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Gun control is a very controversial issue I firmly believe that the distribution of guns should be controlled There are over 20000 murders per year and in approximately 62 of murders guns were used in the commission of the crime There is indeed a problem with gun violence and everyone must work together to prevent it Statistics show that guns are the number one weapon used for murder and suicide Guns are second only to auto accidents as the leading cause of death due to injury Gun violence is mainly the result of people being drunk angry careless or depressed and this is why we must take the guns out of their hands In most situations death would not be a result if guns werent available to be used Public health organizations feel that the best way to curb a public health problem is through prevention and thats how I feel Gun distribution should be controlled to the extent that only qualified people with good reason have the right to purchase - such as for sport or hunting Having a gun for protection is not a good enough reason but no matter what the reason guns pose a hazard for others Also guns should be prevented from getting in the hands of our nations youth The number of young people being arrested for possession of arms use of arms or threats with arms has increased By a youth carrying a gun it only increases his or her chance of becoming a target of violence In fact between 1961 and 1981 according to the American Association of Suicidology the suicide rate for fifteen to twenty-four year olds has increased 150 due to the increased use of firearms If only their was more control over which hands guns got into violence like this would have decreased By not having
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