The Policy Of Gun Control

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I chose to review the policy of gun control. Years ago, shootings were not a worry in American’s lives. Now, it can be a fear to drop your children off at school. Safety should be taken very seriously, and putting more importance on gun control laws is a major first step. It is a big controversy whether gun laws should be strengthened or weakened. Should concealed consent to carry be taken away all together, or should the process to receiving a permit be more in depth? Should be police officers and security personnel be the only ones to carry firearms? These are all questions in the discussion of gun policies in the United States. Right now, 47% of Americans say yes, there should be more restrictions on firearm purchasing while 53% of Americans …show more content…
Times have changed. Americans are living scared, people are losing their loved ones, and violence is taking our lives. Things used to not be this way, back when people got along and violence was not much of an issue, people didn’t have to lock their doors or worry about carrying a gun around because you know you didn’t need it. Now, I can’t even walk into my own school without be buzzed in before being let in. It sickens me that things have gotten this low, and it seems they are only declining more. That is why I think there should be more gun control laws. If we would have always had more gun control laws, lots of these major acts of violence would not have happened, which were somewhat of a domino effect. I think it is too easy for criminals and the mentally ill to get their hands on a firearm. There is a class you take and a very shallow background check, and then you have a very powerful weapon in your hands. That weapon could easily be handed to a violent criminal. This is how all these shootings are happening. I think if we increased gun control laws, there would a significantly less amount of firearms in our hands, and I think that is for the best. Without a firearm, I think criminals would have a harder time committing crimes like theft, murder, or rape. Most all serious crimes include a lethal weapon, almost always being a gun. If these criminals could not get their hands …show more content…
270,000,000 guns are owned by Americans. That means 22% of people have a firearm in their possession. 464,033 deaths were reported last year from firearms, and guns were the leading cause of homicidal deaths. In all deaths combined, firearms placed 12th (“Guns in America”). People would argue that rifles and higher powered firearms should be banned not handguns, but records show that handguns cause more death than the high powered weapons. Handguns actually kill 20 times more people than rifles do. That is a scary number because handguns can be so easily concealed in public ("Gun Control - ProCon.org."). To show how important gun control laws are, the issue has been viewed by the nation’s highest court two times in the last two years. Groups concerning gun control and rights have been on Congress’ back for years to craft legislation in their respective favors ("Gun Control and Gun Rights."). 42 States make it legal to own an assault rifle and in the year 2014 21 states passed laws that gave more rights of gun owners to possess firearms in churches, bars, schools and college campuses ("Gun Control Poll Results."). Another reason why gun laws should be more strict is to protect women and children from being stalked or domestically abused. Statistics show that if domestic violence is happening and a gun becomes present, there is a 500% more chance of them being murdered. More woman were killed by gun

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