Perhaps the problem is in thinking about gun policy in a vacuum a better approach might be to start considering a range of potential strategies, especially the integration of tools that focus on. But america can’t get to those solutions until it admits it has a gun problem and confronts the reality of what it would mean to seriously address it 1) america has a unique gun violence problem the us is unique in two key — and related — ways when it comes to guns: it has way more gun deaths than other developed nations, and it has far higher levels of gun ownership than any other country in the world. America doesn't have a gun problem, it has several of them the state of gun violence in the us, explained in 18 charts vox • how gun control works in america,.
What's the solution to gun violence in america parsing the robust (if seemingly gridlocked) debate david a graham perhaps the problem is in thinking about gun policy in a vacuum a better. Advocates of gun control cite the large number of people killed in gun-based homicides each year: over 8,000 per year, peaking at 14,000 in 1993 over 100,000 people are shot each year in the us 72% of all violent killings use guns as the weapon.
Racism has been a linchpin in us society and it operates in duplicitous ways in the gun control debate discriminatory policies around gun control disproportionately target black americans that possess arms while simultaneously making them a target of extrajudicial police violence. No other developed country in the world has anywhere near the same rate of gun violence as america the us has nearly six times the gun homicide rate as canada, more.
And american gun ownership is beyond anything else in the world at the same time, these guns are concentrated among a passionate minority, who are typically the loudest critics against any form of gun control and who scare legislators into voting against such measures 2) more guns mean more gun deaths period. America’s gun problem is dramatically larger in scale than australia’s was in the us, more than 10,000 americans will likely be killed in gun murders this year another 20,000 will likely be lost to gun suicide the total number of gun deaths and violent injuries will be close to 100,000. America’s gun problem is dramatically larger in scale than australia’s was in the us, more than 10,000 americans will likely be killed in gun murders this year another 20,000 will likely be lost to gun suicide.
Supporters of gun rights look at america’s high levels of gun violence and argue that guns are not the problem they point to other issues, from violence in video games and movies to the supposed breakdown of the traditional family. Focusing on gun control also helps to sidestep uncomfortable questions about the racialized nature of existing gun laws us gun laws give the illusion of equal treatment, but they are actually applied differently according to the race of the assailant, the number of people impacted, and the race of the victim(s.
Opponents of gun control tend to point to other factors to explain america’s unusual levels of gun violence — particularly mental illness but people with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims, not perpetrators, of violence. The guardian - back to home news opinion sport gun control – a guardian investigation america’s gun violence problem is so much bigger than mass shootings, whose victims represent.
Every mass shooting and act of terror is an opportunity for liberals to push gun control something must be done to stop gun violence, but there are four problems with the liberal argument for gun control these are: (1) hypocrisy (2) reality (3) misapplication of blame and (4) discrimination. Background on gun control gun massacres mass shootings dominated discussion in several presidential debates in 2015, and the 49 people killed in the orlando massacre in june 2016 ensures the issue will remain part of the presidential debates indefinitely.