GUN CONTROL bY mario solis

Guns are such a big part of the country. People always debate whether there should be stricter gun laws. The topic of guns is controversial because although it's a part of our constitution, there have been more negative effects due to guns instead of positive ones. The United States needs stronger gun control.

Americans own more guns than anybody else on Earth. Recent surveys have showed that one-third of Americans own at least one gun or live with someone who does. United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people. Or about 270,000,000 guns. That amount is insane because no country needs that many guns. It is more harmful to have that many guns than it is useful.

Also, United States has more deaths than any other country due to gun violence. Firearms are involved in the deaths of more than 30,000 people in the United States. Gun violence costs the U.S. $229 billion a year. That reason alone is why we should put stricter gun laws. $229 billion a year adds up if we have that same amount, the country will be more in debt than the 18.2 trillion dollars that already exist. There have been at least 126 mass shootings between January 2000 and July 2014. Lastly, 200 Americans go to the emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds.

You could argue that guns are needed for self-defense from threats ranging from local criminals to foreign invaders. This is wrong because most people are not trained to defend themselves from certain situations. Although the individual might have a weapon on them, they might not know how to use it when the situation arrives that they have to use it.

All of this evidence proves that we need stricter gun control. We should not have all these problems in this country. If guns were to be given with a strict law to only allow those eligible to have them, we would be able to save countless of lives.

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