Valentine’s Day 2018, the Day Without Love. On February 14, 2018, an active shooter went into a high school in Parkland Florida and killed 17 people. Some people believe that new gun laws need to be in place to prevent school shootings. However some believe that taking away guns will not stop a person who wants to harm others.
However, this option is not utilitarian. This is shown when Levitt and Dubner write “Even for someone who considers a fetus to be worth only one one-hundredth of a human being, the trade-off between higher abortion and lower crime is, by an economist’s reckoning, terribly inefficient” (144). The loss of those fetuses greatly outweighs benefits of lower crime rates making it a non-utilitarian answer to crime. In their book, Levitt and Dubner take a utilitarian tone while discussing topics of increased police numbers, gun restriction, the legalization of abortion and the role they play in reducing crime rates in the 1990’s.
One reason why guns should be regulated is because criminals or anyone can get a gun and cause destruction. For Instance,the sandy hook shooting caused by Adam Lanza. Adam Lanza an autistic boy carried a massacre on the Connecticut School Sandy Hook. This shooting killed around 26 boys and girls including adults of the school according to the dailynews.com. Another Example is
As said by Steven H. Gunn, a member of the board of directors of the GVP in Salt Lake City, “But a gun in school is far more likely to lead to the harm of an innocent individual than to the protection of innocent people…. A teacher could begin returning fire to a person who is attacking the school and in the process, kill children.”, Teachers having guns can cause more people to get hurt than would have if they didn't have a gun. With all the people running around, what's to say that the teacher will be able to pick out the person that is doing the shooting, and if they pick wrong, it will just be shooting a innocent person and causing harm to a family and they will also have to go to court and many other legal things. It's just not worth
In the US specifically, studies show that the stricter gun laws are in a state, the lower the amount of deaths related to guns occur (Graham). While many believe that further restrictions on guns would not be feasible, both Australia and the United Kingdom managed to highly restrict or ban guns from their nations in order to reduce gun-related deaths and crime (Graham). Australia was able to rid the country of around 650,000 guns and their rate of robberies per 100,000 people sank from about 100 to 60 (cite later 1). This program of complete gun confiscation costed Australia $230 million. If a program of the same relative scale were to be done in the States, it would cost the government around $4 billion (Rieck).
Nowadays there have been a lot of accidents linking police officers. Right now in the 21st century, we are seeing more things that are questioning the police officer's behavior after there have been more reports of the assassination of color people and in which they are incriminating the officers. This is why I believe that Police officers should wear body cameras for their own safety when it comes to providing sufficient evidence and stop all the complaining that the people have against them. In the previous months, there have been situations that have come out in television and in social media where the assassinations of color people have been killed mostly by “white” police officers.
Most people that commit violent gun crimes are mentally ill, for example the last school shooting that occured on february 14 2018 at Marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida, the gunman Nikolas Cruz was mentally ill. He walked into the school with his guns and shot and killed 17 students and a teacher. He had issues with learning, and controlling his emotions and stuff. (source)
Gun Control Gun control has become a polarizing and controversial issue around the globe. There have been many reported issues of mass shootings both in schools and in the public, making it a hot button issue. Proponents argue that, if the government strictly controls the ownership of guns, such tragedies can be prevented. Most Americans have an obsession with guns because the law allows them to do so. Therefore, they are always ready to scoff at anyone trying to control gun ownership.
Roughly 142 school shootings have happened since the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut leaving 30 dead, 53 injured, and hundreds traumatized, and, unfortunately, this butchering seems like it is becoming a bit gray (Staff). Do Americans simply just do not care about our young adults anymore? There are several possibilities that different people can come up with to solve this epidemic, but only one solution will truly decipher this problem. We need to allow guns to be permitted on college campuses.
The right looks at it from a criminal’s point of view, if a shooter has to pick between 2 schools to shoot up; one with carrying teachers, and one without any guns, which would they pick? In an article published my Matthew Lynch, he stated that over 80 percent of the prisoners in America are high-school dropouts. There is a major correlation between education and success in this country. Guns were probably used in many of these crimes that resulted in the shooter being put into prison. An Inmate costs the taxpayers roughly $32,000 a year, while a high school student costs $10,000.
Another supporting in gun-control should be enforced and many innocent citizens and children are being killed and families are losing their loved ones each and every day. These crimes are being committed due to the laws not being oversee king or enforcing the gun control laws so that these suspects of the mentally ill groups are no longer committing horrific crimes. It puts not only the victims lives in danger but the sick
Gun Control would lower crime rate Crime is a major social and legal problem not just an issue of our individual psychology. ( Great Robberies) This meaning that crime is a major issue in society and gun control would lower crime rate. Crime and murder is a major problem in our society, I believe that if you impose gun control, crime and murder rate would drop percentages. California passed some of the nation’s most strict gun laws over the past two decades, and gun deaths have declined by more than half.
Also, guns could accidentally go off if it is in the student backpack and it dropped and could hurt someone. According to Admiral William H. McRaven a Texas Chancellor, “We survivors do not think that it is a good idea to have guns on campus. There is no evidence that a bill like SB 11 would do anything to stop a mass shooting, but SB 11 would make the average day on campus more dangerous in an environment where students are dealing with failing grades, alcohol abuse, relationship problems” (McRaven). People should think about the future on how many people lives are taken because of guns on campus and should decrease the
The rate of murder, robbery, and aggravated assault remain very below the national average, and has in a point decreased on college campuses at a faster rate than the national average. The objective of our state legislators should not be arming more individuals, but educating students at a younger age about the dangers of carrying concealed weapons, and need to teach individuals to respect each other. People assume that everyone with a concealed gun permit is well trained not so. Nowadays, Defenders of gun rights usually claim the requirements for concealed carry on campus mean only those interested in self-defense will be able to purchase them legally. Even if guns were ban or at least were difficult to buy, they argue, gunmen would continue to find ways to arm themselves leaving innocent students
It makes sense to believe that if firearms are harder to possess than there will be less violence involving them. Well, based on research this is not true and we should not strictly control firearms. I tend to agree with this proposal based on the fact that stricter gun control leads to more violence, for example Mexico has some of the strictest laws in the world when concerning gun legislation, yet has 10 homicides per 100,000 people compared to the United States’ 3 homicides per 100,000 people (Gun Control ProCon.org). This shows that stricter laws may not necessarily work for the United States as it is evident that gun violence per capita is much higher in a country with more restrictions, and the problem is most likely going to need a more complex solution.