Over the past decade, the amount of United States citizens killed by guns has skyrocketed. Many of these deaths are the result of a gun legally getting into the hands of an unstable person who should not have a gun. These criminals and mentally ill people use guns to take the lives of innocent children, women, and men every single day. Many people argue that the second amendment gives them the right to bare arms and no one can take that away from them, however, this amendment is a large part of the reason why so many undeserving people are able to obtain a gun. America needs stricter gun control laws because they will help decrease the immense number of gun deaths every day and lessen the chances of the wrong person getting their hands on a gun.
Some believe that stricter laws and more restrictions to the second amendment would resolve America’s problem: Others believe that the second amendment should be left alone. In December of 2015 statistics showed that a total of 12,942 deaths occurred due to guns. That total includes homicides, unintentional shooting, and murder/suicides. On average 36 people lost their lives due to guns. It is said that most gun related crimes are committed by criminals.
They shoot nearly a thousand bullets in a few seconds. This makes them more deadly than several handguns or other firearms that are not automatic. In addition, assault weapons have features that make killing easier. Most “Supporters say assault weapons have special military features that makes mass shooting easier”(“Assault weapons”). Another reason assault weapons are more dangerous than other guns is because they’re harder to stop.
Guns that hold more ammunition have more shots that could result in more kills. For example, when perpetrators use high capacity magazines or assault weapons, it results in 47% more deaths (Everytown Research). Not allowing these high powering magazines to be sold or having higher regulations to who they are sold to, can decrease mass shootings. This would result in a safer environment. Similarly, bettering the control of who the guns are being sold to would prevent the guns from getting in the hands of the wrong people.
Every eighteen seconds, a burglary occurs in the United States and guns is our safest source of protection, guns don 't kill people-people do. This claim is 100 percent absurd. Guns, along with plenty other weapons do kill people. Anyone who thinks otherwise is arrogant and should thoroughly rethink what and who they are endangering with their selfish desires. Guns provide easy access to suicide, encourage violent crimes, and help inhibit many accidental deaths.
Step into the shoes of Cameron Todd Willingham. He was one of the 59 accused criminals sentenced to death by the United States judicial system in 2004. Thought to have murdered his three children by arson in the family home, Willingham was put on death row on January 8, 1992. However, he was different from the other convicts. Willingham was actually innocent.
“Local officials openly approve of these killings…”. Another example of violence against LGBTQ+ is the story of Larry King. On February 12, 2008, This 15-year-old was killed and murdered brutally because he just asked his murderer to be his valentine. How was he killed, you may ask? He was shot twice in the head by a fellow student, Brandon McInerney.
The mass shooting in Paris, November 2015 is one of the most horrible terrorist attacks I had ever knew. The terrorist killed 130 people, make 413 people seriously injured. Since the Second World War, this attack were the deadliest on France. BODY Reason 1: In America, people use gun for 2 reason: killing people, or killing themselves. Example 1— In an average year, 62% of firearm deaths in the U.S. are suicide.
In 1996 an Australian man killed 35 people in a massacre larger than any American massacre acted by single gunmen. In the wake of this incident Australia passed super restrictive gun measures and banned any and all automatic, semi-automatic, and pump/regular shotguns. “This resulted in a decline of firearm related homicide by 59% in Australia.” (Margaret Hartmann). After hearing something like that we believe the U.S. should follow in Australia’s footsteps and ban almost all weapons from civilians. Gun control has been a topic of debate since 1837 and has been since.
An age-old question has been on people 's mind in america: Should the death penalty be accepted as a sort of discipline or punishment? There are 3,019 people currently on death row. www.deathpenalty.procon.org,) Before the death penalty was removed from all states in the U.S there were 1,394 people executed. On January 17, 1977, the death penalty was suspended in 32 states in this country. Even Bill Cosby spoke out against giving the death penalty to the man who shot and killed his own son.