Gun Control: A Big Issue in the World Today Essay

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In the past year, I am sure that you have heard about the issue of gun control. Well, do you really know the full story behind the debate? My goal for this essay is to fully explain everything to you behind this issue and why it is such a big deal in our world today. There are many different problems behind why gun control is such a big issue in the world today, and why some people want gun control and others do not. Through these contrasting opinions on gun control, the world will never fully decide what is completely right. For the most part, every citizen in the world does not know of the major gun issues that occur every day that could be prevented. They also do not know about all the good things that guns can be used for. In …show more content…
Even though guns are used for good every day, they are also used for situations that are not good for our safety or the safety of others. Gun violence continues to rise in places where handguns are illegal. In the United Kingdom, where hand guns are illegal there are more violent crimes than here in the United States where handguns are legal. Even though we have less violent crimes, we still have a major problem with violence. The article “Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence” states, “On average, thirty-two Americans are murdered with guns every day and one hundred-forty are treated for a gun assault in an emergency room” (“Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence”). So it shows violent crimes are still a big problem in this country. One of the biggest problems is how much it affects the children of our country. The author also says, “Youth children which live in the most rural U.S. counties are as likely to die from a gunshot as those living in the most urban counties. Rural children die of more gun suicides and unintentional shooting deaths. Urban children die more often of gun homicides” (“Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence”). Reading this fact is very alarming as children should not be around guns as they are very dangerous to them. Overall, guns can cause a lot of deaths, but it shows where they are legal there is less violent crimes. Some people think that guns are not the answer for this society. Actually numbers show criminals will not

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