This kind of violence allowed many questions to arise about what could have been done to avoid the shootings. “In 2004, the United States had about 30,000 gun-related deaths…” (Jost, K., 2007) Making school campuses safe is always a major focus for colleges, universities, and even schools that have children under 18. Some people felt that if more gun control laws had been implemented that thing like the Virginia Tech shooting would not have occurred. (Jost, K., 2007) The shooting was very unfortunate, and innocent people died for no reason. Gun control laws do help prevent this from happening as often.
However, other people see them in a completely different light. To some people a gun has meant the difference between life and death. There have been several instances where homeowners have had to protect themselves from home intruders with their guns. If, these individuals hadn’t have had a gun many of them would have never survived, they would have been killed by their intruders. What if that was one of your family member, wouldn’t you want them to be able to protect themselves?
If one was to choose to advocate for gun rights, they would not be advocating that everyone own a gun and run around shooting this very dangerous weapon, they would be advocating for safe gun use and possession. This definition is one that silences one of the few prominent arguments gun control advocates have left, this being that with more guns, comes many more accidental gun deaths and other non-attack related crimes such as suicide, the percentage of suicide with guns is very highly correlated with household gun ownership rates. These are issues that arise because of the lack of gun safety. If guns were to become more readily available, gun safety would obviously have to be very heavily enforced. Multiple courses would be required to be taken before one purchases a gun, safes or cases with heavy locks should also be required to be purchased with the gun, the list of options can continue on for a long time.
Gun Control = Crime Control Jamie Cain Eng/102 10/01/2013 Mary-Angie Salvá-Ramírez, Ph.D. Since the beginning of time in the United States guns have been a part of the American tradition as a means of a protection and for hunting and sport. Today however, the use of guns has significantly changed. Many people feel that these gun control laws violate American citizen’s second amendment “the right to bear arms”. However, controlling the distribution and sales of registered guns and owners is necessary because of the criminals that use for them for violence and the homicide rates we have in this nation today.
Gun control has been a debated issue for years. The majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would rapidly reduce the crime levels. Many innocent citizens feel they have the right to bear arms for self-defense, or even for the pleasure of hunting. To enforce gun control throughout the nation means violating a person’s Constitutional Rights. Some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime and the fact that guns are necessary for self-defense against crime, and that enforcing gun control is a violation against a citizen’s second amendment right to bear arms.
Gun Control Written By: Antonio Randle Professor Joseph Gredler DeVry University, Composition The debate over gun control in the United States has grown and diminished over the years. Recently this discussion has resurfaced, mainly triggered by a series of incidents involving mass killings by gunmen in non-combatant situations. The situation that initiated the most recent national probe was the killing of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Ct. in December 2012. It is safe to assume that the citizens of this country, or even internationally, sympathize with this tragic event, in addition to others. However, modifying the existing Second Amendment rights and principles will only jeopardize the
For example, Friday December 14, there was a tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. Guns are not difficult weapons to get a hold of, in-fact they are quite easy to obtain, and despite the fact that a gun can be very deadly. The violence of guns take about 38,000 lives in the United States each year; within the 38,000 people who die from guns, about 5,000 of them are children and teenagers. There is a large amount of people in our society who own guns. It is not safe for anyone to be able to get their’ hands on certain gun.
GUN POSSESSION Name Course GUN POSSESSION Gun Possession is and has been a thorny issue especially considering it’s correlation to crime and murder rates. Gun violence is costly and causes ripples in every segment of society. In my view, an approach that would involve some dull accounting exercise of suming up medical expenditures and earnings lost due to gun related injury, narrowly misses the point. The strain on the healthcare system or a reduction in labor size have little to do with public concern on gun violence. One is driven more by the thought of safety than anything else.
Gun Control In America guns have been a part of the country’s society since it’s birth. Throughout history, the citizens of the United States have used firearms to protect the nation, protect their families, to hunt for their food and to engage in sporting activities. The issue of guns and gun control takes on a proportion of extreme magnitude. Weighing the rights and liberties of the individual against the welfare and safety of the public has already been a unstable balancing act, in which will continue over time. In the United States, gun control is one of these chaotic issues that has both sides firmly ingrained in their positions.
They are rare and hard to get access to, having very strict licensing laws. The pro-arming argument is that the Police would be a deterrent and would protect the officers. People who say that arming the Police would be a deterrent use other armed countries as an example of why we should have it; I don't believe this is an accurate view of the matter. Worldwide 2011 crime statistics show that in the USA there were 12, 664 murders, and 8,583 were caused by firearms. Compared to the UK where 648 murders where only 58 were caused by firearms.