Good afternoon. I am here to help fight for the cause to save your lives. Imagine this; you are taking a test in one of your classes. Then you hear a gunshot and the entire school goes into lockdown. Your friend, or sibling gets shot, while in the hallway, but for your own safety, you can’t leave your hiding spot. When the criminal is finally arrested, there a dozens of people who have been killed, injured, or fatally injured. All because of one man with a gun. Do you really want your life to be at risk because there is no law banning assault weapons? Do you want to walk down the hallway in fear of someone coming at you with a gun? According to an article from the Washington Post, written by Christopher Ingraham, the president/founder of a public opinions research, the ban on assault weapons lapsed, or expired, in 2004. This resulted in an increase by 183% of shootings and by 239% of deaths by guns. Obviously, this is a problem, that both puts people’s lives at risk and makes some live in fear. First, the number of shootings is completely intolerable. Many innocent people die due to gun shootings. For example, information taken from the book, Gun Control states that …show more content…
Nobody likes dodging bullets because some crazy person is coming at them with a gun or walking around in fear. Remember this; America has the most gun-related deaths than any other industrialized nation and firearms are the 2nd most frequent cause of death. Many innocent human beings die from these guns and their irresponsible owners. I do agree with the people who say it is not the gun’s fault, but the person’s. But, because of those irresponsible gun owners, though, guns cannot be trusted in the hands of some adults. This is the main reason why the ban on guns is proposed. As Patrick Henry once said, “Give me liberty or give me death!” But in this case, he would be saying “give me life or give me
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The only assault rifles that are legal to own are ones that are registered between 1934 and 1986. Out of the 318.9 million people that are in the United States, there are 300 million guns. Out of the 300 million guns that are in the U.S.(3), in the last Eighty years only 2 people are murdered with a legal version an assault rifle(1). the reason that the number is not higher is because of the regulations. first thing is someone have to get a background check.
Furthermore, Assault weapons should not be banned because previous bans were not effective, citizens would not be able to protect themselves, and criminals would still find weapons to use. First of all, Assault weapons should not be banned because of previous bans have not been effective. The crime rates hardly decreased in 1994 when the first AWB was put into action. For Example, in the article, “Do Local Assault Weapon Bans Work?” written
and fearmongering. The “assault weapons ban” that some are trying to pass is essentially useless as the majority of attacks do not involve these types of rifles, also the weapons they are trying to ban are only aesthetically different than other rifles under the same ban. An assault weapon is also a made up term used to scare people. Anything could be an assault weapon, it would add a lot of credibility to the anti-gun argument if correct terms were used. Also most people talk about the magazine and call them “clips” which is incorrect.
Gun Violence In America Gun violence in america accounted for 33,636 deaths in 2015 alone and that number is only rising. If every american was able to obtain a firearm imagine what the numbers of gun related deaths. Even gun related injuries caused many more hospital visits in america what many other common incidents. That is why america needs to implement tighter gun laws to reduce the amount of gun violence in America. Without this we will continue to see shooting, gun death, gun injuries resulting in more and more gun related violence.
Dozens of students stand in protest in Florida for their peers who were silenced last week by a shooter who entered their high school and shot more than fifteen students and teachers combined. After the Sandy Hook massacre, you would have thought the legislation would act upon gun control; however, nothing has been done. Thousands of Americans today stand outside the Supreme Court in hopes of stricter gun laws to be activated upon, but what they don’t acknowledge is the fact that stricter gun laws are just the beginning. To suppress this steep hill of school massacres, legislation needs to not only advance in stricter gun laws, but support the mentally unstable, as well.
Therefore there would be less chance of another shooting to occur. The people that don’t agree believe that they shouldn 't lose their right of owning a gun because of one person’s actions and accidents that they couldn’t have prevented. “The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights.” America should have stricter gun control . Gun shop owners should be aware of who they are selling a gun to, and what weapons they are able to purchase.
The public does not need a military level weapon for protection. Also, other countries took legal action by banning assault weapons due to tragic events. While this debate has caused major controversies, the federal government has not taken any legal act, so states started to take on their own actions. States such as New York and Connecticut
A ban on assault weapons shouldn’t be carried through with due to the fact that it is ineffective, dangerous, and fiscally irresponsible. Imagine you’re lying in bed at night and you hear a sudden thud as something is knocked over in your home. You get up to investigate the strange sound, as soon as you look around the corner you see a dark figure in resemblance of a man. You reach for a baseball bat but by the time you reach it the man has pointed a Glock-18 semi-automatic handgun at you. You have no chance at all so you surrender and your house is robbed of all its valuable possessions.
Everyday in the United States, ninety families are changed forever; guns claim an average of ninety lives every day in the United States, 33,000 lives in a single year. Gun control has been a debate in the United States for many years and is constantly thrusted back into the public’s attention by horrific shootings. These shootings constantly cause individuals to petition the government to place stricter and stricter regulations of guns. However, these policies cannot be the solution to this problem. To determine a solution that will be both effective and constitutional, we must look at statistics and research that has been conducted to determine the best course of action.
Even Senator of California Dianne Feinstein, one of the many senators who wanted a ban on assault weapons said that “The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban was effective at reducing crime and getting these military-style weapons off our streets,” (Assault Weapons). If the government once banned assault weapons and only good effects came, the government should do the ban
The use of and the owning of guns is a very hot and debated topic in society today. For many, this is a life and death debate due to the recent and numerous school shootings. These school shootings have caused an outcry for more gun control, specifically in relation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Despite these calls, increased gun control is not the answer. Most gun owners’ use their guns responsibly and for good purposes.
Guns are rarely used and bought for self defense. “Hatred will always exist,There will always be someone that takes offense to something said. Through a mix of fear and misunderstanding That is America’s shame. Not that we have people who hate, but that we make it so easy for people to obtain the means to turn that hatred dealy” (Mcdonald,2016). We as a country should not be making it easy for just anyone to get a gun.
Guns are just a tool, like knives and hammers and it completely depends on the people on how they use it. People who support guns and arms say that the Second Amendment secures individual’s right to carry guns with them and that gun rights is needed for self-protection, and was intended for military to have peace and defend the country if needed (Spitzer, 70). Most of the Americans use guns as a source to protect themselves and they believe that gun ownership prevents crime. A study conducted on November 26, 2013 showed that bans on weapons did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level (Lane, 5). Moreover, even if the rules and regulations are executed on gun control, not all criminals obey the law.
To begin with, the second amendment of the US constitution gives citizens the right to carry or possess a gun. As a result, gun violence in America has increased drastically over the years due to guns being utilised in a reprehensible manner and people getting wedged in the crossfire, hence why stringent law enforcements need to be put in place regarding guns in the US. “Since 1982, there have been at least 61 mass murders carried out with firearms; in most cases, the killers had obtained their weapons legally”.