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Isn't it about time the United States of America got to grips with gun control? Is the Second Amendment worth the innocent lives that are lost through the lunacy of those who should never be let within ten miles of a firearm. Among developed nations, the US is far and away the most violent mostly due to the easy access many Americans have to firearms. White American men are a bigger domestic terrorist threat than Muslim foreigners, in 336 days there have been 355 mass shootings, more than one for every day. Statistics show that the more guns that are privately owned the more shootings there are in that state. Using data from a study in Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it shows states with more guns tend to have far more gun deaths. And it’s not just one study. “Within the United States, a wide array of empirical evidence indicates that more guns in a community leads to more homicide,” states David Hemenway, the Harvard Injury Control Research Center’s director. When economist Richard Florida took a look at gun deaths and other social indicators, he found that higher populations, more stress, more immigrants, and more mental illness didn’t correlate with more gun deaths. But he did find one telling correlation: States with tighter gun control laws have fewer gun-related deaths.
Australia confiscated 650,000 guns. Murders and suicides plummeted. The average firearm suicide rate in Australia in the seven years after the bill declined by 57 percent compared with the seven years prior. The average firearm homicide rate went down by about 42 percent. Australia now has 1.4 homicides per million, against the US' 29.7 per million, if Australia can do it, so can the US, and make it a safer country to live in and visit.
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