Gun Control And Its Effect On The United States Essay example

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“Researcher Gary Kleck found that 92 percent of criminal attacks are deterred when a gun is merely shown (or, rarely, a warning shot fired). By inference, this means that open carry would have the effect of deterring crime in the same way that a thief might choose another restaurant when he sees police eating at his intended target.” Too many unrestricted gun laws. There has been recent laws that have been dropped. For example: you’re not required to have a conceal and carry license to carry a gun on your person. Such as a random person buys a gun they pass the background check and everything needed to purchase and own the gun, but they do not have the proper training to handle the gun and when and when not to use it in certain situations.
Mexico has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world and yet, in 2012, Mexico had 11,309 gun murders (9.97 gun homicides per 100,000 people) compared to the United States that had 9,146 gun homicides (2.97 per 100,000 people) The United States has the highest rate of private gun ownership of any developed nation, at nearly 89 firearms per 100 people. It also leads overwhelmingly in the number of firearm deaths. For every 1 million Americans, there are 29.7 homicides by firearm each year, the Human Development Index reported. Switzerland, the nation with the next highest rate, has 7.7 firearm homicides per…

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