Looser Gun Control Essay

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While supporters for loose gun control perceive guns as a tool for self-defense, they overlook a serious and fundamental reality about guns: guns can and do kill people. Without proper firearm laws, people are far more susceptible to die by a gun. States with loose gun control tend to have a higher rate of death by a firearm than states with strict gun control. Previously, it had been shown that in states with more firearms, there have also been higher rates of crime; on the other hand, states with less firearms possess lower rates of crime. However, another pattern is seen between these two opposite ends.
States with higher rates of crime and gun ownership tend to have looser gun control, while states with lower rates of crime and gun ownership have stricter gun control. This is because citizens have easier access to firearms in states
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Over the course of three decades, from 1982 to 2012, there have been roughly sixty-two mass shootings in the United States. The problem is, most of these shootings could have been avoided if correct gun laws had been around. For instance, on June 20, 2012, James Eagan Holmes unleashed a barrage of firepower upon the audience in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Carrying an entire arsenal of firearms, including an AR-15 assault rifle and a semi-automatic rifle, which had a magazine of 100 rounds, he killed twelve people and injured seventy others. As one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States, there were several debates revolving around concerns of the loose gun control. And although there were many arguments between the two perspectives on gun control, one thing was clear: if there had been a gun law that prohibited the purchase of assault weapons or high-capacity magazines, many of those murdered by Holmes would still be alive today. This principle applies to all other mass shootings that have occurred over the last three

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