In 2013, 117,894 Americans were killed or treated for gun-related injuries (Gabor, Thomas, 2016). Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times reported, since 1970 there have been 1.45 million gun deaths in the United States, that is more than all the deaths in U.S. wars including, the Civil War, two world wars, Korean War, Vietnam, and the Iraq War combined. Between 2001 and 2011, 11,385 people died annually in firearm incidents in the U.S. If you removed 2001, which included the 9/11 terrorist attacks (Gunter, Joel, October, 2, BBC News), only 31 people died annually in terror-related incidents. There were about 10,000 more people killed by guns annually than there were people killed by terrorism in that period.
At least tens of thousands of the deaths that have been recorded in America are affiliated with gun violence. According to 2013 statistics, at least 23.2 injuries were recorded per 100,000 citizens while 33,636 deaths are related to injuries resulting from the use of firearms (Statistics behind gun violence in USA). Discharge of firearms further led to at least 505 deaths which were linked to 11,208 homicide cases and 21, 175 cases that were mainly suicidal. Out of these staggering statistics of deaths caused by the use of firearms, about 281 resulted from ‘undetermined intent’ (Statistics behind gun violence in USA). These statistics provoke worries and rekindle questions on gun control and ownership.
Most mass shooters have no solid reason or any emotional ties with their victims, but they all have access to firearms. For some mentally unstable people, having the gun by itself might be tempting to try something new. According to washingtonpost.com, “The places change, the numbers change, but the choice of weapon remains the same. In the United States, people who want to kill a lot of other people most often do it with guns.” This makes the issue about gun control. Beside the loss of lives, the number of gun violence the country has experienced in a short period of time makes the issue more serious.
Guns. Guns are an enormously controversial topic discussed across the world; however, I am going to focus on guns in America specifically. America is in a deadly love affair with firearms despite 32,000 people each year. Losing their life to gun crime for every one person who died due to guns, two more are wounded which can drastically impact someone’s life. I feel that America has a huge influence in the world therefore if they get rid of their right to bare arms, others will soon follow.
The Harm of Global Arms Trade There were 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013, almost 40% of them being homicides and 58.2% of them being suicides, and it’s only gotten worse since then. Many people believe that the arms trade is unneeded and too dangerous for what it’s worth, while arms trade supporters believe there are valid reasons to allow this idiotically dangerous trade to continue. The fact of the matter is, Global arms trade is getting too dangerous and gun control laws aren’t cutting it, it needs to stop. By trading guns and other arms globally are risking guns getting lost in the process and getting into the wrong hands. People are putting way too much time and money into it than what it’s worth.
Nearly 400,000 gun crimes are committed every year the united state has the highest death rate of firearm deaths (30,000 a year) (Watkins). 280 million to 300 million guns are in the hands of americans & in 2010 606 people were killed in accidental shootings 62 were children under 15 (Goldberg). The National Rifle Association (NRA) says banning assault rifles will not prevent crime (Lupica) that statement is false due to the fact that almost every crime that has gained any publicity in 2015 had a gun If you still do not believe the fact that there should be more controls on guns listen to this The following has some graphic descriptions The year is 1999 in a small high school in colorado named columbine at 11:17 AM Two Kids Named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold planted a bomb in their school so when the bombs went off they would try to kill as many students as they could with weapons they brought to school with them 15 were killed in this tragedy and the president at the time Bill Clinton said he would change gun laws in this country that was a blatant and dirty
“Of 62 mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and 2012, 49 of the shooters used legally obtained guns. Collectively, 143 guns were possessed by the killers with about 75% obtained legally” (Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?). Even if the whole nation was under strict gun control laws, shooters would have many other ways to obtain guns. There are many people that can acquire guns through the black
Gun Control in America 33,000 people are killed in gun related incidents, in United States of America alone every year (The Second Amendment Guaranteed a Civic Right to Be Part of the State Militia). This is a very staggering statistic knowing that the U.S. is only one country out of the 195 countries in the world today. This is due to several reasons. Shootings are becoming more and more common, guns are getting easier and easier to find, but most of all, the second amendment has reigned supreme in gun laws ever since the founding of America in 1776. Some believe that this is a terrible amendment to have our country live by, this group supports enforcing gun laws or even abolishing guns all together.
Today, one of our nation’s most frequently brought up issues is gun control. The United States has been relatively split by opinions regarding the topic. The threat of the misuse of guns has been widely debated by both the government and media for years now, and while many think otherwise, measures must be taken to ensure the safety of citizens and to control the amount of gun violence in our current society. By recent statistics, almost three-fourths of all homicides are associated with gunfire. While guns will most likely not be banned from general ownership because of the Second Amendment and the argument centered around it, stricter laws need to be put in place for the safety of gun owners and others alike.