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Mrs.morgan
English 11
January 16, 2014
Gun control in the U.S.

Roughly 16,272 murders were committed in the United States during 2008. Of these, about 10,886 or 67 percent were committed with firearms. http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol
  A 1993 nationwide survey of 4,977 households found that over the previous five years, at least 0.5% of households had members who had used a gun for defense during a situation in which they thought someone "almost certainly would have been killed" if they "had not used a gun for protection." Applied to the U.S. population, this amounts to 162,000 such incidents per year. This figure excludes all "military service, police work, or work as a security guard. http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol
  Based on survey data from the U.S. Department of Justice, roughly 5,340,000 violent crimes were committed in the United States during 2008. These include simple/aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders. Of these about 436,000 or 8 percent were committed by offenders visibly armed with a gun. http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol
A 1993 nationwide survey of 4,977 households found that over the previous five years, at least 3.5 percent of households had members who had used a gun for self-protection or for the protection of property at home, work, or elsewhere. Applied to the U.S. population, this amounts to 1,029,615 such incidents per year. This figure excludes all military service, police work, or work as a security guard. http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol
Current gun control laws in the United States are varied by state. Title I of US federal gun control laws is the Gun Control Act of 1968. This gun control law prohibits certain categories of individuals from possessing firearms. Some of the categories include convicted felons, fugitives from justice, unlawful drug users, and those who have been dishonorably discharged from the military.

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