in past years. both parties have found common ground on the subject. Nearly 90% of both parties agree on preventing the mentally from purchasing guns. (Pew Research, 1) Since the presence of more domestic gun related violence being linked with mental illness Americans agree that gun violence is a very big problem and want to work towards amending the issue. Both Parties also agree on banning gun purchases from people on the no fly list (Pew Research, 1) Due to the amount of terror attacks that have occured since the 90s.
This issue has only irritated Republicans, Democrats mindset is the more the minority, the better for us. People want to come to the United States for a better life, any way possible. The issue stems from illegal immigrant or illegal aliens instead of legal aliens. There was a CBS News poll on illegal immigration and the 14th Amendment, which seems the population is divided in half. Then, fifty-nine percent of Democrats believe it should stay while fifty-four percent of Republicans believe it should be changed.
In the year 2014 much debate began on gun laws and whether they should be authorized. This political fight became a disputable issue among Americans. A source at the Smithsonian said, “More Americans thought it was important to protect the right of Americans to own guns than to control gun ownership.” Most Americans believe that their gun ownership is unrelated to someone else 's gun use in crimes. Many people want strict gun control but that won 't help because mass shooters don 't follow the law; strict gun laws won 't reduce violence and the removal of guns would leave people defenseless, especially in a time where terrorism is rampant. Making gun control more strict won 't really make it harder for mass shooters.
Many different views are taken when it comes to gun control and mass shootings. Some believe that the only cause is the guns themselves. Others believe that it is gun control laws, yet "by a more than 2-to-1 margin, more people say mass shootings reflect problems identifying and treating people with mental health problems rather than inadequate gun control laws (63 percent to 23 percent)" (Craighill and Clement 2). Regardless, many people
It was a one minute long video which was an eye opener because it stated that it only takes 15 minutes for someone to buy a gun, like the Ar-15. All it takes is 15 minutes for a person to obtain a weapon which ultimately might kill a dozen of people. For example, Nikolas Cruz who killed about 17 people in Stoneman Douglas High School had to wait 5 days for a gun because he did not have a conceal carry license; however, later he went through a background check and then legally bought an Ar-15. That was all he needed to execute his horrific plan and evil desires. Imagine living with the fact that the person who killed your loved one wasn’t stopped because there was no protocol or rule
Gun Ownership Gun ownership has raised up a great dispute in the United States (U.S.) because people do not know whether they help or if they make things worse. To understand better on how common it is for civilians to own guns the study from Small Arms Survey will help, “in 2007 there were about 875 million guns in the world combining civilians and law enforcement and out of all those guns the U.S. has the first place in civilian gun ownership with 270 million. The percentage ownership is 89 out of 100 people own a gun.” (Karp) The U.S. is the country with the most guns in the world, therefore, the country has to go over the current laws and fix them if needed, the homeowners have to provide a safe place for their families and they also have
Gun Violence In America Gun violence in america accounted for 33,636 deaths in 2015 alone and that number is only rising. If every american was able to obtain a firearm imagine what the numbers of gun related deaths. Even gun related injuries caused many more hospital visits in america what many other common incidents. That is why america needs to implement tighter gun laws to reduce the amount of gun violence in America. Without this we will continue to see shooting, gun death, gun injuries resulting in more and more gun related violence.
According to the Pew Institute for Research 52% of Americans believe that gun laws should become stricter. There is public support for politicians to change gun laws, yet they still have done little to address it. The last major gun law change in the United States was in 2004 enacted by President Bush (Fisher 1). However, the change was not a creation of new regulations rather it was a cut to the Assault Weapon Ban Enacted by President Clinton (Fisher 1). According to Slate this caused a great spike in sales of weapons such as the AR-15 (Fisher 1).
According to an article called “The research is clear: gun control saves lives” by German Lopez, it says, “A more recent study from 2013, led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher, reached multiple conclusions: After controlling for multiple variables, the study found that a 1 percent increase in gun ownership correlated with a roughly 0.9 percent rise in the firearm homicide rate at the state level.” The number of gun deaths increased when more people owned guns. If more gun control laws were enacted, it would be harder to obtain a gun. Therefore, there would be fewer deaths by guns. The claim and quote tie into the thesis, because since there are more gun deaths when more people own guns, enacting more gun control laws will make it so that fewer people have guns. Others may say that even though enacting gun control laws will reduce gun deaths, the general homicide rate will still continue to rise.
From the founding of the United States of America up until modern times there has been an estrangement regarding gun control laws. According to the article(Americans want strict gun laws) published by CNN by Eric Brandermore than half of the U.S wants stricter gun laws. Others think that bearing arms is part of their rights. While opponents of these laws typically cite gun control measures as an infringement on the right to bear weapons, supporters support that the Second Amendment does not limit the government from modifying the proliferation of firearms in the United States. However, gun control is highly ineffective in areas that gun control has been enacted in the country.
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.
As handguns become more accessible to a larger variety of persons within a limited area the rates will rise due to availability (Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, 2013). Overall guns on campuses will result in the cons heavily outweighing the pros. There are more efficient ways to keep students safe than allowing concealed handguns on college campuses. Allowing firearms will escalate sparse occurrences of school shootings. 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).
In the same article, the author discussed how Republicans without a college degree were more likely to think that immigrants weaken the economy more than college educated Republicans do (Guo, 2015). The United States has gone through some changes lately with the war on terror. Immigration has become a hot topic issue, and Trump seems to be saying stuff that resonates with his supporters. He is saying things people are afraid to say, but what he is saying is mostly hate and degrading to some groups of people. What does that say about those who are buying into this?
The author, Issit uses statistics to explain why gun advocates believe legal gun ownership accounts for more deaths even though, the gun ownership decreased over the past years. They find gun ownership and violence being a very important argument among individuals in the world. Issit demonstrates the different group of individuals that gun ownership effects. For example, the different intake of the gun control argument has divided groups such as, republicans and democrats. The gun ownership explanation is carefully demonstrated and understandable.
Since the tragedy happened in Orlando, 49 people have been killed under the gun. The controversy of the gun controls arises, which has impacted both on democrats, republicans and candidates. Each side sticks on their standpoint, and still debated about it. Trump did not clearly indicate his position on the firearms, but he said “he will save and protect the Second Amendment”. Trump is also trying to suggest if Clinton wins the election, then she will not allow to bear gun.