This is a very serious issue we must tackle globally not just in the United States. The same problem is killing our past, present, and future. Gun violence has claimed the lives of so many Americans that we are the leading country in crimes committed by guns. These guns are claiming the lives of people ranging from babies to adults to even the elderly. Handguns are just causing too many deaths.
In the essay we read in class "Just Take Away Their Guns" written by James Wilson, he highlights the social, political, and law concerning with carrying a gun. According to his essay, he reflects that it is the responsibility of police and law enforcement agencies to maintain law and order to protect the community. On page 126 he says, "Our goal should not be the disarming of law-abiding citizens. It should be to reduce the number of people who carry guns unlawfully, especially in places- on streets, in taverns- where the mere presence of a gun can increase the hazard we all face. The most effective way to reduce illegal gun carrying is to encourage the police to take guns away from people who carry them without
Gun Control in America I do not believe there is a need for more gun control in the United States. Gun control is strict enough. Gun control law is designed to impose legal measures to license, control, or restrict the ownership of firearms by members of the public. By strengthening the gun laws you are only hurting the average citizen who has the right to bear arms. They should do background checks for any mental illnesses, past criminal activity including petty crime, and whether or not they contribute to the community.
Background checks would only work if the government makes the law stricter but since is not yet strict, then things will still remain the same. Instead, of making more laws, the government should let people carry guns with them because the gun could be used for protection. There could have been a possibility that in the San Bernardino shooting, the 14 individuals who died in the attack, could have survived if those individuals had a gun. Who knows where and when a shooting could happen? No one knows but the one who will commit the crime.
If we take that statement and apply it to other amendments of the constitution, our... ... middle of paper ... ...takes time to educate and promote safe gun practices and competency with firearms. The NRA’s official motto is “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. I believe this is the sole valid argument when talking about gun control. If we look at almost all gun related incidents, most of the time the member involved has some motive or is mentally unstable. Shootings do not simply happen from the gun itself, but the person behind the gun.
With the more guns in America, the more violence there is (Pérez-Peña, 2015). In 2013, the nation had more than 33, 000 firearm deaths; 70 % were homicides, more than half were suicides, and hundreds were accidental or unsolved deaths (Pérez-Peña, 2015). With these numbers I could see how many of the citizens’ views are supporting stricter gun laws, especially if any of these deaths were family members or someone they knew. I do not have that firsthand experience; therefore I cannot explain where they are coming
Moderate gun control would make it to where people can purchase a limited amount of fire arms and would protect citizens that would be at risk from criminal violence. Moderate gun control is already practiced today. It is used as a way to keeping track of weapons purchases, and is for the purpose of knowing who owns a firearm that has committed crime. However moderate un control can be made better, mainly by limiting the amounts of guns and bullets a person can buy. It can also be made better by making army and swat grade firearm type unavailable to the general public.
Those who want more lax gun laws believe that it acts as a deterrent and as a safety measure to protect innocent citizens and themselves. As with most gun control debates there is always a lot of statistics involved in the argument. Taking a look at numbers helps to see if gun control laws are effective or not. The argument for more lax gun control laws makes more sense and has the statistics to back it up. Gun laws control what firearms may be purchased, who may purchase them, and restrict the use of firearms.
If they’re loaded someone’s bound to get hurt.”(Dolan 7-8). America has one of the highest death rates due to guns, however, gun deaths are on the rise in other countries, such as, Great Britain, France, Germany, and Australia (Hawkes 4). In the United States handguns are used in more than 184,000 armed robberies every year and more than 11,000 murders and manslaughter’s (Hawkes 6). Every 20 minutes someone in the United States dies by a gun as a result of murders, accidents, or suicides (Hawkes 5). Although, all guns are deadly, the most dangerous is the handgun (Dolan 9).
Working to Stop the Slaughter Gunfire kills 30,000 Americans every year. Gunfire disproportionately kills the young. Fifteen to twenty-four-year-olds are far more likely to die in gun murders and accidents than the average American. (Center for Disease Control) People in their early twenties are also more likely to use a gun to take their own life. In 1998, gun violence killed 4,476 18 to 22 year olds.