The majority of people are in need of safer guns. Hence many are in favor of the making of guns in a design that makes gun safer. According to several research conducted, it evident that it is to the people interest to reduce the number of gun violence using technology. It has been a public health epidemic (more than 33,000 people in America are killed annually). In a national survey done, 59% of the people said that in case they might buy a new gun, they can be interested in buying a childproof or a personalized firearm that can only be operated by the authorized owner. The Gun Lobby got it all as support is high across the political field as they are interested in buying a firearm that has safety –boosting technology. Actually 43% are of people currently owning guns are in favor, as only 24% are against it. The Gun Lobby has used technology to swerve peoples opinion in the following ways;
1) Preventing Tragedies
Gun Lobby has been equipped with smart technology that can significantly reduce misuse and accident use of the guns by the young people, which for the past years make up the greater part of five hundred plus unintended shooting deaths that occur. Having this personalized gun, kids will not be in a position to fire the gun found at their home or at a friend’s place. According to research done, shootings that involve people of different could have been avoided if the safe technology gun were being used. Smart guns can also help to curb gun suicides, which have resulted to firearm-related fatalities. Presently the young people commit suicide and in most cases they use their parents’ gun. Additionally, safe guns can stop criminals from handling a gun against its owner in case it is taken away or stolen. Also guns stolen from their owners would have no use in the illegal market that encourages gun violence. Given that most killings are done using the stolen guns, The Gun Lobby would be of help as it would be in a position of saving eleven thousand people and above who are shot with firearms annually. The Gun Lobby can help stop these tragedies, yet with no restriction on private firearm ownership.
2) Safety Sells
In spite of the efforts to block private guns from hitting the market, the outcome of a recent research showed that the National Rifle Association (NRA’s) fight hasn’t changed people opinion on the safer firearms. Many if not all still are willing to purchase this guns due to the safe technology that they have.