The Problem Of Crime And Gun Violence

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Although it seems like the problem of crime and gun violence is never approached or discussed, there are leaders within America tirelessly working to find a solution to help decrease crime. Alex Yablon puts it like this in his article on The Trace, saying “the lack of progress on the federal level should not be confused with a lack of proposed solutions to America 's gun violence epidemic – there are plenty of those, on both sides of the table.” Yablon means there are some bills that would limit the access to guns as well as bills that would prevent the enforcement of restrictions on guns. However, he is not the only one to have an opinion of how the government is viewing crime and gun violence. John Donohue, in his article Gun Control: What We can learn from other Advanced Countries, points out that besides being the world leader in the amount of guns available to citizens, the U.S. does not seem to be making much progress on finding a solution. Donohue also goes on to say that, “the stricter gun laws of other ‘advanced countries’ have restrained homicidal violence, suicides and gun accidents,” despite there being protest by the armed citizens (Newsweek Magazine Web). These two men each hold different viewpoints when it comes to how they think crime and gun violence is being addressed by the government, however, each of their viewpoints presents a valid opinion in regards to the issue. Still, in order to fully understand what is going on at the federal level, one has to

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