There are many crimes in the world being committed right now even if you don't know it. Without guns robberies and many other crimes would be committed even more frequently than in today's society. According to the “ABC4 .com“ it states, “Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8 percent of the time, a citizen kills or wounds his/her attacker.” This text explains that many people who own guns actually use them for their purpose and not misuse the gun that they own. While this may be true many other people might say that guns increase crime instead of decrease crime as it states, in the website called “Think Process” it states, “In 2014, there were 6,165 gun murders where the type of gun used to commit the crime is known”.
Assault weapons are one of the main reasons massacres occur so spontaneously. In an article written by CHOP- Children Hospital of Philadelphia, “In a November 2017 review of mass shootings in the U.S., 95 mass shootings have occurred since 1982, from which approximately 76 semi-automatic handguns and 85 assault weapons and weapons with high magazine capacity were recovered[...] At Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in 2012, Adam Lanza reportedly fired more than 150 shots in less than five minutes from his assault-style rifle with a high capacity magazine[...]States that restrict assault weapons also have the lowest per capita homicide rates. However, because guns are easily trafficked in interstate and international commerce, federal rules are needed,” (CHOP 4).It is evident that states that ban high capacity automatic weapons to diminish the excessive amount of deaths that appear because of them. Many mass shootings occur with the hand of weapons that should not be allowed, which again stresses the fact that gun control laws are
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), about 60% of gun deaths are from the 450000 incidents in the United States in 2012 (“Guns in the US: The statistics behind the violence”, 2016). In general, people tend to condemn homicides because of the gun; however, the reality is those gun accidents and suicide have astounding statistics. For instance, the number of deaths due to autopsies and gun accidents is several times higher than the number of deaths in gun-killed deaths; specifically, a Congressional study report estimates that more than 19,000 people died from gun-related suicide in 2011 (Lewis et al., 2015). Moreover, gun violence also directly affects the morale of the people, especially the young generation of the country. For example, according to Lewis's findings, offenses in the educational setting are mostly students whose cause is bullying; bullying in schools has been dragging on a series of serious issues involving gun violence (Lewis et al.,
Today’s world is marked by violence and deaths. One of the major kinds of violence is the gun violence. In fact, the gun violence is literally any gun related violence or death. According to the 2013 report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of gun related deaths were equal to 33169 or 1.3% of all deaths in the country. This gun violence issue affects the population by the number of deaths but also on many other levels of life.
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).
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.
a Bloom A prodigious amount of attention has been drawn to gun crime after many mass shootings in 2015. A mass shooting is defined by the FBI as four or more people shot and/or killed in a single event at the same general time and location (Gun Violence Archive). According to the Mass Shooting Tracker, 371 mass shootings took place in 2015 alone-- leaving 1,387 people wounded and 469 dead. Gun control has become an enduring dispute with many proponents for both sides. Congress needs to find a way to assure that the right to bear arms is protected, but also legally keep guns out of the hands of certain people.
Should guns be banned or should guns still be kept in America?This topic of banning guns has been a progressing debate yet the question still remains unanswered.Many people have probably heard of someone or knew someone that got injured or killed by a gun.These incidents happen every day from suicides to homicides.First, guns cost the lives of many people in America.Guns cost the lives of more than 30,000 people each year.If guns were banned, the number of deaths would reduce.Second, other populated countries with more gun control laws have lower suicide and homicide rates than the United States,which shows how having more gun control laws could affect the U.S.Finally, guns are rarely used in self defense when an individual is in a dangerous
Gun Control in America 33,000 people are killed in gun related incidents, in United States of America alone every year (The Second Amendment Guaranteed a Civic Right to Be Part of the State Militia). This is a very staggering statistic knowing that the U.S. is only one country out of the 195 countries in the world today. This is due to several reasons. Shootings are becoming more and more common, guns are getting easier and easier to find, but most of all, the second amendment has reigned supreme in gun laws ever since the founding of America in 1776. Some believe that this is a terrible amendment to have our country live by, this group supports enforcing gun laws or even abolishing guns all together.
American families are suffering from violence more than ever before. “The CDC and the World Health Organization already consider violence a public health threat, whether a firearm is involved or not.” (Leaonard) More than 30,000 deaths are caused each year by the use of a firearm in the United States. Gun violence is a problem, not only in Houston but in the all country. Most of the Americans who have been killed or injured due on gun violence are by robbery, assault, suicide and homicide.