Essay On The Necessity Of Gun Control

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The Necessity of Gun Control Guns hurt about nineteen children every day, where twelve children are injured and seven children are killed. These are only just children. Imagine how many more people become victims of gun violence every day. There is a lot of debate between whether or not more laws should be passed to control the ownership and manufacturing of guns in the United States. Can gun control laws reduce the amount of gun violence? The clear answer is yes. First, the suicide rate will lower if we pass more gun control laws. Next, making people undergo background checks before owning a gun will help lessen the risk of a firearm ending up in the hands of a criminal or a person with mental illness. Third, there will be more gun deaths…show more content…
According to an article by the name of “The research is clear: gun control saves lives” by German Lopez, it says, “A more recent study from 2013, led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher, reached multiple conclusions: After controlling for multiple variables, the study found that a 1 percent increase in gun ownership correlated with a roughly 0.9 percent rise in the firearm homicide rate at the state level.” If more gun control laws were passed, it would be more difficult to get a gun. As a result, there would be fewer deaths by guns. The homicide rate would be positively impacted since people wouldn’t have guns to commit any shootings or crimes. Conversely, others may say that even though passing gun control laws will lower gun deaths, the general homicide rate will still continue to rise. It is understood that the homicide rate will still continue to increase even with gun control laws. However, it will still make a notable effect on the homicide rate. This is because guns are used very often in homicides. It is nearly impossible to successfully ban every single method of killing. There will be more gun deaths if it is easier to get guns, and this is a third reason why more gun control laws should be
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