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.
Since Oregon ‘s massacre that occurred two months ago, the debate over the cause of the U.S.’s unparalleled gun violence has re-emerged. Some American citizen are with put stricter Guns Control laws and some of them are against put stricter Guns Control laws. “The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, with American citizens owning about 270 million of the world’s 875 million firearms”( McInnis,2007). Indeed, this is more than a quarter of the world’s registered firearms. It has seemed as if Americans have always had an obsession with owning guns.
The fact that the 2nd amendment allows certified citizens to bare arms makes it understandable that a family will possess a firearm to protect their family or to utilize it for recreational purposes. However, I find it grossly unfair that countless young Americans die every year through the use of gun violence. Incidents continue to rise, with more than 50,000 individual cases and over 250 mass shootings occurred in a single year according to the Gun Violence Archive 2017. Armed with these facts, one cannot deny that America is facing one of its greatest challenges of its time with gun violence. Instead of having an open-minded discussion, the American people continue to be divided more than ever, with clear distinctions on political issues.
Gun control has been a hot topic in the United States for the last several years. With murder counts going up, accidental killings, and mass shootings, it seems that guns have been the enemy lately. With a country divided, it seems we’ll finally come to a conclusion on what we’ll do with guns. Some think we should increase gun control, or even get rid of guns all together. The other side thinks we should leave it how it is, or even reduce gun control.
All the other guns were made with time and were made before the war so they had time to make clips and make bigger gun powder holders and everything to make it a bigger better more powerful gun. It had just twenty - three largely stamped and turned steel parts that were cheap and easy to manufacture. The “liberator” was shipped in cardboard boxes with ten rounds of .45 ACP ammunition. Extra ammunition could be kept in the handle of the gun. It was and clumsy
Gun Control Laws always has two good argumentative sides either what should be allowed and what should not be allowed when gun Control is involved.The U.S. has more than 300 million guns every and stands out as for its gun death rates.When Japan has less than one gun per 100 people, and fewer than 10 gun deaths a year in the entire country.It Started with the violation of the second amendment that states “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” meaning a man from sixteen to sixty has the right to carry weapons and the giver my should not try to stop that or take away that right . After the assassination of the president at the time John F Kennedy.This situation raised public awareness on the little amount of Control on the amount of people that have firearms in the U.S because at that time handguns, rifles and shotguns were sold over the counter,mail, catalogs and magazines to any adult anywhere.Then The Gun Control Act was to keep firearms out of hands of people who weren 't legally entitled to carry one because of age or criminal background.The Gun Control Act of 1968 must be 18 years old to buy shotguns or rifles and ammunition. All other firearms for example handguns can only be sold to people 21 and older.Also controls imported guns, expands the gun licensing and record keeping requirements, limits on the sale of handguns. The list of people banned from buying
Many anti-gun groups say since 1970 the number of firearms has increased, but forget to say that no murder rates have increased, the proportion of people who did have guns are dropped from 49 percent to 40 percent, but violent crimes rise and fall, so, the number of gun owners has no influence on whether crimes rise or fall. Another report says that every 43 deaths provoked by a gun is more likely to kill a relative than a criminal, but they tend to forget that 86 percent (37 deaths) of 43 deaths, were suicides. The ¨Gun War¨ has been going on for years, everyone has a different view of how weapons should be treated and dealt with. But since the beginning of this country, we have the right to keep and bare arms. There will always be people who try to get rid of guns, and there will always be people who defend guns.
According to the Guardian newspaper (2013), the estimated total number of guns held by civilians in the United States is 270,000,000. Also, gun ownership has increased dramatically in the United States by 88.8 percent per 100 residents, and this is due to many reasons. Firstly, owning a gun by society members shouldn 't be permitted because it damages the society. According to Sarah Boseley, a journalist for the Guardian newspaper (2013), pistols do not make countries safer. US medical team has compared
Some politicians like Kevin De Leon saying “...30 bullets in half a second” when the maximum effective rate of fire from a standard semi auto AR-15 is about 80-100 rounds per minute or about 1.5 rounds per second. Semi automatic firearms can be used in hunting and self defense, as well as, bad people do not need these guns to cause an extreme amount of harm. Therefore, I am against the gun control of semi automatic firearms. First
"In 1990, handguns were used to kill approximately 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States”. For many years, America has been regarded as one of the world’s most perilous and ferocious countries in the world. The death rate caused by active gun shooters in the US is extraordinary: “since 1968, more Americans have died from gunfire than died in … all the wars of this country 's history”. Hence why public ownership of guns should be abolished in the USA. Can you imagine to what extent the death rate in America has increased by now?
This point is substantiated by the fact that having a privately owned firearm in a household makes a family member five times more likely to be fatally shot than in a non-armed household. Perez-Pena (2015) notes that each year around 30,000 preventable deaths are caused by firearms, which accounts for 18% of injury related deaths in America. It also states that the associated medical bills cost the taxpayer $100 billion a year. Perhaps the most intresting point raised concerns the so called ‘gun show loophole’, in which guns sold at shows or by small scale sellers do not require buyer background checks. This, in theory, allows the categorically banned demographic (discussed earlier) to purchase firearms.
Another reason I do not agree that the government should endorse stricter gun control measures is because I do not believe the gun in itself is the real issue. The real issue behind all the crimes and violence associated with guns is the owner of the gun. Results from multiple surveys stated that citizens of the U.S own around 300 million firearms. When asking those owners what they use their gun for, 67% said self-defense, 66% said hunting, and 41% said target shooting. A study showed that in 2000 guns were used for self-defense roughly 100,000 times a year.
The United Kingdom has stricter gun laws then the US and therefore they don’t have as many fatalities due to firearms as the US does. The trace also states that in 2015 approximately 100 mass shootings in the US compared to Australia who United Kingdom had a mass shooting in 20 years. In 1996 Australia was hit by the Port Arthur
Gun control regulation should stay as is because it will not decrease crime. In the article A Ban on Assault Weapons Would Not Reduce Crime, it states that “As the numbers of “assault weapons” and “large” magazines have soared to all-time highs, violent crime has been cut in half. The nation’s total violent crime rate peaked in 1991. Since then, through 2012, it has decreased 49%, to a 42-year low, including a 52% drop in the nation’s murder rate, to a 49-year low- perhaps the lowest point in American history.” Due to the statistics in that article, it is shown that the crime rate has seem to decrease as the “assault weapons” increased. So even if more gun regulations were adding it would change much.