Guns will always be part of society, whether people like it or not, and it is better to have an armed protected society than a defenseless unprotected one. As guns are generally used not for harm but for defense, and criminals can still get them no matter what, there should not be harsher laws on gun control. Guns should be something that citizens should have a right to own, and they should continue to have this right as time goes on. If guns were made illegal, it would put people in danger as criminals could obtain them anyway. With the developments of new technology our word is not as safe as it used to be, in light of this, guns should be a valuable access to the population or our society will face a rapid
In conclusion we should have better gun control. There are roughly 32,000 gun deaths per year in the United States. That’s a big number of deaths. There should be a law were every gun how has ever been checked out or bought to have a number and if stole they have to report about just in case someone is trying to use it for the something bad. For the better and the sake of our planet we should have better gun control considering it will save a lot of lives.
The gun control laws are put in place for two reasons. One is to stop criminals from obtaining any firearms. The second is to keep high-risk guns off the market. (Zimring 440) This is very important when attempting to stop criminal from weapons. People do use guns for legitimate reasons such as protection of homes, hunting, and target shooting.
Although he knows that this task is impossible, he thinks that America would be a far better society without them. To support his opinions, he provides research that states “Over 30,000 Americans dead every year, and tens of thousands more maimed and paralyzed.” How does Waldman know that this piece of information is referring to gun usage? There is no evidence provided to prove that over 30,000 Americans die every year due to just guns. Guns are not the only weapon available in America for people to use in harmful ways. Due to new technologies developing daily, it gets easier and easier for people to find new ways to take innocent lives.
According to, “Counterpoint: Gun Control Saves Lives”, “Experts estimate that about one-third of all American households contain firearms, and that the total number of guns in circulation is at least 240 million.” This shows that the government may be too careless about who has a gun, and as a result, people are more vulnerable than ever. The article, “More gun control laws would reduce gun deaths”, describes the words of David Frum, Daily Beast and CNN contributor, “‘American children under age 15 were nine times more likely to die of a gun accident than children in other advanced wealthy countries…’”. This shows how dangerous it is for children to even live in the United States because of these
They must be tackled if the problem of gun violence is to be resolved. Of all gun deaths, suicide is responsible for more than three quarters of them. Far more people kill themselves with a firearm each year than are murdered with one. Furthermore, suicide rates are higher among children, women and men of all ages in states where more households have guns. One of the most effective and straightforward steps families can take to reduce the risk of suicide would be to remove all firearms from the household.
Guns have become very accessible, even to those under the age limit. Not only does this pose a threat to the gun owner, but to the public population as well. Statistics reveal that “8.9 percent of American adults experience impulsive anger symptoms and have guns in their home” (Pollack 1). This explains the sudden mass shootings and homicides that result in dozens of deaths and injuries. Strengthening gun control laws will be a massive modification towards safer communities, thus a safer country.
In the survey I carried out 90% of the general public believe that option 2 is more important as they stated that “people abuse their right so tackling ownership is more important” in addition to that some participants also stated that “Option 2 would help reduce gun crime and related death”. Over double the Americans which are killed in gun homicides in a single day, than Japan in an entire year, with almost 32,000 deaths caused by guns each year that calculates on average a total of 88 deaths per
A stronger focus on gun control in the United States involving restriction or even an outright ban of guns could serve to help the problem greatly. In 2015, 13,286 people were killed by firearms in the United States, with 26,819 suffering from non-lethal injuries (qtd. in “Guns in the US”). Taking away guns, the means that many urban criminals have to commit their crimes, would be very beneficial to cities. Recent studies found that the most effective way of reducing gun crime is to lower the amount of guns available in circulation.
Can gun control laws reduce the amount of gun violence? The clear answer is yes. First, the suicide rate will lower if we enact more gun control laws. Next, making people undergo background checks before owning a gun will help reduce the risk of a firearm ending up in the hands of a criminal or a mentally ill person. Third, there will be more gun deaths if it is easier to obtain a