These people point to guns as the direct cause of such criminal acts as homicide and domestic violence. The truth is, however, that a gun is just a tool; without the operator the gun or the tool can’t do anything. The gun can’t put bullets in itself and the gun can’t pull its own trigger. It is the people that use the guns that are the real problem. While it is true that guns are involved in thousands of deaths per year in the United States, there are things that lead to far more deaths than guns.
Even with the current gun restrictions according to a study at John Hopkins research center “More than a quarter of all guns connected with the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, and Firearms investigations (crimes) of illegal gun trafficking.” There is no way that a ban of assault rifles is going stop the purchasing of such rifles. If there was such a ban in America that rivaled the U.K. than it could be assumed or projected that it would American prohibition all over again, and the law of prohibition was the most ignored law in American
Toronto, Canada is only about a three to four hour drive from Detroit, Michigan. The news media in Canada doesn’t have violent acts as top stories. There are about ten million homes in Canada and about seven million guns, but residents of Canada leave their doors unlocked and trust others. Residents of Canada also stereo-type Americans as very violent, but is this a stereo-type or is it simply the
Local agencies have been involved in the gun control issue for many years. When interviews were conducted of local law enforcement and other prospective agencies; the majority feel that crime would drop substantially if more people owned and could properly use a firearm. A small percentage did agree with the current political views, that the problem in this country is that guns are to easily assessable to the general public. Many of the officers interviewed are retired sheriff’s department in Texas and Colorado, in these agencies the consensus is that stricter gun laws will not detour violent or aggravated crime. The application of stricter gun control laws will in fact hinder law enforcement agencies across America.
Gun Control There is a terrifying, indisputable lack of firearms control in America. This is one of the most debated issues today, however the way American people approaches this problem is as negligent as criminals. The aberration that surrounds this issue is misuse and misinterpretation of the Second Amendment. Often enough, the argument boils down to the Second Amendment which states citizens have the right to bear arms which has resulted in the crime rates and murders to skyrocketing because the people who commit these crimes have control of firearms. Could the Founding Fathers of this powerful country have remotely come close to envision our society in which teenagers could normally walk into a class room, pull out a loaded gun and murder
and Robert Kennedy the 1960’s were two foundational instances when the government knew they had to act and strengthen gun control laws. Gun control laws have always been an issue for every state. One of the biggest issues is that we don’t have enough people that are willing to speak up for stricter gun control laws. According to an Associated Press poll in December, “only half of Americans thought that gun laws should be stricter and 15% actually said they should be less strict.” I think we can all agree that gun control laws should be stricter. There are people who are mentally ill that are able to purchase guns with the intent of killing people.
Comparative Analysis * High gun ownership makes countries less safe, US study finds, by Sarah Boseley Sarah Boseley, the author of this article, says that contrary to popular belief in the US, a country with more guns is actually not a safer country. She explains in the article, “The US, with the most guns per head in the world, has the highest rate of deaths from firearms, while Japan, which has the lowest rate of gun ownership, has the least.” Doctors found, that after looking at 27 countries worldwide, higher gun ownership resulted in more gun related deaths. “The gun ownership rate was a strong and independent predictor of firearm-related death,” said one of the doctors directing the study. * Harvard Study: No Correlation
On the other hand he states that "In a study of 23 high-income countries, the U.S. had 80% of the gun deaths, along with a gun homicide rate nearly 20 times higher than the rest of the sample'' clearly shows gun control is a necessary debate, although the outcome is without fail unbalanced (Grunwald). Prohibition will not stop crimes and murders, as it will not stop criminals from obtaining them from various sources. It cannot be denied that if more people are allowed to own and carry guns, deaths and injuries from the weapons will also subsequently increase but, everyone should be able to protect themselves from criminals and should not be told not to own a gun because crimes will always exist and we will always need protection. Having a ban on guns takes guns out of criminal’s hands and into those who choose to bear arms for protection. The fact of the matter is that guns don’t kill—people
In fact they claim that is a right for them to possess the nuclear weapon in order to protect their country against attacks. In the other hand they refuse other country to possess the nuclear weapon. That is the reason why the relation between Iran and United States is so complicated. America is answering violence by using the same method, giving the possibility for every family to keep a gun is not the good answer. The problem is that when you like the American statistics you have the feeling that the country is in a civil war: * 90 guns for every 100 civilians, the highest rate of gun ownership in the world.
Michael Moore handled the documentary very well. He had well worded questions and responses that really nailed the people he was interviewing. Michael Moore really knows how to persuade and talk. For example, he convinced Kmart to stop selling ammunition to handguns and assault weapons. Another subject he spoke about in the documentary was “Why does America have so many more gun murders than the rest of the world?” He spoke of many different possible reasons, but never really found the real reason.