Imagine being forced to crawl and hide with gunshots near your ears. Imagine seeing people shot to death in front of you. Believe it or not, scenes like these occur on a daily basis in America. In the first 320 days of this year there were 325 mass shootings in the nation, defined as where there were more than four victims at each shooting. (Mass Shooting Tracker). This egregious level of violence is unacceptable in a developed country and major reform in gun legislation to improve the tragic state of public safety in the United States today. Although critics of expanded gun legislation incorrectly argue that easier access to guns increases safety and that gun laws are unconstitutional, it is imperative that America adopts stronger gun control legislation because heightened regulations reduce crime rates and have successfully improved public safety in other developed countries. In a country like the United States, no one
Most people purchased firearms for self-defense because they feel insecure that they might not be able to protect themselves from criminals. They want to have a gun to keep them and their
“Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave; o 'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” (“The Star Spangled Banner,” 2012). The United States of America is a patriotic nation. It’s founders fought long and hard for the liberties that American’s enjoy today. The Constitution of the United State of American, along with the Bill of Rights was the founder’s way of ensuring that their posterity and all American’s would enjoy the liberties and freedom that were bravely fought for. The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects the individual’s right to bear arms and strict gun control laws infringe on those rights; moreover, the government should focus on the person behind the weapon, not the weapon itself.
The recent violent phenomenon of tragic shootings such as the incident at Columbine high school in which 13 students and one teacher were killed and 23 other people were wounded has captured the attention of both the public and politicians alike and has stirred a need to take action. With shootings in Littleton, Colorado followed by Conyers, Georgia and yet another in Gibson, Oklahoma, gun control has become a pressing issue in congress. However while politicians use these incidents to maneuver their anti-gun legislation, public opinion and partisan support remains highly polarized. In addition, the fierce debate over gun restrictions are confronted with nearly 8o million gun owners in America and a federal guarantee by the Constitution to bear arms.
The need for gun control legislation was never really a hot topic in the United States until the early 1980’s, starting with the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. During the last two decades this issue has sky-rocketed to the top of the list of concerns of the American population. After the April 1999, massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado gun control became the topic of much full scale nationalized and media exploited debate in our country, especially in the federal and state Congresses. Even though gun control legislation was already being debated and bills concerning gun control were set to be voted on within days and weeks of the Columbine incident in both federal and state Houses, a new and even stronger waive of calls for reform ripped through the nation. Most called for better control laws, but some called for radical legislation.
Gun control has been a major issue lately that has sparked a great deal of controversy. With the multiple shootings that have occurred just in this past year, have caused many people to favor stricter gun control laws. Research shows that there are more than 30,000 deaths each year in the United States that are caused by guns. (USA Gun Violence Statistics) Stricter gun laws are needed in order to reduce all of these injuries and deaths.
nti-Gun Control Gun control has stirred an incredible amount heated debates and controversy in this country. Both sides believe that their view is the correct view. The question remains: Will controlling firearms result in less firearm deaths? The answer to that question is no. This is both proven and obvious.
Gun Control is the topic of the report. This topic, gun control, is one of the most controversial issues with American politics today. This report will analyze gun control in our country today, as well as, evaluate whether guns should be banned. The report will include our second amendment, past and present gun control laws, key facts and reasons for having a gun. It will also cover arguments supporting gun control and arguments against gun control include the infringement on the second amendment. Valid arguments supporting gun control include decreased deaths and crime rate. Interesting survey results and interview feedback will also be covered. Lastly, the report will discuss the deadliest shootings in the United States and my recommendations on this topic. In conclusion Laws are currently in place but they are not being enforced by our government. If government is willing to enforce their laws, then citizens will abide by the laws.
Between the years 2000 and 2010, over 100,000 people in the United States died due to gun violence despite the fact that USA has very many laws on gun possession and use. A large number of victims who have sustained bullets wounds have been recorded even though some cases go unreported. Gun control is now a major issue in the United States due to the many cases of deaths and injuries in the last decade (Tamara p6). The issues has raised a lot of controversial debates the US, with a certain group of people against gun control while the other group in support of the control and regulation (O’Neil p3). Anti-gun control group believe that gun control will not end the violence but instead it will matters worse, on the other hand, gun control argue that the move by the government will make USA more secure and reduces instances of deaths as a result of gun wounds. Both sides have firm stance on their take about gun control (Christina p4).
Through the year’s shootings have increased by a significant amount. Individuals are becoming affected on a regular basis and are concerned about there safety. Parents are worried for there youth getting assaulted, sexually violence, tormented, kidnaped, murdered on the other hand, now there ending up to be more stressed for there child getting shot. Guns have been around for hundredths of years, both world wars were succeeded with guns, hence, guns were served to defend its nation through history. In Western society citizens purchase guns for self preservation. Unfortunately, they are utilized in opposing ways, the majority of crimes are involved in gun shootings; this is an essential issue in America. Most agree that gun violence will have