More Gun Control Laws
Should Be Enacted
Guns cause too many deaths in America!
We lose more than 32,000 Americans every year to gun violence (Everitt)
Guns do not cause crime, but the fact that they are so easily obtainable makes crimes more lethal
40% of gun sales are conducted without background checks ( this gives felons, domestic abusers, and those with a dangerous history of mental illness a free pass to arm themselves). (Everitt)
Gun Control would reduce the societal costs associated with gun laws.
Gun violence cost each person in the U.S. roughly $564 and the U.S. government $5.5 billion in lost tax revenue; $4.7 billion in court costs; $1.4 billion in Medicare and Medicaid costs; $180 million in mental health care for victims; $224 million in insurance claims processing; and shooting injuries. In 2010, there were 36,341 emergency room visits and 25,024 hospitalizations for gun injuries , costing an estimated $6.3 million. 84% of those injured by firearms are uninsured, leaving taxpayers responsible for most of the bills. (procon.org)