Gun Control And Guns Make It Easier Essay
I will always remember the first time I pulled a trigger. I was 10 years old when my dad took my sister and I to a gun range. Just knowing that I would get the chance to hold a gun made me feel grown. Shooting at the targets with the rifle, or just shooting aimlessly, was probably the most nerve-wrecking and exhilarating experience I had as a kid. Since I was young, I didn’t fully understand the power or danger of a gun. To me, guns were just toys for big men but as I got older, guns became a scarier reality. There has been an ongoing debate about whether or not there should be gun control but after seeing all the various shootings on T.V, it’s apparent that gun control needs to be enforced. Think about it: how many more lives would be saved if there were more gun laws and regulations put in place?
In America, 111,000 people are shot in one year on average, 33,000 people die from gun violence and 79,000 are shot and survive. These stats include gun violence pertaining to murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention (“Key Gun Violence Statistics”). Not to mention the cases that are still unknown. The sad reality is that it is extremely easy to get access to these guns. If you disagree, take a walk in East New York or fly over to Chicago and spend a night there. People get shot and killed every day because of how easy it is to get a gun.