Gun Control May Help Save Lives

1394 WordsJan 25, 20186 Pages
Gun Control May Help Save Lives If you ask an American why they own a gun, about sixty-seven percent of them will tell you either it is for their own protection or claim it is their right as an American. Many think that those who were injured and/or killed by guns were in, “the wrong place at the wrong time.” So then what about all those people who were killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting? Sandy Hook elementary? Columbine? Virginia tech? Were these people in the wrong place at the wrong time? The fact is it could be anyone and some Americans are afraid to do anything and go anywhere anymore with more and more incidents like this taking place. It could happen anywhere whether that be at the mall, in your backyard, or the local convenience store. You don’t have to be in the wrong place at the wrong time in fact it may even happen in the comfort of your own home. The NRA (National Rifle Association) along with some republicans argue that guns are not the issue. They state that people are not trained on gun safety/ education and with more education, less accidents will happen. The fact is, gun violence is an epidemic that has swept the nation and is an issue that is becoming worse over the years taking the lives of over 31,000 americans each year. Lets take this into consideration. More than twice the amount of children who die are from gun related crimes/accidents. Also, more than cancer and cardiovascular related diseases just in 2010 alone over 15,000 children

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