Gun Violence In America

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Gun violence has been rising and has become a most challenging and serious issue. There have been 1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days and more than 33,000 people are fatally shot by firearms in the US each year. There are way more mass shootings in the US than in any other nations in the world. According to the article of Vox, the total number of gun deaths altogether in the US from 2000 to 2013 surpasses the number of American killed by Aids, illegal drug overdoses, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and terrorism combined. It should be clear by now this level of gun violence is a uniquely serious American issue amongst the developed countries. Furthermore, the US has an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands even though researchers claim that America’s high level of gun ownership are a major reason the US is getting extremely worse in terms of gun violence than other developed nations. It is the extremely tragic thing to say but looking at the patterns of gun violence, most of the people claims that there will be another mass shooting in America. Yet, no law has been passed or introduced by the lawmakers to prevent this tragic violence. After every act of gun violence with regards to a mass shooting, there are calls for action and there will be a debate in the house. However, the debate goes back and forth for the short period of time. After the horrific event that, people move on and after some time there will be another mass shootings.
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