The Pros And Cons Of Gun Violence In America

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“If cancer research was stopped for a single day, there would be a huge protest. But gun violence research has been stopped for over 20 years,” said Mark Rosenberg, former head of CDC Injury Prevention Program. The gun violence rates in America are way higher than they should be. America’s gun violence rate is more than 25 times the average of other high-income countries. If America added sensible gun control programs and procedures we could lower that rate.

The United States has one of the highest gun violence rates in the world and some of the worst statistics. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on an average day, over 90 Americans are killed by guns. People are treated by gun-related injuries every day. In 2013, 117,894 Americans were killed or treated for gun-related injuries (Gabor, Thomas, 2016). Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times reported, since 1970 there have been 1.45 million gun deaths in the United States, that is more than all the deaths in U.S. wars including, the Civil War, two world wars, Korean War, Vietnam, and the Iraq War combined. Between 2001 and 2011, 11,385 people died annually in firearm incidents in the U.S. If you removed 2001, which included the 9/11 terrorist attacks (Gunter, Joel, October, 2, BBC News), only 31 people died annually in terror-related incidents. There were about 10,000 more people killed by guns annually than there were people killed by terrorism in that period.

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