Banning Guns Been A Major Problem For The United States

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Banning Guns Completely Guns have been a major problem for years upon years in the United States. Many people have concerned about gun control and they are protesting strongly against “bearing arms”. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed firearms as the #12 cause of all deaths between 1999 and 2013, representing 1.3% of total deaths. They were also the #1 method of death by homicide (66.6% of all homicides) and by suicide (52.2% of all suicides)” (qtd. in "Gun Control"). A gun is a big factor that threatens human life. People use it to commit suicide or commit crime, and in those situations it can cause death and serious injuries. The FBI says, “Firearms are used in roughly 7 in 10 killings” between 2013 and 2014 (qtd. In Simon and Sanchez). Considering the amount of gun death that involve in dire situations are more than in the cases that protect or help civilians. All guns should be banned except for military use. Dangers of owning guns Most people purchased firearms for self-defense because they feel insecure that they might not be able to protect themselves from criminals. They want to have a gun to keep them and their family safe from intruders. However, owning a gun won’t be much safer. Also, people won’t be much safer with a firearm at home. Research published in the American Journal of Public Health reported that “even after adjusting for confounding factors, individuals who were in possession of a gun were about 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not in possession” (Wiebe). That means carrying a firearm increases a person’s risk of being shot in an assault, and it is unsafe to own a firearm at home. Though guns may be successfully used in self-defense even when they are not fired... ... middle of paper ... ...ns is necessary because of the death and violence that are caused by firearms. The threat of guns in the United States is astonishing. Guns create an unsafe environment for people to live in. They cause many deaths among the people in the United States. Also, the average age of the gun user has been going down and deaths or injuries by firearms have been going up. Moreover, the disadvantages of owning guns on citizens’ hands are far more than the advantages of guns. Gun is a motivations that results in gun violence. Imagine a world without guns. If guns are being banned, homicides would decrease, young people will not be able to obtain a gun and be in serious situation, and it would lessen many deaths that occur every year. Therefore, not just banning certain guns and guns that are technically illegal, but all of them.

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