In conclusion we should have better gun control. There are roughly 32,000 gun deaths per year in the United States. That’s a big number of deaths. There should be a law were every gun how has ever been checked out or bought to have a number and if stole they have to report about just in case someone is trying to use it for the something bad. For the better and the sake of our planet we should have better gun control considering it will save a lot of lives.
This shows that while a ban may limit gun violence, perpetrators will find other ways to commit crimes, such as bombings and driving vehicles through crowds. In fact, there was a 89% increase in gun related violence between 1998/1999 to 2008/2009, going from 5,209 gun related offenses to 9,865 over a decade. Another reason that guns should not be banned is that
Also with the presence of gun the number of suicide deaths decrease. Between 1999 and 2013, there were 270,237 firearms suicides in the United States (Procon 4). Hoping to decrease the number of suicides throughout the years. These are some advantages
People may argue that people can get guns illegally. Procon.org provides that 75% of guns are legally bought and that not all the guns used in shootings are legal. Though that may be true, that same information also suggest that background checks would help as well. The statement claims shows that 75% of guns used in shootings are legally bought so that means that background checks would eliminate most of that 75% of guns used in shooting. The background checks would make it harder to get legal guns if your background is bad.
According to Lott, there was an 8.5% reduction in homicides, 7% in aggravated assaults, 5% in rape, and 3% in robbery following the passing of gun rights or laws. The numbers might seem small, but imagine the of difference these made to the lives of the people. One thing that people against citizens wanting firearms are worried about is that gun-carrying individuals might be prone to commit crimes or use their weapon. Based on statistics, however, the general public is less likely to be arrested for carrying weapons without permits or non-violent offenses. This means most adults who carry concealed weapons are
The Necessity of Gun Control Guns hurt about nineteen children every day, where twelve children are injured and seven children are killed. These are only just children. Imagine how many more people become victims of gun violence every day. There is a lot of debate between whether or not more laws should be passed to control the ownership and manufacturing of guns in the United States. Can gun control laws reduce the amount of gun violence?
However, opponents such as the National Rifle Association, argue that fewer restrictions on guns protect an individual’s right to self defense, as implied in the second amendment, and result in safer communities (“Gun Control”). In recent years, as shown through the media, the debate on the creation of gun laws has
The way the second amendment was portrayed back then has been maneuvered, causing an ample amount of problems. A day in America today consists of, seven children who are killed and an additional twelve who are injured with a gun. The twenty seven people killed by guns in America on Christmas Day in 2015, equals to the total number of people killed in gun related homicides in Austria, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Estonia, Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Iceland combined within a year. Such countries have strict gun laws that are changed and shaped with its changing society. These countries are aware that how things were in the past and the laws that worked back then wouldn’t work in a more modernized and free world.
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.
In 2013, 117,894 Americans were killed or treated for gun-related injuries (Gabor, Thomas, 2016). Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times reported, since 1970 there have been 1.45 million gun deaths in the United States, that is more than all the deaths in U.S. wars including, the Civil War, two world wars, Korean War, Vietnam, and the Iraq War combined. Between 2001 and 2011, 11,385 people died annually in firearm incidents in the U.S. If you removed 2001, which included the 9/11 terrorist attacks (Gunter, Joel, October, 2, BBC News), only 31 people died annually in terror-related incidents. There were about 10,000 more people killed by guns annually than there were people killed by terrorism in that period.