Gun Violence: The Minimum Age For Gun Control

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Gun ownership should be controlled along with abusive behavior and bullying

Recently in our society, there have been debates over gun control. Statistics are not the only way a point can be proven about the harmful effects that guns have on our society. Stories from parents who have lost children, or children left fatherless or motherless due to gun violence hit home harder than graphs on paper. Imagine all those sad faces of toddlers and the cries of kids as they get told that their families are gone. There have been 62 of 89 cases where either the parents lost their children) or the children) lost their parents because of these so called Safe Guns.

Guns have turned out to be the epitome of violence in our society. Whenever people are robbed, or murdered, chances are that these events occurred with the use of a gun. Firearms are used in about 60 percent of the murders committed in this country, and attacks by firearms injure thousands of others. This brings up the topic of how people with such destructive means obtain these deadly weapons. Just about any US citizen can go buy a gun. The law states that Minimum Age for Gun Possession: Subject to limited exceptions*, federal law prohibits the possession of a handgun or handgun ammunition by any person under the age of 18, but they have no minimum age for the possession of long guns or long gun ammunition. “Easy acquisition of firearms leads to a higher rate of guns used in crimes (MacGillis 160). With there being no

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