The Increase Of Violent Crimes



Violent crime is on the increase in the United States. Handguns are used in more than 184,000 armed robberies every year, and more than 11,000 murders and manslaughter's. More than 34,000 people die from gunfire in the United States every year and 16,000 of those people were between 15 and 34.
The danger is that as crime increases more people will buy guns to protect themselves. Eventually some of the guns will find their way to criminals and be used by them, making the problem worse. Some Americans buy guns as protection against mugging, house breaking, and assault. The law of self defense, both in Britain and the United States, specifies that a person may use "reasonable force" to ...

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is that those using guns are getting younger. Boys are learning to live by the gun, and sort out their arguments with guns. In 1997, more than 27,000 young men between the ages of 12 and 15 were killed or injured by handguns. Television and films have helped to glorify the gun through the Westerns and police dramas where shots are fired in almost every scene. On the average, the American child sees 10,000 people die on TV shows, which diminishes the importance of human life and makes violence seem normal. Reducing the number of guns in private hands is crucial.
In conclusion it seems that societies with few guns, have fewer murders and other acts of violence than those which have many, so why don't we put more laws on guns, and make television more sutible, and less ...

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