’t get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There’s only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up, and if you don’t actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time.” – Ronald Regan
The increase in mass shootings and school shootings has sparked a lot of conversation on the gun laws that are in place right now. The most recent mass school shooting happened in Florida, “a gunman set off fire alarms at a Florida high school on Feb. 14, luring hundreds of students out of their classrooms so he could open fire on them with a semi-automatic AR-15” (Farber). This shooting sparked nationwide conversation on the gun laws that the government has put in place. There is a percentage of the population in the United States that believes that all firearms should have harsher laws, and some people even want to see firearms completely banned. However, there is another group of people who want to see the gun laws kept as they are, or even have the laws become
Sometimes people carrying a gun or handling a gun might not have enough knowledge to use the firearm or even know how to carry it. Also some people might have stuff running through their head while holding the weapon which makes it very dangerous for the people around that very. Most of school shootings,the shooter has had a rough life or has been depressed so this will make them have different thoughts which can turn into harming other people. Also, if there were stricter laws on the people using the gun and not just the gun then most of the school shootings that have happened in the passed years would have never happened since the people should not have the gun because they are not stable enough. Secondly,most people even if they can not get a gun they will easily just steal it. Banning guns will not do anything except make people steal more to get a gun which will just cause more problems. Also making stricter gun laws will also include police officers which will give them a disadvantage if they have no gun or have new rules while using the weapon. Therefore if the government were blaming the people using the guns more than the guns,there would be less school shootings since most of them have depression or a disability of some sort. If those people could get help before they take action then maybe the actions they are thinking about doing would not
I know many are are saying that guns help us keep our freedom, guns help us keep a non-corrupt government. Many of you are right and I agree with you that guns do help us in ways but what I am saying is that we should have tighter restrictions on accessing guns. We are not being tumultuous by opposing these laws, we shall not accept this inheritance that the previous generation gave us, we shall distinguish ourselves from them, we shall not be fettered , we shall not be be ignorant to these insolence, we shall not perpetuate any longer,
one thursday morning a guy walked in a school and killed 13 kids for no reason.