Stricter Gun Control

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Does stricter gun control laws, equal less violence and death rates in America?
“Gun control (or firearms regulation) is the set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians (Wikipedia).” Some presume that this means banning guns. In actuality, gun control only acts to protect citizens through enforcing the appropriate use of firearms; it does not ban the weapon. By implementing stricter gun laws and regulations, there would be a large decrease in death rates and help prevent violence in America.
For instance, the United States Constitution Second Amendment declares that everyone has the “right to bear arms”. The United States Constitution was written with the …show more content…

For example, victims of mass shootings almost never have a method of self-defense when the attack happens. According to the data table from the Mass Shooting Tracker, there has been 397 shootings in 2017 so far. “1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days” has resulted in “6,510 injuries and 1,719 deaths” (“The Guardian”). This data was compiled from January 1, 2013 to present. “Roughly 16,459 murders were committed in the United States during 2016. Of these, about 11,961 or 73% were committed with firearms” (FBI:UCR). If gun laws were tougher, there wouldn’t be as great of a need for weapons to be used in situations of self-defense.
Although gun control skeptics believe that gun control laws will not prevent criminals from obtaining guns or breaking laws, it will help lower the chances of more gun related incidents such as mass shootings. Furthermore, why do teens need hours of practice driving to obtain their driver’s license, but no one is required to take gun safety classes or practice using the weapon? Someone can walk into any gun shop and purchase a gun that day without being forced to have any prior practice or evidence of safe use with a gun. A car can be just as dangerous as any deadly weapon. Take the recent vehicle attacks for instance. The person that drove the vehicle into crowds of people killed just as many people as they could have killed with a gun. If everyone was required some sort of gun safety class or gun practice, there would be less gun

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