More Gun Control
Written by Allison Gerry and Edited by Gigi Cardona-Simmons
Gun control is an issue that has been circulating through the minds of Americans since the Gun Control Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 22, 1968. There are different opinions that people have on gun control, but in this article, the focus is MORE gun control. More gun control would bring more safety to the world in many ways. One of the advantages of having more gun control in the US is that there would be less deaths. According to https://gun-control.procon.org/, there has been a total of 464,033 gun deaths from 1999 and 2013, and that number is still on the rise. 270,237 were suicides, and 174,773 were homicides.
Easy access to guns leads to more violent crimes, so more gun control would lessen the violence in crimes. In the US, only seven states require a permit to purchase both a long gun and handgun. Six states only require a permit to purchase a handgun. That means that 37 states don’t require a permit to purchase a long gun or a hand gun.
Some people may argue that we should not have any gun control, because it is unconstitutional. The second protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. This isn’t completely true. Gun control doesn’t have to mean you can’t have any guns at all. It could mean that you can only own a certain amount of guns, or that there would be certain requirements to buy a gun.In conclusion, more gun control would bring more safety to the world in many ways, like less deaths and less violence. There are many other reasons besides the ones listed above. Gun control is a very complex topic, and there are many different opinions on it. The more control we have on guns, the safer we will be.