“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.’ This is stated in the Amendment 2 in the Constitution. We live in a world of violence. Whether it’s the grocery store, work, or even school. Many Americans that die is more likely to die from gun violence than drowning, fire, stabbing, choking, crashes, animal attacks, and natural disasters all together. Gun control is a big issue in America. The U.S. should put more restrictions on gun control because it will help people feel safer, more gun laws would reduce gun deaths, there would be fewer mass shootings, and there would be less suicides caused by guns.
In the past few years, there have been so many questions about whether gun laws should be stricter. Many people would feel safer if there were stricter laws on gun control. There are so many lives that are being affected by guns. Children wouldn’t have to wonder whether their school is going to be the next on the news. Parents wouldn’t have to be concerned about whether their children are safe walking home from the bus stop. Since the MSD mass shooting, 57 percent of teenagers who age from 13- 17 say that they are worried and concerned that the next shooting is going to be at their school. According to blogs.edweek.org, it states, “Sixty-three percent of parents with teenagers said they are worried about a shooting in their children’s schools, the Pew survey found, with low-income parents expressing the greatest levels of fear.” Parents are worried about their child’s safety when they go to school. Children should feel safe at their school. They shouldn’t have to feel as though their school could possibly be the next school shooting. If there were stricter laws on gun control, there would be less worrying about school shootings.
Gun control laws should be stricter because it would reduce the number of gun deaths. The number of teenagers killed or injured in 2018 from guns is 2,831. According to www.vox.com “In total, there have been at least 1,942 mass shootings since Sandy Hook, with at least 2,206 killed and 8,122 wounded.” People are dying from mass shooting and if there aren’t stricter gun laws then the numbers are just going to keep multiplying. We need to enforce stricter gun laws because too many people are hurting and mourning from loved ones dying in shootings. According to the Seattle Times, “Data shows that states with stronger firearm safety laws have lower firearm homicide rates, as well as lower nonfatal firearm injury rates.” If Florida alone had stricter gun laws, gun violence rates would be lower.
“Nearly two-thirds of all gun deaths in the U.S. are suicides: an average of 59 deaths a day. And the problem is getting worse: over the past decade, the U.S. firearm suicide rate has increased by 19 percent”, according to everytownresearch.org. Suicide is a problem all over the country. Whether it is by guns or not, suicide is still a problem. Guns are just a symptom of it. Suicide can be cause by almost anything. Many lives would be saved if gun laws were stricter. Out of all suicides that occur, the most leading method to kill oneself is by a firearm.
Many might argue that gun laws should not be stricter because of the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment states that people have the right to bear arms when it comes to self-defense. Are people really carrying guns on themselves for “self-defense”? Even if they are, someone still gets shot. Whether its self-defense or not guns should not be openly carried around.
To sum it all up, the U.S. should put more restrictions on gun control because it will help people feel safer, more gun laws would reduce gun deaths, there would be fewer mass shootings, and there would be less suicides caused by guns. There should be an end to school shootings, an end to mass shootings, and an end to gun violence altogether.