The Importance Of Gun Violence

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Introduction Gun violence is an issue that the United States needs to face. More than thirty-three thousand people die at the hands of guns every year, and almost two thirds of those deaths are suicides (Hauser). Mass shootings have almost become a common occurrence, and an occurrence that the general public is becoming numb to. The federal government should create laws and regulations on gun ownership. These regulations should include, a restricted weapons list, a buyback program, federal license and registration for gun owners, and universal background checks. In this essay, I argue the importance of these regulations. The federal government has the responsibility to create universal laws and regulations. As it stands now, every state has its own policies and procedures when it comes to the use of guns. This creates a lack of continuity, and ultimately this creates issues. There are multiple loopholes in each state. If there are strong laws and regulations nationally, then the confusion and the loopholes diminish. In Federalist 23, Alexander Hamilton argues for what the federal government should provide for its citizens, namely safety and protection. It is important to note, that the context of his essay is arguing for a national militia. He states, “these powers ought to exist without limitation, because it is impossible to forsee or define the extent and variety of national exigencies, or the correspondent extent and variety of the means which may be necessary to
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