He mentions Americans intimidate, wound, and kill hundreds of thousands by guns every year. These actions have many negative effects, such as messing up A... ... middle of paper ... ...e sales of firearms without a background check illegal in that state”, banning on 50 caliber rifles, requiring all new semi-automatic handguns to have "micro stamping" technology, and “legislation requiring handgun ammunition vendors to keep purchaser records” (p 96). Conclusion In conclusion, through answering these three questions, we can understand why gun control has been such a difficult issue in American politics and the relationship between gun and violence as well as the importance and necessity of gun control. Moreover, we also understand government ban individuals from possessing guns will have multiple benefits, such as this policy can reduce the number of shootings effectively, through the relationship between guns and violence. Even though there are many gun control acts in the United States, gun control has been such a difficult issue in United States.
To stand by and let over 150 million people be killed by this weapon and the person standing behind the weapon is almost as band as pulling the trigger yourself. The nation has let the gun spread its havoc for years. The question that should be asked to the NRA is, why not give gun control a chance? The nation is at the point where the gun has become a major threat in our daily lives. The citizens have to cooperate and decide if they want the accidental deaths, murders, of our children, families, and fellow Americans is a strong enough incentive to make a change.
Fewer Laws More Guns Is scary to think about family members or close friends dying innocently because they were victims of a gun shooting. The recent shooting at a 7-Eleven store, across from Cerritos College, has many people talking about gun violence. In America, on of the biggest issue is gun violence. Throughout the years, the gun violence in America has been increasing. Most of the time, the shootings occur at schools, stores and at public places where lots of innocent people get injured or dies.
Not to mention that the number of deaths resulting from guns in the U.S. would decrease sharply. Violent Crimes and Guns Guns are involved in a high percentage of violent crimes including bank robberies and school shootings. Hundreds of school shootings occur every year and result in so many lives taken so needlessly. The number of school shootings by state is high and it’s ridiculous that no one has done anything to completely prevent it from happening. Also factor in armed robberies, murder, suicide, and the number of deaths by state has to be huge.
Kids in America have reached a new level of criminal violence that seems linked to the nation's ever-expanding arsenal of handguns. Guns are everywhere, and they are being used in increasingly horrific ways (Morganthau 33). According to Thomas Morganthau, author of Why Not Real Gun Controll?, in America, firearms kill more people between the ages of 15 and 24 than do all natural causes combined. According to a survey taken in 1993, gun deaths, including suicides, now total more than 37,000 a year, and handgun homicides have reached 13,000 a year. The big question that everyone is asking now, is "What should we do about this?".
Recently, in the United States, there has been a trend towards violence causing an escalation of mass shootings. Since the 1980’s, shootings have spiked causing much grief to many American families (Mass Shootings in the U.S.). Before the last 3 decades, there was an estimated 2-4 mass shootings in a decade, yet in the past three decades, there have been 62 mass shootings (A Guide to Mass Shootings). The rise in violence is terrifying and quite shocking. Though there has been a decrease in spontaneous shootings, there are many more pre-meditated mass killings.
Since 2006, there has been more than 200 mass killings in America (Overburg). Newtown, Aurora and Virginia Tech capture the nations attention, but similar bloody scenes happen with alarming frequency and much less scrutiny (Overburg). The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) qualify a mass killing as the death of four people or more. With gun control and mental illness becoming a large topic due to these mass killings USA Today set out to find out who commits these killings, the weapons they use and the forces that motivates them. USA Today examined FBI and local police data and found that mass killings in America happen far more often than the government reports.
Murder and rape figures are now getting closer to U.S. rates. Between 1997 and 1999 were the highest murder rates in the past 10 years. According to Dr. Timothy Wheeler, American news media have virtually ignored this amazing change, even as politicians push more stringent, British-style gun-control. Gun control would not work in the U.S. because it would diminish public safety, raise crime rates, and boost the illegal sale of firearms. The public view of the gun is that it is used to commit violent crimes.
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. The more gun laws there are in a state, the less deaths tend to occur there.
Why Guns Should Be Regulated The United States being the leader in per-capita gun deaths among industrialized nations, massive shooting such as Columbine, Sandy Hook, and Virginia Tech, and an average of 33 people dying in the United States everyday due to gun related violence are all reasons that we not only should, but need to regulate gun laws. Why Should Guns be Regulated? Gun Laws need to be regulated for multiple reasons. For one thing multiple sources including the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention have listed the United States as having the highest rate of firearm violence among industrialized nations and being the leader in per-capita gun deaths among industrialized nations. The CDC about one hundred thousand americans are victims of gun violence and thirty thousand people die from gun related wounds every year.