Like I mentioned before, cities with the most strict laws have the highest gun death total. Mexico for another example, they have the strictest gun laws in the world. Per hundred thousand people in mexico, 9.97 people will lose their lives by a gun. Compared to the U.S. with 2.97 per hundred thousand people (ProCon,4). This conflict goes on into the states law as well.
The most common factor that is almost always involved in incidents such as murder, mass shootings, muggings, and suicides or deaths in general in the United States, is guns. The United States ' history is full of gun related incidents that greatly affected the American people. Some examples include the
The most common factor that is almost always involved in incidents such as murder, mass shootings, muggings, and suicides or deaths in general in the United States, is gun related. The United States ' history is full of gun related incidents that greatly affected the American people. Some examples include the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Senator Robert F. Kennedy which led to the creation of the Gun Control Act in 1968. Furthermore, there have recently been some mass shooting incidents that have brought about huge debates on the issue of gun control. These debates emphasize the need to strengthen the gun control laws that are currently in place, which are meant to regulate the buying, selling, and owning of gun.
Gun control is a ways to control a misuse of gun and to prevent bad event from happening among civilians. “Gun control (or firearms regulation) is the set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians.’’(Wikipedia, gun control). There are few countries that have law about gun policy categorised as permissive with most countries have a restrictive firearm legislation , (www.gunpolicy.org) Gun violence in the USA is an example of huge international crisis that turn to higher number of deaths and injuries yearly (National Research Council, 2004). In 2013, record shows that 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries and 33,636 deaths because of injury by firearms or a 10.6 deaths per 100,000 USA civilians. (The National Academies Press, 2013).
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.
Semi-automatic rifles are a threat to the lives of children and adults, regardless. The United States possesses most of the world’s guns and has the highest gun ownership rate internationally; many of those firearms will find themselves into malicious hands and the people of the U.S. need to seize them before more people die. The recent debate over banning semi-automatic rifles has risen to the nation’s attention; rates of mass shootings are rising and recent shooters have been using assault weapons to increase the rate of how many people they can kill in a given time. It is time that semi-automatic rifles are to be swept off store shelves. People tend to get tangled in opinions and quotes on rather semi-automatic weapons should be banned or not, such as if they are protected by the second amendment, halting lawmakers from banning them.
Gun Control Gun control has always been a heavily debated issue in the United States and around the world. Would tougher gun control laws help with the high crime rate and save lives, or would those tougher laws for gun control cause a rise in crime and gun related deaths? It is really only in the wake of tragedy that questions of gun control are acknowledged. (Bitto, Dana, and Elisa Juliano, 2015) Laws concerning gun control need to be altered in order to fit everyone’s needs. When there are not enough laws concerning guns it can lead to leniency with firearms, too many laws can create problems with those firearms, and coming to a balanced set of laws will improve society in which firearms are concerned.
People suggest that gun violence is rising because of gang violence and copycat shooter. The government put effort on controlling gun violence but that not enough. Mass shooting has triple since 2011, making drive by shooting more frequent with copycat shooter.
There should be gun control in the United States. It seems that a growing amount of accidental shootings take place in our nation.The safety of ourselves and fellow citizens is in jeopardy. Like I mentioned before, the amount of accidental shootings in the U.S. is horrendous. From 2005-2010, almost 3,800 people in the U.S. died from unintentional shootings. However, accidental gun deaths occur mainly in those under 25 years old.
Bowling for Columbine The documentary Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore’s examines the dangerous and unique gun culture and the violence which follows because of this culture in the land of the free and the brave. In order to provide the viewers an insight into how tragedies like the infamous Columbine shooting are happing and further telling, why the United States possesses an enormously higher rate of gun-related problems than any other first world country in the world. Among the several possibilities he examines, the two factors the first factor being the widespread availability of guns and ammunition, and the second reason being a pervasive culture of fear, paranoia, and mistrust
Gun Violence Gun Violence has become a serious issue In the United Sates. “According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 467,321 persons were victims of a crime committed with a firearm in 2011. In the same year, data collected by the FBI show that firearms were used in 68 percent of murders, 41 percent of robbery offenses and 21 percent of aggravated assaults nationwide.” (NIJ). Most homicides are committed with firearms and the numbers continue to increase. Based off of research, males are more likely to be in possession of firearm.
California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country and those laws are making selling guns at gun shows more difficult. For now there is no definite answer if right to carry laws have higher or lower crime rates but at the moment it seems that there is more danger in states that allow