If America added sensible gun control programs and procedures we could lower that rate. The United States has one of the highest gun violence rates in the world and some of the worst statistics. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on an average day, over 90 Americans are killed by guns. People are treated by gun-related injuries every day. In 2013, 117,894 Americans were killed or treated for gun-related injuries (Gabor, Thomas, 2016).
Since Australia and Japan have enforced strict gun control, they show how well-regulated gun laws lessen the amount of deaths related to firearms. There are many occasions where Americans have seen how lenient laws affect our everyday lives. 19,392 committed suicide with firearms, 13,000 homicides related to guns occur yearly in the United States, and since 2000, 194 school shooting have happened. To begin, 85% of suicides have a firearm involved. David Hemenway, the professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, stated, “Studies show that most attempts act on impulse, in a moment of panic or despair: once acute feelings ease, 91% do not go to die by suicide.”Easy access to guns make suicide more lethal.
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. One solution that may help the situation of the second amendment is the accessibility to certain guns .Many mass shootings include military-style weapons ,such as assault rifles, which are more powerful than normal guns and prove to be highly lethal. In an article by Infobase Learning called "Assault Weapons: Should the government restrict access to assault weapons?" done in 2016 it talks about what happened in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting it states, “...20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children aged 6 and 7, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, before killing himself.
The Miller 2007 study published by Dr. Miller and colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health explored the “association between changes in the household firearm ownership and rates of suicide in the United States” during the years between 1981 and 2002. It was revealed that the firearm suicides as well as the total suicides dropped by 2.5 percent and 4.2 percent respectively for every 10 percent decline in the household firearm ownership rate (Dr. Miller et. al). The decrease in suicide rates was most the noticeable for adolescents and there was no statistic data to show that there was a indicative increase in the portion of suicide cases committed using other weapons” (DeFilippis, “Debunking the “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” myth”). Harvard School of Public Health has found that in states where more houses own more firearms, suicide cases among children, women and men belonging to any age are greater (Khazan, “Guns More Likely to Be Used in Suicide Than in Killing Bad Guys.”).
Once again America needs to and should enforce gun control and reduce crimes, violence, suicides, and deaths. Guns have been part of America’s history since the beginning.”Some examples of gun control throughout colonial America included criminalizing the transfer of guns to Catholics, slaves, indentured servants, and Native Americans” - Supreme Court of the United States syllabus. Although many people have guns in their household. Many people want stricter gun laws.They want gun
However, normal procedures for purchasing a gun such as waiting periods, gun registrations, and background checks are sufficient for keeping guns from those who mean to do harm. Some states require a waiting period to purchase a weapon. Some states have longer waiting periods than others do. Waiting periods do not prohibit the purchase or sale of firearms, but it does regulate the sale of firearms. In 2012, 64% of reported gun deaths were from people committing suicide (washingtonpost.com).
Many police stations around America say that this Law should be banned and so does Obama. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said, "I have seen far too much gun violence in my lifetime to think that more guns is a solution... a gun is more likely to be used against you than you use a gun in self-defense." All police stations around America say that this Law should be banned because not only will it stop crime from occurring, making people feel safer and narrow the search on criminals it will make America a safer place for all people. Not only that but Barack Obama respects the 2nd Amendment, but local gun bans he is okay with. Major companies, sheriffs and high position people want this law repealed or changed.
California passed its bill of gun control laws after a long history of mass shootings. Some of these include Stockton schoolyard shooting, a San Francisco law firm, and Roseburg, Oregon. Stricter gun laws ever first introduced after the Newtown Connecticut shooting. Six more gun control bills were passed after a terrorist attack in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead. Connecticut signed strict gun laws after earlier mentioned Newtown Connecticut shooting.The Newtown shooting took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School where 28 people were killed.
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).
Running head: GUN VIOLENCE GUN VIOLENCE What Changes Should Be Made Cassius A. Kurns Jr Mr. Redmond Leo High School A way that we can decrease gun violence is have a stricter sale on firearms. Loopholes now exist in the background check system that make it possible for people with criminal records or mental health issues to procure guns. For instance, a gun purchased over the Internet or from a private individual at a gun show is not subject to a background check because neither instance involves licensed gun sellers. Anybody of age can go to a gun show or online to purchase any firearm. If background checks, and polygraph test, then we can decrease gun violence.
Studies done after the sandy hook shooting have found that, “ Contrary to pro-gun lobby claims, research into prevention of gun violence has shown that reasonable reforms could reduce the excessively high rates of firearm deaths in the US while preserving access firearms, possession is not illegal for people proposed do not infringe on law abiding citizens ',” (Vittes 6). This has two main point to it, the first and most clearly is that it is irrelevant on what one 's believes might be, reasonable gun control will save Americans lives. The more subtle meaning behind this study was that gun lobby 's push the agenda that their companies are protected by right. The gun manufacturing business is no small group of occupations. They receive money by having customers purchases firearms, which they donate to political parties to pass different legislation.