Guns, The Downfall of America

Gun Control Saves Lives!

More Guns, More Crime

The more guns we have in America, the more crime we will have. "America loses more than 32,000 people to gun violence a year. That is 87 deaths from guns a day" (Everitt). "America owns more than 300 million guns, more guns than any other country" (Everitt). It is not a coincidence that so many people die from guns in America and America has more guns than any other country.

Background Checks

Background checks are to lose. In order to control guns and crime in America, background checks on gun purchasers must be more though-rough. "Currently 40 percent of gun sales are conducted without any background check" (Everitt). That statistic is to large. Those people who get guns without background checks can be, convicted felons, drug abusers, domestic abusers, or people with a mental illness. Gun background checks must be more strict in order to restrict the wrong people fro m gaining control of guns.

Guns Don't Prevent Crime, They Cause It

Guns are rarely used in self-defense. Many pro gun people say guns are needed to protect their selves. But, "In 2010 there were only 230 justifiable homicides, compared to the 8,275 criminal homicides during that year" ( This statistic shows that guns cause crime much more than they prevent it.


Robert Hawkins