Gun Control And Its Effects On America Essay

2303 Words May 4th, 2016 10 Pages
Guns have always been apart of American culture. However, gun policies have not followed the progression in society. The gun policies are outdated and it has resulted in incidents of mass murder, suicide, and accident fatalities. Gun policies involving depth of background checks, psychological evaluations, and the amount of guns in the US all need to change. These and more problems have caused higher mass murder rates, higher homicides, and higher suicide rates just to begin with. With active policy changes lead by government representatives many lives can be easily saved.

Guns are a large part of American culture, It says in the Second Amendment all have the right to bear arms. About a quarter (24%) of US citizens own a firearm (Clark). However, this gun culture creates negative effects on America. Mass and accidental shootings are a growing issue in the United States. In 2015, there was 355 mass shootings in the US recorded (Follman). Also, according to the FBI, from 2000 to 2012 there have been about 200,000 homicides with about two-thirds done with firearm (Weisser). Many tragedies involving guns has stemmed from lack of government gun control. Gun control has been a non-changing policy for the last decade. This issue is constantly ignored because of groups such as the NRA, NAGR, GOA. The largest group the NRA, National Rifle Association has over 4 million member nationwide and hundreds of millions of dollars for lobbyists (Korte). These groups have stopped any push…

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