According to the Unites States Constitution, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”. Gun control is a hotly debated issue that has been roaring for over half a century. The first major gun control act was the 1934 National Firearms Act. This attempt was to control the growing amount of mafia related crimes of the 30 's. Ever since then both federal and state governments have been cracking down on guns through gun control. Gun control is a failure because it does not work, firearms are not the problem and guns stop crime. There are numerous examples of gun control not working in the United States. One major example is the great city (or …show more content…
Even though gun control has been proved not to work some people still believe there is another way to stop guns but the issue with that is that guns aren 't the problem. The problem? Well, the problem is that in these inner-cities there is a gang culture going around that affects mostly young African-Americans who make up a disproportionate amount of homicide deaths. In a press conference earlier this year, the Chicago police superintendent noted: “90 percent of the 12 who were killed during the deadly Christmas weekend had gang ties, criminal histories, or were on the department 's “strategic subject” list” (Hoilman). And this is not special in Chicago guns are not making up a majority of murders across the board in the U.S. If you take the number of deaths per year by gun violence 11,680 (Key Gun Violence Statistics) divided by the total deaths per year in U.S. , 2,626,718 (CDC) times a hundred you get .44%. Only .44%! Only .44% of deaths in the U.S. are caused by gun homicide. A majority of Americans think this number is 5% or even 10%. Nope, only .44%. The CDC doesn 't even list homicide (all forms not just guns; knifes, poison, etc) on it’s top ten leading causes of deaths in the U.S. So clearly guns are not the problem if only .44% of deaths in the entire United States are gun homicides and keep in mind most of these deaths are linked to gangs, not your
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2 Pages “The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world.” (ProCon.org.) This statistic may not come as a surprise to most. What may shock you, however, is how gun control can actually hurt your communities, and in more way than one.
Chicago should be an example to those on both sides of the gun argument. The city is living proof that strict gun regulations alone will not cause gun violence to go down. Unfortunately for gun control advocates, the ban on handgun ownership in Chicago was struck down in a landmark case known as McDonald v. City of Chicago. Two years ago, in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. ___, this Court held that the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self-defense and struck down a District of Columbia law that banned the possession of handguns in the home.
So roughly 33,880 people die each year from gun violence. 11,564 people are murdered, 21,037 people kill themselves, 544 people are killed unintentionally, 468 are killed by police intervention, 267 die but intent is not known. Out of the 33,880, 2,647 are kids. This means that 1,565 children and teens are murdered, 907 children and teens kill themselves, 116 children and teens are killed unintentionally, 27 are killed by police and 32 die but the intent was unknown, keep in mind that these deaths are only done with guns, no other objects, The numbers would be much higher if we included other weapons and/or
According to Mayor Quinton Lucas ‘“It is one of the greatest heartbreaks of looking at this cycle of violent crime to see how many people between the ages of 17 to 24 and frankly younger, are in these numbers”’ (Alcock). Teens and young adults die in Kansas City every year, and although every loss is a devastation, teens and young adults should not be involved, let alone die from these violent crimes. Over the past three years, the problem of gun violence has increased, resulting in a record amount of homicides in 2020 in Kansas City. Although in the past two years, the number of homicides wasn’t as many as in 2020, it was much higher than in 2019 and the years prior.
Chicago has had its ups and downs in the cities violent history, but early 2016 to present has been an exception. Chicago increased in homicides by 59 percent in 2016 and it has only become worse since then with a 29 percent increase in just the first few months of 2017 (Asher, FiveThirtyEight.com; Ford, The Atlantic). It is obvious that something needs to be done, but so far there have not been any major changes made or drastic measures taken in order to improve Chicago’s current state of being. Right now, the three most predominant causes are Chicago’s Police, Chicago’s many gangs, and firearms, hand guns in particular. If the city wants to make any improvements whatsoever then it needs act decisively on gangs and guns, start using different
Gun control laws restrict law abiding citizens from exercising their constitutional rights while doing little to keep the criminals from obeying the law. “The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads: ‘A well- regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’” (Bernards 41). The Second Amendment directly states that citizens have to right to “keep and bear arms” without their rights being
According to the FBI crime report of 2011, “Handguns were used in 6,220 of the 12,664 homicides reported. Rifles accounted for 323 homicides, with knives and other unnamed firearms making up most of the rest.” (why gun groups 7). Rifles should not be banned from american citizens. Assault rifles stop crime acts.
Gun Violence In America 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.
Some days crime rates are up and then the next they are down, what we do know is that America is becoming safer. In 2005, 11,346 persons were killed by firearm violence 477,040 persons were victims of a crime committed with a firearm, (National Institute of Justice). Surprisingly, a lot of gun violence in America is related to self defense. Between 1987 and 1990 it was found that guns were used in defense during a crime incident 64,615 times annually. This equates to two times out of 1,000 incidents (0.2%) that occurred in this time frame.
"’Make no mistake -- they 're coming for our guns. And we freedom-loving gun lovers are totally defenseless! Other than, you know, the guns’ -Stephen Colbert” (Kurtzman 1). There are as many people who advocate for pro gun laws as the people who are opposed, which is the reason why gun control has become one of the most controversial topics as of right now. America is truly split between those who advocate for gun control and those who are opposed.
Today’s world is marked by violence and deaths. One of the major kinds of violence is the gun violence. In fact, the gun violence is literally any gun related violence or death. According to the 2013 report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of gun related deaths were equal to 33169 or 1.3% of all deaths in the country. This gun violence issue affects the population by the number of deaths but also on many other levels of life.
They can be used to defend and protect as well as to threaten and kill. Guns and crime go together. A study conducted by the American Journal of Public Health found that the legal purchase of a gun seems to be associated with an increased risk of violent death. Every year, Americans are shocked by numerous mass shootings and senseless acts of violence involving guns and weapons. And, every year around 100,000 people are shot among which 18,000 are children and teens (Lane, 131).
Moorhouse, John C, and Brent Wanner. “Does Gun Control Reduce Crime Or Does Crime Increase Gun Control?” Ebscohost, 1 Jan. 2006, web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/ pdfviewer?vid=1&sid=db378b8b-d9e7-4ee7-b26c-460bc1177bd4%40sessionmgr4008. Moorhouse and Wanner, in their article “Does Gun Control Reduce Crime Or Does Crime Increase Gun Control”, studied whether or not gun control reduced gun violence in individual states. The overarching theme throughout the individual states is that gun control doesn’t reduce gun violence and is very ineffective.