Gun Control - 1 More gun control laws would reduce gun deaths There were 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013 suicides(58.2 of total deaths

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1.More gun control laws would reduce gun deaths.There were 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013: suicides (58.2% of total deaths); homicides (37.7%); unintentional deaths (2.2%). David from, Daily Beast and CNN contributor, stated, "American children under age 15 were nine times more likely to die of a gun accident than children in other advanced wealthy countries… About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds." [5]A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that "legal purchaseof a handgun appears to be associated with a long-lasting increased risk of violent death" [6]2.High-capacity magazines should be banned because they too often turn murder into mass murder.A Mother Jonesinvestigation found that high-capacity magazines were used in at least 50% of the 62 mass shootings between 1982 and 2012. [7]David H. Chipman, Senior Vice President of Public Safety for ShotSpotter and former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agent, stated that a high-capacity magazine "turns a killer into a killing machine." [7]Some gang members use high-capacity magazines, such as 30-round clips or even 90-round clips, to compensate for lack of accuracy and maximize the chance to harm. [9]3.More gun control laws are needed to protect women from domestic abusers and stalkers.During the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, 5,364 US soldiers were killed in action between Oct. 7, 2001 and Jan. 28, 2015; between 2001 and 2012 6,410 women werekilled with a gun by an intimate partner in the United States.
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