Gun control laws are put into place to protect the American people. Everyday crimes are committed with guns, but everyday guns are also used for protection against crimes, such as home invasions. The NRA is against gun control laws, because it violates some second amendment rights. (Reassessing, 1991.) Then are those who hate guns, are terrified of guns, and think guns should all be illegal.
Brianna Williams Ms. Raina Zelinski Expository Writing 111 11 October 2012 Gun Violence Many times when we turn on the news or listen to the radio, someone has been shot or killed due to a gun. Guns are the biggest form of weapon that people use in today’s society whether it is for law enforcement, war, or for just pure crime. I think there are many problems with citizens having guns. People use guns in attempt to murder or injure others. People who do not use guns the proper way use them for robbery.
In-forced Gun Restrictions Everyone has seen movies where guns are shown to kill people, or crazy people shooting everyone in a room with a weapon. Unfortunately, that kind of behavior is not only seen in movies. Today, the topic of gun control and ownership of private guns has been one of the most controversial issues. Lately, there have been many cases where there were gun shootings. For example, Friday December 14, there was a tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut.
Gun casualties and incidents throughout the country have woken the public up from its ignorance and shown them the danger guns can pose to society (Martinez, 2013). While some people want a complete blanket ban on the ownership of guns, others wants an easier access to guns so that every person may look after their own security. Part of what makes the term gun control a very controversial topic is that it’s used in a ambiguous way that does not explain the details of the issue and the demands, apart from literally controlling guns. The two prominent sides of the debate are the groups who ask for liberal gun laws that make it easier for a person to procure guns and conversely, there are groups who want to repeal the second amendment. I personally am a strong believer that an “ideal society” should have no guns; nevertheless crime is a big problem to the citizens of our society and guns are necessary.
Kimberly Torres Mr. Harrer ERWC 20 November 2014 Gun Violence in Our Nation The history of gun violence has long been a very big issue, Since guns were first introduced to civilians there have been countless homicides from guns and centuries later the issue is still being resolved. According to the article Gun Violence In America: The 13 Key Questions (With 13 Concise Answers), “there are 30,000 deaths per year from gun violence; many of those deaths could’ve been prevented.” (Jonathon Stray). “Homicide is the second leading cause of death for people 15-24 years old and innocent kids are losing their lives because of gun violence.”(Stray). Law enforcements are supposed to ensure the safety of the citizens but with so many guns on the streets it is impossible to keep guns from getting into the wrong hands. However, there are many strategies that can be used to prevent gun violence like: passing gun laws and enforcing them, spreading information about gun violence, and performing thorough background checks.
With this being said the gun violence in America is out of control, people have lost their ability to socially and self control their level of violence. The level of gun violence has a lot to do with what group a person hangs around, their culture and race. Also how you are raised as well as the environment you are raised in. The loss of all them little kids behind a gun violence crime should be a motivation to
Every single day someone dies here in America due to guns, whether it is by suicide, school shootings, or just even children playing around at home with an open gun at home. (Truth is we need laws and systems like this). It is a way we can reduce the number of killings by guns in our country that happen on an everyday basis. Although the individuals in the class may not have suicidal thoughts, there are many other people who do have to endure a daily struggle of debating whether or not to take their own life away. Whether we believe it or not, our youth is killing themselves and the leading way is by guns.
One of the most recent and predominantly exhibited problems of today is the abuse of firearms within the American culture. Since the effects of Illegal use of firearms have been currently rampant in the United States, our government has implemented laws to regulate offenders and format a solution in attempts to eliminate the accidents, misuse, and crime on the rise. Although it seems as if these laws would quickly diminish this problem, they have many repercussions. The rights of Americans, specifically the second amendment, are being questioned by the members of society who obey gun laws and safety regulations. This is creating an enormous debate and concern for many people, not only within our government.
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. The purchasing and owning of guns and the purpose they are used for should be under control to prevent crimes of passion, reduce accidental deaths that involve handguns, and minimize gun related suicide. There are many sound reasons firearms should be controlled in the United States (Gun Control Facts 2013) Benefits of Gun Control One of the more important reasons guns should be controlled in the United States would be to reduce the number of crimes of passion. A crime of passion usually involves last minutes hasty decisions involving gun fire. Many people are shot following or in the result of verbal confrontations.
“Youth and Gun Violence” Medical Terminology Youth and Gun Violence Violence, when will it stop? This question is asked by many parents and even youth across America. Violence with youth has spread across the states as if it were a contagious deadly virus only on a mission to take out children. It has caused fear and anger in many families and has risen in statistics rather than declined over the years. Children that are living in the poverty neighborhoods tend to see more violence than those that are living in the upper, middle class neighborhoods.