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  • Yes, gun violence is an extreme epidemic in the United States and stems from the false idealization that Americans attach to firearms.

    In the gun control debate, Americans should stop talking about whether the gun was legally or illegally obtained in this or that mass shooting. The issue is not simply controlling guns, but to change the American value system, which holds the gun in such high esteem. Gun control measures have not been effective, as they do not tackle the root cause of the issue. The problem does not originate from which specific kind of firearm or how many rounds are allowed to be purchased. Neither, do background checks make a big difference, as the appropriation of firearms is possible in many different illegal and even legal ways, as has been proved. Instead, gun legislation should concern itself with the education of children, especially youngsters in violent areas. Moreover, the danger of the gun needs to be accentuated. Restrictions should be implemented in such instances such as children having access to firearms, even if it is for hunting purposes.
    It is true when America was being made and firearms were common tools all over the world. However, the world has changed since this time, and so should those values that do not cohere with modern society. It is not the Wild West anymore, but a country with rights that should protect the people from harm rather than allowing it to occur.

  • Yes, Gun Violence is Out of Control

    Gun violence is an epidemic. There are too many criminals and mentally ill people who get guns illegally and use them to hurt others. The solution to the epidemic of gun violence is to take weapons from those who have them illegally and to avoid further restricting the rights of legal gun owners.
    There are too many people in society who do not care about the well being of others and who have no problem hurting people. Gun violence won't stop until we address this problem and take guns from criminals.

  • Gun violence is out of control

    America's gun violence problem is completely out of control. Not only through school shootings, but mass murders, random killings for no good reasons, and other issues, it has become an epidemic. In other western countries it would be seen as unacceptable, but in America it's just seen as a tragedy.

  • Of Course Gun Violence is an Epidemic

    The more people that have guns, the more guns we feel we need to protect ourselves. If our close neighbors don't have guns, we don't feel any threat. But if everyone surrounding us has a weapon that has the potential to seriously harm us, we arm ourselves out of fear. When our close friends see we have guns, maybe they'll get some to, and so on. Isn't this the definition of an epidemic? One person gets sick, they spread it to their neighbors, and the neighbors spread it to their neighbors and friends and so on. Soon everyone has this bug. Soon everyone feels the needs to have guns. But if no one had guns, if no one had the sickness, would we live in fear? Would we feel the need to be armed or would we live knowing that we would surely see another day. Gun violence is an epidemic and it is serious.

  • Of Course Gun Violence is an Epidemic

    The more people that have guns, the more guns we feel we need to protect ourselves. If our close neighbors don't have guns, we don't feel any threat. But if everyone surrounding us has a weapon that has the potential to seriously harm us, we arm ourselves out of fear. When our close friends see we have guns, maybe they'll get some to, and so on. Isn't this the definition of an epidemic? One person gets sick, they spread it to their neighbors, and the neighbors spread it to their neighbors and friends and so on. Soon everyone has this bug. Soon everyone feels the needs to have guns. But if no one had guns, if no one had the sickness, would we live in fear? Would we feel the need to be armed or would we live knowing that we would surely see another day. Gun violence is an epidemic and it is serious.

  • Of Course Gun Violence is an Epidemic

    The more people that have guns, the more guns we feel we need to protect ourselves. If our close neighbors don't have guns, we don't feel any threat. But if everyone surrounding us has a weapon that has the potential to seriously harm us, we arm ourselves out of fear. When our close friends see we have guns, maybe they'll get some to, and so on. Isn't this the definition of an epidemic? One person gets sick, they spread it to their neighbors, and the neighbors spread it to their neighbors and friends and so on. Soon everyone has this bug. Soon everyone feels the needs to have guns. But if no one had guns, if no one had the sickness, would we live in fear? Would we feel the need to be armed or would we live knowing that we would surely see another day. Gun violence is an epidemic and it is serious.

  • Of Course Gun Violence is an Epidemic

    The more people that have guns, the more guns we feel we need to protect ourselves. If our close neighbors don't have guns, we don't feel any threat. But if everyone surrounding us has a weapon that has the potential to seriously harm us, we arm ourselves out of fear. When our close friends see we have guns, maybe they'll get some to, and so on. Isn't this the definition of an epidemic? One person gets sick, they spread it to their neighbors, and the neighbors spread it to their neighbors and friends and so on. Soon everyone has this bug. Soon everyone feels the needs to have guns. But if no one had guns, if no one had the sickness, would we live in fear? Would we feel the need to be armed or would we live knowing that we would surely see another day. Gun violence is an epidemic and it is serious.

