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.
accident, suicide or homicide) a gun was involved in 22% of them, handguns in about 13% of them. In addition, there were also over 650,000 violent crimes involving guns in some way in 1985, over 540,000 of them (82%) involving handguns. Guns were involved in about 12% of all violent crime, and handguns in about 10%. The majority of the gun crimes were assaults, mostly threats without any injury or any element of theft or rape. First, the prospects for reducing violence by restricting guns depends to a great extent on how many guns there are, how people get them, why they own them, and how strongly they would resist or evade gun controls in order to hold onto them.
Without this gun, a dangerous or mentally insane criminal would likely injure or kill the victim with an illegally obtained gun or other weapon. If one focuses on the fact that criminals are obtaining their weapons illegally the large majority of the time, another hole can be seen in the argument of gun control advocates; criminals certainly do not obey the law, so if guns are very hard or impossible to obtain legally, this will not stop a criminal. So what if one was to look at a crime taking place in a society where guns are illegal? The scene would play out something like: a law abiding citizen would have their home invaded by a criminal with a gun, obtained illegally, and could do nothing as the criminal violated their safety, stole from them, and possibly injured or even killed the helpless victim who could not defend themselves without a gun. Criminals with guns would run amok robbing and murdering with no citizen
According to Ted Lewis, “Eighty percent of the 75,000 guns Mexican authorities seized from criminals during the past 3 years came from the U.S.” (16). the lack of gun control sales in the U.S. is not only affecting the public safety of our people, but threaten the safety of our neighbors among the
That's because anti-gun laws don't affect criminals, who ignore the laws. Government studies prove it, finding that most criminals get guns through theft or the black market, where gun laws have no effect. Wayne Lapierre. Chief Executive Officer, National Rifle Association states” The 20,000 anti-gun laws already on the books in states, cities, and towns throughout the U.S. too often disarm innocent victims. That's one reason why violent crime is often highest in places with the toughest anti-gun laws.
(Newsmax.com,2015) We all believe that each of us has the right to protect ourselves but on the other hand we all know that some cannot properly use a weapon and some use them inappropriately. Violent crime remains one of the most serious problems in the United States. In many violent crimes, guns are used but an actual link between the two remains unclear. Those that are for greater gun control say that of the more than 70 mass shootings in the United States in the last 30 years, more than half were committed with guns that were legally obtained by the killers, whereas according to the NRA violent crime goes down when more people legally carry guns. Since the 1990’s right to carry laws have risen in the US and at the same time, violent crime rates have decreased.
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.
They think the laws and licensing are loose. In 2006, third two states are required the background information checks for purchases firearm (Moorhouse 105). In October 1997, factories of gun in the U.S. accept to install a trigger locks on handguns. It also had a vote about training for all gun users in November, but it failed (Jost 1105). Although I am a supporter of gun control, I think the result of this vote was totally correct because it involved a huge number of the gun users in the United States, and who should pay the money for that training if the
Such actions would help lower our nations homicide and suicide rates, help eliminate teen and child gun related deaths, and to decrease armed robbery. Homicide rates and suicide rates in the united states are off the charts. A recent study as shown that 71% of homicides and 61% of suicides are fire-arm related. In 1993, a firearm was involved in the deaths of 40,000 people in the U.S, making firearm