‘’Guns are responsible for over thirty-three thousand deaths in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).. In 2014, the CDC reported that 11,008 of the 15,872 homicides committed in the United States that year involved a firearm. Of the 42,826 suicides reported that year, 21,386 involved a firearm. These statistics have inspired efforts at the federal and state levels to enact gun control legislation to reduce crime and violence’’(‘’Gun Control’’). According to the statistic guns are held for over 33,000 deaths in the United States.
Over the past decade, the amount of United States citizens killed by guns has skyrocketed. Many of these deaths are the result of a gun legally getting into the hands of an unstable person who should not have a gun. These criminals and mentally ill people use guns to take the lives of innocent children, women, and men every single day. Many people argue that the second amendment gives them the right to bare arms and no one can take that away from them, however, this amendment is a large part of the reason why so many undeserving people are able to obtain a gun. America needs stricter gun control laws because they will help decrease the immense number of gun deaths every day and lessen the chances of the wrong person getting their hands on a gun.
Two-hundred twenty two survive, but unfortunately around ninety three people die each day. The Brady Campaign says, ((QUOTE10). The rate 333,800 is an irrationally high rate. Gun violence occurs very frequently in today’s world, and exposes many people to the horrors of firearm attacks. Children and adults are being negatively influenced and affected by gun violence.
As the United States progressed into the late 20th century, the controversy of the right to bear arms became a hotter issue, and the citizens in the U.S still didn’t make a decisive decision. However, it is clear that guns caused losses to U.S citizens, and therefore, the second amendment should be removed. The Usage of guns in the U.S is one of the major causes of crimes, injuries and death. According to the Centre for disease and control, every 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people are due to firearm injuries. This is the same rate with motor vehicle accidents, showing how prevalent firearm accident is in the U.S. Children are not an exception at this massacre.
The first reason why we should have stricter gun control laws, is because of all of the gun violence, and deaths by guns. Stricter gun control laws can lead up to less gun violence and could cut most deaths by firearms in half. According to an article called “Does the U.S. Need Tougher Gun-Control Laws”, published on February 20, 2017 in the Junior Scholastic showed that, “We lose more than 36,000 Americans to gun violence every year in this country. That’s an average of 99 gun deaths a day” (Pratt).
Gun control By conner clark Did you know that americans have more guns than anyone else on earth and that more than 30,000 americans die each year to firearms. Well that is what these two articles are teaching us that america does not have a lot of gun laws for guns and how people show more animosity towards gun laws after all of the shootings. These two articles are similar but yet are still really different. The way that they are different is because the article Issue Overview: Guns in America by Bloomberg, adapted by Newsela staff is just stating the facts about the way people feel about guns the pros and cons of gun laws and this article has no opinion in it and the article Famous Speeches: "We call BS," Emma Gonzalez 's speech to gun advocates by Emma Gonzalez, adapted by Newsela staff is only showing one side of the story and not the other and her speech is very opinionated towards guns laws and getting read of some guns. In the article Issue Overview: Guns in America by Bloomberg, adapted by Newsela staff is states in paragraph one line one “Every mass shooting in the United States starts a new debate over the right to own guns”.
Many People believe the government when they say, that the death penalty is going to decrease the number of murders and crimes or acts of terror that happen in a country. But there is no proof of any sort that supports this statement. Too many people have been killed to decrease crime rates when there are statistics showing the opposite. Italy, for example, abolished the death penalty in 1994. The crime rate in 1993 was 2.3 per 100’000 people.
Citizens can conclude, through research and data, more gun control would lead to fewer suicides. The opposing side would promote that if one is trying to kill themselves, they will find a way, whether they kill themselves with a gun or with a knife. In 2015, sixty-four percent of the deaths in the United States citizens were gun-related. More than 11,000 blameless residents of the United States were murdered involving a firearm in 2016. In fact, suicide by firearm accounts for almost half of all suicides in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“America’s Gun Culture Charts”).
The idea of a gang like MS-13 handing over their guns because the law wants them to is obscene ( Geer 3 ). School shootings are all too common in the United States within the recent thirty years, people have come up with several different reasons for why they have occurred so frequently. The only real way to keep students safe and alive is with a police
Throughout the years the United States has been decided about if they should allow the use of guns in our society. Clearly, it has been demonstrated that the massive use of guns had only brought chaos and many innocent deaths in the society. Some vast examples are terrorism and the massive shootings. Hence they must create laws to control this dilemma that is only affecting the citizens. Through the years a lot of innocent people have been dead since the number of guns that citizens are allowed to get and have it in the United State.