G u n C o n t r o l
control does play a major part in the decrease of the murder and crime rate. Also, why even have
guns to begin with considering they serve no real purpose to us. Finally, there will be a decrease
in accidental shootings especially those amongst children.
So why is gun control necessary?
One must take into consideration that the United States
is one of the most violence of the Western Hemisphere. Just by looking at the statistics of gun
related crimes most anyone will figure out that gun regulations are needed for protection of the
U.S. Citizens. Here are some examples in “1997, 32 percent, 436 Americans were killed in gun-
related incidents, as compared to the 33,651 that were killed in the Korean War” (Rosen 50).
“Each day, on average, around 80 people will die from gun-related violence, approximately 12 of
them being children. In one study, the yearly gun-related death totals came out consisting of
13,000 homicides, 17,500 suicides, and 1,000 accidental deaths.” With all of this gruesome death
and violence, and those numbers are not even including the number of injuries suffered as a
result of guns. As one analyst from the Violence Policy Center said, “The more accessibility to
guns you have, the higher the rates of gun-related death and injury”. This seems to be the truth;
when you think of the statistics on how many people get hurt do to gun crimes, if a gun is not
present then the chances are considerably less.
Before the landmark ruling in June of 2008, the issue that was under debate was whether
the federal government should provide a stronger role in firearms. Some of the methods of
regulation are included but not limited to making it harder for dangerous persons to buy a gun,
improving safety of guns, regulating sales at gun shows, and with many more. Also, by making
American people get a permit to buy guns are any store and also making jurisdictions on where
the permits are valid at. The National Rifle Association (NRA) is the group that has the most
problem with more federal restrictions. The most visible group that is in favor of more federal