Gun Control And Violence In The United States

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As we know, a lot of violent crimes are related to guns. Gun violence has been quite common for Americans. Some gun violence caused significant events, such as the death of Senator Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Based on Kellerman, Rivara, Somes, Reay, Francisco, Banton, Prodzinski, Fligner &Hackman (1992), every year, more than 29,000 Americans kill themselves, and rates of suicide continue to increase. More people kill themselves with guns than other methods. Every year, “approximately 400 American children needlessly die and more than 3,500 are wounded because of unintentional firearm injuries” (Glatt, 2005). According to Hahn, Bilukha, Crosby, Fullilove, Liberman, Moscicki, Snyder, Tuma & Briss (2005), although rates of gun violence in the United States have decreased since 1993, they were still the second reason of injury death in 2001. This research paper will clarify gun control and violence in the United States by responding to the following questions: 1. Why has gun control been such a difficult issue in American politics? 2. What is the relationship between guns and violence? 3. What are the gun control acts in the United States? Through the gun culture, policy, violence and gun actions, this research paper will elucidate the relationship between gun and violence as well as the importance and necessity of gun control. Why has gun control been such a difficult issue in American politics? According Spitzer (2004), in recent years, more than 30,000 Americans have been killed every year as the result of the homicidal, accidental, and suicidal use of guns (p 7). He mentions Americans intimidate, wound, and kill hundreds of thousands by guns every year. These actions have many negative effects, such as messing up A... ... middle of paper ... ...e sales of firearms without a background check illegal in that state”, banning on 50 caliber rifles, requiring all new semi-automatic handguns to have "micro stamping" technology, and “legislation requiring handgun ammunition vendors to keep purchaser records” (p 96). Conclusion In conclusion, through answering these three questions, we can understand why gun control has been such a difficult issue in American politics and the relationship between gun and violence as well as the importance and necessity of gun control. Moreover, we also understand government ban individuals from possessing guns will have multiple benefits, such as this policy can reduce the number of shootings effectively, through the relationship between guns and violence. Even though there are many gun control acts in the United States, gun control has been such a difficult issue in United States.

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