Title: Gun Control- Protecting Our lives is More Important Than Protecting Our GunsPublic Health BackgroundGun control is needed because gun violence in America is too common. Suicides, murders, and many other terrible actions are completed with guns every day. Gun control could prevent these acts from occurring by limiting the amount of people who have access to guns. Gun control is an emotional topicin America due to the amount of fear that has been brought into society as a result of guns- school shootings, terrorist attacks, suicides, etc. However, despite these horrendous crimes, many Americans are still against gun control and say that enforcing stricter gun control laws would infringe upon our freedoms. Public health significanceGun violence is a huge problem in our American Society. According to Gifford’s Law Center, gun violence claims tens of thousands of lives every year in America. Gun violence in America has taken a huge financial and emotional toll on millions of Americans. The gun violence problem has always beenbad, but it is only getting worse- from 2014 to 2017, gun deaths increased by 16%. If this information is not startling enough, it is important to know that hundreds of millions of Americans (which is almostevery single American) know or will know a victim of gun violence.