The National Gun Violence Problem

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President Obama vouches to do something about gun crime in his final State of the Union speech

How hard is it hitting American sentimentality, day-in and day-out?

In America, one of the primary causes of distress and fear seems to have become the issue of gun control. It is tough to pinpoint a moment in time when reality didn’t use to be this way and that is frankly quite hard to digest: families are nowadays worried over sending their children to school because of such a loose approach to tackling gun-crime on campuses in the country, and it is sending people down a perilous path of existence. Americans don’t have to face the terror in Syria, or the kind sometimes people do in Nigeria, but even if they are at church, or at the supermarket, sometimes because of crime, innocent people lose their lives.

Since 2013, America has witnessed 148 shooting incidents on school grounds, but hardly anything is being done on the federal level to tackle any of this. President Obama, early this year, proposed to leave office only after having implemented stricter gun control measures. Hillary Clinton, rather unpopularly in some quarters, has actually followed this Democratic Party legacy up by vouching to challenge gun-violence in key stakes affected by it. Ironically, in Connecticut, one such state, more and more people also opt out to worry about bigger issues, inclusive of the economy and the disparity in income levels. Still, these violent episodes in America have naturally isolated many people; it is the hard truth: gun crime on it’s own is alienating segments of people to go after the big question of who to elect one term after another, depending on how numerous political candidates really approach solving this horrific national violence problem.

In United States, more people own guns, than in Norway, Canada, or the United Kingdom, and homicides because of gun violence happens the most in the United States, and this is more than so for Israel. In neighbouring Canada, gun laws are influenced by reports of domesticated gun crime incidents in the past, which just goes to show that Canada is spectacularly so much tougher on cracking down on gun ownership than the United States. American families, these days, tragically, have to often grapple with that dreaded call that might be coming to inform them about how their child has been victimised in a shooting tragedy. Furthermore, parents of children with disabilities often have to think of an alternate probability there about their child having somehow gotten ’embroiled’ in such tragedies, and so now they want to push ahead with greater restrictions on gun ownership for young children. There is no denying the level of debate over gun violence in the United States has been very encouraging, and I believe it will leave people, particularly in affected towns such as Charleston, with a lot of hope about the future, when anxiety over gun-related violence, will simply become a thing of the past.

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Author: Osmi Anannya

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