Guns in America Should be Stopped

Guns in America Should be Stopped

Max Donnelly, Writer

Guns in America have been a problem for many people for a long time. In the second Amendment, you are allowed to keep and bear arms. As of 2020, there are 77.49 million gun owners and the numbers keep growing. This number is getting way too high and there are people that have very bad intentions with it.

About 30% of adults in America have a gun. A lot of Americans are constantly scared about when the next attack strike and if will it happen to them. There are also an estimated 436.6 million guns in the United States. According to the Sandy Hook Promise “Each day 12 children die from gun violence in America. Another 32 are shot and injured.” I think this number is way too high, and you can never know when someone around has one. Many racist people in America use their guns to harm or kill Black or other races. Sandy Hook Promise also said, “Black youth are four times more likely to be killed with guns than their white peers.” I think guns are horrible, too many people per year die of gun violence. There are about 120 guns per 100 people which means more than 1 gun per person. It is almost double more than any other country. There aren’t enough laws to keep guns out of the hands of people that have poor intentions with guns. About 40,620 people die per year in the U.S per year.

People who think guns should be allowed mostly want them for protection. Many people want them for the joy of hunting and shooting at ranges. People think they are vulnerable and feel threatened without their gun. According to Pew Research, “67% of gun owners have their gun for protection. Also “About four-in-ten gun owners (38%) say there is a gun that is both loaded and easily accessible to them all of the time when they are at home.”

A possible solution is to stop selling guns and stop providing ammunition. But the only way to really stop people is to have the right to bear arms taken away. We have had so many years of gun violence in public and in schools and no one has done anything to stop it. They may feel a lot of sympathy for the victims but no one stands up and makes a change.