Essay about Should Gun Control Be Legal?

741 Words Nov 16th, 2016 3 Pages
We all have our views on gun ownership, whether it is to ban assault rifles, to limit the size of the magazines a gun can hold, or to ban all guns in general. I do not think that we should ban the use of guns completely throughout the country, but I do think that we should aim to do more to reduce gun violence. According to pewresearch.org, there are 270 million to 310 million guns in the United States – close to one firearm for every man, woman and child. In addition, according to pbs.org, our country’s population is at 320,090,857. There are almost as much guns as there are people here in the United States!
In 2011, firearms killed 32,251 people in the United States (Lafrance, 2015). Improving laws, the process of background checks to be sure that the people licensed to guns are the not mentally ill, are some of the numerous ways we can reduce gun violence. Requiring background checks to all purchases at gun shows should also be ruled. Limiting people from the amount of guns they are allowed to purchase in a month or year would be beneficial as well. Instead of taking time to ban weapons or certain kinds of guns, I think that making those improvements would better benefit the nation. If we ban guns, there will still be criminals that will get their hands on firearms. The people who do not abide to laws will not hand over their guns easily; they will always find a way to transport and receive firearms. On the other hand, there are people who abide to laws and own…

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