The Importance Of Gun Laws In The United States

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Guns are used all around the world, but here in the United States, we need to keep our gun usage limited with gun laws. Gun laws are put into action to make sure firearms are used responsibly; however, people will always find a way to break these laws no matter how many are made. Our Second Amendment, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”, gives U.S. citizens the right to own a weapon and use it for the right reasons.
Gun laws will not reduce the amount of gun deaths in the U.S. because gun laws do not determine crime; gun ownership determines crime numbers. There were 460,000 gun deaths in the U.S. between 1999-2013 and this was the 12th leading cause of death. Our government has passed more laws in the past years and the gun deaths have barely decreased. The best way to decrease gun deaths in the U.S. is to do background checks on every gun buyer before the individual purchases the weapon. Background checks are the best method because they determine whether the buyer will be able to buy the gun, or if their background has any type of criminal record. The bad part about this is if a person needs
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ARs are so popular for shootings because of these three factors: damage, fast shooting, and size of the magazines. If a AR weapon with a high capacity magazine is used in mass shootings, there is a 155% chance more people will be murdered than if a rifle or shotgun was used. The magazine on a weapon is a plastic or metal clip that goes into the bottom of the gun with all of the ammo in it. Oversized magazines is another law that our government is trying to put into place because certain magazines can hold up to 50 rounds. These magazines makes it easy for criminals to walk in a crowd of people and pick off everyone because they will not have to stop and reload their

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