See results Introduction The recent tragedy in Connecticut has the entire country chattering about gun control. Many people are angry and believe that the lives lost are not being remembered. But what better way to honor their precious little lives than creating new legislation, the American way that prevents this from happening, hopefully ever again.
This list is not intended to incite controversy, but to foster an even-sided debate.
The issue of gun control is global, but since it is most controversial in the United States of America, that nation is referred to most in the following entries. This was in response to the Dunblane Massacre, in which year-old Thomas Hamilton walked into an elementary school and shot dead 16 children, aged six or younger, and one teacher before killing himself.
He used four handguns. Now that modern handguns are no longer legal to have in the UK, let us take a look at some murder rates.
The rate for intentional homicide in the UK in —the year of the Dunblane Massacre—was 1. The rate rose to a peak of 2.
These numbers have, however, been called into question due to possible under-reporting of violent crimes in the UK. It cannot be denied that the rate of homicides via guns has fallen dramatically since Dunblane, but the rate of murders has gone up.
To say these higher numbers are the result of fewer people able to arm themselves for defense is drastically jumping to a conclusion, but the fact does remain that more people are killing each other in the UK today than when guns were legal to have. Even the police are almost all armed with tasers instead, so handguns are very hard to come by.
All the numbers are higher in the US, of course, where there are more people, and there have been no more school shootings in the UK since Dunblane. But inthere were intentional murders in the UK and most of these were committed with knives.
Blunt objects follow, then strangulation, fire, and poison. Banning guns has halted rampage shootings, but it does not address the issue of people killing each other.
In the US, the number of intentional homicides in was 10,—a number that would have been much lower without access to guns, but still terribly high. Opponents of gun control are always quick to question how many victims of knives, clubs, and strangulation would be alive if they had had a gun.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. It was probably written by someone on the Internet, who then tacked his name onto it.
Proponents cite the only obvious use for an assault rifle—killing people—and defend ammunition limitations as a compromise that will save lives. Opponents maintain that a single life lost due to some maniac with a gun is just as excessive as The issue of fully automatic firearms has been a hotbed for a long time.Jul 08, · The National Rifle Association and its allies have their post-shooting routine down cold.
They wait a day or two and then respond with a blistering array of attacks against gun . An attorney and former sniper team leader for the U.S. Army explains why 10 of the most common gun control arguments don't make sense. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun Statistically, this is a rare event.
And, there’s no reason gun control efforts need to prevent this from happening.
What are the reasons for gun control? - Quora. 10 Arguments For and Against Gun Control For decades, gun control had been a secondary issue in presidential elections.
But in the wake of an increasing number of mass, public shootings, presidential hopefuls are experiencing a dramatic shift, and candidates are being forced to talk more on gun control, which promises to become a far more influential factor in the coming election.
Jul 08, · Taking aim at some common pro-gun arguments. (Illustration by Lehel Kovacs / For The Times) The National Rifle Association and its allies have their post-shooting routine down cold.