The gun ownership was legalized in United States in 1787, but crimes committed by the people who have guns still endanger the life or property safety of innocent citizens now. According to Follman’s study,“ since 1982 there have been at least 61 mass murders carried out with firearms across the United States, with the killings unfolding in 30 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii” (Follman 119). It shows that many criminals have guns and many people are under the fear state of being killed. As a result, it made the topic whether the government should control guns more strictly more controversial. Gun control is defined as a way that aim for “protecting the safety of citizens through limits on and regulation of firearms” (“GUN CONTROL:A.”).
"If we talk about gun control after a mass shooting, it is wrong. However, we can talk about having a lot of guns after a mass shooting"(Jon Stewart). Stewart presents a former Minnesota 's Governor Jesse Ventura view of point about guns controls. Ventura explores his illogical point that many people killed by drunk drivers than people ask the car company to stop making cars. In his response, Stewart comments that "we have to strict blood alcohol limit, raise the drinking age, enforcement penalties for the drunk driver that help bring drunk driving rates down; I don 't know by 2/3 in a few decades".
The belief that vigilantism is justifiable becomes reinforced by pop culture, through Batman, Dexter and Died Hard. The fact that there are more criminals the police officers, and more crimes than the system can handle, persists in the human conscious. Pseudo vigilantism also finds a clash, between actual police and civilian vigilantes. In Seattle, Phoenix Jones dresses up in black tights and dons a red mask to protect his city, but Jones is routinely arrested and has even gone to trial for assault (Moore, 2009). George Zimmerman’s trial was national headlines for weeks, as the legality of his vigilantism was debated.
First, many Americans purchase guns for their safety. There are many crimes being committed every day and night and some of those crimes include breaking and entering homes. Guns make people safer, but without this item, people would be robbed more frequently. Studies have shown on a website called “Gallup News” it states, “majorities of both men (67%) and women
Indispensable or Ineffective: The Influence of Gun Control on Society’s Wellbeing Gun violence leads to more than 31,000 deaths and 78,000 nonfatal injuries every year according to Dewey Cornell, a forensic clinical psychologist at the University of Virginia. Many of the most horrific cases of gun violence are mass shootings, which appear to be growing more frequent. Even though there have been multiple publicized massacres that have taken place in recent years (such as Sandy Hook, Aurora, and other mass shootings) there is little awareness of the growing controversy of how to prevent these incidents and others involving gun violence in the public. This controversy has led to the continued debate of gun-control. Peter Tucci, a free-lance journalist form the Daily Caller, argues against the establishment of more gun-control saying that it is not efficacious, widespread gun ownership protects citizens, and that gun control does not ensure the safety of the public.
In urban areas is where gun violence makes the most damage since a large number of young minority males are killed or injured. Fear is increasing rapidly and it drives out businesses and disrupts community social life. Research has connected urban youth gun violence to gang conflicts, street drug markets, and gun availability. Youth gun violence is usually concentrated among groups of serious offenders and in very specific places. Bernie Sanders, candidate for president, supports tight gun control.
As the amount of school shootings increase rapidly, the entire country is divided on the stance of the gun issue outbreak. While the number of mass shootings is still increasing throughout the country, the total number of shootings have raised to 18 in the first 45 days this year. In hopes to make a change Dick’s Sporting Good made an announcement that they’re refusing to sell assault-style rifles and revised their procedure to legally sell a firearm to a customer in hopes to start the change that this country desperately needs. While there is no evidence that these numbers will stop spontaneously, the government is being tested by the people to take a close glance at revising the second amendment. The ad “It’s Still Not Guns” by Michael Reagan unsuccessfully demonstrates gun violence but has the right intentions to obtain an arousal from parents
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.
Supporters of weapon control likewise caution of the threats of bringing firearms into a climate where more than half of understudies across the country are accounted for to take part in dangerous practices, for example, hitting the bottle hard and medication use, which can debilitate judgment. Aggravating the issue, they note, is that the piece of the cerebrum that controls judgment is not completely grew yet in youthful grownups. Also, it is contended that suicide endeavors, high among undergrads, are liable to prompt more passings due to access to weapons. The Brady Campaign reports that a weapon utilized as a part of a suicide endeavor closes in death more than 90 percent of the time, contrasted with a 3 percent casualty rate from an endeavored medication overdose. So students gun control is necessary.
Despite the strict sanctions placed to curb it, drunk driving continues to be an unwavering predicament in most states. The number of offenders taken to custody by the police is rising by the day; with matters being made worse by the escalating number of underage drinkers. Many solutions have been put forth in an effort to reduce drunk driving and consequently reduce the number of road carnages. The persistence of the problem however calls for improved solutions. This paper forms a discussion on drunk driving and current prevention strategies; and proposes solutions to the unrelenting problem.