This Is An Essay I Wrote About Gun Control. High School/ Language Arts Essay

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Mykayla Turpin B1
Imagine sitting in a crowd of people, whether you’re at your favorite concert or enjoying lunch with your friends at school, and out of nowhere, you hear loud shots and people screaming wondering what they did to deserve to be shot at. So many families sit at home waiting for their loved ones to return home, but instead get a call from a local hospital saying a member of their family has recently been admitted due to a shooting. There should be more gun control because it will reduce gun deaths, certain guns make it easier for mass murder, and it will reduce crime.
First, gun control should be more enforced because it will reduce gun-related deaths. According to pro-con.org, “Between 1999 & 2015, there has been 533,879 total gun deaths, or about 33,367 per year.” That is a lot of gun-related deaths that could be decreased exponentially. That’s 33,367 people a year that didn't return home to have a nice dinner with their families.
Next, certain guns make it easier for mass murder, so gun control should be enforced. Even if we don't enforce gun control on all guns, we should at least enforce it on the guns that make it easier for mass murder. Pro-con.org states that “The #12 cause of death overall is gun-related deaths.” That's something we should focus on. With gun control enforced, we could push that number down from #12 to #20 or even past that. Gun control should...

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