Gun Control In america

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1/8/2014
C Block
Putting Handguns in Maniacs Hands

Did you know that all handguns are semi-automatic? This means that all that stands between you and death is the pull of a trigger. Limited access to handguns would decrease violence, as has been proven in the past by numerous laws. It is too easy to obtain a firearm in the current laws, and about fifty percent of crimes involving firearms, the weapons were not registered with the criminal. Mass shootings and other devastating events would be prevented if there was a crackdown on Gun control. Guns cause violence and death. Even though the U.S. populates only five percent of the world, we own almost 50 percent of civilian guns worldwide. Gun control laws help keep the public safe from heavy artillery weapons. Although the laws in place should be stricter, there is sufficient proof that they succeed in protecting the public. According to the Macmillan Social Science ­Library, the 1994 Brady Law, which required background checks and a five-day waiting period for all handgun sales, prompted a ­drastic decline in violence. Aggravated assaults involving guns dropped 12.4 ­percent, violent crimes from guns decreased by 35 percent. After the 1989 ban on importing assault rifles, the number of rifles used in homicides fell by 45 percent the very next year. If the regulations of firearms were to get even stricter, the crimes could be reduced even more, which could make a crime with a firearm a rare occasion. The tragedies of Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, and Columbine have all been caused by Mental issues with the shooters. There have been 70 mass shootings since the January, of 2011. In fact, disputes involving guns have become more and more frequent. People with these issues are able to obtain firearms extremely easier than they should. Most of the Criminals responsible for the mass shooting have mental issues who should not be allowed to even be near a firearm. Other devastating outcomes can...
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