Most countries in the world allow civilians to purchase firearms subject to certain restrictions. Under second amendment united states also give permit to every civilian that they can keep and bear arms for their self defense. The intention behind second amendment was self defense but in past couple of year it works totally opposite than intention. One report indicate that more number of people killed in mass shooting than number of people killed in terrorist attack. These numbers are enough to warning us that how all of us are moving toward big threat. However many people think that ban on firearm is not permanent solution for decrease crime rate. Criminals who doesn’t care about laws and rules regulation can easily get gun illegally and at that time person who don’t have gun be a easy target for them.
Keyword-Second Amendment, homicides, NFA(national firearm agreement), self defense , murders
In the United States approximately three hundred million firearms held by citizens in their homes. In most of crime committed in last decade almost in every crime gun played major part because it is very easy to commit crime if you have gun and second amendment gives basic right to every civilian that they can keep firearms. In todays society many people passing through depression and mental illness. In many case, under such depression and circumstances person taking up gun and killed so many innocent people. Further analysis of the data show that young people are many times more likely to be killed by a firearm in the United States than in any other developed country. Many immature young teenager don’t have any idea what is right and wrong. In certain depression or under such influence they taking up gun and commit crime. In last few year, so many cases came in front of us where mostly young people involved in mass shooting Because they easily get gun from their parent. Second amendment established in 1789 for the purpose of self defense but after that humans invent more powerful firearm like machine guns which is lethal and have capacity to kill more people in one second due to high fire rate . In Major mass shooting where criminal used these kind of high profile automatic machine gun. By using these kind of machine gun criminal kill more people than handgun and rifle which was invented before 1789 when second amendment adopted by united states. After almost two and half century United States is still following it as a basic right. United states should reconsider it when world is continuously inventing more damageable firearms and they need to follow how Australia control their gun culture.
The country with more guns have high number of homicides than other country. which indicate that gun always main factor in increase number of homicide attack. As per statistics we compare united states with other country considering total percentage of gun related killing of all homicides United States have highest gun related killing in all developed countries. This numbers are very high and it is indicating the worst situations.
In second graph we can see that In US out of 100 people 90 have firearm. Australia have 13 percent gun related killing because Australia stands in last position in top 10 civilian gun owing country. Its fact that country where civilian get gun easily have more homicide number than other country.
Australian government took action against this thing couple year ago and it was successful. Almost two decade ago there were so many mass shooting event occurred in Australia. In 1996, one thirty five year old man who was walked into in cafe and killed thirty five people. This event suddenly got attention from world media. John Howard who was Australian prime minister elected just six week before this mass shooting understand that Australia had too many guns. Anyone can get gun easily and commit crime. After one month Australian government came on agreement on gun restriction under NFA(national firearm agreement). This law was not completely restrict firearm from Australia but civilian need to get permit for firearm and after that they can carry firearm with them. Now under this law Australian government can check crime background of gun owner and register firearm with gun owner’s name. After that in 2011 Harvard’s David Hemenvay and Mary Vriniotis reviewed the research on Australia’s suicide and homicide rate after the NFA . Their conclusion was clear: “The NFA seems to have been incredibly successful in terms of lives saved.” They found that after NFA rate of homicide decline in next couple of year. The average firearm suicide rate in Australia in the seven years after the bill declined by 57 percent compared with the seven years prior. The average firearm homicide rate went down by about 42 percent (beauchamp,2017).