Research Paper on Gun Violence

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Kimberly Torres Mr. Harrer ERWC 20 November 2014 Gun Violence in Our Nation The history of gun violence has long been a very big issue, Since guns were first introduced to civilians there have been countless homicides from guns and centuries later the issue is still being resolved. According to the article Gun Violence In America: The 13 Key Questions (With 13 Concise Answers), “there are 30,000 deaths per year from gun violence; many of those deaths could’ve been prevented.” (Jonathon Stray). “Homicide is the second leading cause of death for people 15-24 years old and innocent kids are losing their lives because of gun violence.”(Stray). Law enforcements are supposed to ensure the safety of the citizens but with so many guns on the streets it is impossible to keep guns from getting into the wrong hands. However, there are many strategies that can be used to prevent gun violence like: passing gun laws and enforcing them, spreading information about gun violence, and performing thorough background checks. There are many reasons why gun violence is a big issue in this country, one of them being that there aren’t many gun control laws being enforced. If the government were to pass more gun laws and enforce them the crime rate would go down. Author Thomas C. Frohlich says in the article States with the Most Gun Violence that “The overwhelming trend is that strong gun law states have seen dramatic declines in violence. Weak gun law states have not seen the same decline.” It’s obvious that the strong gun law states are doing something right if they see a decline in violence, they must be enforcing gun laws and controlling the gun distribution in their states. Weak gun law states on the other hand need to step up their gun enforcement laws and start enforcing them if they want to see declines in violence like the other states. As a result of the strong law

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