Gun Laws And The United States Of America

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On December 14th 2012, a young teenager named Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School, shot and killed 20 first-grade children and 6 teachers before taking his own life. Adam Lanza’s mother was found to be dead with 4 gunshot wounds in the head on the same day. The tragic and devastating incident had once again raised the debate about gun control in the United States of America. Although many American citizens have been demanding stricter gun laws ever since (not just the recent Sandy Hook incident but many mass shootings before), the gun enthusiasts and the National Rifle Association (NRA) as well as the humongous gun companies are still putting pressure on the government, making it harder for the president to establish new gun control. President Obama has even stated himself that America was the only countries without adequate gun-safety law. He also emphasized that it was upsetting for him for not being able to resolve the issue and that he would not stop until he set up better gun laws. This essay will argue why it is important to establish better gun laws in USA.
It is clear that more guns leads to more deaths. A research conducted by Harvard Injury Control Research Center shows that where there are more guns, there is a high risk of homicide across states in USA (assault, robbery, quarrel…). Moreover, the mortality rate related to firearm accident in 4 states with the most guns are 4 times higher than 4 states with the fewest guns
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