Essay Gun Control And Its Effects On Children

1080 Words Jun 8th, 2016 null Page
Throughout life, everyone encounters violence in some way, whether that was at the playground, at school or within a relationship. Violence escalates quickly when trying to, “fight fire with fire” (Conventional Wisdom). It can only be broken by love and having loving relationships. Violence is mostly represented globally by physical damage such as using firearms. In America, guns are legal in many states. Almost everyone in the US has access to firearms, whether they are sold in drugstores or even banks. Owning a gun at home increases the chance of self or family related injury. It can get misplaced or improperly stored and children could potentially find it. It also brings danger into a community due to emotionally unstable or mentally unfit gun owners.
Owning a gun can be quite dangerous, especially without the right training and safety precautions. Many people choose not to take a gun safety class because it is not mandatory and are of the belief they know how to handle a gun. There have been reports of people cleaning their guns improperly and injuring themselves very severely. Others have been in a situation in which they believe an intruder is in the house, but it turns out to be a family member or friend. This can potentially cause accidental injury and even death.
Why do people feel the need to own a firearm? What is it truly protecting them from, when a gun owner is “6.5 times more likely to be shot and 5.2 times more likely to get killed compared to an unarmed…

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