New, stronger gun laws are not the answer. “The problem with such [gun control] laws is that they take away guns from law abiding citizens while would-be criminals ignore them.” (Lott) We need to work on enforcing current gun laws to ensure the safety of others. While there should be a background check, looking at criminal history, history of
Studies proving that the stricter the gun laws are, the more likely there is to be gun-related murders, proving that we are safer with weapons than without. “John R. Lott, Jr., PhD, author of More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, stated, ‘States with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes... The effect on 'shall-issue ' [concealed gun] laws on these crimes [where two or more people were killed] has been dramatic. When states passed these laws, the number of multiple-victim shootings declined by 84 percent. Deaths from these shootings plummeted on average by 90 percent and injuries by 82 percent.’”
As said by Kelly Sampson, on behalf of the Brady Campaign, allowing concealed carry would force the criminals to get higher damage guns, which would lead to an unnecessary amount of guns. If criminals got higher grade weapons, it would mean more violent crimes and more deaths. Obama once said “There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America. So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer?” and many people on the pro-gun control side stand by this.
Banning guns and gun sales from the public is necessary because of the death and injuries that are caused by firearms. The threat of guns in the United States is astonishing. More guns in the society mean the society will be more dangerous for people to live. People would always concern about getting shot. Moreover, guns create an unsafe environment for people to live.
citizens is to reduce the success rate of suicide. Gun is dangerous because it can take one life away in a sudden if the correct places are shot. States with more guns tend to have more homicides. Back to 2001 to 2005, the state with the lowest rate of gun ownership had around 31.5% of firearm suicides out of all suicides (Matthew, M. & David, H., 2008). However, for the state with the highest rate of gun ownership, the firearm suicides rate out of all suicides is more than 64.3%.
This is because of the fact that they leave innocent and good people defenseless from attackers. This ends up actually killing more lives that were meant to be saved by using gun restrictions. In conclusion, guns actually are very dangerous, but people actually depend on them for protection which is why the founding fathers made it an unalienable right to carry a weapon; the gun laws that our leaders have created actually increase crime, leave people defenseless, and end more lives that were meant to be save. These are just a few ways that gun laws actually have negative effects on crime in this
from obtaining weapons that they could use irresponsibly may help to prevent the loss of innocent lives. The anti-gun control side states that gun control infringes on our second amendment rights thus threatening our freedom. I didn’t understand this defense too well, so I decided to investigate myself. To understand the other side better, I decided to interview a fellow acquaintance who is a gun supporter and who is quite dedicated to the cause, as he is the president of a pro-gun club. I wanted to know how the other side could believe and justify more guns as a way to actually prevent deaths, as more people die from weapon injuries in the United States than any other civilized country in the world.
2 Pages “The United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world.” (ProCon.org.) This statistic may not come as a surprise to most. What may shock you, however, is how gun control can actually hurt your communities, and in more way than one.
Guns are responsible for almost thirty thousand deaths a year in America a little bit more than half of those deaths are suicides. America has a big problem with guns there are about 280 million to 300 million guns in private hands of americans. Gun shops need to do more background checks and see their mental health that could stop and incident like the gunmen who took thirty two lives at Virginia Tech in 2007. There have been more shootings like this one in various schools around the country.
Either you implement a big brother system that cuts police response time in half or you allow private citizens to carry concealed firearms. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. When a bombing occurs you blame the bomber not the pressure cooker or pipe used in the pipe bomb, when a stabbing happens you blame the stabber not the knife. Why aren’t we pushing for the outlaw of pressure cookers and knives, they can be used to kill people just as well as guns. Should private citizens be allowed to carry concealed firearms in public areas?
A big argument that gun rights advocates make is “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Gun control advocates say that this argument is not good because people would more than likely end in one death, but guns can add up to more deaths. People get the argument wrong and assume that its talking about just the gun. The argument is saying that the people are the ones killing the people.
He argues that America is in need of more laws in order to ensure gun safety is honest and correct. For example, a lot of innocent people have died by consequence of unregulated gun possession, and more enforcement should lower events like these. However, his analogy to terrorism in this argument is not really stable. Firstly, because he compares mass shootings to terrorism, it makes it seem as if they are not far apart. However, terrorism is when people not from the U.S. try to harm American residents for the sole reason that they are American.
It is said that if a word is said too many times, it loses it’s meaning. This can apply to phrases as well, phrases such as, “Breaking news, another mass shooting in America.” It is almost frightening how acts of violence like Columbine and Orlando have become a common occurrence in the United States. Even more frightening is the fact that the American populace seems to have become desensitized to seeing such headlines in the news. Yet no matter how many of these shootings take place, the government rarely makes any significant changes to the nation's laws regarding gun control to prevent similar catastrophes in the future.
Gun Law Reform in The United States The issue of gun control reform has led to arguments in recent years because of the increased media coverage of shootings—the “media contagion” factor outlined by the American Psychological Association—which has caused the awareness of firearm danger to rise (Media). Further, the gun culture of the United States has promoted the widespread use of firearms since revolutionary times, making guns prevalent in society (Kennett). These factors have grim results, making the United States the leader of developed countries in gun homicides — with almost five times more gun deaths than in any other developed country (Quealy). These data found, in an article by Kevin Quealy, a journalist and co-professor at both