The Issue Of Gun Control

1499 Words Dec 1st, 2016 6 Pages
In the United States, more people die from guns than from car accidents. In 2016 alone, there have been 1,622 accidental shootings and 515 of those shootings have involved children (Barone 1). As of 2009, there has been 310 million handguns circulating the United States (Barone 1). This is why the topic of gun rights has slowly become one of the most popular and controversial topics in today 's society. The big problem regarding gun rights is that the nation is split when it comes to wehter or not gun control should be enforced. Some believe that it is a constitutional right to be able to bear guns in order to protect themselves and their loved ones. Others believe that citizens shouldn 't be able to carry weapons because it just leads to problems. We must take action and enforce gun control in order to help solve this country’s gun dilemma.
In the United States, 11 states allow open carry without requiring any type of permit or license. 13 other states allow open carry, but with restrictions. So in 24 states citizens are able to carry guns in public (NRA-ILA 1). It 's not surprising that over 20,000 deaths have come from a result from these relaxed gun laws. In contrast, a country like Japan who has stricter gun control laws, has only had 11 gun related deaths in 2008 (Fisher 2). Think about that, a country that prides itself in being one of the safest countries in the world has more than 10 times the amount of gun related deaths when compared to Japan.
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