Importance Of Gun Control

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My topic is that gun control is necessary in America. Gun control has always been a controversial topic in America, and there is consensus about whether guns should be banned or not. We’ve reached the stage that gun control has become a part of the culture wars along with health care, abortion, and climate change. Some people argue that banning guns is not necessary because gun control does not directly reduce accidents, murders or suicides in society. Gun control laws do not deter crime because criminals can still kill people even without guns. In contrast. It’s said that gun control laws infringe one’s right to self-defense. On the other hand, some believe that implementing gun control is significant to America because it can effectively …show more content…
I’d like to state some reasons and my personal opinions about the importance of gun control in America. First and foremost, formulating gun control laws can reduce the number of accidental gun deaths, especially for children. From the Washington post, Nathan J. Robinson who is a Doctor of Philosophy in social policy and sociology at Harvard University said that over the past year, there are many new studies and media reports that have documented America’s a great number of children shootings. These occur when a child happens upon a gun, or is left alone at home, and ends up shooting themselves or another person. These are disasters result in hundreds of child fatalities. He gives people a case that a five-year-old boy shoots a three-year-old girl. For this gun accident, parents should take their responsibility. What’s more, it also shows us the big issue in regulating the permission for gun carriage. Furthermore, some people who have mental diseases are not able to control themselves, that means they would unconsciously threaten safety of themselves and others. All of these are accidental gun violence. Besides, the gun control laws would reduce gun deaths because many people die on account of guns nowadays. There were 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013: 270,237 suicides about 58.2% of total deaths; 174,773 homicides (37.7%); and 9,983 unintentional deaths (2.2%). From these statistic, we can find that Gun violence is the major cause of death. Therefore, if government limits and regulates the usage of guns, gun violence and human death will decrease. In addition, guns will intensify conflicts and make them more violent and serious than they should be because guns’ power is too strong. Obviously, using a weapon can increase aggression and violence, to find out, researchers do some experiments. For example, one study found that drivers were more likely to honk their horns at another driver stalled in a

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