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Demetrius Dixon Sophia Pathways English Composition II October, 16, 2020 Research question : Globally gun control laws are very strict and gun crime is very low, Should the United States adopt gun control laws? Thesis : The call for stricter gun control policies is a must in our society today. Detailed Outline I. Major causes of violence in the United States. A. Guns can be easily acquired by anyone for no good reason. 1. The United States is one of the few countries where one can easily buy a firearm. a. Out of the 50 states in America, 24 states allows any person who is of 18 or older to walk into a store, fill out a form, and leave with a gun. b. The Brady Bill has not done enough to limit gun possession. 2. In the United States there are approximately 211 million firearms in circulation. a. Out of the 211 million firearms, 70 million are handguns. b. It is estimated that one in every two households possesses a gun. B. Gun violence is quite common in the schoolyards, streets and even workplaces
II. Adoption of stricter gun control laws A. For those who require a gun, they should go through finger printing, background check and they should pass the firearms training course. B. Guns should be purchased only once a month. C. Stricter penalties should be applied against those who steal gun. D. Those who deal in selling guns should be licensed.

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