With many shootings and massacres happening within the past decade, gun control has become the heated topic of today’s society. There’s a debate on the legislation of gun control, determining rather or not legislation is needed.
Those in the support of more legislation on gun control believe that the number of deaths caused by guns will be brought down. According to the Counterpoint Article, Japan and England hold some of the strictest gun control laws, leading to the results in “the world’s lowest homicide rates” (Ballaro). Knowing that there are fewer deaths in a country can cause a tone of peace to a lot of people. Roughly thirty thousand people in America die from gunshots each year (Ballaro). Gun control advocates state that the number of and different types of guns in the hands of the American public is simply too great (Lee). Another advantage is the comfort and knowledge of being able to feel safe when taking a stroll through the streets or children playing outside at night, without feeling life threating.
Those not supporting gun control as a disadvantage would be those who use guns for hunting or sports. Hunters purchasing guns would …show more content…
In today’s society, legislation needs to be stressed on the issue of gun control. We live in a culture that glorifies violence, especially by the use of assault weapons in movies and videogames (Scabro). However when murders, massacres, and robberies occur, this glory withers away. Almost two-thirds of murders in America are caused by gunshots (Gun Control). After Some mass murders that took place in the recent years, such as the Virginia Tech, Colorado Theater shooting and the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut; the debate of more legislation on guns have been on the rise. Propositions such as background checks, waiting periods, etc., have all been great ideas to improve the state were in to keeping us safe