The Influence Of Gun Control

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Fifteen thousand Americans dead, thirteen thousand from guns in twenty-seventeen, making sixty percent of murders involving guns. We are told over and over again, do not politicize events involving shoots. Americans, kids, adults, everyday people, how many more of them have to die before something is done? There is a need for gun control and the time to do it is now. Gun control will prevent more mass shootings, like it did in Australia and the United Kingdom, reduce murders drastically, as seen in other countries, and kill off donations to politicians, removing the political influence of guns. As stated, based off the evidence of research, it is believed that gun control will prevent mass shootings in America, on a rapid scale. According…show more content…
The United Kingdom and Australia do not even fall onto this list, consequently, the countries mentioned to not be on the list have a form of strictly enforced, bans on guns. As stated earlier, between fifteen-thousand and seventeen-thousand people are killed in America annually. Evidence that gun control is effective in preventing murders, accidental deaths, and unneeded harm to any person can easily be seen in the statistics from countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, or even Canada, where of all the murders in the United States in twenty-twelve, sixty percent were by firearm compared with thirty-one percent in Canada, eighteen percent in Australia, and just ten percent in the UK. Again all of these countries have gun control and it clearly shows that the murder and death rates by guns has had a significant drop since the ban, as well as these countries murder rates as a whole. Now, the question may be asked or stated about the second amendment, in a ruling by the Supreme Court in twenty-o-eight, ruled that the second amendment, like every other constitutional amendment can be limited by the Government. Moreover, former Chief Justice Burger, stated that the current view of the amendment is fraud from the gun lobby, that in the time of which the second…show more content…
The National Rifle Association or the NRA, a leading part of the gun lobby donated over eleven million dollars to President Trump in the time of his campaign, paid millions to congressmen including Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, as well as spent over nineteen million dollars in political advertisements against “anti-gun” or gun reform politicians such as Hillary Clinton. If a proper, strictly followed law on guns, possibly just a total ban was put into place, the gun lobby would be crippled, and therefore no longer “own” politicians, this could open the gateway to implement even more common sense gun laws and other safety laws into America. Continuing with politics, the main supporters of the gun lobby and gun rights are the right wing or Conservative party, known as Republicans, they claim to be “Pro-life” in their own words, however they have repealed or let laws expire that put common sense gun safety in place, thus allowing guns to be more open to the general public. The “1994 Assault Weapons Ban”, an act passed by congress that expired in 2004, banned assault weapons including weapons such as the AK-47, in the time it was in effect there was on average 1.6 mass shootings per year, post ban between twenty o four and twenty seventeen, there was an average of 4.18 shootings per

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