Approximately 60-80% of homicide cases in America are as a result of firearms.
Despite these alarming rates and figures, gun control in U. This laxity in gun control is augmented by a number of factors including politics and politicians.
What amazes is how people are accessed to guns so easily including children.
In fact, easy accessibility to guns is what makes the war against gun violence to be complicated and quite demanding (Alexander, 2003).
In order for the gun crime rate to decrease governments should control gun distribution and illegalize its possession with no exception to any circumstances.
Gun violence can therefore be defined as the use of firearms to cause harm. It therefore may be broadly be described as a class of crime and violence committed using firearms which may or not cover actions of self defense, law enforcement practices, sports, hunting among others (Alexander, 2003).The thesis of this paper is, “Gun control in America.” There are several ways in which gun control can be implemented.Borrowing from the UK experience and legislation, gun control should be the sole duty of the government as well as private security firms.Although it is a collective responsibility, governments have a considerable bulky responsibility to undertake.As strategies to deal with gun violence continue being formulated, United States of America remains the leading country in the world with highest levels of gun violence.Many influential people have vested interests and decide to use guns to fulfill their target.American constitution also affects efforts to deal with gun violence. S constitution was as a result of conflict between federalists and ant-federalists in 1789.It was until the shooting of Senator Robert Kennedy in 1968 and Martin Luther King that the federal gun control act was passed and became law.It has always been perceived that the United States later developed immune towards horrific gun crimes (Steve, 2004).It encompasses deliberate use of firearms to kill, cause injury or threaten individuals.It is common among adolescents and children who end up causing trouble among them and in the general public.