Gun Violence Essay

1679 Words Mar 13th, 2011 7 Pages
Many of us have heard many times, “Guns don’t kill people on their own, it takes a person to pull the trigger.” Even if people find this statement to be true, guns are an issue that needs to be addressed. A gun is simply an easy tool that people can use and manipulate with hardly any thought. Many suggest taking away guns and promoting peace through government help while others think that the guns are what keep them safe. Situations arise everyday where people have witnessed, or know someone who has been effected by gun violence. Sadly many of the cases result in death or severe injuries. Even though this is a very controversial topic, many people would agree with the fact that guns are an easy means to commit a crime. Guns in …show more content…
That may hold some bearing but in the case of how well these guns were hid from the children, the weight is greater. Sometimes the incident doesn’t involve children. Teens are often targets just as easily as children are for gun misuse. Sadly, they sometimes know what they are doing. Whether they are showing off their dad’s new handgun to a friend and forgetting its loaded and blowing their friend’s head off or even playing “games” such as Russian Roulette, they usually have some idea what they are getting into in comparison to the younger aged kids. The overall national rate of child handgun homicide victims was 1.20 per 100,000 (sbcoalition). Many people wonder if there is a way to fix these issues, sadly a way to resolve them hasn’t been put in to action yet.
Even though there are no rules officially in effect, preventive measures are probably the best way to combat a problem as this. To ensure that children don’t endanger themselves by what seems to the youthful eye to be a toy, guns should be required by owners to be stored in a gun safe if they have, or expect to ever have small children in their home at any time. This alone can effectively lower the number of these mournful incidents that we hear about in the news and media.
Although none widely implemented, there are many ways that can fix these problems that have been overlooked. By taking all the guns that are being sold and making them subject to annual inspection, those who own guns will be forced

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