School campuses are not places common people feel concerned enough to protect themselves with a gun. Learning that over 20 of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States have taken place on school grounds, has changed my mind. In Texas alone, eight school shootings have occurred just after 1990. On August 1st, 1966 Charles Whitman opened fire on 43 people while standing on top of the UT
"In 1990, handguns were used to kill approximately 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States”. For many years, America has been regarded as one of the world’s most perilous and ferocious countries in the world. The death rate caused by active gun shooters in the US is extraordinary: “since 1968, more Americans have died from gunfire than died in … all the wars of this country 's history”. Hence why public ownership of guns should be abolished in the USA. Can you imagine to what extent the death rate in America has increased by now?
What about the Texas Church Shooting, where the shooter, was Devin Patrick Kelly, a former Air Force member. His background check was “clean” even when he assaulted his wife, broke his stepson’s skull, and had been discharged from the Air Force for bad conduct. This might not convince everybody about the ease to purchase a gun, because this intro has only talked about people being killed by them, so it must be hard to get guns, because these shootings don’t happen everyday. All of these shooters that caused these shootings, did not have a license or permit when purchasing these firearms. That’s how Stephen Paddock was found with 23 firearms inside of his hotel room, where the shooting came from.
This is an interesting case because all of the guns were purchased legally. So this raises a question on whether our legal system is adequate enough to stop purchases like this, or if there is even a way to tighten the laws without infringing on individual rights. A few of the better known shooting are the 1999 shooting in the Columbine High School. Two students opened fire on their peers killing twenty one students. Through investigation, it was determined that these students had planned this attacked for over a year.
Not only are there deaths from these attacks but also a large numbers of life threatening injuries that range from 1,228 - 1,362. according to a study conducted by Stanford and NYU. Some witnesses even accused the CIA of double striking, which is shooting at a target after the initial impact, which would kill the responders of of the first strike (CNN Wire Staff). The Stanford/NYU study also states that these attacks cause harm, “...beyond death and physical injury.” Also, they published many cases of psychological trauma. Hajii Gulab Jan Dawar, a pharmacist in a bazaar in Pakistan, says, “Sales of sleeping tablets, antidepressants and medicine to treat anxiety have soared (Walsh).” This comes to show how the constant fear of drones circling above a village, not knowing when or where it will strike, is extreme hardship for many of the civilians in the
Dozens of students stand in protest in Florida for their peers who were silenced last week by a shooter who entered their high school and shot more than fifteen students and teachers combined. After the Sandy Hook massacre, you would have thought the legislation would act upon gun control; however, nothing has been done. Thousands of Americans today stand outside the Supreme Court in hopes of stricter gun laws to be activated upon, but what they don’t acknowledge is the fact that stricter gun laws are just the beginning. To suppress this steep hill of school massacres, legislation needs to not only advance in stricter gun laws, but support the mentally unstable, as well. Ironically, the United States is the only country in the world to see so many school massacres every year.
Besides, there was not necessary of the constitutional amendment because the right to bear arms had missing its own usefulness. It is because the violent crime and a large proportion of this violent is gun-related. United States has one of the highest rates. The gun violence had incorporate the biggest volume of violence in the United States according to the U.S Department of Justice. For example, in 1995, about 60.3% of homicides involved handguns, and 68 % involved guns; in 1996, about 34500 people unfortunately passed away from gunfire in United States, and of these deaths, approximately 45% resulted from homicides.
without them having a decision would be going against our free will we are supposed to have here. Also, everyone is not fit for military duties and that could not only put the young person at risk but the country as well. Most of the young people would lack certain skills some people in the military are trained and were willing to learn to protect the country. The responsibilities that come with military services could be very challenging for someone who has never had to pick up a weapon to kill anyone. To take someone’s life at a young age to protect the country could cause so much damage physically and mentally to a teen.
D-NUMBER OF VICTIMS United Nations estimates that 5,000 honour killings take place in the world annually. However, this number also may not be accurate because many deaths can also covered.For example, families can force their women to commit suicide and these suicides do not register as honour killings. Additionally, witnesses are not willing to speak up because of the threats and shame; so deaths can be registered as accidents. In Turkey, according the General Directorate of Security report (2005) many honour killings is occurred in region of Marmara. In fact, June 2008 report by Human Rights Directorate says that in Istanbul alone, there is one honour killing every week and over 1.000 were killed during the last five years.
The government is debating about guns and if the age range should go higher or lower. This can change America's future by a lot, not in a good way like how caterpillars change into butterflies. Guns should be held by people with experience like police officers or the military and guns should be held by adults at least in their 30’s because, kids and new adults can do crazy things, people can use guns for harmful activities, and a mass shooting occurs because of legal gun selling. First, when kids, young or new adults have guns, they can do crazy things. On the other hand, older people are wiser and lived through life and know what can happen.
Recently, a miserable mass-shooting incident in Las Vegas has caused 58 deaths and approximately 500 injuries which was the fatalist gun-related incident in history of the United States (CBS NEWS, 2017). Besides, the number of gun violence incidents has increased from 51,882 in 2014 to 58,784 in 2016 (Gun Violence Archive, 2017). The stunning incident and the upsurge in gun violence in the recent years provoke much public debate about whether guns should be ban completely in the United States. Waldman (2017), a senior writer of The American Prospect Magazine and a blogger of The Washington Post, suggested only allowing a small group of people who have special need to own their private gun like in other Asian countries in order to stop heavy casualties caused by guns every year. Maltz Bovy (2015), the author of ‘’The Perils of Privilege’’, agreed to ban guns completely with a view to forbid guns from entering the realm of possibility.
At this time, everybody may recognize the deadliest tragedy in the world happened on October 1st, 2017. It was Las Vegas mass shooting, a killing of more than 50 people and hurting more than 500 victims; however, it is not the first mass shooting in the USA. Owning a gun and having a stress are the reasons of the events. By the way, the means for preventing the shooting tragedies is supporting harder legal gun possession and decreasing competitive
There 's a story behind the guns and the different type of corruption they cause. On March 17, 2017 two children were accidentally shot without life threatening injuries. According to an article from CNN, where they talked about the percentage of gun related incidents with children. However, that could´ve been prevented if the gun wasn 't there in the first place. The two children were left Chuck-E-Cheese and went ahead of their family and inside the SUV was a .38-caliber pistol, which was indeed the weapon ¨accidentally¨ used by the children.