Recently, residents in certain areas are living in danger, because they might be the next victim in the gunfights. To tell the truth, guns bring negative effects to the residents in the United States, where most of all the suicides are committed with guns, especially use it by teens. Moreover, lack of treatment and background check for mentally ill is the leading cause of massacre, where once happened in the Virginia Tech University. Likewise, misuse of gun by youth might be considered a threat to the residents, which increase the homicide rate in the United States. Overall, the U.S has become an unsafe environment for American citizens, where its death rate is ten times higher than any other developed nations.
These gun control laws should not be permitted because they restrict law-abiding citizens’ access to firearms, leave people defenseless when a crime does arise, and have been proven futile in other countries. Gun control activists claim that banning handgun purchases will reduce murder and other gun related crimes. However, cases where handguns were declared illegal were shown to be ineffective. During the years in which the Washington, D.C. handgun ban and trigger lock law were in effect, the Washington, D.C. murder rate averaged 73% higher than it was at the outset of the law, while the U.S. murder rate averaged 11% lower (Agresti and Smith). Not only in Washington, D.C. was this banning of guns unsuccessful, but also in Chicago.
Many people push for gun control, but the effects of gun control are too severe. In this paper I claim to tell about the reasons why someone would push for gun control and the negative effects resulted by gun control. First of all gun control laws come about because guns are scary to most. Therefore, it is highly wanted and pushed by different sorts of methods. For example; boycotting the selling of guns is one method.
Many people became afraid of having the wrong hand guns which can lead them to lose relatives or a friends. American history has shown how the guns can use in many crimes, such as the cases in the Charleston church shooting in North Carolina, Aurora shooting in Colorado, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting in Texas. Those crimes showed that how guns are dangerous in United States which is also
Guns were meant to protect you and others that may be around but is it ethical to take another man/women’s life? In my observation I believe that only law enforcements should be able to carry firearm, there are many ways to protect your family without the use of guns. Therefore, mass shootings would have a dramatic drop if gun are completely only used by law enforcements. In the article The ‘Ugly’ Truth About Mass Shootings Johnson states “Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statistics analyzed by Fox prove that there have been, on average, roughly 20 mass shootings per yea... ... middle of paper ... ...rust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe” (New International Version Proverbs 28:26). Basically believe in God before you believe in yourself with a gun, you can do so much for yourself with protection and all but God has rain over everything and he will show you the way and guide you and protect you.
The Benefits of Stricter Gun Control Ever wonder why countries like the United States of America experiences the most gun massacres among other developed countries? No, it is not the barbarous minds of the civilians, but perhaps the country’s lenient handgun laws. Handgun laws and licensing are enforced in many countries, limiting and controlling the possession and use of firearms within the civilians. To an extent, gun control keeps crime and deaths in control as well. However, nations with more lenient handgun laws suffer more deaths, crime and struggle at maintaining peace within their population.
Contrary to popular belief, gun related violence is not one of the main causes of death in the United States. In fact, gun violence does not appear in the top ten leading causes of death. Nonetheless, gun violence is still a major problem in the U.S., and one that could be reduced with a fair bit of concern and better decision making. In 2014, the United States had a population of roughly 319 million people. A recent study revealed that an estimated 55 million American citizens are gun owners (Jervis).
Another stereotype that gun owners are given is that they are a bunch of paranoid rights activists who feel the government is out to get them, at times they may even be called preppers (Things That Kill People, 2013). These are t... ... middle of paper ... ...graphics. Statistic Barn. 28 April 2013. Web 03 February 2014. http://www.statisticbrain.com/gun-ownership-statistics-demographics/ History of the Firearm.
Stricter gun laws will stop the violent killing of innocent human beings, by preventing criminals and mentally incompetent individuals from purchasing and possessing firearms. Many believe the United States should adopt similar gun laws to what the United Kingdom has in place, but due to the cultural differences, these ideals have left lawmakers with questions as to their effectiveness in the United States. After the gun provision passed in 1997, United Kingdom’s homicide rate was 1.24 per 100,000 then 1.43 in 1998. It rose to 2.1 in 2002, but has fallen since to 1.23 as of 2010, these numbers have been reported by the (+listverse.com) (2013). In both the United States and the United Kingdom young adults are disproportionately the victims of gun violence.
Imagine that kind of seizure on firearms in a country with 10x the amount of firearms in it, it simply just could not be done. One of the biggest gun control arguments out there is that firearms make it easy for criminals to do as they desire. One thing must be understood above all of these things, it ... ... middle of paper ... ...l continue to provide for families for a long time to come. Works Cited Work Sited The real tragedy of America's gun violence." Global Public Square RSS.