Essay about The Effects Of Gun Violence On The United States

1028 Words Mar 9th, 2016 5 Pages
As gun violence in the united states is now so common that it’s daily news to hear about school shootings and armed people walking into restaurants and killing people, we need a president who can lead the country in rectifying the current situation. In this, John Kasich is not our country’s best option; he wishes to, as his website states, “Remove Burdensome Restrictions” on concealed carry licenses. Although the Second Amendment was written to give civilians the right to defend themselves, America’s loose gun laws and high levels of gun related violence are in stark contrast to that of other countries, and John Kasich only wishes to remove the few restrictions in place. This is a foolish position to hold, since tighter gun control leads to less gun violence, our states and cities have many of the factors that lead to gun violence already, and states with loose gun control have higher levels of firearm violence. Countries with more restrictions on purchasing and owning weapons, such as Canada, Japan, and Australia, have had far less firearm violence than the U.S. Canada has strict requirements on purchasing and owning guns. To own a gun in Canada, residents must take a safety course and pass two exams, one written and one practical. The license expires in five years. In order to own a restricted weapon, all residents must have these registered with Royal Canadian Mounted Police 's Canadian Firearms Program. Japan has even more stringent laws about guns, resulting in…

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