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Steps to Control the ChaosPage 1Recognizing the ProblemGun control is a topic that hascaused much controversy,especially within the last couple ofdecades. Gun control is the lawsand policies that allow or restrictthe ownership, purchase, or salesof guns and firearms. Gunviolence has plagued the United States within the last few years being as gun violence is a leadingcause of premature death and accounts for a vast amount of injuries each year. It is imperative that we take a public health approach to this issue in order to reduce the carnage that continuesto torment the wellbeing of this country.Public Health Significance:Gun control and gun violence areissues that we must take into careful consideration. According to theAmerican Public Health Associationgun violence is a leading cause of premature death with guns killingmore than 38,000 people andcausing nearly 85,000 injurieseach year.

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