Gun has been a problem for a long time the United States. Gun control is the regulation of the sale, manufacture, ownership, modification of firearms by the government. Different countries have different gun control laws. Some countries have stricter gun control laws while some are less strict gun control laws than others. In United State, our gun control laws are lacking in general. Different states have different state’s gun control laws. Gun is easy to purchase in our country In California, you just need to get a license to have the privilege to purchase a gun.
Many of these guns are legally registered, but also many are illegally owned by citizens. There are legal guns where stores are selling at a very good price. Also, there are guns available for sell on the black market at cheap prices. United State had a long history with firearms. America is the most prominent gun possessing country in the world as of today. There are more than 300 million guns in the United States. Today, there are many different types of firearms available in the world. There are pistols, rifles, shotgun, machine gun and so much more.
Pistols are the most famous and favorable firearms. It can be easily concealed on someone’s body with high firepower and amazing accuracy. The technology of firearms is getting more advanced every day. There are guns that were thought to be the impossible decade ago. Citizens of the United States have a constitutional right to own a gun, which is the second amendment, which states that “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”.
I believe that James Madison didn’t know that there will be automatic assault rifle when he wrote the second amendment. In an article called” After Mass Shootings, Action On Gun Legislation Soars At State Level” the writer said “Gun-control advocates and Democrats call for tighter regulations. Gun-rights groups and Republicans argue that the blame shouldn’t be put on inanimate objects, but on the people pulling the trigger. Both sides dig in. And it seems that nothing changes”. Things must change for the good of the citizens of the United States.
We should have stricter gun control laws that include mandatory gun safety training in the United State because this will prevent many mass shootings, gun related crimes, accidents, and suicides. First, there are many of the mass shooting been happening in the United States. We need strict gun control laws to stop the mass shooting. The most recent mass shooting that I can remember is the Orlando nightclub shooting. The Orlando nightclub shooting happens on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando. There were 49 people died and 53 people wounded.
My heart is broken when I hear stories of the mass shooting like this happen in our country. According to an article called “Could more gun control have stopped 2015’s deadliest mass shootings? ” the writer claim that “A Guardian analysis of the 20 shootings with the most fatalities in 2015 found that most gunmen obtain their weapons legally. But had a range of proposed federal reforms designed to strengthen gun laws been in place, many of these mass shootings could have been less likely to have happened. In nine of the 12 cases where information was available, tougher laws could have prevented killers from obtaining their guns.
Most of the guns that are used for mass were purchased legally in the stores. Many people are mentally unstable and shouldn’t be able to purchase a gun. It is so easy for these crazy killers to purchase a gun. It isn’t safe for other people when these people can own a gun. Many of mass shooting in the United States happens in school and public places. Schools should be a place where students go to get their education. Students should feel and be safe in school. School should be a place of drug and gun free zone. People who break these rules should face severe federal, state and local criminal penalties.
In the United States, we have the most mass shooting than in any other country in the world. In an article called” After Mass Shootings, Action On Gun Legislation Soars At State Level” the writer said “While it’s true that Congress has failed to pass new gun laws after mass shootings, despite Democrat-staged sit-ins, presidential pleas and other vocal efforts, the sense that nothing changes are wrong. At the state level, a lot changes in terms of laws. More than 20,400 pieces of gun-related legislation have been proposed following mass shooting events in the past 25 years.
Of those bills, more than 3,000 have become law, according to a working paper recently released by researchers at the Harvard Business School. “It’s not that nothing changes after a mass shooting,” says Deepak Malhotra, one of the paper’s authors. “A lot of the action on [gun control] happens across states instead of at the federal level. ” More lives would be safe when we have stricter gun control law. It will prevent crazy killers from owning a gun. People that commit mass shooting are people that are psychologically disturbed. These people shouldn’t be able to own a gun.
Second, stricter gun control laws will decrease the number of gun-related crime. When people don’t have a gun, they can’t commit a gun related crime. Gun is a dangerous and deadly weapon. One bullet can instantly kill a person. Guns are dangerous for our community. We should have stricter gun control laws because of the danger of guns. Guns related crime is out of control. In the article “We Need Stricter Gun Laws” the author Austin said that “the data show that strict gun laws reduce violent crime”. Many people who own a gun isn’t storing their gun properly.
