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Gun Control

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Montana Monardes

on 3 March 2013

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Gun Violence in the United States By Montana Monardes What causes crime Guns? Key issue in the United States And in other developed countries Increase in shootings Two Sides Yes No 1788 2013 “When that Constitution was written, people had muskets. So, okay, you can have all the muskets you want. You can even have assault muskets for all I care. Jazz it up with a bayonet. Go f****n nuts” Jon Stewart (2013). Leaving the guns in the
hands on criminals? Japan: 11 United States: 1,200 Gun Murders in 2008 Chenpeng Village Primary School was attacked December 14th, but none of the 22 children who were attacked were killed The attacker only had a knife. 587 killed by guns that were accidentally discharged in 2008 there were only 326 reported justifiable self defense homicides from 2000 to 2010 Guns don't kill people People kill people What can the Government do? Bushmaster AR-15 Adam Lanza The National Rifle Association (NRA) believes that we don't need new laws we just need to enforce the laws we have There are loopholes in the laws we have that make them weak “Around 40% of all legal gun sales involve private sellers and don't require background checks and 40% of prison inmates who used guns in their crimes got them this way” Dave Gilson (2013). Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting 20 children and 6 staff dead Dunblane Massacre 16 children and 1 adult dead March 13 1996 The Firearms Act of 1997 Know for its strictness and it has effectively led to a decrease in gun crimes in the U.K. 11,458 in the United States Gun Murders in 2012 35 in the U.K. What can you do? White House: 202-456-1111 Congress: 202-224-3121 Reach out to people who may be suffering from depression or mental illness so that they can get the help they need before they harm themselves or others Spread the Word Thank You And remember... CAN GUN YOU VIOLENCE According to Max Fisher (2012) and Joe Palazzolo and Rob Barry (2012)
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