Gun Ownership And Gun Related Homicides

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Abstract
Several peer reviewed studies on the subject of gun ownership and gun related homicides were identified and reviewed. During the research phase it was noted that there are opponents and proponents of gun control that present logical sounding arguments, but there have been several research studies conducted that suggest that there is a positive correlational relationship between gun ownership and gun related deaths, particularly gun related homicides. This paper will review many studies that have been conducted on the correlation between gun ownership and availability and the rate of gun related homicides. The majority of the studies focus on comparing the United States to other countries since it has been found that the United States has a disproportionate amount of gun related deaths when compared to other countries of comparable economic and political status.

The Relationship between Gun Ownership and Gun Related Homicides
The Second Amendment states that "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." It is likely that no other single statement has created more debate between people in the United States. Some people believe that the Second Amendment was written with the intention of allowing citizens of the United States to individually keep and bear guns for their safety and defense. Other people argue that the language of Second Amendment

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