Essay about Gun Control And Gun Ownership

1029 Words Apr 22nd, 2015 null Page
Gun violence is a monumental problem, not only within the United States but worldwide. Statistics show that gun ownership in the US is on the rise, but Firearms deaths are on the decline. Accidental deaths are a problem that many people ignore, but with all the gun related issues that have been in the news lately, we need to take a look into it. While accidental deaths that are firearm related are very low, it is still an issue that needs to be addressed. A popular misconception is that more guns means more crime, as well as more accidental shootings. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), as gun ownership is on the rise the accident rate is declining. They also say there are 308 million people in the United States, and that of those 308 million only 600 were accidently killed with a firearm. That is a 0.000194% chance that you will accidentally be killed with a gun in any given year. According to the National Safety Council over 12,000 people die every year by simply falling down. According to The Pew Research center, the gun homicide rate is down 49% since its 1993 peak, but the public is largely unaware of this fact. That is due to false media coverage due to the news companies more worried about ratings than the truth. According to a research survey done by Pew Research Center 56% of Americans believe gun crime is higher now than it was 20 years ago while only 12% think its lower. The media and video game industry has pushed violence for so…

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