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.
Another why guns aren’t safe according to cnn.com 3 kindergartener were wounded when a gun discharged. Ironically the gun fell off the pocket of one of the students. This goes to show why guns aren’t safe anywhere but also again anyone can get a gun. Another Reason why guns should be regulated is because many of our world leaders were assassinated with guns. An Example will be Abraham Lincoln shot killed by John Booth with a gun.
Over the years, many of the kills known to history are done by guns. War World 2, killed many of them but it was done with guns; even if the people were innocent, they would kill them. That year they killed thousands of people only because they thought they deserved to die only because they had a different belief or religion
28th Amendment: Gun control Introduction:It is necessary to know the importance of gun control because there are too many shootings just because of a terrorist who use guns to threaten civilians. Therefore this amendment will help end all the mass shooting and death cost by guns that we are facing nowadays in America. Why this Amendment is Needed Today: This amendment is needed because there are too much mass shooting and people who are being killed because of guns. According to “New Jersey Teenager in Custody After 4 Are Found Shot to Death at Home”, Christine Hauser oppose, “The statement said that it “appears” that the teenager, 16, had used a semiautomatic rifle to kill his father, Steven Kologi, 44; mother, Linda Kologi, 42; sister, Brittany Kologi, 18; and an acquaintance, Mary Schultz, 70, at 11:43 p.m.” The quotes show the dangers of keeping guns at home, although their purpose was for home security,
It was the most horrific event that shook the whole country. What seems to be an endless debate over gun control has enraged gun-rights advocate for passing gun-control legislation in New York. New York has become the first and only state to pass gun control legislation. On mid-January Andrew Cuomo has signed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearm Enforcement Act, Or SAFE Act, into law. The act makes the gun regulation much stricter by banning assault weapons including any semiautomatic weapon with detachable magazine and one military-style feature; limiting the magazine capacity from 10 rounds to seven; gun licenses needed to be renewed every five years; background check will be required to all gun sales, including private sales, with the exception between immediate family member; mentally incompetent are not allowed to purchase guns; and establish tougher penalties for the use of illegal gun.
People also believe that any kind of automatic or semi-automatic gun should be banned in the United States. According to the New York Times, 486 people have died from mass shootings since 2000. Most of time, the shooting ends before police can even make it to the scene. The amount of shootings have increased in the past seven years. The United States has been trying to find ways to prevent school shootings since the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary.
There is only one legal gun store in Mexico, and owning a gun is a lengthy process and is tightly regulated. People in the US will buy guns on behalf of others who have strong ties in drug trafficking. These guns are used to kill Americans and Mexicans alike. It is my proposition with the cooperation of American border control, that we inflict stricter searches at the Mexican border for guns. The US foreign affairs committee approved a bill that gave 73.5 million dollars to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to stop this illegal smuggling.
When people think about firearms, they usually associate it with the recent mass shootings and countless homicides that have occurred across the U.S.. For example, the shootings in Sandy Brook, Las Vegas, Dallas, Orlando, California, Colorado Springs, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina, Washington, and etc. These are just 10 out of the 146 horrific mass shootings that have occurred between 1967 and 2017. Despite the U.S. having many gun policies and laws, compared to Japan’s approach with guns they are very behind. Once I was randomly scrolling through Facebook and my eyes spotted a video which stated, “How Easy it is to Buy an Ar-15”. It was a one minute long video which was an eye opener because it stated that it only takes 15 minutes for someone to buy a gun, like the Ar-15.
The United States has more than 3 million population, accounting for about 6 percent of the world’s population. But the U.S. shooting rampage accounts for nearly 31 percent. Although many people try to carry out some policies about gun control, such as Obama and Clinton, but neither of them is successful. Many people may think why gun control is such a controversial issue in America. I think there is a wide array of obstacles and the NRA (National Rifle Association of America) plays a vital role in these obstacles.
Not since the reconstruction period after the civil war had there been such a “significant statutory change in the relationship between the Federal and state governments” (ourdocuments.gov). Though the states power regarding their voting laws had been restricted by the federal government, recentness has given back said power to the states. As aforementioned, Section 5 is no longer enforceable. But why? Section 4(b) was deemed unconstitutional in 2013 because of its “coverage formula” (civilrights.org), which used outdated methods to determine a states pre-clearance in Section 5.
The Supreme Court ruled that Ashcroft had overstepped his authority, in trying to revoke the medical license of doctors and that the Controlled Substance Act’s main purpose is to prohibit illegal drug dealing by doctors, and not to control their practices (Gonzales v. Oregon, n.d.). Following Oregon’s legalization, it took 15 years for the 2nd state to legalize the act. The passage of physician-assisted suicide in Washington was not an easy task. The
Gun control is an issue because shootings are too common now there has to more strict rules on guns. Guns are responsible for almost thirty thousand deaths a year in America a little bit more than half of those deaths are suicides. America has a big problem with guns there are about 280 million to 300 million guns in private hands of americans. Gun shops need to do more background checks and see their mental health that could stop and incident like the gunmen who took thirty two lives at Virginia Tech in 2007. There have been more shootings like this one in various schools around the country.
A stricter background check should not affect anybody but the bad people and criminals that do not have any business with guns anyway. In a separate study, “Webster found that firearm-related homicides in Connecticut dropped 40 percent after the state adopted a 1995 law that required anyone seeking to buy a handgun to apply for a permit with the local police, complete at least eight hours of safety training, and be 21 years old.” (Richards, Paragraph 6) this system could spread across the whole country and work to help keep guns out of criminal’s hands and to stop
Gun control is an issue in many aspects; it is a rights issue regarding the second amendment, a safety issue, a political issue, and a racial issue. In 2017 alone, there have been 5,300 gun- related deaths in the US, not including an approximate 22,000 due to suicide. With a higher rate of public shootings and massacres occurring in recent years, this topic has been of high debate. By prohibiting the purchase of firearms by civilians, you violate the 2nd Amendment of the US constitution, protecting gun ownership. Additionally, criminals will be undeterred by gun control laws.