Pro Gun Control

Lizmary Garcia

Private Handguns Should be Banned

Guns don't necessarily cause crimes but the people who purchase them do. Over 42% of the U.S. population own handguns." We lose more than 32,000 Americans to gun violence every year in this country. That's an average of 87 deaths a day" (Everitt). Most handgun incidents have occured because of gun accidents and suicides. Private handguns should definitely be banned.

More Effiecient Background Checks

"Currently, about 40 percent of gun sales are conducted without any background check at all” (Everitt). If there were more background checks there would be less gun violence instead

More Gun Control Laws are needed

Gun control laws are needed to protect women from stalkers and domestic abusers. “A woman’s risk of being murdered increases 500% if a gun is present during a domestic dispute” (ProCon). Gun control laws would decrease the chance of harm. Alongside liver disease, hypertension, and Parkinson’s disease, gun violence is the 12th leading cause of death.