Criminal Justice.docx - GUN OWNERSHIP AND CRIME 1 Heather Sauter Gun Ownership and Prevalence of Crime CJUS 230 C-02 Liberty University GUN OWNERSHIP

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GUN OWNERSHIP AND CRIME 1 Heather Sauter Gun Ownership and Prevalence of Crime CJUS 230 C-02 Liberty University
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GUN OWNERSHIP AND CRIME 2 Abstract Gun violence has been one of the social and political issues in the United States. There have been various incidents that have been triggered if not, influenced by gun ownership. There are pieces of evidence, which shows that gun ownership is directly related to prevalence of violence across the country. Moreover, a more devastating fact shows that gun ownership may have also triggered the spread of terrorism. Other forms of crimes have also been influenced by gun ownership, such as robbery, homicide, and even sexual assault. Furthermore, it shows that sixty percent of the total crimes in the country involve gun ownership. This rating may have not reached that high if fewer individuals have the access to guns and ammunition. The prevalence of crime due to gun ownership must be addressed in many ways, such as tougher gun control policies. The need for new regulations are essential toward reducing the crime rate and to spread awareness about the responsible gun ownership.
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GUN OWNERSHIP AND CRIME 3 Relationship between Gun Ownership and Prevalence of Crime The existence of guns in the society provides an avenue for violence to happen. It is supported by various studies and events that are happening in the country. The United States, as a country, has evolved from a society, where the presence of gun violence is highly viable. The Americans, as a revolutionary people against the crown, raised arms. The diversity of the people living in the continent had also increased the presence of guns, primarily for self-defense. As time passes by, the societal problems of capitalism, racism and ethno-cultural differences, have crippled the minds of the people. Thus, the prevalence of gun ownership gives power for people to commit violence. In today’s setting, peace comes with order in certain countries. However, there are some countries that allow their citizens to have guns. It is problematic to say that guns can provide peace to a certain community, state or even country. In crimes and violence, the existence of guns had usually contributed to the prevalence of these activities. Before the United States has become a full pledge nation, there are already regional differences among its states. Guns are essentially allowed in almost all of the states, but the prevalence differs in each region.
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