Persuasive Essay On Guns

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In 2001, 12,102 murders were caused by gun violence, 17,424 suicides from guns, 366 people died to accidents involving guns, 316 deaths by guns had unknown reasons, and only 154 were confirmed to be in self-defense. 30,708 deaths from guns in total, and only 154 out of 30,708 deaths were self defense. Those statistics are alarming. Guns are not being used with the intent to defend yourself. Guns are being used in today's society for celebration, murders, for sport and gang activity. Guns are used for war, by the police force and on drill teams. Guns should not be used in such instances where citizens can harm and even kill others . They should only be utilized to protect their loved ones, themselves and their valuables, not used as tools of murder, suicide and gang activity.
The Gun Owners Foundation says that “guns save more lives than they take and prevent more injuries than they inflict.” This is not true at all, however. The usage of guns for self defense to not self-defense ratio is 1:24. For every time a gun is used in self-defense, there are 24 shootings that are not. Also, the country is deprived of 180 billion dollars per year due to gun violence. A good chunk of this money comes from taxpayers. You’re literally paying for these people’s injuries that come from violence involving firearms.

The Gun Owners Foundation says that criminals do not feel comfortable with civilians that carry firearms. A law in a city in Florida that required at least one gun in every

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