Gun Laws

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Gun violence would decrease if there were stricter gun laws. Guns were built to kill, whether or not they were to kill people, that is the question. It is proven that countries with more restrictions on guns have less gun related crimes, so that would be the case here too. "States with more gun laws have fewer gun-related deaths," (Alcindor). Gun violence would decrease because states with more gun laws have fewer gun deaths, gun laws put restrictions on who has access to guns, and people are more likely to kill someone if they have a gun. It has been stated several times that states with more gun laws have fewer gun related crimes. That makes sense as it seems that if you limit the amount of guns that get into people's hands, people are less likely to hurt people with the guns that they don't have. What guns would people have access to if they have no access to guns? A study was taken that looked at the states with the most gun laws in relationship to how many people died from guns. "In the dozen or so states with the most gun control-related laws, far fewer people were shot to death or killed themselves with guns than in the states with the fewest laws, the study found. Overall, states with the most laws had a 42 percent lower gun death rate than states with the least number of laws" (Wintemute). That goes to show that if we were to have stricter gun laws, that would limit the amount of crime from guns. One of the things that seems to get added to every state's gun laws is extensive background checks. This seems very important to limiting gun violence because you are limiting who is able to have access to guns. With limited access to insane people or criminals, you are leaving guns in the hands of "good" citizens that ar... ... middle of paper ... ...roblem, folks, is the guns. Absent the guns, the loners who have shot up schools and shopping malls might have gotten out of control, but they would not have been able to go on shooting sprees" (Kuttner). That goes to show that without guns, you wouldn't have any gun violence. Knowing that gun violence has decreased because of gun laws, there would obviously be less gun related violence. After knowing that states with more gun laws have less gun violence, gun laws put restrictions on who has acess to guns, and people are more likely to kill if they have a gun, you can make the assumption that gun violence would decrease. There has been study after study proving that with more gun laws comes less gun violence, of course there will still be some but it decreased by 42% in one study. All in all, gun violence has decreased other places so I think it would here also.

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