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.
To demonstrate whether a person should own a firearm or not, Joe Messerli wrote an article to compare the pros and cons of owning a firearm. In favor of gun control he first, stated that the right to own a gun should be restricted because it would reduce crime. Second, those mental disabled persons, kids who are bullied and aggravated workers could cause a dangerous incident that would not have occurred if gun ownership was restricted. Third, a person who has a gun would be in more danger than a person without one against a criminal. Fourth, suicide and crimes of love or jealousy are more likely to occur easier with a firearm available.
If background checks, and polygraph test, then we can decrease gun violence. There may also be ways to make guns less dangerous to store. New technology in "smart guns" recognizes the owners ' fingerprints or hand grip or has other features controlled by the owner, so firearms can 't be stolen or accidentally fired by a child. Those guns are not currently mass-produced in the U.S., a recent "60 Minutes" report found, in part because of fears that they might lead to greater gun control. There are accidental deaths that happen everyday where a child accidentally shoots him or herself or someone else.
Another why guns aren’t safe according to cnn.com 3 kindergartener were wounded when a gun discharged. Ironically the gun fell off the pocket of one of the students. This goes to show why guns aren’t safe anywhere but also again anyone can get a gun. Another Reason why guns should be regulated is because many of our world leaders were assassinated with guns. An Example will be Abraham Lincoln shot killed by John Booth with a gun.
It preys on people’s fears that the government will turn into a dictatorship or completely ban guns…The Founders of our country wanted the people to be able to protect themselves from over powerful governments.” - Is it time to pass tough gun control laws? By McClathy Tribune. People might think their rights are being taken but in reality we are making the U.S a safer place for all our citizens. “They say that since Congress stopped banning assault rifles in 2004, violent crime in America has fallen significantly, and shootings are also down slightly.” There are positive consequences for having new gun control laws and the safety of the citizens increases with each new law. Those positive consequences are not enough to convince everyone that we need improved gun control
Most who support the stricter guns laws believe that the Second Amendment should not just be an open blank option for anyone to own a gun. The gun law supporters feel that if there are more restrictions on firearms, such as who can have them, under what conditions it would cut down on the death crimes but in reality gun control laws do not deter crime; gun ownership deters crime. I agree with the statement from “John Stossel (2008), who is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, as well as a journalist and reporter for Fox News Channel, explains that laws against guns are really laws against self-defense, and mandatory gun-free zones are in actuality free crime zones”. Stricter gun laws won’t do anything except leave law abiding citizens with less defense options. In my opinion a law abiding citizen will less likely not break the law and own a handgun if they are banned, but a criminal will.
The Democratic party 's views are reasonable enough to grasp, although the proposition offends Republican citizens. By having gun control in the states, suicides, homicides, and overall violence could decrease drastically. Citizens would no longer have to fear walking the streets alone at night or anything of that sort, or unarmed citizens getting shot by other citizens. The people of the States, tourists, and visitors will feel safer and more secure going about their days knowing there is a gun control act in place and although this will not stop all gun-related violence, this will decrease it. The safety of the People is more important than the violent and life-threatening American tradition.
There would be nothing worse for a man than to have to sit and watch as someone hurt his family, because he had no means of defense. Also, many ladies who have to walk home or down alleys late at night are carrying guns to defend themselves if attacked. Additionally, hunting is especially popular in the south. Many people look forward to hunting every year and providing meat for their family for the whole year. Taking away guns would put an end to hunting animals and cause them to overpopulate.
Gun control will prevent more mass shootings, like it did in Australia and the United Kingdom, reduce murders drastically, as seen in other countries, and kill off donations to politicians, removing the political influence of guns. As stated, based off the evidence of research, it is believed that gun control will prevent mass shootings in America, on a rapid scale. According
Diallo pulled something out of his pocket, which the policemen thought was a gun, but later on showed to be the his wallet. He was hit by 19 shots out of the 41 shots that were fired against him. The four policemen were all found innocent by a jury. The similarity between the novel and the song is the crucial misjudging of a situation by police officers, which leads to multiple shots being fired at innocent people, who in this case was a young man and child both ending up losing their lives to racism and the power of guns in the hand of
Some assume gun deaths are a huge part of the annual death toll each year in the United States, when in reality gun deaths are such a small part of the yearly deaths. Only 1.29% of deaths each year are gun related, 0.47% of these are suicides, 0.45% are Homicides, 0.03% are other and only 0.02% are Mass Shootings. Between 1999 and 2013, Americans were 21.5 times more likely to die of heart disease; 18.7 times more likely to die of malignant tumors; 2.4 times more likely
“The second amendment of the US constitution protects individual gun ownership”(procon.org). The right of American citizens to bear arms shall not be infringed. Many people try to argue that “more gun control laws would reduce gun deaths” (procon.org). They try to argue that if more laws went
2 Pages “The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world.” (ProCon.org.) This statistic may not come as a surprise to most. What may shock you, however, is how gun control can actually hurt your communities, and in more way than one. To begin, when guns are taken away from citizens, they may no longer be able to defend themselves. Crimes are committed when there is a “motivated suspect, an opportune target, and a lack of a guardian.” (Peterson, 2013) When our “opportune target” loses their firearm, they lose their guardian.
Most crimes involving guns, the person is to later be found out to be insane, such as the movie theater killer, he obviously wasn’t in any frame of mind to own a gun. He killed 12 people and wounded 70. He also was seeing a phycologist and mailed her a letter of what he
Given in 2014, there were 52,00 recorded shooting, yet only 1,600 were recorded as self-defense, this leads many people to the idea that self-defense is rarely used (The Truth). Backing [up] that idea up,[is the ______________that] for every criminal killed in self-defense, 34 civilians die(Ingraham). The pro-gun control side also believes concealed carry is not effective [for ________________________] . Concealed carry is when someone is carrying a gun in public, but it is hidden so no one knows. Many are against concealed carry because it would lead to an arms race.