After Brown started cussing at Darren Wilson, Wilson said that Brown started beating him up, and eventually reached inside the SUV for his gun. There were two shots fired by Wilson, one grazing Brown’s thumb, and the other missing him. By this time, Wilson had identified Brown and his friend Dorien Johnson as suspects in a convenient store robbery and had called for backup. As soon as Wilson fired, Brown ran away. Wilson got out of his SUV and chased him on foot.
| This particular Flintlock Rifle was made by Jacob Dickert around 1785-1790. Dickert moved to America in 1748 with his parents from Germany. A year later he started an apprenticeship as a gunsmith. Soon afterwords, Dickert began to produce long barrel guns such as the, Flintlock Rifle, which were used by the U.S. Army in the 17th and 18th century. The gun measures out to be 57 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 2 3/16 in or life size to the average person.
TV news creates a false picture of a country under attack by rampaging criminals, and especially nonwhite criminals. The people who watch the most TV news, Americans older than 50, also happen to be the group most likely to own a gun. Only one-fifth of young Americans own a gun; one-third of over-50 Americans do. Republicans are twice as likely to own a gun as Democrats. Maybe not so coincidentally, Republicans are more likely to watch the scariest news channel of them all: Fox.
Even though there are some laws to control guns, but it still has lots of arguments about the gun control law. Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, which was one of the laws in the United States for gun control, it used to success in the past four years. In 2004, this law was limited to carry concealed weapons, and a 2006 estimate preempting any local gun rules. (Jost 907) However, in the recent years, the laws become loose because of too many ammunition smuggling.
The Dangers of Carrying a Gun In 1985, about 31,600 people were killed with guns, and perhaps another 130,000 people suffered nonfatal gunshot wounds. However, the majority of the deaths, 55%, were suicides, rather than criminal homicides. Only 37% were homicides, 5% were fatal gun accidents, and 1.5% each were due to legal intervention (police officers killing suspects in the line of duty) and to death where it was undetermined whether the injury was intentionally or accidentally inflicted. Moreover, among all deaths due to "external cause,"( i.e. accident, suicide or homicide) a gun was involved in 22% of them, handguns in about 13% of them.
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.
In 1985, the cost of shootings was an estimated $14 billion nationwide for medical care, long-term disability, and premature death. In robberies and assaults, victims are far more likely to die when the perpetrator is armed with a gun than when he or she has another weapon or is unarmed. I believe that there are a few solutions that can be used to solve this problem at both a community and national level. The first course of action is to establish a national system for registering guns and ammunition. Anyone can obtain a gun by going to a state with less restrictive laws or by getting a friend who lives in the state to buy the guns for them.
b) Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8% of the time, a citizen will kill or wound his/her
Pros Speech Gun Control Throughout the years guns has been out in the world for decades, back then people made guns to hunt animals for food. Now criminals use it to still money and high jack cars etc. If civilians had guns it would be a different story because it would be harder to rob someone when they are lock and loaded. Did you know in Texas (there are two states like this but i don't know the other state) there are less crime rates then California. Also in New York where they don't allow guns, teasers, and pocket knives they have one of the highest crime rate in the USA.
All of these restrictions were broken by the shooter in Newtown. In this case, there was a law for gun control and despite its “toughness,” the law did not make a difference when faced with the combination of penal consequences for violations and the best interest of citizen safety. According to the 2011 FBI crime report, there were 8,583 homicides by firearms in 2011, out of 12,664 homicides total. In addition, the statistics show that more than two-thirds of homicides involved a firearm. These statistics reveal the prevalence of gun violence and can support a citizen’s claim for gun control reform.