The Importance Of Gun Violence

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The definition of gun based on Wikipedia is a weapon incorporating a metal tube from which bullets, shells, or other missiles are propelled by explosive force, typically making a characteristic loud or sharp noise. Gun can be a weapon of mass destruction if in the wrong hand that can cause an injuries and higher number of gun-related deaths. Gun is definitely not for everyone as it can be a dangerous tool if a certain people cannot handle it properly with safety. In the recent years, gun violence has become a hot issues that been discussing all the countries around the world, especially for countries that have higher number of death by gun such as United States of America and Europe. Gun control is a ways to control a misuse of gun and to prevent…show more content…
(The National Academies Press, 2013, page number 84). Gun violence likely to happen in poor urban areas and usually associated with gang members of violence and often involving male juveniles (Bjerregaard, Beth &Lizotte, 1995). Some restriction is necessary to stop a gun violence before it gets worse and harder to prevent. Thus, Gun violence has called for gun control policies that have been implemented all around the world with different approach. High rates of gun mortality and injury are often cited as a primary impetus for gun control policies (Goldberg,…show more content…
As we know, the guns can fire bullets in fast succession which can results a horrible incidents such as ability to murder a mass number of people in minutes and travel three times faster than normal handgun. Besides that, this rapid firearms are prohibited to use in shooting ranges due to its harm that can causes a bad event. The most current example is the deadliest mass shooting which happened early October 2017 in Las Vegas killing 59 people and leaving more than 500 other injured. (Arjun Kharpal and Michael Sheetz, 2017). Police told that the shooter, Stephen Paddock appears to have used a fully automatic rifle to kill the civilians (Arjun Kharpal and Michael Sheetz, 2017). Another example of bad rapid-fire guns is in Orlando, Florida nightclub when a gunman opened fire at gay nightclub killing at least 49 people and injuring dozens before being shot dead by police(BBC, 2016). The gunman, who was using an AR-15 type assault rifle exchanged fire near the entrance with a police officer who was working at the nightclub (BBC,

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