People Died Every Day From Gun Violence Essay

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People died every day from gun violence. Ik- Whan G. Kwon and Daniel W. Baack say “In 2000, almost30,000 persons died from firearm injuries in the United States” (134). How could this large amount of number be reached? In the United Stated, there are lots of gun shooting tragedies. CNN reported that 20 adults and 6 students were killed by gunfire “at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14.” (Sandy Hook shooting: What happened?). This is just one example of many tragedies happened in the United States. Danny Franklin says “For most Americans, the lesson of Sandy Hook is not ‘guns are dangerous.’ Rather, it is, ‘the world is dangerous and I need to protect myself.’” (6). That shows today’s American gun culture; that is kill before get killed. When it comes to guns in the United States, people in this country think they won independence from Britain with guns and guns are their symbol, and that reason has made the America’s gun culture today. However, according to the statistics by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which is an organization works on to prevent gun violence, “One in three people in the U.S. know someone who has been shot.” (1). This seems very dangerous to live in the USA; thus, having guns should be more controlled. The reason why guns should be more controlled is that if guns are free to access, guns cause violent crime, massacre, and accidents. At first, guns should be more controlled because guns are used for violent…

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