Gun Violence: The Issue Of Gun Control In America

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In recent times, the matter of gun control has increasingly heated up across the country. Whenever a national tragedy occurs that involves gun violence, the question on what to do about the United States’ gun control takes the centre stage. The tension debate regarding this issue has been going on a coon’s age as both the proponents and opponents of the gun control laws remain to stand firm for what they believe would suit the U.S. best. In my opinion, it is important to discuss this issue as limiting access to guns would progressively reduce the rate of gun violence in the United States of America. To support this idea, I will be focusing on two aspects, such as clearly defining the term of gun control as well as the falsity of “more guns, less crime”.…show more content…
The Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the people of the United States special rights of “a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of the free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Although people may have this right, supporters of gun control on the other hand believe that guns are too dangerous. In 2011, there were 8,454 homicides by firearms out of 12,253 homicides in total recorded, meaning that more than two-thirds of homicides associated with a gun. The issue of guns and gun control is thus intricated since it is about weighing to whether maintain individual’s right to bear arms or to prioritize the safety of the general

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