Jose Rubalcava Mrs. Kowalsky English IV, Period 4 19 October 2018 Gun Control On October 1st, 2017, 59 people were killed and 527 people were injured during a music festival when a 64-year-old man named Stephen Paddock shot at a large crowd of people from his hotel room of the Mandalay Bay hotel, on the 32nd floor. Gun control is a set of laws or that run the way guns work manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, or use of firearms by people. Gun control is an issue because everyday someone gets shot, robbed or even commits suicide and their is usually a gun involved in one of those moments. Guns need more laws and need more background checks in order for someone to get their hands on a firearm weapon because without them people would just buy any weapon and no one will know what that person is capable of doing with the weapon in their possession.
Gun control is an issue because everyone wants to live in a safe environment, and with people walking around with loaded guns no one will ever know what that person can or will do. Better laws for gun control should be enacted to be secure and safe(Newman). New rules should be established because it is unsafe and for some without a gun license illegal to hold a gun. More laws can be able to reduce gun deaths. Gun control is good but the government needs to add more laws, background checks, more safety features, stricter age restrictions, and higher prices. Guns make it easy to kill or injure a person or even many other people.
When owning a gun there is a greater chance of killing an innocent person, family member, friend, or even a neighbor than using it on an intruder or some other sort of evil person. No one knows what a person is capable of doing once they get their hands on a firearm weapon. Some say it is needed to protect themselves from intruders, criminals, or other people, but about 250 Americans actually shoot a bad guy per year. People often use guns to either protect themselves, commit suicide, start a massacre, or use it to rob a store or bank. But often those guns are not registered so in order for people to live in a safe environment the government should put a stop to all these firearm weapons(Newman).
Mass shootings are scary because of the shootings that are occuring, people want more laws and tests to be enacted. People also say that teachers should start carrying guns, which is also a bad idea because just like the shooter no one will ever know when someone might just walk into school or some other place and start firing the weapon leaving people dead or injured. It would still be a bad idea if teachers had guns because they can also start shootings and kill or injure people that are nearby or they can even kill themselves if they are going through some sort of life crisis. Only the military (Army, Marines, Navy, or Air Force) should have guns because they are the people that fight for this country. Firearm is something that they need to take into battle and no one else needs it because they are not the ones fighting in war(Newman).
In order to have a peaceful city, peaceful community, or peaceful state guns need to be taken care of. Guns are a problem in a lot of states. In order to be safe, guns should have more laws to reduce the shooting rate and make it harder for someone to buy a weapon, more safety features because no one will never know when a gun will randomly open fire and kill someone(Younge). The chances of someone getting shot will reduce the death rate an unbelievable amount and the chances of someone being injured by a bullet can also reduce if there are more gun control laws. Gun control should be settled because without laws, a gun can be in anyone's hands and no one will ever know what the person is capable of doing with the weapon. With stricter laws, more lives would be saved.
Their have been serious incidents where guns were unintentionally fired, but still caused a big problem(Younge). Even if someone owned a gun to protect their home, there is a very little chance that an intruder will break into someone's home and the homeowner will use the gun for self defense. People buy weapons for protection which makes them feel safe, but what if a person goes crazy and whips out a gun or if he/she shows it off and accidentally pulls the trigger(Younge). Harder test for a weapons license or increase prices on the weapon should be passed because it would lower the rate of people buying a gun. People are afraid about mass shootings, gun violence and terrorist attacks that result in the death of a lot of people.
Attacks can occur at any given time and location because who knows who has a gun, who is licensed or who is buying a gun. The government wants to arm teachers but that can also be a nightmare just like how people are scared of someone else holding a gun they can also be just another one of those people causing trouble to innocent people. The rate of human deaths can be lowered with more laws on firearm weapons, safety features, license and test when anyone is trying to get a firearm, government should make it harder for people to get a hold on a gun(Elliot).
Everyone wants guns to stay the same people don't want the rules to change and say that law enforcement should not even be worried about those with guns because they are invading their space. This argument has been going on for such long time and only several countries and states have taken action. If more countries added more laws then their death rates would decrease and no one would be worried. Gun control should be in existence because without laws, guns can be in anyone's hands and no one will ever know what that person is capable of doing with the weapon. If stricter gun laws were made, more lives would be saved(Orfalea).
There have been incidents where guns were unintentionally fired. Even if someone owned a gun to protect their home, there is a little and almost rare chance that an intruder will break into someone's home and the homeowner will use the gun for self defense to shoot the intruder. But guns are not always the problem, most of the times it is the people, some say it is not the guns with the problem but the people and that is true(Orfalea). The gun can not pull its own trigger. It is the person holding the gun pulling the trigger that ends up causing the damage.
