Gun Ownership Essay

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According to the Brady Campaign, every day, 297 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides/suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention. Gun ownership in the USA should be controlled in a stricter manner by limiting gun owners to only being allowed to have one gun per person. The reason being is because the limitations will decrease the amount of guns being spread around the United States. Limiting the amount of guns people can own will reduce gun violence and deaths. Studies have also proven guns are rarely used in self-defense, and have shown countries with stricter gun control laws have lower gun homicide and suicide rates than the United States. The United States should not limit gun ownership
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“Collectively, 142 guns were possessed by the killers with about 75% obtained legally,” said an article by Mark Follman, Gavin Aronsen, and Deanna Pan. The statistic above shows how even legally; a criminal can still find a way to possess a gun. There are also many, many illegal gun distributors who sell guns without the government finding out. These illegal guns are called “ghost guns”. There are guns smuggled across the border without being registered in the United States, which are then sold to criminals or any ordinary person, no questions asked. There are no background checks or mental health checks. There are too many factors involved in the matter. Finding and seizing all the guns running through the country would not only invade people’s property, but also would cost the government most likely billions of dollars from hiring more border patrol agents to aggressively search cars for illegal guns. One way or another, criminals will find a way to get their hands on a gun. The idea of going around and searching houses and seizing guns would be unsuccessful because the government would be paying too much money out of pocket to continue efforts in finding all the guns. Therefore, limiting gun ownership in the United States would not have any significant impact on our society, but would instead raise tax
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