Gun Violence Must Stop

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Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom once revealed, Americans are 25 times more likely to die from gun homicide than people in other wealthy countries. Many innocent lives are being taken due to minimal regulation of gun usage. Mothers, fathers, teachers, students, people of all ages are all being affected by this ongoing dilemma. This problem keeps increasing day by day and it needs to be solved to guarantee safety for everyone. If the government would implement stronger order on gun safety, the lives of those innocent people would be instantly saved. Although these complications seem insurmountable, there are several ways to cure this epidemic.

The 2nd amendment reads a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. From the time this amendment was passed in 1791, everyone living in the U.S has been allowed to purchase and carry a gun with them and is often used for protection. Evenso, misuse of the weapon has increased over the years. For the past two years, gun violence has become an enormous problem in this country affecting thousands of people and their families. According to ABC15 news, in 2017 there were 346 mass shooting. No other developed country had this same kind of issue as the United States. Besides mass shootings, homicide and suicides rates that are executed by a gun have skyrocketed. In the most recent years, America has seen many cities affected by this and nothing has been done to protect future incident to happen. In 2018, there has been 308 mass shootings- one of them taking place in Parkland, Florida where 17 students at a high school were killed by an active shooter who was a 19 years old and a former student (Courtland). He obtained an AR15 from his home and went to his former high school. He then proceeded to murder 17 innocent teens. There are no laws that prevent people of that age to obtain a firearm like an AR15. In fact, the law says that people who are 18 years old or older are allowed to purchase any type of firearm with no questions asked. Recent studies also explain that it is much easier to be a legal gun owner in America than it is to be a legal driver (Gregory, Sean, Wilson). This shows how the legislature we have today is not very strong in making a change for the people. To sum up, gun violence is a major predicament that can easily be solved to save future generations.

The first solution is to implement smart guns.This could save many lives and drastically decrease the amount of national shootings. Former President Barack Obama once said that if our technology is so advanced that our phones have fingerprint readers why can’t we implement that on guns as well??

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