The problem with guns is fairly straightforward; they make it easier to kill and injure innocent people. If the government had a chance to reduce murders by more than 50 percent, should they take it? Ever since the 20th century, guns have plagued everyday American life. Creating gun control laws will assure that children will not be able to obtain guns from the home and will make streets a safer place to be by making it more difficult for criminals to attain firearms.
Adult gun death has become a big enough problem in this country. Now children are beginning to be a part of this problem. When a gun is kept in the home, there is a very large chance that child will find it. To add on to this risk, statistics show that 53 percent of all firearm owners do not lock up their guns (Levine 32). This almost doubles the likelihood of a child locating the firearm. Children are not the only ones who are in risk of finding a gun. Teenagers are also in danger of finding firearms. 75 percent of all teenage murders used guns