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  1. Gun Control By Matt Kovesdy

  2. Background Knowledge • The Second Amendment states… • “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” • What does that say?

  3. How Are Firearms Obtained? • In the state of Ohio… • 21 years old • Ohio resident for 45 days • US resident for 30 days • 12 hour course for a Certificate of Competency • Sheriffs office to apply • Background Check • Receive your certificate

  4. How Many People Have Guns? • Approximately 30% of American households possess at least one firearm.

  5. American Firearm Deaths • For every 100,000 people in the United States….. • 3.98 are killed by homicide using a firearm • 5.92 commit suicide using a firearm • .52 are killed in a firearm accident • Only about .10% • Doesn’t sound THAT bad right?

  6. But… • Italy is the country closest to America in relation to gun-related violence. • For every 100,000 people in Italy…. • .81 are killed by homicide • 1.01 commit suicide • .07 are killed in gun-related accidents • About .02%

  7. Children and Guns • American children under the age of 15…. • Are 16% more likely to be involved in gun-related violence than the following 25 industrialized countries COMBINED.

  8. High School Kids and Younger Adults • In 2009, 5% of high school kids admitted to carrying a gun to school in the past month alone.. • Columbine, Kent State, Virginia Tech, Chardon, and Colorado Movie Theatre were all done by people under the age of 24.

  9. Recent History • Gun related violence peaked in 1993 • 17,095 were killed in gun-related homicide • Leveled off in 1999 • 10,117 were killed in gun-related homicide • Been increasing slowly every year since

  10. Today in America • Last year…. • 11,346 were killed by gun-related violence. • 477,040 were injured with relation to guns

  11. The United Kingdom • In 2007… • 59 people lost their lives due to gun-related violence • Why? • Very minimal guns! • Cops don’t even carry guns

  12. Change…? • Banning guns is unrealistic. • What would happen if we did? • People would be in better shape • Many less lives lost • Less crime • Outraged Americans

  13. Outraged Americans…

  14. What CAN We Do? • In order to decrease gun violence… • Make it harder to obtain weapons • Have people vouch for you • Place sensors into newly made guns • Only cops have devices to track them • Don’t allow them in certain places • Bars? • Malls and movie theatres • Set by owners NOT government officials

  15. Also... • Don’t sell weapons online • Anyone can get them • Colorado movie theatre shooter • Explosives? • Don’t sell automatic weapons • Used at ranges • Unnecessary for households • Used in most mass shootings

  16. The End

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