However, the opponents do agree that a death rate of 30 million a year due to the powerful and deadly weapon is too high; only they have different views on how to lower this rate. These arms, proven by statistics, provide the result of 30 million murders, suicides, and accidental deaths each year (Dolan 1). The number of firearms is estimated to be over 150 million and outnumber all of our cars, trucks, and busses by more than 25 million (Dolan 7). A large percentage of these firearms are held by half of the nation’s families that for the most part use them for the lawful protection of their homes and will most likely never be used (Dolan 7). “And the millions more are kept by responsible sportsmen for hunting, trapshooting, and target shooting,” this was a reply from Dolan to an English visitor to America, who was astonished by the figures of firearms (7).
Without sufficient gun control laws, the death rate in the United States is incredibly high. Gun violence in the United States results in thousands of deaths and many times more injuries annually. Many countries have death rates of gun violence at or lower than 200. This, as will be shown later, is quite It is reported that out of twenty-seven developed countries, the U.S. has the highest rate of gun deaths and the number is more than forty times larger than the deaths of Great Britain by guns (O’Brien 1). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013, firearms were used in 84,258 nonfatal injuries and homicide deaths reached 11,208, suicide rates of 21,175, and accidental deaths by guns reaching a death count of 505 (23).
“The united states has the highest rate of firearms death” (Stronger gun control will save lives). Yeah, America might have that, but think of it this way, if a law-abiding citizen who had a legal weapon and a pistol permit then that number would go way down. Other people say if guns really kept us safe the united states would be the safest nation. Yes, I do believe that, but we have too many crazy people who don 't care about others. That 's what needs to be changed who gets determined to be fit to own a gun, but that 's not easily done.
The guns meant for self-defense from outside forces are “more likely to be involved in an accidental shooting, criminal assault or suicide attempt” (Stronger). To continue, there is no true evidence that people permitted to carry concealed weapons in public have a positive effect on crime rates, either; it may even increase crime. One can use common sense to conclude that “putting more guns into more hands does not make anyone safer” (Stronger). If anything, more guns only increases the chance of a gun-related incident. And with an estimated 270 million firearms owned in the United States, that is a very large risk being taken.
Can’t a gun go off by accident? Wouldn’t it be more likely to be used against them in an altercation with a criminal? I am surrounded by otherwise intelligent people who imagine that the ability to dial 911 is all the protection against violence a sane person ever needs.There have been arguments regarding the gun control in the United States where some people have been on the idea that laws on gun control should be enhanced while others supported the idea that they should be scrapped and there should no be rules governing gun control in the country. The importance on gun control rules was emphasized due to the increase in insecurity whose main attribute is gun violence raised by the people who are in possession of the guns. The second amendment allows citizens to have the right to bear arms and can use them for self defense.
Despite the concern of the people, articles such as “One Year after Newtown, Congress Still Stalled on Gun Control” from the CBS news shows that the Congress had been reluctant on passing such regulations. The Congress rejected most of the executions that President Obama has suggested, but these are the methods that should be valued when speaking of reducing gun violence. Every year, it is estimated about 30,000 people died because of gun violence. If our country had made stricter gun laws, the number would have been much lower. II.
In Wilson’s article, he argues that the American society is traditionally and culturally more violent than other nations such as England and thus cannot be compared. Wilson states a study to prove “that non-gun homicide rate in [the United States] is three time higher than the non-gun homicide rate in England”. According to Wilson, gun control is futile to reduce crime because there is an already high non-gun crime rate; thus, irrelevant to solving the nation’s criminal behavior. He then elaborates that although gun control may prevent some casualties, the answer to reduce violent crimes is not through banning the weapon. Furthermore, Wilson dismisses Europe’s safety as a result for being gun-free.
Stricter gun laws need to “keep guns out of the wrong hands and to better protect the public.” The article, “Stronger Gun Control Laws Will Save Lives,” by Christine Watkins states that if a state has a high number of guns in possession, the crime rate will be higher, oppose to a state that has less guns. Also, in states where gun ownership is elevated, and there are weak gun control laws that are not enforced, the death by gun rate is larger. Many people agree that if more firearms are in civilian hands, the higher the risk is for society. When purchasing a firearm through a licensed dealer, there is a mandatory background. If this background check is not complete within 3 days, the dealer has to right to distribute the firearm to the customer.
I don’t necessarily think that gun ownership should be completed prohibited. In order to make the United States safer, stricter gun laws should be placed. With more gun laws comes less gun tragedies such as mass shootings and accidental shootings. Although many people believe that placing gun laws on American’s is an act against our own personal freedom and “right to bear arms” in the long run we should be thinking more about how to reduce the amount of tragedies that happen every year in the United States. Surely, if your own family member or friend was involved in such violent acts as these, you would feel much safer if gun laws were in place.
They believe that by doing this, crimes would perish, and the wounds of the victims would mend; but they’re wrong. Gun control would not be an effective solution in making America a better and peaceful place, because guns can still be obtained illegally, it would hurt the American economy, and would strip the rights of the citizens. Gun control would never work, because guns can still be obtained illegally. Even though laws can be made to prevent bad people from obtaining guns, guns are everywhere and it can fall into the wrong hands easily. Jay Watchel, an agent from Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), said that one o... ... middle of paper ... ...en stop its sales on the market, guns can still be obtained illegally.