As for suicide rates, there have been 21,175 firearm suicides, almost all being comitted with a household gun or a relative's gun. Not only that, but firearm suicide is one of the most common ways of suicide across the United States. Even more, data from 2012 showed that 64% of gun deaths were suicides, different than the 2006 data that showed the decrease (57%). However, gun control is not able to decrease firearm suicide. If gun control were to be stricter, there still wouldn't be any control over a persons decisions, unless firearms would be completly out of reach for citizens.
This is very unusual, as guns in America are used to protect people, but these guns are more commonly used to kill other people. This happens in real life because the Las Vegas shooting killed almost half of ten thousand people were injured or killed. The main evidence here that proves my point, is “A background check did not stop this killer, but tighter background checks can keep war weapons out of the hands of those who are known to be mentally unstable.” This helps me prove my point because the killer would not have obtained a gun if stricter background checks occured. Without a gun, the killer become weak, and unable to kill people. This would make us much safer if killers don’t have access to guns.
That’s ludicrous.’ Licensed dealers at gun shows are required to conduct background checks, but private sellers are not.”(Text 3, Lines 10-13). This shows that people unfit of buying guns can easily get them in many different ways but if the government comes up with a way to regulate gun control many innocent lives would be saved and eventually the decrease in mass shootings will decrease to
Today in the United States of America, the gun control is the top issue. Over 350 people die from gun shooting accidents, which results in the president to review the second amendment, the right to carry a concealed handgun (“Police one” internet). The citizens of the United States find it their right to bear arms, however guns get in the wrong hands. In order to carry a weapon, people must have a weapon license, and required an intensive background check to obtain the weapon. More often than not concealed handguns have a negative effect on society than positive.
Most pistols hold around 15-16 rounds, but an AR can hold around 30-100. Furthermore, Assault weapons should not be banned because previous bans were not effective, citizens would not be able to protect themselves, and criminals would still find weapons to use. First of all, Assault weapons should not be banned because of previous bans have not been effective. The crime rates hardly decreased in 1994 when the first AWB was put into action. For Example, in the article, “Do Local Assault Weapon Bans Work?” written
At the time no one knew who the killer was or that this was the start to multiple killings. The fourth of July in 1969 was when the next attack was. Darlene Ferrin and Mike Mageau were in blue Rock Springs Park when they were each shot with a 9mm semiautomatic pistol . Unfortunately Darlene didn’t survive the attack, but Mike lived and was able to provide a description of the assailant. During that same night a man called the Vallejo Police Department.
According to the statistic guns are held for over 33,000 deaths in the United States. CDC also reports that 11,008 homicides involve a gun. Over half of the suicides cases in America involved a some kind of a gun. Although Americans have the Right To Bear Arms there should be more restrictions on guns because guns are responsible for a lot of deaths across America. The history on the second amendment and gun control is that everyone has the right to bear arms but now it has been getting out of control with the mass shootings and how people can go online and purchase a gun illegally.
Every year thousands of lives are affected due to gun violence with a majority being murders, assaults, or suicides and many as a result of the shooter suffering from some sort of mental disorder. “The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention act of 1993 requires federally licensed firearms dealers to preform background checks on prospective firearms purchases to ensure that the firearm transfer would not violate any laws”(Federal Law on Background Checks). The Brady Act was put in place to insure people who cannot handle guns safely do not get their hands on them, yet they still do because of the illegal gun market. So what exactly is the illegal firearm market and how can it be prevented? Being such a big issue, how is this affecting firearms?
According to a report by the CDC over 35,000 people were killed by guns in 2015. ( National Vital Statistics Reports) Over the years gun control has been a controversial topic about how to control, restrict, and ban firearms in the United States, this affects several people who fall in the middle of the gun control spectrum. Due to news and media sources who try to make headlines, people think that guns are all bad and that it would be better to get rid of them. In truth, a gun is a deadly weapon that needs little strength and experience to use; when first introduced to war, it became the deadliest weapon ever as anyone could use it. Today there are many ways for people to obtain a gun legally and illegally; it all comes down to how much money
In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident. That almost equates to twenty seven people every single day. Statistics by FBI states that in the year 2011 alone over 1.2 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Also over 3,952 drivers have been tested positive for drug involvement after they had encountered an accident and escaped with deathly injuries. An even more shocking fact has been put forward by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which stated that on an average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
This shows that incidents that people are killed or hurt accidentally, are very common. In Hayden, Idaho, a 2-year old grabbed a handgun from his mother 's purse and, accidentally, shot his mother dead, according to the New York Times (Johnson) . This demonstrates that even a toddler, can pull the trigger of a handgun resulting death or a serious injury; just like the toddler who killed his own mother, unintentionally. Another reason why handguns should not be allowed in the hands of the people is that according to BBC News, there have been 1.4 million homicides using firearms between 1968 and 2011 ("Guns In"). This validates that so many people have died between the period and so many lives have been lost to firearms; weapons like those are extremely dangerous.
The thought of a society without a militia is sickening with terrorists being able to attack any helpless citizen. Sure, the alternative weapons are useful, yet they don 't have any range upon the enemy and some people can not acquire the physical force or tactical skill needed to fortify. Gun control makes it so only the fittest of the fittest survive, which means even more deaths when terrorists attack. To add, gun laws do not prove any use. Even though gun laws prevent deaths, they infringe so many rights in the immutable Bill of Rights, which is one of the foundations of the great United States.
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.
RACE IN AMERICA By YOUSUR AL-HLOU and JOHN WOO 3:03 How the Dallas Shooting Unfolded Video How the Dallas Shooting Unfolded The attack was the deadliest against law enforcement officers in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001. By YOUSUR AL-HLOU and JOHN WOO on Publish Date July 8, 2016. Photo by William Widmer for The New York Times. Watch in Times Video » Embed ShareTweet Three other people were arrested in connection with the shooting, but the police would not name them or say why they were being held. In addition to the five officers who died, seven officers and two civilians were wounded.
The group has been noticed by the United States government and is questioned if it is the next civil rights movement. Black Lives Matter began with one bullet and a dead teenager. Trayvon Martin was shot and killed February 26th, 2012. The officer responsible for the shooting was George Zimmerman. Officer Zimmerman claims Trayvon knocked him down to the ground and started punching him in the nose, trying to take his gun.