The positives of having guns accessible are many times completely overlooked. This paper compares how the benefits of having guns completely prevails over the claimed benefits of gun control policy. Citizen Protection There are roughly over 5,000,000 violent crimes committed every year. Around 8% of these crimes are committed with a visible weapon (Agersti & Smith, 2013). The majority of crimes that are committed with guns though involve illicit guns.
On the other hand, the police should reward to anyone who discover the illegal use of firearms. For the past twelve years, police department data shows that officer made more than five million stop, but the number of illegal guns were found only 0.02 percent (Badger). Also, shootings aren’t decreasing by nearly enough to justify the increase in stops and frisks. From 2002, shootings in New York City have only decreased by 3.9% (Policy
Guns were the leading cause of death by homicide and suicide. Con side of the following pro side is Gun control laws do not deter crime, gun ownership deters crime. A Nov 26, 2013 study found that, between 1980 and 2009, "assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level" and "states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murders." While gun ownership doubled during the twentieth century, the murder rate decreased. A Dec. 10, 2014 Pew survey found that 57% of people believe that owning a gun protects them from being victimized.
In 2013, it was recorded that, 99.4% of fatalities by automobile were accidental; however, the same study revealed that the amount of accidental deaths by gun was a mere 1.5% (Lott, “What Is More Likely…”). Hence, it would seem logical that more laws need to be put in place as to who owns a vehicle since they are responsible for an innumerous amount of deaths annually, not who owns a concealed weapon. The media emphasizes how dangerous guns are, when in reality they are overseeing bigger issues that have ensued such as drug overdoses or automobile
Over 17,000 people are treated for unintentional gunshot wounds. That is only 3% of the fatalities that were unintentional. In 2010, firearms were the third leading cause of death among ten to fourteen year olds and the second leading cause of death for fifteen to twenty four year olds. The leading cause of death for young black males is due to the use of guns. John Lott and David Mustard had researched into the law that al... ... middle of paper ... ...to pass bans on the selling of weapons, which had been proven to have an affect on the crime rate in some states and cities.
So these gun control laws should be stopped. They should find other ways to deal with gun related crimes and violence. This country was founded on the people of the country owning guns to protect what they think is right. The constitution gives the people the right to bare arms and protect themselves. Any law against guns should be unconstitutional but the laws were made because it is what some people want.
In 1976, Washington, DC passed one of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation. Since then, the city's murder rate has risen 134 percent while the national rate dropped 2 percent. The defenders of the Washington law claim that it isn't working because criminals are getting guns in Virginia, where the laws are more relaxed. However just across the Potomac River, in Arlington Va. has a murder rate less than one tenth of what Washington has? In the 15 states with the highest homicide rates, 10 of which have strict police on gun ownership.
The author begins by giving the statistic from the F.B.I. Uniform Crime Report that over 55% of all murders are committed with handguns. This leads you to believe that the author is an advocate of handgun bands. This idea is quickly thrown out in the next paragraph where it is stated that handguns are more often used in self defense than in crime. The claim is also made that most instances of self defense involving a handgun result in no shots fired.
If Congress doesn’t pass gun control laws, the paranoid citizens of America would be unhappy. Taking the black market, self-defense, and collectors into consideration, the United States should not use gun control laws to try to reduce crime. Works Cited Bender, David L. Gun Control. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 1992. Brister, Bob.
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.