To many people are killing themselves with guns. A Little more than half of suicides are done with guns. Making it harder for someone who is not mentally stable to own a gun or someone who will inflict pain on themselves to get a gun. The amount of money that is spent on gun related accidents can decrease if the gun laws were enforced. In theory if the numbers of gun violence drop, taxpayers will be paying less in taxes.
According to ProCon.org “universal background checks could reduce firearm deaths by a projected 56.9%”. As seen in the quote, deaths would decrease substantially since people who are using the gun to hurt would never get them in the first place. Gun control laws would definitely add in background checks in order to get a legal gun. Many gun users also agree with this check on whether or not people should get their background checked before a gun in purchased. People may argue that people can get guns illegally.
Aren’t you tired of hearing on the news that someone has died behind a gun incident. Eighty eight point eight per one-hundred people or about two hundred seventy million guns which is highest total per capita number in the world. Twenty-two percent of Americans own one or more guns thirty percent men and twelve percent women. Gun control needs to be more improved in order to save lives. I think that they should be stricter because people think that laws do not need to be stricter because that means more trouble if someone tries to defend themselves.
What’s better? More guns available to although act as protection, but also pose as a threat or less guns and higher security background checks before owners are able to obtain guns? There are about 300 millions guns owned in America - that’s about one firearm per person The U.S. government permits citizens to buy guns due to their right to bear arms. However, these guns fall into the wrong hands at times as shown in the many mass shootings that have been displayed on the media several times lately. It’s time to change America’s gun laws to enforce the safety of its citizens.
Michael W, shows in his article “We Need Stricter Gun Laws” how the data show that strict gun laws reduce violent crime.For example, there is a correlation between restrictive laws and lower homicide rates with and without firearms, both within the United States and internationally. Moreover, a recent study published in the Southern Medical Journal found that the presence of a gun in a home is twelve times more likely to lead to the death of a member of the household or a visitor than an intruder. ( we need,2014). With stronger gun control laws, the crime and murder rates will decrease all across the country. Countries with strict gun control have less crime.
According to “Stronger Gun Control Laws Will Save Lives,” all of the weapons we own are far from keeping us safe. Guns are used to kill more than 30,000 Americans each year and injure approximately 70,000. Guns are also used to commit nearly 400,000 crimes each year. The rate of firearm violence in America far exceeds that of other industrialized nations, where gun ownership is strictly regulated. Although many people own guns for self-protection, studies have repeatedly shown that keeping a gun in the home increases the risk of gun-related death or injury to a person living in the house.
Since the start of Texas ‘Right-to-Carry’ law in 1995, the murder rate in Texas has averaged thirty-percent lower than before the law took effect (Gun Control Facts). In contrast, since 1950 almost every mass shooting (except for one) has taken place in a state that abides by strict gun control laws (5 Facts About the NRA). As James Earl Jones brilliantly said, “The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent, law abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.” Over the past twenty years gun sales have gone up and homicide rates committed with firearms have gone down by thirty percent.
Some believe that this is a terrible amendment to have our country live by, this group supports enforcing gun laws or even abolishing guns all together. This is not the only side of the argument, though, there are opposers to enforcing gun laws that believe that there are already enough laws for buying guns and what you can do with them. The opposers also believe that we should focus more of our efforts on the mental health of the people instead of the guns they use. The debate on gun control is a very pressing matter. Some believe that the laws on gun control should be stricter, while others believe the laws should be looser for self-defense and hunting.
When most people think about gun violence, they tend to have one of two conflicting views. _____ found, in a survey done in _____ that when asked about what needs to be done in the wake of gun violence, about 50% of the people want there to be some form of a gun regulation to curb the access of criminals to guns, while the other half tend to prefer there to no restrictions on what guns are available for purchase. Both sides, when looked at from a neutral perspective, have sound and thorough arguments with regard to reaching the same end result, reducing gun violence. After considerable thought, these were the central questions that I had, and around which I based my research: what do pro-gun advocates argue for? What do gun control advocates
To maintain a stable and safe environment I believe gun laws and restrictions should be made. This may create a more suitable community for the people, without feeling threatened by guns. Millions of deaths are caused by guns and by cracking down on them the communities will become safer. I believe the gun laws and restrictions should all around become stricter. If you think of guns, one of the first things that comes to mind is violence.