In the article, “Gun Control, Explained” (Jan. 26, 2023) I’ve learned some actions being taken to decrease gun death rates. In the article, they mention previous shooting events that have happened such as the one where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. In response to those tragic events, they have now tightened gun laws. The tightened gun laws in the United States consist of “passing an instant background check that considers criminal convictions, domestic violence, and immigration status”. These are just some basic steps to take to be able to buy. But in other countries, these steps may vary depending on how they have their expectations.
I do feel that these “tightened gun laws” will help us see a significant reduction in the number of deaths related to gun violence. These gun laws will help prioritize safety and find a balance that protects everyone.
A question I still have while reading this article and my topic, in general, is about background checks before being given a gun. Yes, this can be the possible solution to lower gun death rates but why is it barely being ordered now? There have already been previous shootings in the past, so why didn’t they mandate it after the very first one?