The Importance Of Gun Violence

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Violence has an impact in various forms all over the world. More than a million people die each year and many more suffer from violence related injuries. Violence is the leading cause of death worldwide for ages 15-44. In specific, gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the United States. Guns kill 30,000 people and injure 60,000 people a year.
More than 30 years ago, violence and health were not used in the same sentence. However, this issue is complex and deeply rooted into our culture. That is why a public health approach must be taken to ensure the safety of communities. Public health is about dealing with problems affecting health and aims to provide the maximum benefit for the largest number of people. Public health
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When it comes to car crashes, there are safety features in the car to make sure they’re as safe as possible and still available. That same strategy of ensuring safety policies could be enforced with guns. There are many options that could reduce the number of gun related violence. For example, large ammunition clips could be barred to limit the amount of shots someone could take. The environment in which guns are in should be changed, for instance, guns and alcohol should not be mixed.
There are physical and non physical effects of violence. The physical effects are obvious, injury and death. The non physical effects are the mental trauma and the behavioral effects. Exposure to violence can cause mental health problems such as stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It can also cause chronic disease, including heart disease, asthma, and cancer. Being exposed to violence can increase one’s risk of perpetrating violence.
This proves that violent behavior spreads based on exposure, just like any other epidemic disease. When ending this cycle of violence, we are lowering the chances of more violent acts occurring and reducing the trauma effects. A disease is characterized as epidemic when it clusters, spreads, and transmits. Violence does all of this so it should be treated as such.
Violence, like other health problems, is not evenly distributed among sex or age groups. People between the ages of 15 and 24 are most likely to be targeted by gun violence. Teens and young
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