Out of that 100,000 people shot, some of those victims consist of children, bystanders, fathers and mothers. The lethality of guns in 2011 firearms was responsible for 32,163 deaths in America (Alpers). Firearms have been used recklessly and claimed thousands of lives of Americans, increasing the death rate. If gun control was in effect and passed by legislators the deaths in America from firearms would not be so large. What also contributes to these facts is the ability to obtain guns for violent acts of crime which why the government need to suppressed and monitored firearms.
(2013): Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web 31 Oct. 2013 In this article the author Fawn Johnson gives us a brief look of what goes on during the great gun control debate. This article gives us a look at the gun control proposals, from American’s not bein... ... middle of paper ... ... crime rates. They give a few examples of where the gun control laws were in fact enforces and still have mass shootings and crime in those states. Tyrrell, R. Emmett, Jr. "The National Rifle Association's Deterrent to Gun Violence."
Guns are the reason so many of these bloody incidents happen. Guns do not make the USA a safer country, as they are supposed to. American doctors have compared the rate of deaths related to guns in countries where owning a gun is legal with the same rate of deaths in countries where owning a gun is illegal. They have found that countries like America, where citizens have the right to bear arms, had 10.2 per 100,000 gun-related deaths. Countries like the UK, where this is illegal, had low gun-related deaths of 0.25 per 100,000.
Gun Violence: Affecting the Country and Its Citizens In 2010, there were more than 31,000 firearm deaths in the United States: 62%were suicides, 36% were homicides, and 2% were unintentional (2%) (CDC2012a). Almost as many Americans die from gunfire as die from motor vehicle crashes (almost 34,000 in 2010). Americans under age 40 are more likely to die from gunfire than from any specific disease (CDC 2012a). While there are so many incidents involving Gun violence, there is not much being done to prevent it from occurring on a daily basis. These incidents have resulted in many people getting injured or even being murdered, whether they were young toddlers or a elderly woman in her 80's.
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.
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. Nowadays, Congress has not come up with a solution for these issues. In order to prevent the violence and to reduce the death rates, laws must establish to set restrictions on the background check and gun ownerships. United states, consider as the world’s most dangerous country, where has a lot of people died from gun crimes. In 2010, guns took the lives of 31,076 Americans in homicides, suicides and unintentional shootings, about 85 deaths per a day and 3 deaths within a... ... middle of paper ... ...ep/21/nation/la-na-shooting-background-checks-20130921 (accessed February 21, 2014).
Describe shortcomings vaguely. One of the most relevant works regarding gun control, which perhaps heightened polarization on the issue, is John Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime. The author postulates that law abiding citizens wielding weapons will deter criminals from violent crime (Lott, 1998, p. 58). Lott (1998) analyzes an extensive compilation of statistical data to attest to his theory which claims that counties and... ... middle of paper ... ...ip and firearm-related deaths. The American Journal of Medicine, 126(10), 874-876.
In this modern era, owning a gun among the people can cause many glitches. One of them is homicide which is broadly seen by the public as one of the most vital hiccups facing our society. According to Hoskin (2011), USA is an outlier in both high levels of gun possession and high rates of homicide compared to other industrialised countries. Homicides are much more likely to involve guns in the USA. In 2009, 67% of slaughters were committed with a gun compared to one-third in Canada.
In 2012, Chicago was one of the top cities than had high homicide rates consis... ... middle of paper ... ...ry can also increase suicide. The argument is that people feeling suicidal will feel it’s much easier to use a gun to kill themselves. This is of the few problems that may not have no controlled because allowing concealed gun carry may increase suicide rates. Today’s society is improving with lowering gun violence but this will take a long process. Crime is one of topics in society people fear to discuss.
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health concludes that “legal purchase of a handgun appears to be associated with a long-lasting increased of risk of violent death” (Cummings, Grossman, Koepsell, Savarino and Thompson, 1). This study shows that being exposed to guns will eventually lead to violence. By enforcing stricter gun control and ownership, gun-related homicide and suicide rates are bound to drop. Not to mention, large homicidal acts such as mass shootings are associated with the possession and use of legal firearms. The article “How They Got Their Guns” by The New York Times illustrate that “a vast majority of guns used in 16 recent mass shootings, including two guns believed to be used in the last Orlando attack, were bought legally and with a federal background check” (Buchanan, Keller, Oppel and Victor, 1).