Gun Control And Gun Violence

1054 WordsSep 13, 20155 Pages
Gun control generally refers to policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms (Wikipedia). This is an important definition for citizens, lawmakers, and gun lobbyists to follow over the debate on gun control. As well as the Second Amendment in the constitution which states, “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed”. There has been a debate on whether that specifies within the home or outside of the home. For more than a century, gun control has been a considerable topic amongst the groups of citizens, lawmakers, and gun lobbyist due to reoccurring gun violence issues spreading across the United States. Every year an average of 32,514 people die from gun violence. According to The Brady Campaign (Gun violence prevention campaign), in 2015, 108,476 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention (Brady Campaign). In these incidents, handguns are known to be the top firearms used and owned (Brady Campaign).Now we focus on how to control it and where gun control laws are headed. Democrats believe the state and federal laws don’t do enough to protect citizens from the loss of a life. Republicans support “the right to bear arms” for citizens to defend themselves, and the National Rifle Association believe the current law should be enforced more aggressively. Overall the debate boils down to who should have possession of

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