The Issue Of Gun Control Essay

2473 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 10 Pages
BAM! on an average day, 91 people die of gun violence, according to 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 regulation on production of firearms) refers to laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms in order to control crime and reduce the harmful effects of violence. They vary greatly around the world” (“Gun Control”). Although gun control laws vary around the world, how did gun control become an issue? Gun control can be traced all the way back to 1791, when the Bill of Rights was created. According to what James Madison said back in 1791, “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." The next case didn’t come up until 1837, when Georgia passed a law on the purchase of…

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