2 Pages “The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world.” (ProCon.org.) This statistic may not come as a surprise to most. What may shock you, however, is how gun control can actually hurt your communities, and in more way than one.
Individuals who don't look into the owning of handguns and structure their feeling off of what they see on the news are left oblivious. A standout amongst the most misjudged ideas is that more weapons cause more savagery. This is false more weapons don't mean more crimes. In 1973, the handgun stock was 36.9 million and the murder rate was 9.4 for every 100,000. In 1992, the handgun stock was
Furthermore, most of this increase is the result of Chicago 's murder rate increasing so significantly. We are thrilled that crime rates are decreasing, but wish to know what is driving up the murder rates in certain cities. Some experts believe it is due to fewer police officers and/or fewer programs designed to prevent violence. Poverty does appear to play a role in this problem, and the same is true of a rise in gang violence in these cities. With the current administration looking at gun control laws, this may be changing, but no one can say what impact this will truly have.
I don’t want more crime just because people have stricter gun laws. Taking away guns may cause people to go to other ways of committing violent crimes. I also think if we have don’t have more gun control laws, then gun deaths would reduce dramatically. American children under age 15 were nine times more likely to die of a gun accident than children in other advanced wealthy countries. About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds (Frum).
Gun control By conner clark Did you know that americans have more guns than anyone else on earth and that more than 30,000 americans die each year to firearms. Well that is what these two articles are teaching us that america does not have a lot of gun laws for guns and how people show more animosity towards gun laws after all of the shootings. These two articles are similar but yet are still really different.
Many agree that this is a solid justification for less gun control. However, many studies say differently; having a gun in a home does not make the household more safe. Studies done by the University of California show how people with a gun in their house are three times as likely to commit suicide rather than people without a gun. Also, Americans that have guns in their home are ninety percent more likely to die from murder, according to the American Journal of Epidemiology (“The Truth”). Another fact is that a person is more susceptible to injury or harm when there is a gun in the household.
In our country we tend to blame our mass shootings and homicides on guns, but without a human behind it guns are harmless. Instead of banning these firearms all together, which may only cause an uprising in illegally owning guns, why don’t we strengthen our gun control laws? By banning people the right to carry and own a gun, we are restricting them of their basic rights. If we increase background checks, insist on mandatory classes and shooting practice, requiring safe and secure gun storage, and engaging in legal and responsible gun dealers.
It was 1.24 in 1997, when the Firearms Act went into effect, and 1.43 in 1998. The rate rose to a peak of 2.1 in 2002 and has fallen since to 1.23 as of 2010” (10 arguments against gun control 2013). Researchers say that the best way to prevent mass shootings is to have background checks before buying a firearm and ban high capacity magazines and assault rifles. Guns should not be taken away completely but high capacity magazines and certain firearms should be limited to the public.
This measure does not aim to reinstate criminals back to normal social lives, it aims to eliminate criminals that does not do any well to society. Moreover, this people does not consider the facts. China has reduced to half murder rate in their first year of application death penalty. In conclusion death penalty it is an effective deterrent because due to or primitive characteristics we reject anything that provoke us fear and again, what provoke us fear more than death?
Less gun, more beautiful life Now, gun ownership is being legalized in many countries, but crimes committed by the people who have guns are likely to imminently endanger the life or property safety of innocent citizens. There has been a mass shootings in the United States recently (Newman & Hartman 2017). As a result, it made the controversial topic “whether the government should control guns more strictly” have more debate value. Gun control is defined as a way that aim for “protecting the safety of citizens through limits on and regulation of firearms” (“GUN CONTROL:A.” 1984). There is an argument that the government may control the number of people can legally posses a gun and the time the people could posses a gun more strictly.
This would stop people who need guns to protect their families in low income neighborhoods from obtaining them because of their high prices. Subpoint B: This would also cause more people in low income areas to be victimized by criminals and have no defense against it. This could lead to more people being killed if they were to be mugged or stolen from. Subpoint C:
Radeler and Traci L. Locock conducted their own research. They titled it “Do Executions Lower Homicide Rates?” In 2008 they sent questions to some of the top criminologist and one of the questions found that “eighty-nine percent of the criminologist don’t think that the death penalty is effective.” (Radeler , Locock 2009 pg. 501). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is one of the key fighters trying to get rid of the death penalty.
The Second Amendment of the constitution states that as an American citizen, you have the right to bear arms. While this has been one of our rights for hundred of years, some believe that this amendment causes more issues and violence. Mass shootings generally trigger the gun control debate. As the two opposing opinions disagree, along with the pro-gun right party is the National Rifle Association(NRA). On the opposing side is a group of lobbyists that have called themselves the Brady Campaign but have changed their name along the way, adding various other gun restriction advocates.
Owning guns or banning them is a highly controversial topic in the United States today. Everytime, there is a mass shooting or violence commited the issue resurfaces. The real question is should the government make strict gun control laws and legislations? Would it help to decrease the crime rate or will it be the opposite effect? The nation is divided on this issue, some believe there should be bans on guns some think there shouldn't be any.
Gun control came into play because guns were becoming a problem in America when in reality it is the people pulling the trigger that are. The laws of gun control are reasonable, but the reason to have more is ridiculous. For example, fewer suicides, police can handle everything, and America becomes a safe place. Even when these reasons are backed up with examples, they still are idiotic. One that got my irritation was for a reason on the internet to be, “gun control will lead to fewer suicides.