Gun Control and Crime Rates Steven Osmer Columbia Southern University Gun Control and Crime Rates The rate of crimes related to firearms in the U.S has risen from previous years. Possession of guns by the public has been of major concern to law enforcement agencies and some people have been advocating for gun control as a way of reducing crime. This would, in effect, reduce the number of guns owned by citizens. Advocates of this policy argue that such restrictions will reduce crimes through firearm unavailability. Opponents of the policy, however, argue that this will deny rightful owners of guns a chance to utilize this tool in other activities.
Gun Control is Not the Answer For many years now gun control has been a major issue. Many, individuals believe that if guns were strictly controlled that it would greatly reduce the amount of crime in the U.S. Although, this may be true it is not the answer to the problem. Stricter control of firearms is an infringement on all individuals Second Amendment rights. Not, only is it an infringement on peoples Second Amendment rights, it will also punish hunters and sportsman whom us firearms to hunt for enjoyment.
For example, in the USA the right to own a firearm is entrenched in the Second Amendment and therefore is has been so much harder for those attempting to put restrictions on the ownership of guns. However, in 1996, Parliament was able to impose a ban on handguns after the murder of 16 school children and their teacher in Dunblane. This law wasn’t hard to pass as the constitution can be easily adapted. The fact that the UK constitution may be seen as a negative. This is because it can be interpreted in many ways and may lead to misunderstanding.
They hope that by raising awareness among doctors concerning these issues, they will be able to impact the way people think. And by doing so, change the gun regulation within the Second Amendment of the Constitution. In opposition to the numerous people who “feel that having a gun provides greater safety to them and their family,” Narang and his colleagues argue that in reality guns increase the risk of death and injuries as well as medical expenses. (Narang et al.) The authors’ beliefs that the possession of firearms increases the risk of death and injury have been evidently proven in several statistics acquired from the Kentucky Violent Death Reporting System.
We should be able to have this right but use it for a purpose. Resorting to gun violence instead of the old fashioned fists match is the way of many young folk. Families and friends are left grieving but no lessons are learned it just continues. Below I will show you which area of the city have the most gun violence. If you analyze the photo you will notice that gun violence is not the subject of just one area in Philadelphia, it has taken over the whole city As you see below it is a recurring issue, one hand to the other.
They have a high violence rate, but that violence has also over powered many nations to save the world. Overall, the United States is a safer nation than many others. 12. Concluding, these horrific shootings cannot be brought to an end anywhere in the world. Thesis: In “Are we a sick society?” based on Mike Rosen’s
There are still many people who feel S&W markets their products too heavily towards law enforcement, which when coupled with the memory of their push for biometric technology being implemented into every handgun sold makes them untrustworthy. The Gun Bubble The firearms industry in American is heavily regulated by state and federal laws. The second amendment (which guarantees the right of people to own firearms) is constantly
Increased use of the Internet by terrorist groups is a strategy that has been utilized more efficiently since the 1990’s due to the increased reliance on technology. They have relied on the use of their websites and propaganda in order to get their message across. Suicide attacks are also among the tactics that terrorists have favoured over the past 20 years. The reasons why these tactics have been favoured will also be discussed. The aim of this essay is to discuss and critique the ways in which the strategies that have been adopted by terrorist organisations an how they have evolved over the past two decades.
302-303) It has become a drastic debate—should gun laws in the United States be stricter? The advocates of gun control attribute the high rate of homicide in the United States to loose gun restrictions, while the opponents always use the Second Amendment which protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Even though the United States already has diverse gun laws through different states, gun laws should be stricter to reduce the high rate of homicide and accidental deaths related to guns and to prevent legal loopholes. It is a fact that America has ranked high both in the rate of homicide and the ownership of gun among the world. Meanwhile, the crime rate is also higher than other countries.
Many murders have been made, many threats, and suicides. Many cases have been able to take place because of guns. Therefore, gun control must definitely take place in the society that we live in today. Then, why do some people desire the country to require everyone to have gun in their homes? Why is it that they want the guns to lie around as if they were nothing dangerous?