Did you know there’s about 30,000 deaths and 70,000 gun injuries a year according to the daily news? So there’s about 40-50 deaths a day in America. I am taking a stand on more gun regulation because people who believe that guns needs to be regulated for the following reasons, guns are one of the leading causes of suicide and deaths according to Wikipedia. Also people that have guns commit mass murders, school shooting etc. There are many reasons why guns need to be regulated.
Over the course of history most deaths are caused by guns. If guns didn’t exist the planet will be a better place than it is right know. There’s been many mass murders caused by people for selfish reason or because of mental illness. America should have better gun control. Over the years, many of the kills known to history are done by guns.
Creating stronger gun control laws will cause much more harm to the American people than it will good. Gun restrictions are a huge debate in today’s society. It is constantly said that if we had more gun restrictions, then America’s violence and crime rates would go down. When examining statistics between cities with very strict gun laws compared to those whose restrictions are lax, there is a noticeably higher rate of crime found within the cities whose gun restrictions are tighter. In 2012 the CRS released a report showing that the number of privately owned guns has gone up by 56% since 1994; coincidentally gun related homicides have gone down by 49% as well.
Allowing guns on college campuses will merely increase the chances of a school shooting occurring and increase the crime rate in schools. That this would not solve anything at all, it will purely make matters worse, although this rest far from the truth. Research conducted by the “American Gun Facts” surveyed hundreds of felons and polls showed that ⅗ felons would not dare to intervene with an armed victim. Not to mention, of all registered firearms in the United States, only 8.5% are murders, 5% are rapes, 7% are aggravated assaults, and 3% are robberies. If college students were armed with firearms, this would dramatically decrease the crime rate and the likelihood of a mass shooting occurring on a college campus.
They must be tackled if the problem of gun violence is to be resolved. Of all gun deaths, suicide is responsible for more than three quarters of them. Far more people kill themselves with a firearm each year than are murdered with one. Furthermore, suicide rates are higher among children, women and men of all ages in states where more households have guns. One of the most effective and straightforward steps families can take to reduce the risk of suicide would be to remove all firearms from the household.
Valentine’s Day 2018, the Day Without Love. On February 14, 2018, an active shooter went into a high school in Parkland Florida and killed 17 people. Some people believe that new gun laws need to be in place to prevent school shootings. However some believe that taking away guns will not stop a person who wants to harm others. School shootings have became a big problem in the United States and something needs to be done to stop them from happening.
Recent studies found that the most effective way of reducing gun crime is to lower the amount of guns available in circulation. In the US specifically, studies show that the stricter gun laws are in a state, the lower the amount of deaths related to guns occur (Graham). While many believe that further restrictions on guns would not be feasible, both Australia and the United Kingdom managed to highly restrict or ban guns from their nations in order to reduce gun-related deaths and crime (Graham). Australia was able to rid the country of around 650,000 guns and their rate of robberies per 100,000 people sank from about 100 to 60 (cite later 1). This program of complete gun confiscation costed Australia $230 million.
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.
Americans who favor loosening gun laws have been 7 points (22% to 15%) more likely to contact public officials than those who favor stricter gun laws.” (Enten). This also demonstrates that the congress is unsure on what to do about the argument on guns because many more gun advicates are more passionate then those agianst guns. This all ties to The Tipping Point because, “ If you want to bring a fundamental change in people 's belief and behavior...you
Gun control is and will be beneficial to America’s security and safety. The US has been seen to be drastically more unsafe than other countries with stronger gun laws.“Gun violence is a crisis. 117,000 Americans are shot every year, a rate that outpaces our peer by order of magnitude” (Gun Laws Matter). “Firearms amplify domestic violence, resulting in American women being 11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than women in similar countries”(Gun Laws Matter). As an example of gun control in its works, Australia’s gun violence statistics show how successful these laws can be.
Just in In the United States itself has been said that a gun has been the top most violent weapon in violent crimes. Just into 2011, 128,900 of crimes were committed with firearms(Klimas). Also in the year of 2014,8,124 murders were used just by fire-arms(Quadl). Gun control is not only entirely reasonable but also certain to be effective. Some of the society needs to recognize in-state Manning fully that legally owning or selling guns only puts another life at risk.It will decrease the amount of mass crimes that are being committed in the United States.Studies have shown When the government outlawed something that huge, number of people very much want that outlawed item even more.
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. To begin, when guns are taken away from citizens, they may no longer be able to defend themselves. Crimes are committed when there is a “motivated suspect, an opportune target, and a lack of a guardian.” (Peterson, 2013) When our “opportune target” loses their firearm, they lose their guardian.
Secondly, gun control is the necessary measure of reducing crime rate. According the date of Gun crime statistics by US state, there were 12,664 murders in the US. Of those, 8,583 were caused by firearms in 2011. (Simon Rogers, 2012) Gun crime has a high percentage of crime in the United States. It means gun crime is the main criminal behavior in the American society.
There are approximately 80,000,000 gun owning citizens is the U.S, the total gun error rate of the citizens is 2%. Mexico has some of the strictest gun control laws the world yet, in 2012, Mexico had 11,309 gun murders compared to the U.S. which had 9,146 gun murders. These are just some of the many facts and statistics that the anti-gun control supporters use to defend the claim that stricter gun control laws will not help save lives