Relationship Between Gun Violence And Gun Control

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Introduction
Gun violence and gun control has been a thorny issue in the American society. Available facts relating to gun violence show that on average, 29 Americans are killed with guns daily and 160 are treated for gun injuries. On average, 55 people kill themselves with a firearm and homicide rates in America is twenty times higher than the combined rate of 23 other
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Frustration and disappointment builds up hence causing one to injure the other person.
The last emotional aspect is that the person may be having unresolved and unexpressed feelings which they do not know how to deal with hence the reason for the violence (Carter, (2012, P. 57). It is only accurate to point out/conclude that any form of violence (including gun violence) is a distorted expression of one?s anger or terror in a surrounding that is not secure for them to release strong feelings.
What is the relationship between gun violence and emotions and men?
According to a research that was done in 1967 by Berkowitz and LePage, the presence of a gun increases aggression. This script is what is used in advertising whereby certain stimuli encourages certain behavior (sight of food activates ones eating). A different study pointed out there is close link between guns, testosterone, and aggression. Males who have held guns for 20 minutes are likely to engage in aggressive actions due to high testosterone levels. It is from the above findings that clarity can be obtained that most gun violence incidents are committed by

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