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Does America Need Harsher Gun Laws?

People are the problem, not guns

Some laws could make a big impact

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New gun laws wouldn’t prevent mass shootings, asserts David French of National Review. The best way to combat the terrible violence committed by deranged gunmen is to look at our communities and how we can monitor them better. Similar to the terrible crimes of men like Harvey Weinstein or Larry Nassar, enablers that look the other way allowed things to get as bad as they did. Almost every mass shooter has given off many warning signs that something was wrong. People need to be vigilant and aware of those around them. If society acknowledges and listens to these warning signs, we could reduce these atrocities.

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While no gun laws can definitively end all mass shootings, there are several that could significantly reduce their death toll, write Margot Sanger-Katz and Quoctrung Bui of The New York Times. Additionally, many of these laws, such as banning gun sales to those convicted of violent crimes, are widely popular among Americans. Similarly, increasing background checks for buying guns to cover more types of purchases is also widely supported. Still, U.S. lawmakers tend to stray from debating topics that experts deem highly effective and are popular. Introducing such laws could strongly reduce mass shootings happening in America.

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