Gun Control Laws

Guns don't cause crimes, they just make them more lethal

By Ally Criscuolo Period 2

Guns are rarely used in self-defense.

There were 29,618,300 violent crimes committed between 2007 and 2011 where only 0.79% protected themselves with firearms (ProCon.org).

More gun control can lead to fewer suicides.

Between 1999 and 2013 there were 270,237 firearm suicides in the Unites States, accounting for about 52% of all suicides during those years (ProCon.org)
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Legally owned guns are frequently stolen and used by criminals.

In a 2013 June Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, it states that "almost all guns used in criminal acts enter circulation via initial legal transaction". Between 2005 and 2010, 1.4 million guns were stolen from US homes during property crimes (including burglary and car theft), a yearly average of 232,400 (ProCon.org).