Gun Control Of The United States Essay

1458 Words Dec 15th, 2015 6 Pages
In the United States, over 30,000 people are fatally injured by firearms every year. However, progress on acts and laws that attempt to restrict the distribution and sales of weapons often times comes to a screeching halt, as the use of personal firearms has been an important part of America’s history. While there are concrete and sufficient arguments for the use of guns in the United States, a myriad amount of statistics has shown that the fact of the matter is, personal firearms cause much more harm today than they did in 1791 when the Second Amendment of the U.S. constitution was adopted. In recent years, guns have become much more efficient and deadly as the technology grows to meet demand. Regulation of firearm usage and distribution is required in the United States, as it would reduce the amount of youth deaths, spark a decline in crime rates, and provide greater insight to the Second Amendment. It is estimated that, throughout the world, on average, a total of thirteen individuals under the age of nineteen are killed by gunfire each day. The article “Battleground America” mentions that, “ever since the Columbine Shootings, American schools have been preparing for gunmen” (Lepore 1). This article continues on to mention a handful of individual stories of young people in America, and their struggles with gun violence. Students, who already have a formidable sum of worries and fears, should not have to live in fear of the possibility of rogue gunmen terrorizing their…

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