Gun violence in america accounted for 33,636 deaths in 2015 alone and that number is only rising. If every american was able to obtain a firearm imagine what the numbers of gun related deaths. Even gun related injuries caused many more hospital visits in america what many other common incidents. That is why america needs to implement tighter gun laws to reduce the amount of gun violence in America. Without this we will continue to see shooting, gun death, gun injuries resulting in more and more gun related violence. Although the second amendment states all americans have the right to bear arms crime statistics show that we need tighter gun control to lessen the widespread shootings.
The question on whether the 2nd Amendment in the U.S. should be changed or not has become a widely discussed and argued topic as of recent, due to recurring incidents of shootings occurring on U.S. soil by its own inhabitants. While many would be in support of the right to bear arms, including myself, I do believe that the current gun laws need to be made more restrictive than they are in their current state, for the sake of the country and the safety of its people. I’m well aware that I am not a U.S. citizen and that I have no say in what decisions are made there regarding the country’s constitution, but I feel that what I have to say is shared by many of America’s people and that it’s not only Americans that are affected by guns but also those who are visiting the country from abroad.
The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. It allows American citizens to bear arms. We are talking about this issue because of what happened with the Parkland shooting. To this day, one of the top deadliest shootings that occurred here in the States is when Nikolas Cruz, a 19- year old had access to an AR-15. He managed to kill 17 innocent students and faculty leaving the entire school with a traumatic experience that one will never forget. These two sides create a controversial debate. On the one hand, some people believe that banning assault rifles is our best bet in decreasing crimes. On the other hand, people believe that not banning assault rifles will change anything. An Armalite rifle 15 (AR-15) is a lightweight semi-automatic
Gun control over the years has been a controversial subject, with people arguing for both sides. The 2nd amendment states that everyone in the U.S. has a right to bear arms. Mass shootings and suicides by firearm have been a growing concern for many people living in the U.S. Numerous people making the argument that there should be more gun control. Having gun control would help lessen the deaths by firearms in the country for a variety of reasons. Solutions can be made to help the problems with death by guns in the United States, this in term may fix the problems with the second amendment.
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. Even though gun control
The Second Amendment (in the constitution) is one that can bring up hours and hours of debate, maybe the most of them all. These debates, unfortunately, will never come to an end because there will be know agreeance in what would be done. In my opinion, what is trying to be done right now is not going to work, the politicians in office right now want to stop the weapons and not the perpetrators. Every time there is a mass shooting/bombing the idea of gun control comes up and it is not going to get us as a nation anywhere because that is not the issue. We know who is doing these mass murders such as the Boston bombings, Paris attacks, San Bernadino shooting, and Brussels attack that happen just this morning, stricter gun laws would not have
Gun Control Laws – Should they be replaced or stay as is? Imagine sitting in a movie theater and a gunman walks in and opens fire. You immediately fall to the floor trying to hide. You hear shots and people screaming. There is nothing you can do. Seventy people are shot, twelve which lost their lives. How did this happen? How did the gunman obtain the weapon? This could have been prevented. A gun control advocate for the past 10 years, State Senator Jacqueline Collins, wrote the article “Gun control is long overdue,” published February 1, 2014 in the Chicago Tribune, in which she argues the need for stricter gun control laws. Collins builds her credibility by noting her leadership positon as state senator, discussing
1. What are your thoughts on the gun related deaths each year in the United Sates versus other countries? What was the population of the United States when the Second Amendment was drafted and how did most Americans live at that time? What is your opinion on the US Second Amendment? Is it still relevant to American society today?
Columbine. Hook Elementary School. Aurora Colorado Theatre. One thing all of these tragedies have in common is what was used to perform the mass killings. As Explained by Kevork Djansezian, a reporter for U.S. News, everyday in the U.S. eighty-six people died from gun related incidents. Thirty of these everyday incidents are homicides (Cite). Americans are starting to ask when enough is enough. Although the majority of U.S. citizens are pro gun control, all it takes is a small group of senators to hinder the passing of gun control laws. At first no one questioned anything, but over time more people began to speak up. Through the use of pathos, mockery, sarcasm, situational irony, overstatement, and verbal irony, satirists have begun to criticize
The 2nd amendment of the United States states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” But is that truly the way that the United States should be governed under? The United States has the one of the highest amount of deaths related to gun violence in the entire world, 31st in the world exactly, but the fact that is baffling is that for such a developed and country with a strong infrastructure, why are these rates so high? From mass shooting in schools, clubs, gatherings, and neighborhoods all across America, there is certainly something else behind these mass shootings. Gun violence is an aching issue on the hands of the hands of the United States government as well, as congress is finding it difficult to
Complete gun control for rifles is irrational, unconstitutional and hard to implement. The restriction of rifles in the united states is irrational due to crime statistics from the FBI. The FBI homicide statistics state that in 2016 there were 11,004 firearm homicide but only 374 of those were performed with rifles vs the 7,105 performed handguns. These statistics show that the handguns were used in 64% of homicides vs rifles being used in 3% yet rifles get more negative news coverage. The fact of complete gun control for rifles is unconstitutional because the 2nd amendment is intended for the american people to be able to defend themselves from a tyrannical government. The reason rifles are need to defend against a tyrannical government is because the military uses rifles and body armor so pistols aren’t as effective against them and if the people are out gunned and skilled by the military they will lose in the effort to defend their freedom.
Guns have grown into a major part of our society for many different things. As a result, we can make a stricter law on the guns and have more security. The article facts from “The Washington Posts” states that 13 people were killed at a high school in Littleton, Colorado in 1999 (Berkowitz 2018) In another article “Everything Town Research” states that there have been 299 school shootings in America since 2013. Just in 2018, there have been 26 school shootings.
Guns should be banned in America, with 30,000 deaths yearly in America, we need to do something about it. Many counties have made strict gun control laws or just have banned guns and that seems to be helping them. We have the most gun deaths out of all wealthy countries, which is unacceptable and we need to change it as fast as possible to prevent further deaths.
The number of incidents of gun violence last year in the United States was about 60,000. In recent years, the number of mass shooting has risen to about one mass shooting per day in the United States. The country is divided with some wanting to reevaluate our gun control laws and either ban or add additional regulations to the purchase of guns. Others say it is our right for Americans to own guns and something the founding fathers considered important to put in the Bill of Rights. The number of firearm sales has risen with the number of mass shooting many Americans question if banning guns or certain guns could help decrease the number of gun violence deaths. Before researching more in depth, I believe bad people do bad things and banning guns will not be effective in stopping it.
Do you know of the 8 year old who is afraid she will be shot during lock down by a psychopathic student because her shoes light up? Do you know of the 14 year old who got shot because she refused to go to prom with a boy? On average there are nearly 13,000 gun homicides a year in the U.S. In January 2018 alone there have 28 shootings with varying numbers of killed and injured people. 28. In a month. Is that the future gun control holds? One cannot fight fire with fire; similarly, it is impossible to fight hate with hate, futile to fight violence with more violence. A country is defined not by whether its citizens can carry guns - a country is defined by how peaceful it is, by the happiness of the citizens, by the way it handles a crisis. Right now, America teeters dangerously on the edge of complete disaster if gun control laws are not passed soon. Therefore, we, as a nation, strongly urge you to consider the following points - the main point being that gun control laws will give people true freedom.