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.
Instead of focusing on imposing gun laws, America needs to focus on improving mental health in order to stop the rising violence. When will we ever learn that bandaids don 't fix the problem? Taking away Americans guns would only decrease the rate that violence in America is increasing. A clear example of this is that most of the convicts of mass shootings have suffered from some kind of mental health disorder. In a recent study, 78% of the school shooters in America, we found to be suicidal.
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.
There have been so many gun incidents in the this world ours , we still don’t have a type of law for gun control policies, and there should be. There are about 100,000 Americans killed each year by guns. If the Congress could just lay some type of control on guns right now, we can save many lives from being in danger, stop all the school shootings, and have a better, more safe life. Gun policies can help lower crime rate and stop children and irresponsible adults from getting guns. Having a gun control laws can help save more lives in this world and stop having families suffer in pain because a mental man had killed a member that belongs to their family.
At least tens of thousands of the deaths that have been recorded in America are affiliated with gun violence. According to 2013 statistics, at least 23.2 injuries were recorded per 100,000 citizens while 33,636 deaths are related to injuries resulting from the use of firearms (Statistics behind gun violence in USA). Discharge of firearms further led to at least 505 deaths which were linked to 11,208 homicide cases and 21, 175 cases that were mainly suicidal. Out of these staggering statistics of deaths caused by the use of firearms, about 281 resulted from ‘undetermined intent’ (Statistics behind gun violence in USA). These statistics provoke worries and rekindle questions on gun control and ownership.
“The first six months of 2017 America saw 174 mass shootings”, (where 4 or more people were killed), according to CQ researcher, a trusted database.These mass shootings killed innocent people that wouldn 't have died otherwise. More secure gun restrictions would have spared all these people their lives. Stricter gun control would equivalent in a lower death rate and less of a threat to your loved ones, as shown by other first world countries. The largest effect of not having gun control is the sizeable and growing number of deaths per year. The number of deaths in America involving guns have skyrocketed each year.
33,000 people are killed in gun related incidents, in United States of America alone every year. This is a very staggering statistic knowing that the U.S. is only one country out of the 195 countries in the world today. This is due to several reasons. Shootings are becoming more and more common, guns are getting easier and easier to find, but most of all, the second amendment has reigned supreme in gun laws ever since the founding of America in 1776. 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.
By allowing powerful guns to our citizens we are allowing them to commit these mass murders. Some people argue that they are used for self-protection and having fun going to shooting ranges and hunting, but these fun things aren 't worth the price of human life. Having stricter gun control laws can save the lives of many Americans. We should adopt stricter gun laws in the U.S. to stop these unnecessary deaths. To begin, there have been many mass murder that have occured during these last few years, and the numbers are just increasing.
However, in the book, Gun Violence and Mental Illness, published by the American Psychiatric Association they found, “Overall, mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent 1 percent of all gun homicides each year.” State governments have already imposed bills that restrict any mental health patient to purchase a gun. But with the 33 states that allow for private sellers to sell firearms with no background checks, potentially shows a prominent reason for guns falling into the wrong hands of people. With the continuing disagreement of both sides to the argument, the United States government has only worsened the situation by not putting their differences aside and failing to focus on protecting the future of our
On the one side we have for example Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg, Thomas Menino etc. They think that it will save innocent American citizens if there is a stricter gun control. Some off the proposal is about banning assault weapons and making magazines with more than 10 bullets illegal. That could save lives because assault weapons are more dangerous than regular weapons and it is impossible to kill as many with 10 bullets per magazine as it is to kill with for instance 20 or 30 bullets. There is also an opposite opinion to gun control.