Gun Control Effect

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BAM! on an average day, 91 people die of gun violence, according to EverytownResearch.org. There are over 12,000 gun murders in an average year in the United States. Also, a black man is 10 times more likely to be shot with a gun than a white man (“Gun Violence”). But what does race, age, or ethnicity have anything to do with murders with a firearm? For a person to better understand gun control, they would have to look at what gun control is, what are the causes of gun violence, people who agree to have gun control, people who oppose gun control, and ways a person can prevent gun violence.
Gun Control has been a controversial issue in the United States, and many other countries around the world. But what is gun control? “Gun control (or the
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First of all, there are two different types of gun violence, homicide, which is where one person kills another person, and domestic disputes, which is between two partners or family members. Murder rates across the United States are concerns for residents. According to The Death Penalty Information Center, there were 5.6 homicides per 100,000 people in the United States in 2001. Over time, the homicide rates went down slowly, eventually getting to 4.5 homicides per 100,000 people in thirteen years (“Murder”). In a perfect world, if this trend continues, it would take over 50 years to get the murder rates down to less than one. Another form of gun violence between people, is domestic disputes, (spouse vs …show more content…
There are two possible ways a person, society, or a country can stop violence. One way to stop gun violence is by record keeping. “The Brady Bill, named after James Brady, the law required federally licensed dealers to conduct background checks.” (Krieg). Background checks would be a significant way to stop giving criminals guns because they could tell if you have a criminal record or not. The other way would be to initiate a prohibition and pass more laws. The first law passing was in 1934. “There was a legislation drafted to impose new criminal penalties, and taxes on machine guns, sawed-off shotguns to try to stop gun violence.” (Krieg). Also, countries pass many gun laws to try to stop gun violence. For example, “Mexico has some of the strictest gun laws in the world, and yet, in 2012, Mexico has 11,309 gun murders, compared to the United States that had 9,146 gun homicides.” (“Gun”). Even gun laws can not stop gun

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