They also say that if guns are no longer legal or sold that only criminals would know how to get their hands on a weapon and no one would be able to defend themselves because guns are illegal and not selling anymore. There have been workers who were being robbed at a liquor store and the worker immediately pulled out a gun to protect himself and clients. Over 200,000 women have protected themselves from abuse with guns. Some also say that burglaries percentage has decreased because most are scared that they will get their faces blown up, and that criminals are more worried about coming face to face with an armed victim than running from the police.
Even though most people have a good point that guns are not the problem and that they should not be banned, they are forgetting the fact that once you get your hands on a gun you never know what a person's actions will result to. They are forgetting that guns can and will kill someone in a matter of seconds. As soon as you let go of the trigger the bullet coming out of that gun will penetrate through and kill and destroy whatever that bullet hits.
Guns are not the problem it is the people. Most of the people are fighting for more laws to be enacted on gun control because people do not know their limits when it comes to holding the firearm weapon. Death rates can easily be decreased by creating newer and more affective laws on the guns; such as more safety features, more licenses that people should have when it comes to guns, and more test when people are trying to get a firearm license. They should make it harder for someone to maintain. People want gun laws to stay as is. They do not want any changes, and some think that law enforcement should not even be worrying about those with weapons because it is invading their personal space(Elliot).
This controversy has been going on for a long time and only some countries have decided to take actions, if more countries added more laws then their death rates would decrease a good amount. Guns are rarely used in self-defense and legally owned guns are usually stolen by a criminal then they are the ones using the gun for dangerous reasons(Effects), More gun control can lead to fewer suicides, if it is harder to get hands on a gun it can reduce suicide rates. Safety features on a gun would also reduce death rates because those safety features can stop someone from doing something illegal and dangerous, even though they can end up turning off the safety features or doing something else. Maybe they should be a permanent safety feature.
The presence of a gun can likely to become violent. Police say that usually in brawls, romantic triangles, arguments, or drugs and alcohol have resulted in around 1,900, deaths caused by someone carrying a weapon. Countries with restrictive gun control laws have lower gun homicide and suicide rates than the United States. Countries like Finland and Switzerland have lower homicide rates because people need a license and need to pass inspection on their weapons. On average, seven children are killed by guns in the United States each day, but weekends tend to be worse, even though most people are not going to want guns to be illegal, it should be because guns are extremely dangerous and in the wrong hands, something tragic can happen to an enemy or to someone around them, guns are not toys and they should not be messed with especially in the wrong hands. Some people who do not think guns should be banned have some pretty good facts about gun control, such as the guns not being the problem, but it is the people and it is true(Effects).
It is not the gun who ends up pulling the trigger but it is the person holding the gun pulling the trigger and ends up causing the damage. They also say that if guns are no longer legal or sold that only the criminals would know how to get their hands on a weapon and no one would be able to defend themselves because guns are illegal and not selling anymore. There have been people who use a gun when in danger. There have been people who were being robbed in a liquor store and the worker behind the cash register immediately pulls out a gun for safety. Not everyone is safe women have used guns for all sorts of bad times like when they were almost raped or robbed.
Some say that the percentage will decrease because most are frightened that they will get shot and that enemies are worried about coming head to head with an armed thief then running from the cops. Firearm weapons are the weapon of choice when it comes to self-defense because you can easily protect yourself faster just by pulling the trigger than fighting off the enemy. Most people have good points, guns are not the problem, and they should not be banned, but the fact that once you get your hands on a gun you will never know what that person's results will turn into(Effects). Guns can/will kill someone in an instant, once you let go of the trigger the bullet coming out of that gun will penetrate through almost anything and can kill and destroy whatever that bullet hits.
People think they are cool when holding a weapon and the end results are not pretty most times. People have posted murder videos on social media even mass shootings. Guns are not the problem it is the people, but most of the people are fighting for more laws to be enacted on gun control because people do not know their limits when it comes to holding the firearm weapon. Death rates can easily be decreased with more laws on the guns more safety features more license and test when people are trying to get a firearm license, they should make it harder for someone to get there hands on a gun.
But the other people want guns to stay as is they do not want any changes and some also think that law enforcement should not even be worrying about those with weapons because it is invading their personal space. This controversy has been going on for a long time and only some countries have decided to take actions if more countries added more laws, then there death rates would decrease a good amount.
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