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.
That’s an average of 99 gun deaths a day” (Pratt). This explains how dangerous guns could be when it’s in the wrong person’s hands, and how it’s logical if less people have guns, then less gun violence will happen. In addition to gun violence, stricter gun laws are necessary because guns give people the ability to cause great destruction on others and cause a huge threat. In a Tylt article, it states that, “In most of these other countries, the worst thing that might happen is somebody gets hit with fists, or a glass bottle, or even stabbed, and in those cases there probably won’t be any deaths. But when there’s a gun, it really makes it so much more likely that something terrible will happen” (Hemenway).
It talks about that even though cars kill many people every year they are not banned, so why should guns be banned. The texts are mainly against banning guns, but the first debater believes that running background checks are important for the safety. Another point of view on this matter is given in text 2 by the third debater, where the writer argues for banning guns. The debater supports this argument by
The suicide rate in America is not as high as other countries. According to the Jacobs’ study, the suicide rate for America in 1996 is 11.6 and for Japan is 16.7 and for France is 20.8 (Jacobs). Adversely, this is just the comparison between America and other countries. Because the guns are illegal in Japan and France so we couldn’t know what will happen when the guns are legal in the two countries. When focusing on the America, as discussed before, the suicide rate related to guns indeed increased faster than the suicide related to other methods.
My first argument point is less gang gun violence. In Missouri when there are fewer gun restrictions there are more gun killings these homicides have risen by 18 percent in Missouri. Gang shouldn’t be able to access guns. My second argument point is less mass shootings.
However, doing this will not stop felons from procuring and committing gun-related crimes. For example, take a look at the United Kingdom. Once they banned guns, there was a large spike in murders, reaching as high as 1.97 homicides per 100,000 people. The murder rate then began to decline around 2003-2004 as a result of increased police force, but has only reached a number below the pre-ban’s 1.3 homicides per 100,000 people 1 time. 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.
For some mentally unstable people, having the gun by itself might be tempting to try something new. According to washingtonpost.com, “The places change, the numbers change, but the choice of weapon remains the same. In the United States, people who want to kill a lot of other people most often do it with guns.” This makes the issue about gun control. Beside the loss of lives, the number of gun violence the country has experienced in a short period of time makes the issue more serious.
Support then fell to a low of 43% in 2011, when an equal number said gun laws should be kept as is. These statics are saying that people are starting not to care as much about gun laws which is not heartbreaking. Mya Roden of Time Magazine said in an article called “Gun-Related Deaths in America Keep Going Up” that In 2016, there were more than 38,000 gun-related deaths in the U.S. — 4,000 more than 2015, the new CDC report on preliminary mortality data shows.” These bone chilling statistics are stating that gun violence is going up but the cause is going down. However, gun violence also includes suicide as Time Magazines Brennan goes on to say that more than two-thirds of these deaths were suicides.
According to "Reducing Gun Deaths In The USA" (2000:1367), “But the evidence also suggests that, at least in terms of firearm deaths and injuries, efforts to reduce the availability of handguns have had a major effect.” However, to this day it is still easy to obtain a FOID card and a concealed carry permit. With that being said, if more federal gun-control laws went into effect, the outcome may positively influence the amount of gun violence we see today in
Things we can do to stop Mass Shootings Time and time again you look at the news and see a new mass shooting and instead of addressing the issue and trying to stop future ones from happening. We just have arguments about guns and how if everyone was armed it would have been different. While the news does nothing but talk about the shooter and very little about the victims of the shooting. When a person commits a mass shooting it should be taken an act of terrorism as this is literally an act that is not only bringing terror to the citizens by it effects. Ultimately hurting and killing those around that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.