The Role Of Gun Violence In The United States

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Gun violence in the United States

Gun violence is violence committed with the use of a gun (firearm or small arm). It may or may not be considered criminal.

Every day there is a victim of gun violence in the US, rather by homicides, slain by rival gangs, drug dealers, robbers, a bar fight, a family member, abusive partners, and much more. According to the IANSA more then 30,000 people are killed each year in this country by death of a gun. Attention is often focused on mass shootings or high-profile cases, but gun violence affects our communities in many other ways every day. In some communities, gun violence is a rare and alarming occurrence, but in others, it’s just a fact of life.

My concern for gun violence is the effect it has on young kids in our generation now and for the years to come …show more content…

In 2013, 1,670 children (age 0 to 18 years) died by gunshot and an additional 9,718 were injured according to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research institute. I my self at the age of 29 a survivor to gun violence almost did not make it to tell my story. Which made me want to end gun violence even more now then ever. With three holes now permanently scared on my chest, a mantel memory that will last forever is a remainder of what happens every day in our nation. I think a big part of why we see so much violence is that we have people who don't fear consequences, people that don`t seem to fear the death penalty because of the types of crimes they’re committing. If they don`t fear the consequences nor see the moral of life then what`s preventing them from committing the crime? We as a nation should urge our cities, and

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