and fearmongering. The “assault weapons ban” that some are trying to pass is essentially useless as the majority of attacks do not involve these types of rifles, also the weapons they are trying to ban are only aesthetically different than other rifles under the same ban. An assault weapon is also a made up term used to scare people. Anything could be an assault weapon, it would add a lot of credibility to the anti-gun argument if correct terms were used. Also most people talk about the magazine and call them “clips” which is incorrect. If people wish to make an argument they should learn the correct terminology. Gun crime has gone down in recent years and gun ownership has gone up. It is important to note that correlation is only evidence
The idea that gun laws will stop rising violence in America is comparable to putting a bandage on an open wound. People are so naive to think a bandaid will stop the bleeding. Sure the bandaid slows it down, but over time the blood will bleed through the bandage. The only way to completely stop the wound from bleeding is to go deep into the wound and stitch it up, often something Americans avoid. (Semicolon rule 1)For the past few years, America has been through countless demonstrations of violence; our wound is getting deeper and deeper. Many Americans blame loose gun laws as this problem, saying that it 's too easy to get your hands on a gun in today 's world. However, imposing stricter gun laws would only slow down the issue, not completely stop it.In more detail, it would be a fruitless attempt to solve rising violence in America. Mental health is at the root of this rising violence. Instead of focusing on imposing gun laws, America needs to focus on improving mental health in order to stop the rising violence. When will we ever learn that bandaids don 't fix the problem?
Gun Control: Assault Weapons Should be Banned in America In the past decade there have been many mass shootings which sparked a nationwide debate on the ban on assault weapons. Assault weapons are Semiautomatic weapons that are usually used in the military due to their advanced features. The difference between a Semiautomatic weapon and a regular pistol is that semiautomatic guns reload automatically and can fire consistently (Assault Weapons). Majority of Americans argue that Assault Weapons should be banned nationwide because of the amount of mass shootings caused by Assault weapons.
Good afternoon. I am here to help fight for the cause to save your lives. Imagine this; you are taking a test in one of your classes. Then you hear a gunshot and the entire school goes into lockdown. Your friend, or sibling gets shot, while in the hallway, but for your own safety, you can’t leave your hiding spot. When the criminal is finally arrested, there a dozens of people who have been killed, injured, or fatally injured. All because of one man with a gun. Do you really want your life to be at risk because there is no law banning assault weapons? Do you want to walk down the hallway in fear of someone coming at you with a gun? According to an article from the Washington Post, written by Christopher Ingraham, the president/founder of a public opinions research, the ban on assault weapons lapsed, or expired, in 2004. This resulted in an increase by 183% of shootings and by 239% of deaths by guns. Obviously, this is a problem, that both puts people’s lives at risk and makes some live in fear.
World War I. America needed an advantage to beat Germany and their allies. So a true patriot created one of the first assault weapon and named it the Thompson submachine gun. The weapon would of made a big difference on the war ,but it was created when the war was over. So gangsters acquired the weapons and killed many lives. New assault weapons came and ended more lives. Gangsters might be gone ,but criminals are still around and they use assault weapons for their preference of mass murdering. Assault weapons should be banned.
I agree with you Dondra, I support the banning these assault weapons, only for military use. I think about younger children who can get to these guns and parents don?t store them properly in the household. Not so much of the person getting permitted to buy the gun I blame the parents as well. There are so many issues dealing with gun control it is ridiculous. The government, gun seller, buy and people getting gun training.
No legislation in this country has called on a ban on all guns, instead it has tried to prevent certain people with a troubled past from obtaining guns. We need gun-control in this country for reasons that should be obvious. How many innocent people must die before we realize that we have a problem with guns in this country? Tragedies such as that in Newtown, Orlando, Aurora, etc. should make it clear that we need gun control reform. Gun control is not a threat to our freedom, but rather a way to save lives.
According to the FBI crime report of 2011, “Handguns were used in 6,220 of the 12,664 homicides reported. Rifles accounted for 323 homicides, with knives and other unnamed firearms making up most of the rest.” (why gun groups 7). Rifles should not be banned from american citizens. Assault rifles stop crime acts.
Today, America is dealing with an epidemic. Our society has allowed guns to be an easily accessible item. While deaths associated with guns are becoming a normality in the United States, far too many innocent lives are being taken away at the speed of a bullet. Although many oppose gun control due to the 2nd amendment, the Supreme Court has shown its support. 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.
‘In the late 1980s, gun control groups realized that they had failed in their original goal—getting handguns banned—and began campaigning against semi-automatic firearms they called "assault weapons," most of which are rifles’(“A ban on assault weapons would not reduce crime”). From 1994 to 2004, the Federal Assault Weapons (F.D.A) banned semi automatic weapons from having more than 10 rounds. The easiest way to define gun control is by saying it a government regulation sale of any type of handgun, or assault rifle. It’s just a certain style the government sales firearms, if you have a criminal background or criminal history you are not allowed to purchase a firearm due to gun control. I personally think gun control doesn’t cause any harm to today’s society, considering the fact that i’m constantly around guns and I have no violent urge to put anyone in danger.
There’s no point in banning all sorts of guns at this point in time and everyone should know how to use this “self-defence” weapon efficiently. You can place a gun, a knife or a bat all side by side, none of them are going to do anything until someone picks them up to use them! The tragic shooting at Newtown reminded us not only of the need for gun control but also mental health support. From the day each individual graduates from this seven-day training period, every child will be required to carry assault rifles at all times of the day, whether it be in school, at the mall, or at home, in order to ensure the best protection. However, I am not an unreasonable person.
People people of the United States hope to change this in the years coming by banning. Even though certain people could still hold powers to assault weapons, they are trusted people and that they should only use them for serious
Gun Violence In America Gun violence in america accounted for 33,636 deaths in 2015 alone and that number is only rising. If every american was able to obtain a firearm imagine what the numbers of gun related deaths. Even gun related injuries caused many more hospital visits in america what many other common incidents. That is why america needs to implement tighter gun laws to reduce the amount of gun violence in America. Without this we will continue to see shooting, gun death, gun injuries resulting in more and more gun related violence.
United States Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed a bill that would ban assault weapons. This bill would prevent “horrific mass shooting incidents” and ban the purchase of “military-style assault weapons”. This is very effective because that way, the shooters who usually use assault weapons won’t have as large of a magazine, making them easier to stop. This shows that while we cannot entirely ban any weapons, one of the most effective things that can be done is to ban these weapons that shooters can get their hands on so easily. This ban on assault weapons and semi-auto weapons as well is largely supported by the public, and public support usually leads to the passing of laws.
The definition of an assault rifle is muddy, as avid gun owners tend to disagree with the term as it’s used. Most say that assault rifles should only be defined as fully automatic military-style rifles (Goode), but for ease of understanding, let’s assume that they are what most of the public refers to them as- semi/fully automatic weapons. From the years 1982-2012, 99 of the weapons used in mass shootings were semi automatic handguns or rifles (Follman). In the Las Vegas shooting, where one man killed 58 and injured over 800, local police found 18 assault weapons in his hotel room (Alsup). This, coupled with America’s history of mass shootings, is a justifiable reason to at least bring up a