Also with the presence of gun the number of suicide deaths decrease. Between 1999 and 2013, there were 270,237 firearms suicides in the United States (Procon 4). Hoping to decrease the number of suicides throughout the years. These are some advantages
It is an estimate that people will pay up to $100 billion dollars to avoid this threat. On an average, 59 people kill themselves with a firearm. 46 people are shot or killed with a gun daily and 151 are treated for a gun assault in an emergency room. Killers use a semi- automatic handgun in 75% of incidents. It's the same percent as the 72% in overall gun violence.
Here are some facts to take into account. In 2017 alone there have been 2,073 deaths caused by guns, 3,552 injuries, 79 of those children, 34 mass shootings, which is usually defined as four or more people dying. So obviously we have an issue, those numbers are really high compared to most countries that are as developed as us. Which is why I don’t entirely lean to no gun control. Another stat I didn’t mention is defensive use, which has been put at 213.
Such as, reducing the amount of people who have access to guns who shouldn’t. Lastly, the rates of gun violence will go down significantly in the United States. Therefore, gun violence laws need to be implemented in order to have a safe and healthy society. The government needs to be more careful about who they give guns to because it is very dangerous to give unauthorized guns to random people. According to, “Counterpoint: Gun Control Saves Lives”, “Experts estimate that about one-third of all American households contain firearms, and that the total number of guns in circulation is at least 240 million.” This shows that the government may be too careless about who has a gun, and as a result, people are more vulnerable than ever.
The number of deaths in America involving guns have skyrocketed each year. In 2014, according to Gun Violence Archive, a website dedicated to gun statistics in the United States, “there were 12,556 gun deaths” (not including suicides). On top of that, “In 2017 that number grew to a whopping 15,588”. There are a couple things to blame, the first being the amount of guns the citizens of the United States own. We as a country have the highest gun ownership in the world, “the U.S have 112 guns per 100 people, which is more than one gun per person.
Apparently, we don’t see that because evidence has found that news attention around suicide can lead to more suicides. And maybe that is true. But more than 60% of the population who die from guns die from suicides and it is said to be the second most common cause of death for Americans between the age of 15 and 34. So why is it still kept in the dark? If only a fraction of people know about it then there 's only a slight chance that further incidents be prevented.
Last year, handguns alone killed 48 people in Japan, 34 people in Switzerland, 8 people in Great Britain, and 10, 728 people in the United States. This proves how gun control laws are so essential to keeping people away from the threat that guns pose to society. Although guns might be used as a source of self-defense, an increase in the number of gun control laws are necessary to lower death rates due to guns, to ban weapons that account for much of the violence, and to eliminate the misinterpretation the second amendment for one 's selfish purposes. One reason why gun control laws are so crucial is to reduce the number of gun deaths in the United States. The mere access to guns, though for most, it is legal, can lead to grave dangers such as attacks on the innocent and put anyone in a life or death situation.
Mass shootings, people shooting police, other citizens, kids, and harming the innocent, is unfortunately the world we live in today. Many Americans, myself included, wish there was one fell swoop law, rule or act of magic for that matter that would stop all this reckless destruction overnight. The hidden truth is that even if we take guns away, or ban certain items, people will always find ways to harm others. One major item many Americans want to see happen is tighter, and more gun control laws. Personally I believe that some of the laws we have asked for will not help any of our problems, but instead make many legal gun owners become criminals simply because of the weapons they choose for defense, hunting, or sports shooting.
With all this responsibility, I want to make certain that America is the best it can be. In order for us to achieve the goal of making America the future it wants to be, we need to reform gun laws and assure that firearms are in safe and legal hands. We need to unite to stop the illegal immigration flowing into this country and slowly bring an end to climate change and global warming. Gun laws in this country are way too lenient and it needs to be stopped. It’s tragic to say that gun violence, such as mass shootings happen so often in today’s society.
We could really decrease the suicide rate by enacting sensible gun reform. In this country, significantly more people die from suicide by firearm than they do by homicide. Few people will survive a bullet if they have easy access to a gun. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health of all 50 U.S. states reveals a powerful link between rates of firearm ownership and suicides. They found out that in the states that had more gun owners, suicide rates were higher.