Reasons for Youth Gun Violence
In 1988, handguns killed 7 people in Great Britain, 13 in Australia, 8 in Canada, and 8,915 in the United States. Between 1973 and 1992, the number of privately-owned firearms in the US increased 73%; from 122 million to nearly 222 million. (Brennen and Polsby 1). These figures are shocking and there doesn't seem to be a solution. Gun control is a problem that our country has got to face. The reasons for gun violence are complex and apparently deep-rooted with
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