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?

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October 23, 2023 4:23 am

I agree. Gun control needs to be more regulated and should’ve happened sooner. Seeing that banning guns is nearly impossible due to the 2nd amendment, having regulations is a good thing. What next step can be done to limit guns even more?

October 20, 2023 3:27 pm

I agree that more gun control is needed. An interesting fact is that a little over half of a gun deaths in the U.S. are from suicides. As you proposed a greater emphasis on background checks would help to solve this issue. Another good idea is required gun insurance just like required car insurance.

October 20, 2023 3:24 pm

This article was very informing. I found it very interesting when you asked the question “so why didn’t they mandate it after the very first one?”, this highlights the problems with gun laws. After every shooting, you would think that they would start to tighten laws to protect people as much as possible. This article was very informative about why some gun laws have a hard time getting passed. Thank you for the informative post, I would love to read more about specific gun laws!

Opal Carpenter
Opal Carpenter
October 19, 2023 5:44 pm

Your posts are always impactful and eye-opening. The comprehensive data and the way you highlight the issue is commendable. Thank you for providing such a valuable information! Keep it up. By the way I am a Senior Researcher @ (Clickmen™)

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