Most people purchased firearms for self-defense because they feel insecure that they might not be able to protect themselves from criminals. They want to have a gun to keep them and their
Every day in America two hundred sixty-eight people are shot (“11 Facts”). That adds up to more than ninety-seven thousand people every year. Which means ninety-seven thousand people die an unnecessary and easily preventable death. If there were better gun laws, that number would be zero. It is horrible to think that we can live in a country, a world, where so many people die and are taken from their families so violently. It wouldn’t be difficult to prevent this from happening or at least cutting down the numbers of deaths involving armed weapons to a much lower number. Gun laws should be stricter, that way less violent crimes would occur: guns are involved in most violent crimes, a large number of people die each year from a weapon related crime, most weapons made are high calibers, which means they are stronger. If those three areas could be addressed stronger, peoples lives would instantaneously become safer. Not to mention that the number of deaths resulting from guns in the U.S. would decrease sharply.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” What does the second amendment to the Constitution to the United States really mean? Does every citizen have the right to own a gun? Should there be limitations on who can possess a gun? Gun right advocates believe they have the right to possess a gun without restrictions. Gun Control advocates on the other hand support more limitations on the accessibility of guns and also want to ban certain types of guns. They argue that the more guns there are the more crime there will be. Is either one of these arguments justified? Which party is right in their interpretation of the second amendment?
For years proposals for gun control and the ownership of firearms have been among the most controversial issues in modern American politics. The public debate over guns in the United States is often seen as having two side. Some people passionately assert that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns while others assert that the Second Amendment does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militias. There are many people who insist that the Constitution is a "living document" and that circumstances have changed in regard to an individual’s right to bear arms that the Second Amendment upholds. The Constitution is not a document of total clarity and the Second Amendment is perhaps one of the worst drafted of all its amendments and has left many Americans divided over the true intent.
The first false misconception is that thousands of children perish annually in gun related accidents. The mainstream media doesn’t give the true picture of the gun accidents concerning children which is actually record low. According to Spitzer, there were 642 deaths for children under the age of 15 years and of which only 142 were from gun related accidents in 1997. These other deaths can be attributed from accidents involving space heaters, bikes and drowning among others. The claim that in one day 12 children perish from violence involving guns is usually repeated by the proponents of the gun control law, but in reality these “children” are up to the age of 20 years, most of which die in violence from gangs and they but young adult males.
Gun ownership and the Second Amendment have come under fire in recent years in the wake of major tragedies such as the Newtown, Aurora and Tucson shootings, amongst other major shootings. Although gun control is not a recent idea, it has grown attention and is argued by more liberal leaning individuals, who tend to believe more in gun control, that guns should be strictly regulated or completely outlawed, while more conservative leaning individuals, who are more in favor of gun rights, believe that regulations on firearms should be lessened or abolished completely. The major issues involving firearms are whether gun control is unconstitutional, whether increases in gun ownership correlate to increases or decrease in gun related crimes, whether certain or all individuals should not be in possession of firearms, and whether gun control laws actually decrease gun related crimes. The issue of gun control is national issue, as it affects every individual in the country, whether they own firearms or not. Since it is a national issue, this essay will focus on gun control from the perspective of a gun advocate and provide evidence as to why gun ownership must be preserved and enforced. If gun control measures become too severe, civilians would be disarmed against criminals who would cause them harm, as the civilian population would have no way to defend themselves.
Today in the United States many people argue over the fact of guns being legal or illegal. There are people using guns for personal safety and there are others who use them for crimes, as well as for other situations. Firearm deaths in the United States have slowly been decreasing from year to year with all these bills getting passed to promote a safer country than ever before. Guns are the main weapon for youth suicide, school shootings, and for committing murder. In 2010 there were 2,711 infants, child, and teenage firearm deaths. As in school shootings and in committing murder, studies show shooters often had multiple, non-automatic guns, shootings were planned, most youth tell before shooting, shooters have a history of being bullied or threatened, shooters have mental issues, and shooters have done suicidal gestures before (Gun Control with School Shootings). Although there are people who use guns for murdering, there are also those who oppose guns being used without the proper requirements. 85% of all respondents to the survey supporting requiring states to report people to national background-checks systems who are prohibited from owning gu...
The Economist states in an editorial that when people can get guns more easily there are more deaths which are caused by guns. There is a research result in 1996 about murders with guns. According to this research, there were two murders in New Zealand, fifteen in Japan, 30 in United Kingdom, 106 in Canada, 211 in Germany. On the other hand, in the USA, there were 9,390 gun related murders (America, 1998). This is a plain fact. Though there is a difference in population between each countries, it seems that there are too many gun related murders in the USA. Firearms-related incidents are taking place even in countries that it is illegal to possess guns. Therefore, it is needless to say that more gun related incidents would be occurring if the government permits gun ownership.
Through the year’s shootings have increased by a significant amount. Individuals are becoming affected on a regular basis and are concerned about there safety. Parents are worried for there youth getting assaulted, sexually violence, tormented, kidnaped, murdered on the other hand, now there ending up to be more stressed for there child getting shot. Guns have been around for hundredths of years, both world wars were succeeded with guns, hence, guns were served to defend its nation through history. In Western society citizens purchase guns for self preservation. Unfortunately, they are utilized in opposing ways, the majority of crimes are involved in gun shootings; this is an essential issue in America. Most agree that gun violence will have
School violence is a difficult subject to understand, therefore it is hard to prevent. Some say that the cause of school violence is access of fire arms. For example, during 1980’s and early 1990’s gun violence spiked, because more teens had access to guns(CRF). Studies show that 75% of school deaths are a result of firearms(CRF). A school interview showed that 28% of students have handled a firearm outside of parent supervision(CRF). Since many legal firearms dealers do not do background checks on their clients, and students have easy access to these weapons, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure that would “streamline the system for keeping track of criminals, mental patients, and students under 18”(CRF).