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)
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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)
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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. (
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