Argument Against Gun Control

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Today, America is dealing with an epidemic. Our society has allowed guns to be an easily accessible item. While deaths associated with guns are becoming a normality in the United States, far too many innocent lives are being taken away at the speed of a bullet. Although many oppose gun control due to the 2nd amendment, the Supreme Court has shown its support. Since Australia and Japan have enforced strict gun control, they show how well-regulated gun laws lessen the amount of deaths related to firearms. There are many occasions where Americans have seen how lenient laws affect our everyday lives. 19,392 committed suicide with firearms, 13,000 homicides related to guns occur yearly in the United States, and since 2000, 194 school shooting have happened. To begin, 85% of suicides have a firearm involved. David Hemenway, the professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, stated, “Studies show that most attempts act on impulse, in a moment of panic or despair: once acute feelings ease, 91% do not go to die by suicide.”Easy access to guns make suicide more lethal. Other methods may allow a second chance but sadly, once the trigger is pulled there is no turning back. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that suicide with a gun is the most common method. This confirms that guns aid the ability to make suicide an easier action. Secondly, 70% of homicides are done by a firearm. Hence, this reveals how easy guns allow homicides to arise. In fact,
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