One side calls them weapons of war, the other side claims the term “assault weapon” is merely an intimidating term used to scare liberals and anti-gun advocates. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a national ban on assault weapons. The assault weapons ban comes with a sunset effect and every 10 years the ban automatically expires and every gun advocate crawls out of hiding to make sure the ban doesn’t renew (“Should the government restrict access to assault weapons?”). Congress needs to stand up to the NRA to reinstate the ban. Assault weapons are militarized styled guns that are meant to kill a mass number of people at an alarming rate and these weapons should not be in the hands of ordinary citizens.
According to Smith, Patricia“They are passing the border with guns so that it is easier to have a gun in another state.” (7). Also according to Everytown , “Federal law, which applies in all states, requires criminal background checks for all firearm sales and transfers by licensed dealers, but does not require background checks or any process for sales or transfers by unlicensed sellers.” (1).
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.
His sentence is changed from manslaughter and he has now been sentenced to 18-20 years in prison for manslaughter, followed by four to five years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm. (Ryan, 2013) During a trial, the evidence is again presented to a court of law or a jury. Being sentenced to Capital Punishment is very unlikely to happen for Burke, as the state of Massachusetts has abolished Capital Punishment and only uses it in very severe cases where the suspect is tried federally (McCarthy, 2014) instead of regionally, like the Boston Bomber Case. Burke most likely got this sentence, because he pleaded guilty, possibly after enough evidence was gathered to prove his guilt and thereby “has taken responsibility for shooting the victim, resulting in his death, over what appears to have been a dispute about money” (Boston.com, 2013)
In 2007, a total of 3,042 kids and teens died because of guns, and another 17,523 were injured!(Source B) [logos] [exclamation] Just think about all the young lives that were lost and how many families were broken. Many people were hindered by these bullets, and even if they weren’t, the tragic event stays within them forever. And just imagine this amount of death in your own community: if you add together all the students that attend the Los Altos School District, this includes all seven elementary schools as well as Egan and Blach, and the students from Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School, that is just half of the kids who were injured from bullet wounds in one year. Take the students at Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools alone, that is slightly more than how many people were killed in the same year.
Most people that commit violent gun crimes are mentally ill, for example the last school shooting that occured on february 14 2018 at Marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida, the gunman Nikolas Cruz was mentally ill. He walked into the school with his guns and shot and killed 17 students and a teacher. He had issues with learning, and controlling his emotions and stuff. (source)
The second amendment of 1789 states that all civilians of the United States of America have their constitutional right to bare arms. Now, two centuries later, we have started to finally ride into a major problem regarding this constitutional amendment, what if people use this right for their own wrong will? Mass shootings in the past two decades have grown increasingly popular occasions throughout the world. It just takes one bad apple among the group to cause a multitude of deaths, usually based on mental illness or influence by the media. This not only creates a predicament of how we can stop or reduce these acts, but how we can find the source of them.
The right to bare arms is protected safely in the 2nd constitutional amendment. Therefore, banning or outlawing guns from being owned or purchased is immoral and unconstitutional. Gun control in the United States should be abolished and totally eliminated. It is correct that nearly hundred thousand individuals are injured, hurt or killed by firearms in the United States every year (Scalia n.d). However, three point five million people in the United States have conceal-to-carry an owners permit for their firearms or any other weapon
Knives and other cutting instruments are dangerous too. Knives and other cutting instruments were used to kill 280 people in California, 175 people in Texas, and 130 people in New York (FBI: UCR, 2016). So, should we also ban knives? Getting rid of guns will not get rid of Crime.
Some however believe we as citizens of the United States should be able to own these assault weapons. To that i say there is no argument no citizen should be able to own a weapon of that magnitude. Rifles such as the AR-15 which shoots a 5.56 mm round which is the same as what the military uses. These guns are made to kill as quickly and efficiently as possible not to hunt or home defence they are made to kill. For 500 to $1200 you can purchase this weapon at the age of 18 years old that is insane to think
A three year old cannot be expected to have the strength to carry an assault rifle at all hours of the day: therefore, up until the age of five years and six months, children may be permitted to carry pistols instead of rifles so it does no harm to their delicate backs. The failure to have a gun on yourself at all times of the day will be punished with a fine of $1,500 on the first offence, and a month in the jail upon the second offence. Keep guns out of the hands of criminals?
Within minutes, twenty of Sandy Hook’s first graders – 6 and 7 year olds – were killed in their classrooms. The school’s principal and psychologist were among the six staff members who died trying to protect the children in their care. The most recent shooting to come to mind is the Umpqua Community College Shooting that took place on October 1, 2015 at the UCC campus near Roseburg, Oregon, United States. Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old student enrolled at the school, fatally shot an assistant professor and eight students in a classroom.
It was a sad morning on Friday, December 14, 2012. Adam Lanza, came into The Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in a shooting rampage. According to “Sandy Hook Elementary shooting leaves 28 dead, law enforcements say,” an article by Steve Vogel, Sari Horwitz, and David Fahrenthold, Adam Lanza came into the school and shot six adults along with twenty other children. Before the shoot Lanza shot his own mother, then preceding the tragedy, he shot himself. Many activists for gun control are reaching out try to ban guns in America.
Does Gun Control Work? Man has ruled over the earth for centuries. Using spears and swords to kill animals for food or to fight man on the battlefield. Then a new substance and tool was created to change the whole world. There have been reports of the mix of gunpowder creating explosions.