How Useful Are Gun Laws?

By: Scout Dishman

Can we really stop violence?

The fact is that it is shown that when having strict gun laws violence, suicide, and homicide rates are lowered.
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The lethality of firearms in suicide attempts is 92.5%, this is the highest lethality percentage than any other form of suicide.

Homicide

  • Homicide is the second leading cause of death from ages 15 to 34 years old.
  • Homicide was also the second leading cause of racial disparities in premature mortality among men.

Occupational Homocide

  • 90% of LEO officer homicides involved a firearm.
  • 20% more likely for an LEO to get killed in New York than in the United Kingdom.

Possible Solutions

  • 8 hours of gun safety training
  • Mandatory background checks before the purchase of a firearm.

Is There A Real Solution?