The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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From the point of view of protecting an individual, there are many advantages for having gun control restrictions. With the presence of guns women are more likely to be abused or injured by a stalker. In the presence of guns, women’s risk of being murdered increases 500% (Procon 3). If there are no laws regarding to gun restriction then guns will be found anywhere. Also, high capacity magazines should be reduced because they increase the number of murder and injury rates. According to an investigation, at least 50% of high capacity magazines are used in 62 mass shootings between 1982 and 2012 (procon 2). If there is a gun at home it could be easily be stolen, 1.4 million guns are stolen from US homes between 2005 and 2010 (“Right to Bear Arms” 2). Another way to prevent gun violence is to have background check and ban on assault weapons. 83% of all adults surveyed approve of background checks according to a Pew Research survey. Gun control can help reduce the number of accidental deaths. If there is a gun in the house and the parents are not present a child can accidentally use it and injure him/herself or someone else. According to Law Center, 89% of unintentional shooting deaths occur when the child is home alone (procon 5). Also with the presence of gun the number of suicide deaths decrease. Between 1999 and 2013, there were 270,237 firearms suicides in the United States (Procon 4). Hoping to decrease the number of suicides throughout the years. These are some advantages
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