Essay: Why The Government Should Enforce Stricter Gun Control Laws

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Why the Government Should Enforce Stricter Gun Control Laws Since 1982, there have been at least 69 mass shootings across the country. In 2012, 64% of all gun-related deaths in the U.S. were suicides. From 2005-2010, almost 3,800 people in the U.S. died from unintentional shootings. These statistics are mainly caused by weak gun control laws in the U.S. The government needs to enforce stricter gun control laws to decrease the amount of deaths caused by guns, lower the suicide rates caused by guns, and decrease the amount of accidental deaths caused by guns. More gun control laws would lead to fewer deaths. In 2010, guns were used in 11,078 homicides in the U.S. On average, 33 gun homicides were committed each day for the years 2005-2010. This is outrageous! Every state needs to check for handgun permits, background checks, handgun registries, and concealed carry permits. States with more restrictive laws generally have …show more content…
There were 10,933 unintentional firearm deaths between 1999 and 2015. Firearms were the 16th leading cause of unintentional death representing 0.5% of all unintentional deaths. A child or teen can get ahold of a gun and accidently misuse it and end up accidentally taking their life. This is the parents fault for not keeping the gun or guns in a safe place. If the owner cannot take responsibility into his or her guns, they should not be able to have a permit or be able to own a gun. More gun control laws could save so many lives of children and teens and protect them from misusing guns.
In conclusion, more gun control laws would save so many lives and protect people from harm and danger in public places or at home. The death rates caused by guns would drastically decrease, and people would feel safer when they go out in public. Thee would be less suicides and less unintentional deaths. More gun control laws would mean a safer

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