Shaffer claims that not only will crime not decrease, but will grow resulting in more violence than ever. Publication of the poll, September, 4, showed that 59 percent of the individuals expressing an opinion favored restricting possession of hand guns, such as pistols and revolvers, to the police; only 35 percent of the respondents were opposed fifty-three percent favored making it unlawful to have a loaded gun in one’s home, and 85 percent approved rigid restraints on use of guns by teenagers. The author Shaffer then gets information from a recent Gallup poll found substantial majorities “definitely of a mind to place some kind of restriction on the use of guns” (13). As Shaffer claims, I as well agree on the statistics and her opinion that it would only make matters worst while others tend to think the opposite. In addition, Shaffer effectively defends her idea that banning handguns will have no effect on reduction of violent crime, but may actually increase instances of gun crimes.
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
In March 1998, by which time he had already killed well over 200 people, a police investigation was begun—but quickly abandoned. It was not until Shipman decided to forge the will of one of his victims in June 1998 that a thorough investigation took place, leading to his arrest three months later. Since beginning to investigate Shipman in 2000, I have been trying to understand how it was that he could kill so many patients without detection. There were, of course, some system failures, but it has been impossible to avoid the question as to why the system weaknesses were tolerated to the extent that Shipman was able to murder not merely one or two patients, but over 200. The conclusion I have come to is that all doctors, and not general practitioners alone, share responsibility for creating the circumstances that enabled Shipman to be so successful a killer.
From what I have heard on CNN or FOX News, I also believe that the United States has an unbelievable numbers of murders. The article “Guns and Violence” is about gun violence that has occurred. The Second Amendment, which states people have the right to bear arms after a compete background check. Not all guns are able to be owns, “carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons such as machine guns is not guaranteed” (Guns and Violence 2). It always says that allowing children to carry guns at school is prohibited.
In addition, field studies were conducted in Portland and Vancouver to prove the effectiveness of gun control. The two cities are several hours apart by car, similar culturally in many ways, and have similar crime rates. However, guns are strictly regulated in Vancouver; turns out the people of Portland are at six times greater risk of being murdered with a gun than those in Vancouver (Moorhouse and Wanner, 5). Clearly handgun regulation works; when Washington D.C banned the sale of handguns, the murder rate dropped considerably, twenty-five percent (Moorhouse and Wanner, 9). This evidence indicates that tough firearm legislation would cause a drastic drop in the number of deaths involving
“As much as gun control advocates might wish otherwise, their attacks are running out of ammo. With private firearm ownership at an all-time high and violent crime rates plunging, none of the scary scenarios they advanced have materialized” (Source E). Source E goes on to advocate for the National Rifle Association, which supports gun ownership. The source justifies the NRA’s actions by saying they do not support the selling of guns to those with mental issues and supports reasonable background checks. The author of Source E also provides facts to support guns, “National violent crime rates that soared for 30 years from the early 1960s began to decrease markedly since 1993.
Not Needed: Strict Gun Control Laws Many people today think we need to have stricter laws about gun control, and although many crimes are committed in the United States every day, they are committed by using various instruments to carry out these wrongdoings. One such weapon is the firearm, and laws have been enacted to reduce the sale of such weapons to the scofflaws, and protect the law-abiding citizen for some time. Some people believe the laws in effect now don’t do enough to keep the guns out of criminal’s hands. The problem is these people don’t follow the law, so they go behind the scenes to purchase these weapons, and then use them against the law-abiding citizens these laws were passed to protect. The gun control laws in this country
Definition Essay Rebecca Simpe Simpe1 EN 101S Maria Ammar 4 March 2013 GUN VIOLENCE: A SOCIAL MENACE INTRO: Gun violence is one of the most talked about crimes in the world. In the US. for instance, hardly a day goes by without hearing news involving gun violence, though not all crimes involving guns are reported in the news. According to the National Institute of Justice, 11,346 persons have been killed by firearm violence and 477,040 persons have also fallen victims of a crime committed with a firearm. Crimes involving guns have been in existence for a long time and there have been a number of interventions to get guns off the street but, these have not really yielded much result.
“ I worked seven day a week at one or both of my jobs,” Tamarla Owens tells Insight. The boy’s father, Dedric Owens, was serving time in the county jail when his son took tat loaded gun to school. Dedric reportedly said that when he heard there had been a school shooting he knew the shooter was his boy. The father had been on parole since December 1999 but had been rearrested the Sunday. Little Kayla was killed by her classmate in Flint, Michigan.
In a perfect world this would be true. However, there are many other factors that must be taken into consideration before agreeing with this statement. For example, in a 1996 study Professor Gary Kleck (University of Florida) states that more than a million crimes are thwarted due to the homeowner being in possession of a firearm, with only a very small percentage of these incidents ending up in death or injury of either party. With guns being banned, it would simply take a group of criminals to march into a home with no fear of being shot, to overpower someone and do as they please. This is assuming that the criminal who is breaking countless laws as it is has decided to abide by the gun control law.