Jan
24

Gun Control Debate Has To Address New Issues

Gun control pros and cons

The gun control debate is one of the oldest and one of the longest running events of our times. Though it may be difficult to point out when exactly the gun control debate began, we can say that the debate gained momentum after President Kennedy was killed by the bullets fired from a gun in 1963. Since then, the gun control debate has been becoming more and more intensive, with new gun control facts added every day, making the debate dynamic and vibrant

Since gun control pros and cons have already been discussed in detail, the gun control debate should take up new issues. These issues are new data relating to gun crime statistics that will make the debate more meaningful and the attitude of the people who have been vehemently opposing gun control. By way of presenting the situation indicated by gun death statistics, the control debate should highlight how the US stands in comparison with other countries, when the number of gun deaths in a country is expressed as a ratio to the population of that country by showing that the US is ranked worse than South Africa in the number of gun deaths for a population of 100,000

Another fact to be covered in the gun control debate is that in places where gun ownership is high, a larger number of children become victims of gun violence. Another related fact to be presented is that in homes that have guns, the chances of women and children getting killed by guns are high. These two facts presented in a debate will make people realize the urgent need to bring in a strong gun control legislation. Gun control debate can also reveal that the gun control issue is not only about controlling crimes and maintaining law and order. The issue has an impact on the economy as well in that the US economy suffers a huge loss amounting to 3.7 billion dollars annually, as a result of gun crime.

Apart from listing facts and figures, the gun control debate should also look at the approaches of the pro gun and the anti gun control groups. The fact that the NRA (National Rifles Association) does not function like a political organization but like a lobbyist body should be revealed by the gun control debate.

Written by Gun Crime. Posted in Gun control debate, gun control facts, Gun death statistics

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