Argumentative Essay On Gun Reform

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With all the gun related violence and school shootings that have happened lately in the United States there has been a lot of talk about whether or not there should be a gun reform. Some people argue that there should be a gun reform with stricter gun laws in order to prevent more gun related violence and crimes from happening. Some others believe that a gun reform is not necessary. They believe that stricter gun laws would cause more gun related violence. The United States should put a gun reform in place that includes stricter gun laws, better regulations, better regulations on gun permits, and restricts the type of guns available to the public.

First, let’s start out with some facts about gun violence in the United States. The first facts that will be presented are from an article by the U.S. Department of Justice. This article explores the facts about gun violence and crimes involving guns from 1993-2011. The U.S. Department of Justice states that there were 478,400 fatal and nonfatal crimes committed with firearms. (Planty and Truman, 1) That number breaks down to an alarming number of about 60 crimes committed with firearms per hour. 224,322 of these 478,400 crimes were homicides involving firearms. (Planty and Truman, 2) 32,849 of these 224,322
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