Out of all those crimes, homicides accounted for 11,101 of them (Planty 2013: 1). The issue of controlling firearms could be considered a form of human rights infringement. Some firearms advocates consider that owning firearms is an issue of having the right to defend themselves. Putting stricter gun control laws in place only affect law abiding citizens. Criminals inherently do not follow the laws so it makes sense that gun control laws will not affect them.
One of the things that seems to get added to every state's gun laws is extensive background checks. This seems very important to limiting gun violence because you are limiting who is able to have access to guns. With limited access to insane people or criminals, you are leaving guns in the hands of "good" citizens that ar... ... middle of paper ... ...roblem, folks, is the guns. Absent the guns, the loners who have shot up schools and shopping malls might have gotten out of control, but they would not have been able to go on shooting sprees" (Kuttner). That goes to show that without guns, you wouldn't have any gun violence.
Of the 100,000 gun related deaths, which included homicides and suicides, states with more restrictions tend to have less deaths in their states (Kessler). States such as Hawaii had a low amount of deaths by firearms because they had stricter gun laws. Whereas, states such as West Virginia had more deaths by firearms due to lack of strict gun laws. With this being said, stricter gun laws throughout America is not a bad idea. We would see a relatively low amount of deaths by firearms if we do so.
If gun control laws were enforced, the Second Amendment would be violated. In addition, guns will be less accessible for law-abiding citizens to purchase. Crime rate will not diminish if stricter gun laws are enacted. Because guns have the ability to cause crime and violence, few people like them. People see firearms as weapons of criminal activity.
People argue that if you take away guns you can reduce violence but, violence can occur without guns. If you take away a childs toy are they going to stop having fun or find another thing to play with? Although guns make for more lethal crime they can also be used to fend off crimes(Ludwig, Cook 3). Guns are a necessity for many families in the United States, especially in the south. Many people believe that the number of guns affect violent crime rates.
Although there are many people who oppose private ownership of firearms, what they don 't realize is that firearms can also protect their lives. When guns are in the hands of responsible individuals, they can benefit their own lives as well as the lives of those who cannot protect themselves or for just recreational purposes. However, there are many deaths caused by guns, but the amount of deaths prevented with gun use outweighs them tremendously. Also, the smart gun and training courses could prevent many of these deaths. “Nearly two million more crimes are prevented with guns than are ‘caused’ by guns” (Connell).
In Simon and Sanchez). Considering the amount of gun death that involve in dire situations are more than in the cases that protect or help civilians. All guns should be banned except for military use. Dangers of owning guns 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
To enforce gun control throughout the nation, means violating a persons Constitutional rights. Although some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime, the issue should not exist due to the fact that guns are necessary for self defense against crime, and by enforcing gun control is violating a citizens second amendment right to bear arms. Guns are evil to some, because of the violence that they create. People express guns as weapons of homicide. They insist that, the more guns with which our society equips itself, the greater the likelihood for accidents or violent acts involving fire arms to occur.
Since people think gun ownership discourage crime then that is it. They think if they have guns with them then, they are more safe. It may sound like it is the truth, it may save yourself, however, people with not a gun is not going to be safe because of the gun ownership people. Third pro side of the gun control is High-capacity magazines should be banned because they too often turn murder into mass murder. According to the Mother Jones investigation, high-capacity magazines were used in at least 50% of the 62 mass shootings between 1982 and 2012.
“In America, there are approximately 270 million firearms possessed by civilians and only 897,000 carried by police” (“11 Facts”). Finally guns play a big role in self-defense. How? They play a big role due to people being killed they may have a higher chance of survival if they have something to protect themselves with because according to BalancedPolitics.com, police aren’t always available on the spot due to other things that may be happening in the area. These are just a couple of the reasons why the people of the U.S. are in favor with the idea of guns being legalized.