For every one time a gun in the home was used in a self defense or legally

For every one time a gun in the home was used in a

This preview shows page 2 - 4 out of 4 pages.

be involved in accidental shootings, homicides, or suicide attempts. For every one time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or legally justifiable shooting, there were 4 unintentional shootings, 7 criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides (Kellerman).Having guns available to anyone in a home at any time can lead to serious problems, injuries or deaths. Many cases have also come up where a teenager in the house takes the family gun to school or winds up shooting his own family members. Accident Analysis and Prevention states, “for kids ages 5 to 14, the mortality rate is 14 times higher in high gun ownership states than lowgun ownership states. For infants and toddlers, ages 0 to 4, the mortality rate is 17 times higher in high gun ownership states than low gun ownership states (Miller). Taking guns out of the hands of all people will decrease risks of any non-necessary problems occurring. The biggest claim that people who are anti-gun control have is that it is taking away their rights to bear arms as a part of the second amendment (ThinkQuest.org). Yes, this is true, but not only is this claim unfair but it is exactly what gun laws will change. The right to bear arms is a
privilege that too many Americans abuse. While the people allowed to carry guns feel safer, now the people who don’t want to be around guns feel unsafe. It almost acts as a lose-lose situation

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture