Argumentative Essay On Gun Control

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I. Introduction
After the shocking massacre in Sandy Hook Elementary school, Connecticut, people nationwide had been focused on the debate over gun control. Statistics from “Poll: Support for tighter Gun Checks Ebbs” published by The Wall Street Journal shows that over half of the people support stricter gun controls. President Obama has recently announced twenty three mentioned major executions in his speech: “Now is the Time” to prevent more gun violence. Despite the concern of the people, articles such as “One Year after Newtown, Congress Still Stalled on Gun Control” from the CBS news shows that the Congress had been reluctant on passing such regulations. The Congress rejected most of the executions that President Obama has suggested, but these are the methods that should be valued when speaking of reducing gun violence. Every year, it is estimated about 30,000 people died because of gun violence. If our country had made stricter gun laws, the number would have been much lower.

II. Body paragraph one
• Over the past ten years, there were 120,000 gun-related homicides in the US; “from 1990 to 2005, two-thirds of spouse and ex-spouse homicide victims were killed by guns”; from 1976 to 2005, 77 percent of homicide victims ages 15-17 died from gun-related injuries. (according to the statistics in In Gun Debate, a Misguided Focus on Mental Illness.)
• After the shocking Sandy Hook Elementary School homicide, 61 percent of the people supported more aggressive gun laws (Poll: Support for Tighter Gun Checks Ebbs.)
• But as time goes by, the support has been declining to 52 percent. People should really be aware of the consequences of such loose regulations of gun laws. Each year, tens-of-thousands of people we...

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...ot that has been used as self-defense was probably trying to protect oneself from a person who was trying to harm him with another gun.
• Others might say that you need a gun to protect yourself. But if there were enough polices, which is the new policy included in gun control, and people have the knowledge and responsibility of the usage of guns, why would you need a gun to protect yourself?
V. Conclusion
Guns pose a high danger in the world, especially in the US because of its lack of strict laws on gun controls. Although gun has its positive values, it isn’t enough to balance its risks. The Congress should make progresses on regulating the access to guns. And people should have basic knowledge and responsibilities of the usage of guns. By doing so we would definitely succeed at reducing gun violence and preventing the tragedies from happening over and over again.
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