Gun Control and Mass Shootings in America Gun violence is an unquestionable issue in America, with the United States ranking as one of the worst with both homicides and suicides using guns. That being said, we outnumber Mexico in gun related deaths and among first-world countries we rank far above others in the number of gun deaths, such as England and Australia. Consequently, we live in one of the only first world countries that does not have extensive gun laws and restrictions to gun access. Aside from the countless homicides and suicides by firearm in this country, one particular issue within this predicament is mass shootings, with the most recent mass shooting occurring on February 14th, 2018 at a high school in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed. Although, it may seem like an easy fix to just implement gun control laws into our society to eliminate gun violence, but it is important to note that Americans own nearly half of all firearms globally, which is roughly 325 million guns; when
Considering the increase in gun violence there has been no media response where there should be. Nowaday almost about anybody can obtain a gun; even kid are obtaining them. Incidents ranging from minors being shot and killed, law enforcement being shot and kill, and much more. But if there was a public response, in present day America where gun violence is at its max, there is sure to be a lot of negative controversy surrounding it.
These rifles were like nothing anyone had ever seen at this time. They could fire multiple shots before needing to be reloaded. And less time reloading, means less time to get shot at. The most famous of these guns, the Spencer carbine, could fire an astounding seven shots in 30 seconds. All in all these repeating rifles changed the war for the north, but according to history.com “Civil War Technology, they state “Like many other Civil War technologies, these weapons were available to Northern troops but not Southern ones: Southern factories had neither the equipment nor the know-how to produce them.” (history.com) These accounted for over 90% of all injuries/fatalities for the entire
Nationally, guns are used in 68% of homicides, which helps explain why America experiences more gun homicides than any other modern nation in the world (Hirsh 86). If America wants to make a real change, then its legislators and constituents must have the will to improve its current gun control laws. By recognizing the lack of any meaningful laws, society can start focusing on the failures of the political system. Currently, there are twenty-two thousand gun control laws in place (Hirsh 86). Due to the large number and minimal impact on America, it appears that these laws are ineffective and in need of a restructuring focused on the gun retailer.
Gun control has always been an issue in the US, simply because we love our guns. The only problem is too many people have been killed for no specific reason. This has caused more mayhem than ever before, with riots, movements and more murder. There has to be a way to stop these events and actually move forward with a valid system for guns that stops all this violence and nonsense. We have come too far in this world to have problems the cowboys should have only
More Guns-More violence The gun laws we have now are simply not enough to keep us safe. It is extremely easy to get a gun permit. There is only one question out of about twenty that has to do with your mental history. And there is no training required to have a gun. There needs to be stricter laws and training required if guns are going to be aloud.
According to CNN, “The United States has more guns than any other country in the world. There are an estimated 270 million to 310 million firearms in circulation in the United States.” The world today has limited rules against guns, and that is why there are many dangerous shootings recently. The utopian society of The Giver is very safe for citizens, because of the lack of choices and
No matter how much control supporters push for legislation, the NRA single handedly blocks their path and they also represent the views of hunters and sportsman who’s lives revolve around guns. NRA membership is higher now than ever exceeding slightly over three million people; however, control supporters still believe the NRA and their capabilities are overrated. A lawyer who had a near death gun shot experience had the idea of talking with both gun control advocates and the NRA and try to meet a common ground, which was something that had never been attempted before. Although this was thought to be a good idea, it was like trying to mix fire and ice and no common grounds were agreed
This problem can be contributed to the increasing power of guns, and a lack of mental health coverage, gun control and school safety. When the 2nd amendment was established, the most complex guns we had were muskets, and we needed to defend ourselves from what we felt was tyranny; the American Revolution was still in the rearview mirror for all Americans to consider. Ever since those words were written, however, gun technology has dramatically increased – despite fully automatic weapons being banned from the public, bump stocks that simulate a fully automatic weapon can be purchased with relative ease. Most Americans feel we can do better when it comes to gun control; in a Washington Post article by Scott Clement and Emily Guskin, 77% polled said more effective mental health screening could have
It’s impossible to assess whether or not that person would use the weapon instantly, however, it only takes one bad day, and suddenly that gun could potentially harm countless innocents. Statistics prove that more people have been killed in USA than in Europe by guns, but how come? A main reason to this are the different gun laws in both continents, the US is known for its 2nd amendment, but in Europe there is no such thing. Every country has its own gun policy, and while some countries do allow guns, the death rate by firearms is very low. This proves that it is not only the 2nd amendment
This gun turn in required every civilian to turn in their firearms. They felt that if people turned in their firearms then gun violence would end completely. Sadly this did not happen. Gun violence spiked after this law went into effect. They saw a 20% increase in gun violence after just 12 months (ABC, 2011).
Since the begining of America, the Founding Fathers wrote the strong-standing Bill of Rights with amendments to protect the country that had just recently won their freedom, but one amendment has been the top theme of controversies for centuries. Gun laws offend the Bill of Rights in so many ways and they prove ineffective. Gun Laws are relevant due to thousands of deaths and self-protection. The argument goes on but without guns there is militia, one of the main intents of the Second Amendment. These simple rules can reduce deaths, proven by millions of influential people.