Guns have dramatically changed peoples lives for the better. Without guns people would have nothing to defend themselves against criminals; especially the police, they wouldn’t be able to fight certain crimes without guns. Despite the necessity, many other people believe guns should not be used at all in society. Guns can be used for self defense,reduce crime, and relieve your stress. First, many Americans purchase guns for their safety.
Nearly 96 Americans die each day from a gun related death, 62 percent of these deaths are suicides (everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-by-the-numbers/.) Almost 7 children and teens are injured by guns every day, but most instances are due to carelessness or unintentional. Here’s where race plays a part. All lives matter in this world but before I bring race and gender into the statistics I would like to state that these statistics are in no way a game, its horrible how much crime and homicide is committed in the United States. That being said, in big cities like Chicago or D.C., gun control plays a huge effect on consumers of firearms, but in 2015 Chicago reached its record high of homicide crimes in the country.
They are gadgets that police use to keep order and for emergencies, but guns are also killing people. The present gun laws in America are not enough to keep people from dying. Other countries, like Switzerland, have restrictive gun laws and their gun violence rates are immensely lower. The American government needs to learn from them. Isn’t all the mass shooting and gun violence enough to show the government how much America needs more restrictive gun laws?
Seven out of ten people surveyed in various communities believed that gun violence is increasing at such a rate that more massacres are to occur. If even those who owns guns are beginning to fear for their lives, its time a few changes are made. It seems as if these people are crying for help for owning a gun today seems to no longer have the benefits it once
Some days crime rates are up and then the next they are down, what we do know is that America is becoming safer. In 2005, 11,346 persons were killed by firearm violence 477,040 persons were victims of a crime committed with a firearm, (National Institute of Justice). Surprisingly, a lot of gun violence in America is related to self defense. Between 1987 and 1990 it was found that guns were used in defense during a crime incident 64,615 times annually. This equates to two times out of 1,000 incidents (0.2%) that occurred in this time frame.
Semi-automatic rifles are a threat to the lives of children and adults, regardless. The United States possesses most of the world’s guns and has the highest gun ownership rate internationally; many of those firearms will find themselves into malicious hands and the people of the U.S. need to seize them before more people die. The recent debate over banning semi-automatic rifles has risen to the nation’s attention; rates of mass shootings are rising and recent shooters have been using assault weapons to increase the rate of how many people they can kill in a given time. It is time that semi-automatic rifles are to be swept off store shelves. People tend to get tangled in opinions and quotes on rather semi-automatic weapons should be banned or not, such as if they are protected by the second amendment, halting lawmakers from banning them.
With all this responsibility, I want to make certain that America is the best it can be. In order for us to achieve the goal of making America the future it wants to be, we need to reform gun laws and assure that firearms are in safe and legal hands. We need to unite to stop the illegal immigration flowing into this country and slowly bring an end to climate change and global warming. Gun laws in this country are way too lenient and it needs to be stopped. It’s tragic to say that gun violence, such as mass shootings happen so often in today’s society.
Out of the 318.9 million people that are in the United States, there are 300 million guns. Out of the 300 million guns that are in the U.S.(3), in the last Eighty years only 2 people are murdered with a legal version an assault rifle(1). the reason that the number is not higher is because of the regulations. first thing is someone have to get a background check. then they have to get a ATF(Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms) license witch again involves a background check.
Positive Impact of Guns In America Americans have the privilege and the right to purchase and own personal firearms for the means of self defense. Some citizens, however, exploit this right for the sole purpose of harming those around them. Mass shootings are some of the most common and terrifying events that can happen to someone in America today. Despite all the harm that guns cause, they should not be banned because they also have many positive effects for the American people that we would not want to lose. One reason to keep guns in the hands of the people is fairly simple, but its impact is highly underestimated: guns stop criminals and in some cases prevent the crime before it even begins.
Since the Bill of Rights was first created 250 years ago, our rights as citizens have never been jeopardized. However, more recently in our society, there has been an upsurge in debate on whether some rights should be left out of the Bill of Rights for the better interest of its citizens. For the safety and security of the people, it is only justifiable to remove the Second Amendment of owning guns. Guns are seen as part of the American identity and many citizens even own one or more guns at home. It is an “every man for himself” ideology in that there is a growing uncertainty on whether the police will show up on time.
This is because of the fact that they leave innocent and good people defenseless from attackers. This ends up actually killing more lives that were meant to be saved by using gun restrictions. In conclusion, guns actually are very dangerous, but people actually depend on them for protection which is why the founding fathers made it an unalienable right to carry a weapon; the gun laws that our leaders have created actually increase crime, leave people defenseless, and end more lives that were meant to be save. These are just a few ways that gun laws actually have negative effects on crime in this
Out of those, 11,000 are homicides. In addition to this, there are 600,000 gun related injuries annually.Making UBC’s required would drastically lower the death rate. Subpoint B: The United States’ Firearm Homicide Rate is 20 times higher than any other average high-income state. Gun offenders get most of their guns from unlicensed sales. Contention 2: The times that the federal
Based on The Guardian’s statistics, police killed more white people than any other race this year. A total 385 white people have been killed by police this year, and 66 of them were unarmed at the time of their death. But, just 25 police officers have died from firearms-related violence in the same period. Now there is a small controversy conflict in the media because of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which I think is just certain people dry hating. The tiny issue is that some people think by saying black lives matter that we mean all lives don’t matter; but me personally, I do have moments were all lives do not matter to me in a few instances only because of how they act towards me, but this is not the cases with everyone.
Suicidal deaths among the student population will also increase as more than half of all college students already consider suicide, the presence of a firearm will only increase the risk more (Neuberger, Joan and Spiro, Ellen, 2015). Permitting concealed handguns on college campuses could potentially end the lives of future heroes and world
Many are against concealed carry because it would lead to an arms race. As said by Kelly Sampson, on behalf of the Brady Campaign, allowing concealed carry would force the criminals to get higher damage guns, which would lead to an unnecessary amount of guns. If criminals got higher grade weapons, it would mean more violent crimes and more deaths. Obama once said “There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America. So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer?” and many people on the pro-gun control side stand by this.