They don’t hide and lock their guns in a safe place. This is dangerous and even more when there is a child in the house. Gun owner should learn how to store their gun properly. Third, There are many gun accidents happen around the country. Many gun owners whose doesn’t know how to operate their gun properly. There have been many incidents where someone accidentally shot themselves and other. This is very dangerous for them and other people that are around them. Many of these incidents involved kids who accidentally shot themselves because gun owners don’t properly lock and hide their firearms in a lock safe.
Lannelli claims that “Childhood gun and shooting accidents are not rare. They are one of the top ten leading causes of accidental death for all age groups outside of newborns and infants. In 2007, there were 122 unintentional firearm deaths in children, and an additional 3,060 nonfatal gun and shooting accidents, which resulted in an estimated 1,375 children needing to be hospitalized for their injuries. ” Gun must be controlled from those that don’t properly operate it safely. Gun owners must store their gun in a hidden safe lock. Fourth, Stricter gun control laws will reduce the suicide rate.
People who are depressed about their life that own a gun are more like to commit suicide than those people who don’t own a gun. According to Soffen, the author of “To reduce suicides, look at guns” claims that “In 2014, 42,773 Americans killed themselves according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Half did so with guns. That’s not only more than the number of Americans who were killed in mass shootings, it’s more than the number of people who were killed with guns in homicides and accidents combined”. One of my customers shot and killed himself because his girlfriend and he got in a fight.
If he didn’t own a gun, everything would be different than him shooting himself. Most people choose to kill themselves with a gun because it is the fastest way. The rate of success when someone commits suicide with a gun is higher than someone commit suicide by cutting and poisoning. People are more likely to survive when they commit suicide by cutting and poisoning. When people try to kill themselves and survive regretted it, but when people commit suicide with a gun, it is hard to survive. More gun will lead to more gun involved suicide.
We don’t hear much about gun involved suicide as much as mass shooting and guns related homicides, but it is the time we talk about it. In the same article by Soffen, she said that “The states that have higher rates of gun ownership, where people have more access to guns, also have higher rates of suicide. Suicides are twice as common in states with high gun ownership than those with low gun ownership, even after controlling for rates of mental illness and other factors, according to a 2007 study”. Some people argue that although the gun is a dangerous weapon, it can save lives when using in a right way.
Guns can protect a person from a dangerous situation. For example, victims of the mass shooting can protect themselves from the mass shooter if they have a gun on them. In the article “Gun control isn’t the answer” Wilson claims an interesting point “It’s also important to note that guns play an important role in self-defense. Estimates differ as to how common this is, but the numbers are not trivial. Somewhere between 100,000 and more than 2 million cases of self-defense occur every year. There are many compelling cases. In one Mississippi high school, an armed administrator apprehended a school shooter.
In a Pennsylvania high school, an armed merchant prevented further deaths”. People can protect their family from a house robbery when it occurs. Strict gun control laws will prevent people whose purchase a gun for personal protection. Hale said that “Many of the countries with the strictest gun control have the highest rates of violent crime. Australia and England have virtually banned gun ownership, have the highest rates of robbery, sexual assault, and assault with force of the top 17 industrialized nations( Thoughts on Gun Control ).
With suicide, a gun can’t get the blame for someone’s decision. When someone is determined to commit suicide, they could do it with or without the presence of a gun. There are many other ways for people to commit suicide. In conclusion, although gun can have the ability to save lives. Gun can be a good thing on the good hand, but it is still a dangerous and deadly weapon in the wrong hands. It is a fact that we have a big problem with guns in our country. We need a stricter gun control laws to prevent people from committing mass shootings, gun related crimes, accidents, and suicides.
Gun should be out of the hand of the wrong people. Psychologically disturbed people shouldn’t be able to own a gun. We need to make it harder for people to own a gun because not everyone should have the privilege to purchase a gun. People should be educated and train about guns before they can be able to purchase a gun. We need stricter criminal and mental health background check. United State should have strict gun control law against the regulation of the sale of guns. The truth is that not anyone is capable of owning a firearm.