  • Of Course Gun Violence is an Epidemic

    The more people that have guns, the more guns we feel we need to protect ourselves. If our close neighbors don't have guns, we don't feel any threat. But if everyone surrounding us has a weapon that has the potential to seriously harm us, we arm ourselves out of fear. When our close friends see we have guns, maybe they'll get some to, and so on. Isn't this the definition of an epidemic? One person gets sick, they spread it to their neighbors, and the neighbors spread it to their neighbors and friends and so on. Soon everyone has this bug. Soon everyone feels the needs to have guns. But if no one had guns, if no one had the sickness, would we live in fear? Would we feel the need to be armed or would we live knowing that we would surely see another day. Gun violence is an epidemic and it is serious.

  • It is increasing and spreading through more people, just like an epidemic.

    The facts show that the number of gun shootings have greatly increased over the past few years. It is spreading like an epidemic does. Look up any definition of an epidemic and you will see that gun violence fits into almost every definition. Sure, gun violence has been around for a while, but it just keeps increasing, and numbers are at an all time high. One of my brothers friends from high school recently got shot and killed. He was on my brothers basketball team and had always been a good kid, but he was shot by someone in a car, who must have mistaken him for someone else. As you can see, gun violence is an ever increasing epidemic.

  • It is increasing and spreading through more people, just like an epidemic.

    The facts show that the number of gun shootings have greatly increased over the past few years. It is spreading like an epidemic does. Look up any definition of an epidemic and you will see that gun violence fits into almost every definition. Sure, gun violence has been around for a while, but it just keeps increasing, and numbers are at an all time high. One of my brothers friends from high school recently got shot and killed. He was on my brothers basketball team and had always been a good kid, but he was shot by someone in a car, who must have mistaken him for someone else. As you can see, gun violence is an ever increasing epidemic.

  • Hello, its me

    We have the right to own guns. What would you do if a robber came into your house with a gun. Would you take out a pan or a banana? Are we going to take away fake guns? Will the fake guns be the real guns? People are sometimes dumb when it comes to this stuff?

  • America's gun violence is not an epidemic.

    America's gun violence is not an epidemic. We all know that the media these days like to create drama and tension among the American citizens. Just because the gun violence happened once they seem to blow it out of proportion. The only reason that the government is acting on the recent violence is because the media is pressuring them.

  • Both gun crime rates and gun violence rates are lower now than 10, 20, 30 years ago.

    In epidemiology, an epidemic occurs when new cases of a certain disease, in a given human population, and during a given period, substantially exceed what is expected based on recent experience - wikipedia
    As the US per capita rates of gun crimes and gun violence are currently lower and have consistently declined since the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s; America's gun violence can hardly be considered an epidemic.

  • America's gun violence is not an epidemic

    America's gun violence situation is not an epidemic. This is because of the fact that an epidemic needs to be a biological and medical situation, like a disease or virus that plagues a huge area. Gun violence is a problem, but it is not an epidemic because of this fact.

  • America's gun violence is a result of nuts

    America's gun problem is that we have millions of them in private hands, and we are an industrialized nation with a terrible mental health system. There are a lot of nuts, and we try out best to keep guns out of their hands. If it wasn't guns, most of the these people would still find a way to negatively express themselves on society.

  • No, the media blows it out of proportion

    The number of people who are effected by gun violence in the U.S. is a very slim percentage. I myself have never even witness any form of gun violence in my life. The liberal media likes to blow things out of proportion in order to advance their liberal beliefs and values. Although gun violence is probably more than half of the stories that the media reports on, statistics will show that gun violence is way over represented by the media. Hardly any Americans will even be exposed to gun violence.

  • No, it isn't

    It is simply allowed more coverage in the media. With internet and television, occurrences are more obvious and shared among people. It really is not any better or worse than it has always been, just more visible. Criminals always have had guns and always will have guns, attempting to take them away will not change anything.

  • NO

    Considering the other kinds of violence that we have going on in this country, the amount of gun violence that we have going on is small potatoes indeed and hardly comes to what one could truly consider an epidemic.

    Besides that, our gun violence is only really high in certain places. Many of those places are racked with poverty and places where the arms are generally illegal, anyway. In most places in this country, the gun violence is on par with Western Europe. I would also like to point out that many of the places with the highest murder rates and incidents of gun violence also happen to be places with the strictest gun laws.


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