Gun Violence and Control

Gun Violence and Control

Gun Violence and Control

The issue of gun control has been debated for a long time, probably ever

since they were invented. The gun is a small, rather easy to obtain, weapon that

is lethal if used in the right or wrong way. This makes the gun an extremely

dangerous factor in our lives. If used improperly, a gun could be lethal to not

only the target, but the user as well. The availability of guns has sky rocketed

in the past decade or so, and the immense population of guns in our society make

it a dangerous place to live. Gun claims approximately 38,000 lives in

the U.S. each year, including 5,000 children and teenagers. In the past few

years, many steps have been taken to help reduce the risk of fatal accidents or


Congress passed a landmark bill, banning the sale, manufacture and, importation of semi-
automatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition clips. Due to this ban, the number of
a crime traced to assault weapons has decreased almost 20% from 1994. This ban was
repealed by the House of Representatives. On March 22, 1996 another big legislation in the

fight against guns was the Brady bill, which demands a 5 day waiting period for all handguns
purchases. The only real way to eliminate most gun violence is to eliminate

the availability of guns. Surely making guns illegal would do this but this

raises a very important issue.

If you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns. Simply put, no

matter how many bans you put out, there will be away to support the criminals in the U.S.
The NRA has made sure that this will never happen. What the United States needs is some one
to pass a bill that will protect all our citizens. Some think that there should be more availability
of guns.

As I mentioned, Congress passed a ban on the sale, manufacture, and importation of all semi-
automatic assault weapons. Soon after the 104th Congress resumed power, The...

Similar Essays