Firearm and Gun Control Guns Essay

Submitted By cesarpaublini
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Gun Control Guns are very powerful weapons, and they are so easy to access now a days. The United States has the highest gun ownership rate in the world, there are 89 guns for every 100 Americans, gun crime and murders had been increasing every year. Cutting the source of distribution of these weapons to U.S population wont be quite be the solution to this problem, but yes to make the possibilities to obtain an specific categories of fire arms more “strict”. For instance running background checks on people who would want to buy a firearm, age restrictions and more precise follow-ups on licenses and registrations from gun owners, regulations in order what type of gun or weapon people can carry; it might not fix the problem but will make it more challenging for people to buy a hand guns and the government will have more control over.

In the U.S there were 12,664 murders in 2011, of those 8,583 were caused by firearms, some of these crimes were committed by people who owned guns legally. On 2012 two major massacres took place, one was in the Aurora Colorado movie theater which was showing the new Batman movie, Man came in the theater and began shooting in to the crowd, 70 people were shot, 12 of them were killed. Also, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, gunner opened fire inside a classroom; he shot 20 innocent kids and 6 adult staff. Tactical weapons, machine guns, shotguns, semiautomatic handguns and even smoke grenades, were used in these two events and allowed this terrorists kill and injure a big amount of people in a short period of time. All the weapons were acquired legally in guns stores in the US.

Guns laws should regulate sales, use of firearms and ammunition. The sales of grenade,