Essay on Guns Do Not Kill People

817 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
Guns do not kill people; people kill people. Shooting a gun does not simply happen by itself, but the person behind the gun pulling the trigger. By regulating gun laws, we may say that by having stricter gun control, it will be difficult for criminals to get a hold of a gun, but it does not mean that there will be less crime or fewer deaths. Criminals do not follow the law regardless, so what makes everyone think that by having gun control, or by regulating gun laws that it will change the way things are. Therefore, there should not be stricter gun control laws in the United States. Having more gun control laws will reduce gun deaths. In the United States guns were leading deaths by homicide (66.6% of all homicides) and by suicide (52.2% of all suicides). Fire arm was the 12th leading cause of all deaths (CDC, 2014). American children at the age 15 were nine times more likely to die of a gun accident than children in other advanced wealthy countries. About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds (Frum, 2013). If a person buys a handgun they automatically are at a higher risk of suffering violent deaths (Cummings, Koepsell, Grossman, Savarino, and Thompson). Violent crimes committed between 2007 and 2011, 0.79% of victims (235, 700) protected themselves with a threat of use or use of a firearm (bjs.gov 2013). It is a fact that the majority of the American people do not know what laws are currently in effect; therefore it would be meaningless for…

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