The Gun Violence Epidemic

by Trent Miles

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Violence is currently one of the most serious issues on the planet, particularly in America. Today, wrongdoing and viciousness are quickly turning into the prime epidemic, yet what would we do to guarantee our future generations security or a citizen's pension plan?

Gun violence is a major issue all around. From poor country neighborhoods to prosperous urban communities like Lake Forest, it can happen anywhere at any time. The most dangerous cases occur in rural zones where nobody would presume anything would happen. These zones are the practical objective for mass shootings. Probably the most known violent events that shaped the nation are Columbine, Parkland, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

The murder rate keeps getting bigger while nothing is being done. Not a day goes by on the news without seeing people getting critically injured in a crossfire. While the firearm control laws are scarcely regulated, each nation is at steady hazard considering the measure of individuals that claim weapons. According to The Guardian, “From December 2012 to August 2018, there has been over 885 mass shootings all across the United States.” Recognizing a strategy that could decrease American gun violence is simple. Making sense of a politically suitable method for getting these approaches authorized is also simple. But we can’t seem to grasp the concept.

Regardless of whether the 2008 Supreme Court choice in District of Columbia v. Heller announcing an individual appropriate to remain battle ready in the second Amendment were to be overruled by a similar court, the political challenges in the way of important weapon control are considerable. This court case is discussing The District of Columbia and how it bans handgun ownership by making it a wrongdoing to convey an unregistered gun and forbidding the enrollment of handguns. And more importantly how handguns don't need to be noticeable and you need a license at all times. If you do not have a license then you could be sentenced to a 1-year jail sentence or more.

Guns are important but it is the lives that are getting lost due to gun violence. On June 17, 2018, Pew Research Center published an article stating there is about 270 million people who own a hand-held gun in the U.S. An article published July 15, 2018 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics states about 130.64 million people were employed on a full-time basis. Using this comparison, more people own a gun than have a full-time job.

“We're not doing enough," said former President Obama during his speech about gun violence in Newtown, Connecticut and Downtown Chicago. In our world, celebrities and politics are in the spotlight instead of gun violence and mental health. We as a country did not agree to accept kids and adults being killed every other day. I hope the brave survivors in Florida will continue to speak up and will be heard by their representatives in the government. Because if not, it will keep going. The gun violence epidemic will grow and grow until it is out of our hands.