Essay Guns Don 't Kill People

1571 Words Sep 28th, 2014 7 Pages
"Guns don 't kill people, people kill people." This quotation can be taken in different ways. One way this could be looked at is it 's not the guns that kill people, it 's the person behind it. The gun laws in the United States of America are pretty loose; most states do not require a permit to purchase a gun or a license to own one as well. This means that a person with serious physiological issues could walk into their local Wal-Mart and purchase a handgun with ease and use it the same day. Around ninety people die in the United States of America each day in gun related incidences which roughly equals about 32,000 deaths per year according to the Violence Policy Center (VPC). Using the total deaths in 2010 (number of deaths: 2,515,458) taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gun deaths account for about 1.3% of deaths each year in the United States of America; 1.3% of deaths that could have been prevented or at the very least reduced. Taking into account the total amount of deaths and laws varied in each state, the United States of America 's government should implement a nationwide law requiring citizens to obtain a permit and licensing to buy and own a gun, not just in select states that already have this implemented and also who can handle a gun in general. For someone to be able to kill someone in cold blood, there must be something wrong with them psychologically. Psychologically disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),…

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