Gun Violence : Gun Control And The Violence

1241 Words Oct 18th, 2016 5 Pages
In America today, we have a lot of issues in society that we come face to face with on a daily basis. A major issue in American society would be gun control and the violence it brings. We live in a time where technology allows news to spread rapidly and every week gun violence crimes seem to be in the news. These crimes start to divide us as a society. “Each year for the last decade in America, more than 30,000 people have died due to firearms” (Swanson, 2015). From 1968 to 2015, we had about 1.6 million deaths due to firearm related deaths (Swanson, 2015). Gun violence only seems to be getting worse as the years go on. On one side, you have the government who can’t seem to come up with a solution to this problem and Americans who are in favor of owning a gun. On the other side, you have people who are against guns and demand change. For a society to function to the best of its ability, everybody needs to work together. The topic of gun control in the United States has created political debates, riots, and violence. People resort to violence when they aren’t being heard. How many lives must be lost before something is done? The laws on obtaining a gun need to be stricter. It is too easy for anyone to get a gun, which leads to these crimes. The government needs to act now. Our society can’t function properly because of the separation between the government and Americans due to the gun violence happening over the past few years.
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