Gun Violence in the U.S.

Is the pen mightier than the bullet?

Stricter Gun Control Laws Have Worked Elsewhere

In other states and countries, with stricter gun control laws, the crime rate drops significantly. In Robert O'Donnell's article, "People Don't Need Handguns", the author claims that, "In Vancouver, where gun control policy is strict, the death rate is 30% lower than it is in Seattle, where there are softer laws." If we take action and implement stricter gun laws, like those in Vancouver, than our nation's death rate due to gun violence should drop.(O'Donnell)

The graph below shows a relationship between stricter gun laws and lower death rates. In most cases the graph proves that stricter the gun control laws, the fewer deaths.