Are Guns Good Or Bad

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I was born and grew up in a city called Changle in the south-east of China. It is a small and peaceful place where some people may never have connections with police or criminal justice. I had never heard any crimes related to guns nationwide, and I was never afraid of shooting crimes would happen when I was there. Only some of the law enforcement officers can equip and use guns. In real life, the only situation I would see guns was the escorts holding guns in front of banks, and I did not think those were real. Most of the time, “Gun” was a word that I would see or read in books or through the news. Much gun-crime news I read happened in the United States, and what I thought were simply like it was scary. After I moved to the United States, …show more content…

A higher level of obtaining guns equals to more violent deaths to all ages includes homicide, suicide, and unintentional firearm deaths (Miller, Azrael, Hemenway, 2013). Firearms have strong lethality and generally have longer range than other weapons such as knives which make people hard to run away or self-defense. Also, once the guns are fired, generally speaking, there is going to have at least wounded, and there is little time allow people to react. Even though passing a background check mandatorily to purchase a gun may be helpful to deter potential shooters, I think it is still unpredictable what would a person do with a gun, and it is too risky to trust people’s rationality of not doing harms with guns. Recently, one another school shooting just happened at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida which caused 17 deaths and 14 injured. Seeing the pictures of survivors and victims’ families crying is heart-breaking. Some witnesses declared that they saw some students tried to fight back, but clearly, it could not stop the perpetrator, Nikolas Jacob Cruz, because of who armed with an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle. Although people tried to run for their lives, the shooter could still take their lives at a distance with a rifle. I understand that when someone wants to commit a crime, he or she would come up with many ways to commit it, but guns definitely provide an easy way to cause massive

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