Any weapon can be deadly, but people want guns banned. Another example is that if there were a good guy with a gun the outcome would be different. In the same article, it states, “In this instance, however, we don 't have to ponder how different the outcome would have been had a "good guy with a gun" been present, since there was one: a police officer working extra duty. Despite being armed and exchanging gunfire with the shooter, the officer was unable to prevent him from gaining entrance to the club.” Sometimes a good guy can’t always save the day. Society today think that just because guns kill a majority of people, if the government bans them, everything in society will be perfect and there won’t be murders or a police officer can always eliminate the danger.
Gun Control can do its job with interfering with law abiding gun owners as little as possible. Many people believe that Gun Control laws are not going to stop the rate of murders and deaths go down because they say that it is not the
This is very unusual, as guns in America are used to protect people, but these guns are more commonly used to kill other people. This happens in real life because the Las Vegas shooting killed almost half of ten thousand people were injured or killed. The main evidence here that proves my point, is “A background check did not stop this killer, but tighter background checks can keep war weapons out of the hands of those who are known to be mentally unstable.” This helps me prove my point because the killer would not have obtained a gun if stricter background checks occured. Without a gun, the killer become weak, and unable to kill people. This would make us much safer if killers don’t have access to guns.
Gun control is not an effective way to reduce crime, many studies have proven that more gun control increases the crime rate. “In 1976 D.C. implemented a law that banned citizens from owning guns, as only police were allowed to carry firearms. Those who already owned guns were allowed to keep them only if they were disassembled or trigger-locked. Trigger locks could only be removed if the owner received permission from the D.C. police, which was rare.” D.C. still has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and consequently is one of the most dangerous places in the county to live, but the facts clearly show that the homicides in D.C. rese after the ban was implemented and then subsequently declined after the Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional. In D.C. homicides rose from 188 in 1976 to
In 2013, Pew Research conducted a survey on a group of convicted felons: 48% stated that they avoided committing the intended crime upon discovering that the victim was carrying a weapon. The study concluded that civilians with guns intimidate criminals and cause them to second guess themselves and hesitate. It would follow that threatening someone with a gun to rob a store would not be worth the risk for a criminal if he or she knew that the owner was holding a gun. Additionally, violent crime rates go down when gun rights are allowed. A study done by the National Center of Biotechnology Information showed that murder rate decreased by 13% in cities where the right to carry arms was
The issue with implanting strict gun control regulations in our society is that people will become vulnerable targets for criminals. Criminals will continue to conduct harmful crimes, despite the laws, and law-abiding citizens won’t have the necessary weapons needed to successfully defend themselves. For instance, “59% of the burglaries in Britain, which has tough gun control laws, are ‘hot burglaries’ which are burglaries committed while the home is occupied by the owner/renter. By contrast, the U.S., with more lenient gun control laws, has a ‘hot burglary’ rate of only 13%” (“Crimes and Guns”). The implementation of gun control laws will thus increase crime rates as people will become vulnerable targets for criminals.
Grifin M. Price Kendra Gallos English III H 3/21/18 Gun Control Will Not Solve Anything Guns are given a bad reputation because of the terrors that can be committed by people who want to cause harm. Those who are gun control advocates wish to ban certain weapons without basis, ban certain weapon attachments, and restrict the rights of the second amendment. Gun control supporters base their opinion on statistics about gun violence that use a portion of data that is not about gun violence just to boost the value of the number. Supporters of gun control dismiss the saying “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” because they are misinformed about the number of defensive gun uses (DGU) which far outnumbers the
If gun control were to be stricter, there still wouldn't be any control over a persons decisions, unless firearms would be completly out of reach for citizens. Gun control laws should be reinforced and practiced in all states regardless of how many shootings take place. Furthermore, suicide rates have increased, and in general there is no actual control over suicide with gun
It also stereotypes the entire population of people living with a mental disability. (Metzl, MacLeish) Not every person with a mental illness desires to shoot up a school or public place. More research and studies need to be done to understand its correlation with violence like mass shootings. A part of the problem that has more controversy, but more evidence is America’s attitude and lifestyle regarding guns. The US has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world (Vox).
Even though there are many mass shootings in the US, assault weapons are actually not even connected to a significant amount of crime in the US. Assault weapons only many effect mass shootings, and even then not all mass shootings involve assault weapons in the first place. If anything a ban on assault weapons would just lead to a ban on handguns. Trying to get assault weapons banned will just lead to the broader focus which is a ban on handguns, which are more crimes are committed with anyway. Also, you can never really put a stop to psychopaths in the US, people can always find a way to get ahold of dangerous assault weapons.
For the most part, individuals with a severe mental illness are not violent and thus, placing gun restraints on everyone with a severe mental illness would not target the correct subgroup that would most likely conduct violence (McGinty et al., 2013). Another concern about banning weapons from people with severe mental illness is that the policies cause the population to develop harmful ideas about individuals with severe mental illness (McGinty et al., 2013. Consequently, people with severe mental illness do not go into treatment (McGinty et al., 2013). Misconceptions about severe mental illness are not the only contributors to stigma; labels can also have a large effect on how the general population feels about those with severe mental
Certain people that are not allowed to buy guns in shops can still purchase them from private sellers or gun shows, where background checks are not actually required (Nakaya 10). Which is why criminals are still able to purchase guns, since they know of places where background checks are not required. In addition to that, anyone can sell their gun to another person without a license to sell or without completing a background check (Gun Control 109). Even though some places do require background checks there are still many flaws that can happen such as mental illness and certain criminal felonies. A flaw in the background checking system is what allowed Dylann Roof to purchase a gun then shoot people in a bible study at church.
Guns themselves are not responsible for crime; it is the peoples who are guilty for it and using gun for killing peoples. Guns are the weapon which can be used for self-defense and protecting peoples but never hurting anyone. According to me government should restrict or normalize the use of guns by selling to people, because there are some good peoples who use gun for hunting, shooting practice and competition. As stated by Mytheos Holt, “Guns in the right hands help public safety. Guns in the wrong hands harm public safety”.
Gun control will make the people of the US weak because they will not be able to protect themselves when a dangerous man has gotten a gun illegally and wants to harm. “As columnist Thomas Sowell has noted: ‘The key fallacy of so called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available. Banning guns will not stop the crazed few who seek to open fire on the public’” (Hunter). Many different potential mass shootings have been stopped by a citizen who owned a legal gun and acted in defense.