Also, high capacity magazines should be reduced because they increase the number of murder and injury rates. According to an investigation, at least 50% of high capacity magazines are used in 62 mass shootings between 1982 and 2012 (procon 2). If there is a gun at home it could be easily be stolen, 1.4 million guns are stolen from US homes between 2005 and 2010 (“Right to Bear Arms” 2). Another way to prevent gun violence is to have background check and ban on assault weapons. 83% of all adults surveyed approve of background checks according to a Pew Research survey.
In an online article from The Atlantic, Stray (2013) mentioned 8,583 homicides are by firearms in 2011. (para.1) He also mentioned how this affects us as a whole. The threat of violence makes neighborhoods poorer. It's also very difficult to quantify the total harm caused by gun violence. It is an estimate that people will pay up to $100 billion dollars to avoid this threat.
In D.C. homicides rose from 188 in 1976 to 364 in 1988, and increased even further to 454 in 1993. The ban was struck down by the Supreme Court in D.C. vs. Heller, and homicides have steadily declined since then to 88 yearly murders in 2012. While Shapiro admits that there were other factors involved with the decline in homicides, lifting the gun ban clearly did not result in a rise in murders. The vast majority of mass shootings occur in gun free zones. The Crime Research Prevention center determined that since 1950, nearly 99 percent of mass public shootings have occured in gun-free zones.
So because of this more gun laws should be enforced because more gun control laws would reduce gun deaths, guns are rarely used in self-defense and hunters and civilians should not own military-grade firearms and accessories. First, increased enforcement of gun control laws would reduce gun deaths such as murders and suicides. According to the Lancet, there have been 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013, (270,237 suicides, 174,773 homicides, and 9,983 unintentional deaths.) These gun death totals have increased in the last four years, and many are suicides. More gun control laws could make it so anyone couldn 't own a gun without special permission and special rules.
The fact that the incredibly easy accessibility of guns leads to the death of nearly 34.000 people on a yearly basis would, in an evolved society, normally result in the direct cut of this accessibility. However, this is not the case in the United States. Therefore, in order to prevent the continuation of horrific gun-related deaths it is essential that people persevere in the fight against the Second Amendment. Thus, in this essay I will argue that the individual right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment is obsolete and should be removed
When seconds count, the police are minutes away and now all you can do is hope that they are not too late. This is the situation millions of law abiding Americans would have found themselves in throughout the history of this nation if not for the Second Amendment. As cited by Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz, Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun it is estimated that guns are used upwards of 2.5 million
Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke. Did you know that smoking is the leading number one cause of death? One-fifth of all deaths in America-400,000 each year-result from smoking related illnesses, according to “Wekesser, Carol. Smoking. Greenhaven Press, 1997.” Nevertheless,, there are no limitation or bans to buying a pack of cigarettes, simply signs that float around with, “No Smoking allowed.” Which some people don’t follow.
98% of tobacco deaths are related to combustible products and the stats show that FDA approved methods do not help people quit. Smoking increases oral cancer risk by eight to ten times smoking causes leukoplakia on the underside of the tongue which can become cancerous. the risk of cancer is 1 out of 1,000. While nothing is “safe” it presents a lower risk of cancer than smoking does but the chance is still there and with some dips mostly wintergreens destroy the gums and cause gator lip or leukoplakia it is addictive people can say that it is and some say it helped them quit smoking and haven 't touched another cigarette. Which is good because cigarettes
The killing of the falsely accused is only one of the several major problems that the highly controversial death penalty faces. And yet, it is still legal in 34 out of the 50 states in America. Not only that, but there are still more than seventeen thousand people currently facing capital punishment worldwide, and more than seventy are being added every year by the United States alone (“The 10 Most Controversial Topics for 2014”). Although many people see this form of penalty as a crucial part of the United States justice system, I think it should be abolished, because it is actually unnecessary, irrational, and even unconstitutional. The reason why the death penalty is a redundant factor of the United States court system is simply because it doesn’t have a deterrent effect on murder rates.
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.