33,000 people are killed in gun related incidents, in United States of America alone every year. This is a very staggering statistic knowing that the U.S. is only one country out of the 195 countries in the world today. This is due to several reasons. Shootings are becoming more and more common, guns are getting easier and easier to find, but most of all, the second amendment has reigned supreme in gun laws ever since the founding of America in 1776. Some believe that this is a terrible amendment to have our country live by, this group supports enforcing gun laws or even abolishing guns all together. This is not the only side of the argument though, there are opposers to enforcing gun laws that believe that there are already enough laws for buying guns and what you can do with them. The opposers also believe that we should focus more of our efforts on the mental health of the people instead of the guns they use. The debate on gun control is a very pressing matter. Some believe that the laws on gun control should be stricter, while others believe the laws should be looser for self-defense and hunting.…show more content… Supporters of gun control believe that the Second Amendment is the reason for all gun violence in our great nation. One of the reasons for these beliefs is that since the Second Amendment protects the right to have guns, it empowers people to buy and feel safe with that gun when it is actually a lethal weapon. Supporters believe that this is the reason that the United States is the country with the highest gun to resident ratio at 112.6 guns per every 100 people (www.telegraph.co.uk). With all these guns, there is a higher chance that the wrong person can get a hold of one and injure someone or themselves. Supporters also argue that the Second Amendment is the major reason why there are 33,000 deaths related to guns every year
In the U.S. there are 88.8 guns for every 100 people. This means that there are almost a gun for every person in the United States which could lead to some potential problems because the people who own guns are either responsible or having a gun is potentially dangerous with it in their possession. There need to be more laws on gun control to help prevent mass shootings from occurring around the U.S.
This problem of not enough gun control affects everyone from infants to elders because many people…
gotten on the gun control bandwagon. Many people believe that the world would be safer from these attacks and shootings if there were fewer guns. However, the guns are not the problem. The problem lies with the individual who pulls the trigger. People should not be intimidated by others owning guns. Even though many people believe that guns should be banned, it is argued that the second amendment should be protected because it is a constitutional right.
Society debates that guns kill people.…
After reading Nicholas Kristof's, "Our Blind Spot about Guns," Kristof displays a well demonstrated argument on the regulation of guns whilst comparing that to cars and drivers. Kristof reaches out to his audience by making them aware of the reduced fatality rate by regulating certain laws, which in turn lets the audience believe that that doing the same with gun laws there will also be reduced fatalities in gun crime as well. In his essay he makes this beginning statement:
"if we had the same auto…
POS 2041 American National Government
Essay Number One
September 8, 2014
Word Count 711
Gun control is a major controversial issue throughout the United States and even throughout the world.
Gun control is a major controversial issue throughout the United States and even throughout the world. No matter what the government decides to accomplish with the decision on gun control some civilians will be unhappy and others very ecstatic. There is multiple valid arguments…
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infringed." However, in recent times, there has been much debate over this issue. Gun control and gun violence have become so prevalent in today’s society what with shooting occurring nearly every month somewhere in the world. Linda Hasselstrom, a writer, an essayist, poet, and environmentalist, takes a stance on this issue in her essay entitled, “Why One Peaceful Woman Carries a Pistol”. According to an excerpt from this essay, Hasselstrom successfully uses narration to support her position which places…
The usage of gun free zones is a widely debated topic that splits our nation into two groups that are quite hostile towards each other. On one side of the fence are those who want gun free zones to be illegal and banned from being used on public property. These views are most frequently held by the Republican party as they, for the most part, fight for less restrictive gun control laws. Those that believe this use arguments with the premises that gun free zones create a target for criminals, are…
One of the most controversial questions that is ask is Should America have stricter gun control? To awncer the question, America should not have stricter gun control. Because Americans have the constutinal right to own a gun, studies show stricter gun control dose not reduce violent, and it is nearly imposable for the government to confiscate all the guns in United states.
James Madison proposed the second amendment in 1791 not to long after the Constution was finalized. The second…
February 4, 2015"
‘IN THE YEAR 2013, HANDGUNS KILLED "
48 PEOPLE IN JAPAN "
8 IN GREAT BRITAN "
34 IN SWITZERLAND "
52 IN CANADA "
58 IN ISRAEL "
21 IN SWEDEN "
42 IN WEST GERMANY "
10,728 IN THE UNITED STATES’"
In the controversial discussion of whether or not guns should be banned, some
anti gun-control activists would say that guns are necessary to protect him/herself, others would say that guns play a vital…
about Stricter Gun Control
The Gun Violence Archive counted 372 mass shootings which occurred in the United States just last year (“Mass Shootings – 2015”). Each mass shooting provokes the debate over the need for stricter gun regulations. A CNN/ORC poll discovers that 52% of American people believe that gun restrictions should be tightened, while 46% believe they should not (Diamond). Advocates of stricter gun laws insist that these laws can be the cure for the high level of gun violence in America…