Gun Control Hypocrisy America has recently seenseveral shooting and indiscriminate firing incidents in schools, malls, and religious place. Do the U.S. people need gun control laws? Should everyone own a gun for self-defense? There are many questions that rise about gun control, but most of them do not have answers. According to the gun violence archive, total numbers of gun violence in 2017 are 61,539.
"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?
Gun control has been a hot topic in the United States for the last several years. With murder counts going up, accidental killings, and mass shootings, it seems that guns have been the enemy lately. With a country divided, it seems we’ll finally come to a conclusion on what we’ll do with guns. Some think we should increase gun control, or even get rid of guns all together. The other side thinks we should leave it how it is, or even reduce gun control.
Race, age, and location are all factors that seem to have an impact on this act of crime. Police brutality is most often affected by race. But if you stay updated with the news, African Americans seem to be the targets. African Americans make up thirteen percent of the world’s population (“Police Killed At Least 223 Black Americans In The Year After Colin Kaepernick’s
The mass shooting in Paris, November 2015 is one of the most horrible terrorist attacks I had ever knew. The terrorist killed 130 people, make 413 people seriously injured. Since the Second World War, this attack were the deadliest on France. BODY Reason 1: In America, people use gun for 2 reason: killing people, or killing themselves. Example 1— In an average year, 62% of firearm deaths in the U.S. are suicide.
Guns also contribute to mental and psychological trauma, such as Hoplophobia, the fear of firearms, Haemophobia, the phobia of blood, Thanatophobia, the anxiety of death, and plenty more. People are dying, suffering, every moment you read this letter Mr Lappiere! Does the world need more justifications to figure that we need to increase gun control? To address these problems, gun control laws should be reinforced, so that gratuitous deaths and lacerations can be
Lots of times, it isn’t even murder, “Estimated 33,636 American’s were killed by firearms in 2013- 63 percent were suicides, and 33.3 percent were homicides.” (Detroit 4) This shows that while people think that every gun death is a murder, that suicides are a huge problem too. We need to help those who are mentally unstable enough that they would commit
Statistics show that violence is one of the leading causes of death in all parts of the world for people ages 15 to 44. Furthermore, racialism has spread a misunderstanding of other cultures all across the world. The rate of violence is rapidly increasing every day. Consequently, racism is a form of violence that affects my life. Even though I have always known that Hispanics aren’t welcome in the U.S., after the 2016 Presidential
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.
Many anti-gun groups say since 1970 the number of firearms has increased, but forget to say that no murder rates have increased, the proportion of people who did have guns are dropped from 49 percent to 40 percent, but violent crimes rise and fall, so, the number of gun owners has no influence on whether crimes rise or fall. Another report says that every 43 deaths provoked by a gun is more likely to kill a relative than a criminal, but they tend to forget that 86 percent (37 deaths) of 43 deaths, were suicides. The ¨Gun War¨ has been going on for years, everyone has a different view of how weapons should be treated and dealt with. But since the beginning of this country, we have the right to keep and bare arms. There will always be people who try to get rid of guns, and there will always be people who defend guns.
State Issues Maryland is said to have some of the strictest firearm laws in the country, on the issues of carrying, buying and the possession of firearms. Earlier this year many mass shootings occurred all over in Maryland, overall leaving nine dead and forty-four injured. Just in Baltimore shootings, five were wounded. These are a few of eleven mass shootings in Maryland so far in 2015. This year nine were killed and forty-four people in total were left with injuries and this is just in the state of Maryland.
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.
According to the Honorable Maria L. Fudge, the African-American youth is affected by gun violence in a different way. In fact, she states: “Gun related homicide is the leading cause of death among African American men, ages 15-19; African Americans are six times more likely than whites to be victims of a homicide; and though African American youth only represent around 15 percent of the total youth population, they have comprised up to 45 percent of gun deaths.” She also adds that eighty percent of those who commit suicide are white
a Bloom A prodigious amount of attention has been drawn to gun crime after many mass shootings in 2015. A mass shooting is defined by the FBI as four or more people shot and/or killed in a single event at the same general time and location (Gun Violence Archive). According to the Mass Shooting Tracker, 371 mass shootings took place in 2015 alone-- leaving 1,387 people wounded and 469 dead. Gun control has become an enduring dispute with many proponents for both sides. Congress needs to find a way to assure that the right to bear arms is protected, but also legally keep guns out of the hands of certain people.
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