The Miller 2007 study published by Dr. Miller and colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health explored the “association between changes in the household firearm ownership and rates of suicide in the United States” during the years between 1981 and 2002. It was revealed that the firearm suicides as well as the total suicides dropped by 2.5 percent and 4.2 percent respectively for every 10 percent decline in the household firearm ownership rate (Dr. Miller et. al). The decrease in suicide rates was most the noticeable for adolescents and there was no statistic data to show that there was a indicative increase in the portion of suicide cases committed using other weapons” (DeFilippis, “Debunking the “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” myth”). Harvard School of Public Health has found that in states where more houses own more firearms, suicide cases among children, women and men belonging to any age are greater (Khazan, “Guns More Likely to Be Used in Suicide Than in Killing Bad Guys.”).
Attention Getter: Between 1993 and 2003 gun ownership increased by 56 percent, and yet gun violence declined by almost 50 percent (Bandler). Criminals know that if people have guns to protect themselves then they might not be successful in a shooting. Gun Regulation is immoral because Guns are not what kill people. It is the people who use the guns to kill people, who kill people. Many of these people who cause these mass shooting and killings have mental health issues.
Different mass murder shootings involved assault weapons, so the outlawing of the weapons in the U.S. should take place. Assault weapons are the chosen regularly for barbaric, brutal slayings. M.L. Nestle in "How assault rifles have played a prominent role in U.S. mass shootings," an assault weapon known as the AR-15 was involved in a multiple of the worst shootings in U.S. history. The U.S. 's worst shooting involved the AR-15 at an outdoor country music concert festival, on October 1, 2017, involved the assault weapon.
With that in mind, it becomes quite clear that it isn’t the guns that we ought to control, but the people having access to and using these guns. A proof of this lies in the tragic mass shooting that took place in the past decade. Infamous outliers such as James Eagan Holmes, Adam Lanza, and Seung-Hui Cho do not warrant
In a shooting, we blame the gun?” One thing people do not look at is mental health. Recently there was a shooting in the U.S., the person who committed the crime lost both parents and, at an early age, was diagnosed with autism. Although it is not an excuse, it cannot be overlooked. At a young age it is best to find help for children with
Nobody likes dodging bullets because some crazy person is coming at them with a gun or walking around in fear. Remember this; America has the most gun-related deaths than any other industrialized nation and firearms are the 2nd most frequent cause of death. Many innocent human beings die from these guns and their irresponsible owners. I do agree with the people who say it is not the gun’s fault, but the person’s. But, because of those irresponsible gun owners, though, guns cannot be trusted in the hands of some adults.
Gun violence is talking the lives of innocent people across the nation. In fact, roughly seven children and teenages die per day due to gun violence. The number seven may not seem like much, but the eventuality impacts many lives. North America’s firearm death rate is at an unexplainable high, a rate which is 25 times higher than the average income country.
The killers that are doing these mass shootings are already criminals breaking the law, so why would they follow anti gun laws? Instead of blaming guns maybe the people and their reasoning for these hateful acts should be more looked into. Studies have shown that there has been a major rise in mental illness in recent years. Alarming amounts of mass and school shootings, depression, and suicide. Maybe what should be considered is the serious lack of parenting and guidance some adolescents have.
Here are some facts to take into account. In 2017 alone there have been 2,073 deaths caused by guns, 3,552 injuries, 79 of those children, 34 mass shootings, which is usually defined as four or more people dying. So obviously we have an issue, those numbers are really high compared to most countries that are as developed as us. Which is why I don’t entirely lean to no gun control. Another stat I didn’t mention is defensive use, which has been put at 213.
The United Kingdom and Australia do not even fall onto this list, consequently, the countries mentioned to not be on the list have a form of strictly enforced, bans on guns. As stated earlier, between fifteen-thousand and seventeen-thousand people are killed in America annually. Evidence that gun control is effective in preventing murders, accidental deaths, and unneeded harm to any person can easily be seen in the statistics from countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, or even Canada, where of all the murders in the United States in twenty-twelve, sixty percent were by firearm compared with thirty-one percent in Canada, eighteen percent in Australia, and just ten percent in the UK. Again all of these countries have gun control and it clearly shows that the murder and death rates by guns has had a significant drop since the ban, as well as these countries murder rates as a whole. Now, the question may be asked or stated about the second amendment, in a ruling by the Supreme Court in twenty-o-eight, ruled that the second amendment, like every other constitutional amendment can be limited by the Government.