Gun Laws Reduce Gun Control

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About nineteen children are hurt from guns every day, in which twelve children are injured and seven children are killed. These are only just children. Imagine how many 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 enact more gun control laws. Next, making people undergo background checks before owning a gun will help reduce the risk of a firearm ending up in the hands of a criminal or a mentally ill person. Third, there will be more gun deaths if it is easier to obtain a …show more content…

According to an article called “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.” The number of gun deaths increased when more people owned guns. If more gun control laws were enacted, it would be harder to obtain a gun. Therefore, there would be fewer deaths by guns. The claim and quote tie into the thesis, because since there are more gun deaths when more people own guns, enacting more gun control laws will make it so that fewer people have guns. Others may say that even though enacting gun control laws will reduce 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 …show more content…

“Some Gun Laws Tied to Lower Suicide Rates.” The New York Times, 15 Mar. 2017,

Frank, Monte E. “We need lawmakers to enact the people's will on gun control.” The Guardian, 11 Sept. 2013,

Lopez, German. “The research is clear: gun control saves lives.” Vox, 4 Oct. 2017,

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