A large number of gun-related injuries/deaths are committed by members of society that have untreated disorders and others that simply neglect firearm safety rules and existing gun-control laws. Unfortunately, many deaths and injuries occur before anyone realizes any mental health issues, depression, or drug abuse is occurring. These problems are alarming, and the improper use of firearms causes more than 35,000 people to die each year in the United States. The evidence of improper gun use is staggering, the United States does have one of the highest murder rates in the world and is home to a tremendous number of guns; but people kill people, and the solution to the problem does not lie in more
Gun control reform will ensure that there will be further stringent checks to decrease further incidents of violence. Reform may not be the total answer to the problem of mass shootings, but it should be part of any meaningful response to so many tragedies. The bottom line is current gun control laws are inadequate. People have been taken from this earth in the shooting massacres all over the United States. No amount of debating will bring back those
A gun control initiative to be focused on would be stricter gun control laws and measures which would help crack down on gun crimes while encouraging responsible gun ownership and the use among civilians. Stricter gun control laws would also limit the ability for individuals with bad intentions from obtaining weapons, but it would allow responsible individuals from obtaining these weapons that others want to
She is of the perception that high rates of injury and gun mortality are on the increase due to lenient gun control policies. She argues that the increased possession of firearms, especially illegal guns, has increased gun violence and organized criminal activities. According to (Peterson & Stebner, 2013) Kelly also argues that on average up to 32,000 people lose their lives while 69,000 people are injured in the whole of America due to guns. Gun mortality and injury not only reduce the country’s productivity and performance but also cost the U.S over $100 billion to especially law enforcement agencies in fighting
About nineteen children are hurt from guns every day, where twelve children are injured and seven children are killed. These are only just children. Imagine how many people become victims of gun violence every day. There is a lot of debate between whether or not more laws should be passed to control the ownership and manufacturing of guns in the United States. Can gun control laws reduce the amount of gun violence?
Gun Control “Opponents to gun control laws argue ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people”’(ProQuest Staff). Gun Violence is a major problem in the United States today considering the current gun control regulations are ineffective; however, laws can be made to accommodate for this and still allow the citizens to protect themselves from danger. “The role of guns in violence, and what should be done, are subjects of intense debate in the United States and elsewhere” (Webster). The people who have either seen, heard, or read news stories on gun policies might have come to the conclusion that mass shootings, the mentally ill, and assault weapons are the primary concerns in the debates; gun control laws disarm law-abiding citizens and fail
Gun Control This is an issue that I would like to address because majority of the people I know and whom I may consider friends and family have been affected by gun violence in one way or the other either directly or indirectly. I would like to propose tougher laws to be put in place for those who would like to get a gun, to those who have violated gun laws and those who are found guilty of using guns to partake in criminal activities. In deciding to deal with this law I understood that firearms cannot be out rightly be banned therefore to encourage fairness, justice and to protect the peoples right, the best option or way forward was to amend and make proposal to the current laws. It should be noted that my recommendations are for federal
The reduction of the crime rates following the reduction of gun-related violence can be used to justify gun control. However, the official statistics does not support this assumption. The reasoning that guns cause crimes arises numerous disputations, as it does not consider that guns are just another mean of committing a crime. Pro-gun advocates usually assert, “Guns do not kill people; people kill people.” The Vice President, Wayne Lapierre argued that the best solution to the Newton Massacre was to allow citizens to own guns. He stated”The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” (Spitzer,
In a country full of violent crime, the United States continues to embody the gun as integral to it's protection and culture. While the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution grants the people the right to bear arms, the people must on the contrary protect themselves from those who bear them. In my view, guns give people a false sense of security and are more of a nuisance than a benefit. Guns are a threat to the peace and safety of society. Therefore, since it is unlikely that all guns will disappear in the United States, legislation must be enacted to ban and cease the further manufacture of the types of firearms involved in more violent crime than all others; handguns and assault-weapons.
In author Paul Waldman article it stated that “Over 30,000 Americans dead every year, and tens of thousands more maimed and paralyzed.” Our country has a very bad reputation on how dangerous and violent we are. We double and triple other Countries rate of violence. Generations over time have a big part in violence. Guns are a very violent and dangerous in so many ways. One way is children play such high graphic video games and it teaches them that it is okay to be that violent.