Persuasive Essay On Gun Violence

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The Honourable Mr. President,

Gun violence has become a great problem for our society in the recent years. Data from Every Town Reasearch has shown In their article Gun Violence by the Numbers “...that on an average day, 93 Americans are killed with guns...For every one person killed two are injured” Many will deny that gun violence is a problem, but it is. After more research I have found that over 62% of the deaths are suicide, and just over 1,642 people killed were accidental. There is something wrong here, and something needs to change soon. If so many of these deaths are accidental, and suicides there must be something wrong in our society.

Many focus on the amount of homicides and mass shootings occurring. Which is indeed a problem too, however it is actually significantly lower than it was back in the late to early 90’s. In 2015 there were 12,979 homicides. In the Article Gun Homicide Rate Down by 49% since 1993 by pew research “.In 2010, there were 3.6 gun homicides per 100,000 people, compared with 7.0 in 1993…” according to these statistics homicide has dropped drastically over the years. Yes, this is a very good thing, but rates are still very high. However I think that homicides are not necessarily the main problem here.

I believe to reduce gun violence we need to go right to the majority of what it is. In this case it would be suicide. One article Suicide and Self- inflicted Harm published by the center for control and disease states there the “deaths per

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