The Consequences Of Gun Control In The United States

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Eliot Spitzer, a former governor of New York, once said “Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror”. Gun control is needed in our society because many deaths in America are caused by guns. Having gun control would prevent many deaths and make America a safer place because it could also help to lower crime rates. Gun control laws should be passed to reduce gun deaths, getting rid of gun culture, and help lower the crime rate.
First of all, gun control laws would reduce gun deaths. Many deaths in the United States are caused by guns. For example, “There were 464, 033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013[.] 270, 237 suicides (58.2% of total deaths); 174, 773 homicides (37.7%); and 9, 983 unintentional deaths” (Procon.org). In the duration of 14 years, there were close to half a million gun deaths. That’s almost 95 deaths a day! Also, “27 people were killed by guns in America on Christmas Day in 2015, which is equal to the total number of people killed in gun homicides in an entire year in Austria, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Estonia, Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Iceland combined” (DoSomething.org) If we don’t put gun control laws into effect, guns will soon be something that everyone owns. When someone gets mad at someone, he or she will start a fight that begins with mean words and ends with a fatal gunshot. Eventually, people might just pull out a gun and kill when they want to end a

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