Stricter Gun Laws
We Need More Gun Laws To Be Enacted
Many Americans Are Victims To Gun Violence Every Year
More than 32,000 people are lost to gun violence every year in the United States. There were 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013. Suicide accounted for 58.2% of the total deaths. Homicides were responsible for 37.7% of the total death percentage, and 2.2% of the deaths were accidental. Guns are the leading weapons used in homicides and suicides. Fires arms were the 12th leading cause of death in 2012, topping liver disease, Huntington's disease, hypertension, and deaths from drowning. David Frum, from Beast and CNN stated that American children are nine times more likely to die from a gun wound than other children living in other advanced countries (Gun Control-ProCon.org).
High Capacity Magazines Are Often Used For Mass Shootings
A Mother Jones investigation discovered that high capacity magazines were used in at least 50% of 62 mass shootings between 1982 and 2012. The people that use these high capacity magazines are often associated with gang affiliation. These guns are used to compensate for lack of accuracy and maximize the chance to cause harm. An assault rifle was used in the Columbine shooting in Littleton, Missouri in 2000. There were 13 people killed and over 20 people injured in this mass school shooting. As stated by David. H. Chipman, Senior Vice President For the Public Safety For ShotShooter and former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Agent, he said that high-capacity magazine "turns killers into a killing machine (Gun Control-ProCon.org-Article 3).
Manadatory Safety Features On Guns Would Reduse The Number Of Accidental Deaths
Approximately 50% of unintentional fatal shootings were self-inflicted; and most unintentional deaths were caused by friends or family members. According to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the National Physicians Alliance, states that the highest concentrations of guns have nine times the amount of accidental gun deaths and 89% of unintentional shooting deaths of children occur in the home-and most of these deaths of children occur when the children are playing with a loaded gun in their parents absence. The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) estimated that 31% of total accidental shooting deaths could have been prevented by installing safety devices on guns (Gun Control-ProCon.org-Article 10).