The absence of gun regulation in the United States has caused massive amounts of shootings. Due to the easy access to firearms, there is a high homicide rate in the U.S. versus many other countries. Although it is an amendment right to bear arms, guns are rarely used in acts of self-defense.
The aftermath of gun violence affects families, communities, and even children. Gun deaths are more prominent in low-income communities, such as racially segregated neighborhoods. Blacks and Latinos/Hispanics are at a higher risk of being killed due to gun violence than whites. Additionally, the children living in these communities are also affected. Research shows that more than 25% of children have witnessed a shooting either in their home or at school, which could cause psychological trauma.
Implementing gun control laws would place limitations on those acquiring guns and ultimately lower the number of deaths caused by gun violence. There would be a decrease in homicides and suicides, which are both leading causes of death in the U.S.