A Stricter Gun Control Policy in America

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At December 14, 2012, a 20-year-old man killed his mother at his home. After that, he drove to his mother’s school and fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staff members. At last, he committed suicide by shooting himself. This was the deadliest mass shooting at a grade school in U.S. history, and it also lead to an intense debate about gun control in the United States. (CNN) This won’t happen if we have a strict gun control, so that the killer couldn't get the guns, but in the other hand, if the teacher has guns, they could probably stop the killing. For this problem, we need a stricter gun control policy. We should do more background check and have a very hard test on gun usage. So everyone who uses the gun knows their responsibility, and I believe this will greatly reduce the gun violence in the U.S. Gun control is necessary because there are too many people who are killed by gun. According to the Brady Campaign, “Every day in the U.S, averages of 289 people are shot. Eighty-six of them die: 30 are murdered, 53 kill themselves, two die accidentally, and one is shot in a police intervention.” Those numbers are shocking. We should feel ashamed when we compare our number with other countries’ number. According to data compiled by the United Nations, the United States has four times as many gun-related homicides per capita as do Turkey and Switzerland, which are tied for third. The U.S. gun murder rate is about 20 times the average for all other developed countries, which mean that we have a 20 times chance to be killed than people from those other countries. (Fisher, Max) In addition, guns are not only hurting adult, they are also hurting children. Nearly three times more kids (15,576) were injured by firearms in 2010 than the num... ... middle of paper ... ...endment." LII / Legal Information Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014. . "Second Amendment Timeline: History of Gun Rights in America." Civil Liberties. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014. . Fisher, Max. "Chart: The U.S. Has Far More Gun-related Killings than Any Other Developed Country." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2012. Web. 26 May 2014. . "Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Has More than Tripled since 1985: Study." NY Daily News. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. .
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