According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 32,000 people are killed by guns each year in the United States. This alarming number of deaths has been on the rise and is often the central focus of one of the nation’s most controversial topics: gun control.
The Hot Topic of Gun Control
The nation is divided as to whether we need more gun control or whether owning a gun is an individual’s right without the need for government interference. Gun rights advocates stand strong in arguing that owning a gun is an individual’s Second Amendment Constitutional right and there is no need for government regulation. These groups argue that individuals need to be armed in order to protect themselves.
On the other side is the group that believes that the government needs to control who can own a gun. They argue that mainstream America does not need to own a gun to protect itself. They further argue that owning a gun actually leads to more harm than good.
The death statistics regarding the use of guns does not take sides. A simple Google search can reveal between 20 to 30 shootings each day in the United States. This alarming number does not only involve gun violence at the hands of gangs. It involves avoidable deadly shootings in movie theatres because patrons were texting during the movies, or suicides, or even accidental deaths because children were playing with loaded guns that happened to be lying around.
Regardless of which side you support, one thing remains clear. Most people who die from guns would still be alive today if fewer Americans owned a gun. The suicidal person would be more hesitant to end his life if it was harder to kill himself. The momentary flush of anger would pass for the person who killed the movie patron for texting. And the innocent child would not have killed another if there wasn’t a gun in the house.
The bottom line is that guns make killing too easy.
If you or someone you know is injured or has died due to gun violence, you may have certain civil rights, regardless of whether the individual is criminally convicted. Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. has been representing victims of gun violence for many years. You have the right to be compensated when your liberty and emotional stability is affected by gun violence. We are here to help you seek the civil justice you deserve.
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If you or a loved one has been the victim of gun violence, call please call the experienced legal team at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 800.529.9997 for more information or a free consultation.