Essay on Gun Control And The United States

2093 Words Apr 24th, 2016 9 Pages
Gun Control in the United States
Daniel Kussow
DeLaSalle High School

Gun Control in the United States
Crime and guns seem to always be paired together with one another. But are the two really that closely associated with each other? Does owning firearms really lead to crime? And if it does, do laws that put restrictions on the ownership of guns reduce gun-related crimes? These are the questions that many of our representatives in Congress are asking themselves when they go about voting on gun control laws. The debate about gun control versus the right to bear arms is not new and has been here for many years and it still trudges on today. As seen through this paper, gun control is a complicated issue with many different points of view to consider. Guns are incredibly powerful weapons. They can be used to protect and defend or to threaten and even kill. As high school students and upcoming college students, it is important to stay informed about the relevant events in the news. It is very important to pay attention to the direction of where gun control laws are headed as our government works to create laws to both protect the public safety of the population and also protect the constitutional rights of the population at the same time. Why is gun control such a big concern and debate in our society today? In the United States, half of all families own at least one gun. Also, nearly 36,000 people die from gun related crimes in any given year. Those are…

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