Causes Of Gun Violence In America

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Based on the national average, 306 people will die today from gun violence. (Every Town Research) Explanations for the cause of these tragic events might cause some to wonder why so many guns always end up in the hands of the wrong people. The truth behind this question is that America is too lenient in its gun control laws and regulations. Only 13 states require a background check to be performed no matter how a gun is sold or what kind of gun it is. In result of this, 40% of guns sold in the U.S are sold with “no questions asked.” (Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence) America is facing turmoil over this issue and there is only one solution, the United States must enact immensely stricter and more secure gun laws to protect the lives of every citizen in this country. The alarming number of gun-related injuries and deaths in the United States is in fault of our country’s lenient gun purchasing policies. As of September 1, 2016, there have been 9,618 deaths and 20,037 injuries due to gun-related violence. (Gun Violence Archives) These high numbers have been a trend over the course of America’s history. “So many people die annually from gunfire in the US that the death …show more content…
The alarming number of gun-related injuries and deaths in the United States is in fault of our country’s lenient gun purchasing policies. A popular argument against stricter gun laws is that gun ownership for all citizens in America is necessary for self-defense and would ultimately keep America safer. However, increasing the number of guns in the hands of average U.S citizens, will only increase the number of opportunities for casualties to arise. The time has come for America to step up and enforce new policies. If the U.S continues to make excuses and ignore this growing problem, the deaths in our country will soon begin to multiply. This is not the future of America that we aspire to

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