The Issue Of Gun Control

1714 WordsJun 4, 20167 Pages
Interestingly pro-gun groups identify the reason for increased gun crimes as tightening laws and putting more restrictions on guns. According to Wooster College and a research that they conducted, many individuals who are pro guns believe “Gun control doesn’t protect people from violent crime, it increases it. Every region where gun control is high, there is a higher instance of gun violence and crime in general. In regions where there are less restrictive gun laws, you’ll see lower instances of crime and gun violence.” Regarding if this statement is actually true or not is not identified, however, this statement lines up with the idea that a person who is restricted will eventually find a way to get what they want, sometimes even if…show more content…
“Those persons with guns in the home were at greater risk than those without guns in the home of dying from a homicide in the home (adjusted odds ratio = 1.9, 95% confidence interval: 1.1, 3.4). They were also at greater risk of dying from a firearm homicide, but risk varied by age and whether the person was living with others at the time of death.” (Dahlberg) Taking this quote from the article, it clearly outlines how they were able to prove that having a gun is increasing the risk of a violent situation. Whether it was a homicide or a suicide, having a gun meant that if an individual was aggravated enough, they would ultimately have access to a deadly weapon within the household. Suicide cases with guns are often times seen as a 100% kill rate, whereas other methods of suicide may not have as high of a death rate. To reiterate, Dahlberg quotes:“Persons with guns in the home were also more likely to have died from suicide committed with a firearm than from one committed by using a different method (adjusted odds ratio = 31.1, 95% confidence interval: 19.5, 49.6).” The ease of just pulling the trigger and ending one’s life is a very scary thought to think about. Thinking about this first study, it definitely raises the question of “What about those who practice safe and proper gun safety measures?”, to which Dahlberg answers in his study “Results show that regardless of storage practice, type of gun, or number of firearms in the home, having a gun in the home was
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